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Introducing America’s Top Sitter

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We were absolutely blown away by all of the amazing entries for America’s Top Sitter 2014. When it came time for the judges to select our top ten finalists, they had quite the challenge. After pouring over hundreds of entries, they picked a handful of outstanding caregivers to make it to the next round. Then, it was up to YOU to tell us who should be America’s Top Sitter. And boy, did you tell us.

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America’s Top Sitter 2014 Finalists

We asked you to tell us about your awesome caregivers, and you did not disappoint. This year’s America’s Top Sitter contest had hundreds of phenomenal entries. Some amazed us, some made us laugh, and some even made us cry. ALL of the entires made us thankful for caregivers everywhere.

Check out our 10 finalists for this year’s contest.

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Calm Kids Make Peaceful Parents: Top 5 Ways to Wind Down

By Jennifer Robertson, Founder and President of Chicago Kids Yoga LLC

Life is so different for kids today than it was when we were young. We can all agree that school and sports are more competitive and the expectations for overachievement are greater than ever.

Between technology and over-scheduling, our kids can’t find themselves coming or going sometimes. So as the bar gets higher and higher for our kids, they have two choices: internalize the stress of modern childhood or find ways to cope with the world as we know it.

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Rainy Day Creations – Rain Splash Painting Activity

Make the most of rainy weather. Head outside and create original works of art using only food coloring and raindrops. The end result is a beautiful “watercolor” painting. 

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Help Us Find America’s Top Sitter

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Is your sitter is out-of-this-world amazing? Then tell us about her! Starting today, April 21, we’re hosting our second annual America’s Top Sitter contest, where you can nominate your caregiver to win the title of America’s Top Sitter and a $5,000 cash prize. Yes, you read that right, a $5,000 cash prize!

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No-Bake Edible Chocolate Egg Nests

These no-bake cookies are a perfect springtime treat for kids — messy to make and sweet to eat! Just the right blend of chocolate and crunch, these festive treats are not only delicious, but a fabulous spring or Easter decoration as well. 

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Spring Cleaning and Organizing Tips to get Your Home in Tip Top Condition

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Even though the weather outside may try to tell us otherwise, spring is here people. And with spring comes the need to spring clean.

Here are a handful of tips ― from organizing your closet to creating your own cleaning solutions ― that will help make spring cleaning easier, more effective and less time consuming.

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