Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Need a Day Off?

Regular sitter have the flu? Or maybe you don't have a regular sitter and you're about ready to face-plant in your little one's mac-n-cheese out of sheer exhaustion?

Mama, you need a break!

But where on earth will you find someone to hold down the fort in your absence?

Try Sittercity. They're a Chicago-based company with over 150,000 registered care givers (they also do pet sitting, senior care, tutoring and home care) all over the country. You just punch in your zip code and then browse a list of sitters in your area. While browsing, you can check out each sitter's profile which usually includes: distance from your home, hourly rates, skills and certifications, special needs experience, languages, education level and photo. Most include resumes as well. And because they're given a chance to write a bit about themselves, you can get a better feel for what they're all about to see if it is even worth an interview.

We all know that nothing is quite as good as a Mother's love, but sometimes Mama just needs a break!

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