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The ABCs of Nanny Taxes

By Lori Bolas, Director of Communications at SurePayroll.

You’ve invested so much to find just the right nanny to care for your children, the last thing you want to worry about is payroll taxes! Calculating, filing and paying your nanny’s payroll can be intimidating and confusing. Don’t worry—we’ll walk through the ABCs of nanny taxes together. We promise this won’t take weeks and you shouldn’t lose any sleep!

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Sweet and Crunchy Homemade Graham Crackers

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. 

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4 Tricky Parent/Caregiver Situations and How to Navigate Them

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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.

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Friday 5: Things to Consider When Determining What to Pay Your Sitter

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You’ve found the perfect sitter. Hallelujah!

Now comes the tricky part: figuring out how much to pay them. So, what’s the going rate for babysitters? The short answer: it all depends. There are a number of factors that determine how much you should pay a babysitter. Check out the list below for important things to consider when determining what to pay your sitter. 

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The Thanksgiving Project

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Did you know that 20% of American families have a hard time paying for food? It’s a sad reality that becomes especially apparent during the holidays. For some the biggest worry this Thanksgiving is over cooking the turkey, but for others it’s the fact that they can’t afford a turkey.

In comes the Scary Mommy Thanksgiving Project. Born out of a blog post in 2011, this non-profit has helped over 1,700  families celebrate Thanksgiving with an evening of food and love – an evening they wouldn’t have otherwise had without help from the project.

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Will Ferrell, Sittercity is Here for You!

Even celebrities have trouble finding last-minute child care!

On Sunday night, Will Ferrell presented at the 2013 Emmy Awards with his three adorable kids. His reason for bringing them? “I couldn’t find child care. Okay? We had a soccer game, there was a neighbor’s birthday party, a nut allergy. I didn’t have time to do my hair.”

We definitely understand that being a working dad is tough! Will Ferrel, did you know you can find back-up babysitters on Sittercity? Next time you receive a last-minute Emmys gig, let us know!

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