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7 Budget-Friendly (Yet Still Romantic) Date-Night Ideas for Busy Parents

Photo: Christina Furnival via Real Life Mama
When you met your partner, was it love at first sight? (Or “site,” seeing as so many of us meet on social dating sites these days!) Were you swept off your feet and…

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Your Guide to Finding a Pet Sitter

Who’s ready for a vacation? Yep… we all can use a change of scenery these days. Aside from the packing and prep that goes into traveling with children, you also have to figure out a plan for your fur baby…

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This Is How Much American Parents Pay for Babysitters

This survey shows the child care rate trends for 2021.

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Curious What the Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candy Is? The Answer May Surprise You

What exactly are Americans buying to satisfy that sweet tooth? Read on to find out the most popular Valentine’s Day candy by state and what candy trends to expect this year.

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Restaurants with Heated Patios Portland Parents will Love

restaurants with heated patios Portland parents love. Heated outdoor dining for your family. Heated outdoor dining options kids will love.

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The Office’s Lindsey Broad Chats with Us on Motherhood

We’re interviewing Power Parents who in our opinion, are killing it. From the board room to the changing room, these moms are filling us in on everyday life of how they juggle it all.
Today we’re interviewing Lindsey Broad –…

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What Your First-Time Babysitter Needs to Know

Before you leave your child with a new sitter, this list will help set your mind at ease.

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A Virtual Babysitter? Yep, It’s a Thing Now

Find out how Sittercity is helping Chicago families during the shelter-in-place mandate with virtual sitters and a special program for essential workers.

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Are You Paying Your Nanny Legally? Find Out Why You Should Be

Care.com makes it easy to navigate your employer responsibilities.

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Should You Tip the Babysitter?

When it comes to tipping the babysitter, are you team tip or no tip?

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I’d Rather Work than Stay at Home with My Kids

“I promise I am not a monster. This makes me no less of a Mama to my two sweet boys. I just enjoy working—and I don’t enjoy hearing them scream.”

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16 Date Night Ideas for Busy Parents (Some Are Free!)

We’re pretty sure you’re long overdue for some QT adult time. Take a cue from our inspired list and run with it.

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Mom Guilt. From One Full-Time Working Mom to Another

“Because I understand that sometimes you show up to work looking like you were attacked by a flock of geese because the kids couldn’t find their shoes, you gave someone the wrong color bowl and then forgot to take Sleepy Bear to the babysitter.”

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6 Ways Kids Can Celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day

National Random Act of Kindness Day is a great opportunity to show kids all the ways they can have fun creating and sharing kindness.

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Care.com’s Holiday Survey Reveals How Much to Tip This Season

This is how much families are spending on the holidays this year.

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8 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Hired a Nanny

A little guide to help you avoid all the mistakes I made when searching for a nanny for the first time.

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Planning a Night Out? Just Ask Alexa

Alexa, book a reservation and call an Uber.

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5 Ways to Support a Friend Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Returning to work after maternity leave is an exciting time for some, but a stressful and sad time for others. Here are 5 key things that will really make a difference.

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Here’s How Much to Tip Your Babysitter or Nanny for the Holidays

How much are you willing to pay for a kid-free New Year’s Eve?

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Build Your Sitter Bench with these Popular Services

Getting friends to pony up their sitter’s digits is like pulling teeth. Good news is you won’t need to tap their rolodex with these trustworthy resources that make finding a sitter easy-peasy.

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This Spa Is Just for Worn-Out Parents & BRB, Making Reservations

A spa with its very own childcare—on site? Where do we sign up??

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I Am Not Your Child’s Babysitter

“Chances are you won’t find me sitting. I will never be just your ‘sitter’—and here’s why.”

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Get a $50 Back-to-School Credit with UrbanSitter When You Book By Sep. 30

Even when you’ve got the backpacks and back-to-school shoes all picked out, planning for a busy school year is never done without one critical thing: childcare.
Enter UrbanSitter, the childcare network you didn’t know you had! From after-school sitters to…

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How to Stop Your Babysitter from Texting & Tweeting on the Job

Here are a few things to keep in mind when talking to your babysitter about your digital rules.

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How to Boost Your Child’s Resilience & Independence

Find out how to boost your kids’ resilience and raise an independent thinker.

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Kim K Posts Aww-dorable Pic of Chicago & Cousin True

These cousins are too cute not to photograph together!

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baby-sitters club reboot

“The Baby-Sitters Club” Gets a Modern TV Reboot Over 20 Years in the Making

Get your kid kits ready because the Baby-Sitters Club is coming back!

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16 Baby Games for Every Age from Newborn to Their First Birthday

Let the games begin! Here’s an age-by-age guide to the 16 best games to play with your baby during their first year.

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A Phenomenal New Animation Festival Is Coming in February

This French animation festival is about to kick off its first-ever tour of 12 U.S. cities, starting with New York City.

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