Make these yummy snacks from scratch! These graham crackers are healthy and more fun than regular rectangles. As an added bonus, they don’t have any of the preservatives found in the store-bought versions (which you can kiss goodbye). This recipe is also a great way to introduce the kiddos to the basics of baking.
Like any relationship between an employer and an employee, your relationship with your sitter or nanny isn’t always smooth. There’s a good chance your caregiver is not a psychic and can’t read your mind, which is why communication is key to ensuring a healthy working relationship.
Einstein once said “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.” We all know reading to our kids is a good thing, but sometimes reading the same handful of books, night after night, week after week, gets monotonous. There’s only so many times you can stomach Goodnight Moon.
If your kiddo’s reading routine could use a little facelift, we’ve got you covered. Check out this list of some of our favorite new-ish books that book lovers of all ages will enjoy.
Grab your little one, cuddle up, and start devouring these outstanding children’s books.
Just like you want to find the perfect caregiver for your family, caregivers look for a job posting that seems like the perfect fit for their personality, experience, and schedule. To help that one-of-a-kind caregiver find you, keep these points in mind when writing a job post on Sittercity.
Check out this prehistoric twist on a popular science experiment. All you need are some common household items to put on a fantastic show with this foaming dinosaur project.
You already know how to make your Sittercity profile stand out and how to write a winning application. But the search for a great job isn’t over yet and there’s more work to do. The good news is now you have an interview!
Even though you feel confident in your child caring skills, you may feel unsure about an interview (especially if it’s your first one). Take a deep breath and remember you’ve already done a lot right. Parents only take time to interview their short list of candidates, so you have already made a great impression!
Finding the perfect caregiver takes work. Once you’ve found a handful of candidates, you need to evaluate each one to determine the best match for your family.
Begin by preparing a list of qualities that are most important to you and prioritize them. For example, do you want someone who is CPR certified or someone who has formal early childhood development training? If that’s important to you, add that to the top of your list. When you are interviewing a potential caregiver, start with your top priority and work down from there.