Despite the plethora of information available to new and expecting parents these days, the truth is that nothing fully prepares us for parenthood except, of course, first-hand experience. Those who have traveled this journey generally agree that it was only after having children that the most valuable lessons were learned. That being said, if I … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Had My First Baby
As compared to the generations before them, there’s no denying that today’s fathers have taken on more responsibility when it comes to the division of labor at home. But moms in heterosexual partnerships continue to bear the brunt when it comes to childrearing and chores—even when both partners work outside the home (studies have shown … Continue reading How to Build a More Equal Partnership with your Spouse
It’s a moment parents—and kids—dread: The uncomfortable discussion about the “birds and the bees.” The media depicts this cringe-worthy conversation as a one-time event in a child’s life, typically with the parent awkwardly delivering facts about sex and the child quietly dying of embarrassment. But the dynamics around “the talk” have changed significantly in order … Continue reading How to Teach Your Kids About Sex: An Age-by-Age Guide
Break out your best hero suit and mask—it’s that time of year again, and we’re pairing up with Disney/Pixar to celebrate the release of Incredibles 2 on Digital & Movies Anywhere now and Blu-ray November 6! To make sure your family is guaranteed a safe, healthy and happy holiday on October 31, we’ve compiled some … Continue reading 5 Must-Have Tips for an Incredible Halloween
As a part of our ongoing commitment to share helpful parenting tips, Sittercity is excited to announce a new partnership with newborn expert Carole Kramer Arsenault. Carole is a parent educator, registered nurse, and founder of Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny. Carole has decades of experience helping families navigate the challenges of parenthood. Her award-winning … Continue reading Meet Our Newborn Expert, Carole Kramer Arsenault!
To better showcase the great sitters and nannies on our platform, Sittercity’s latest web and mobile update makes it easy to find the information you need—from access to sitter availability and background screenings to detailed reviews from other families. Meeting your next match is just a tap away! What’s new: – Sitter photos are larger … Continue reading Introducing New Sitter Profiles!
There’s no denying that managing a family is a difficult task, and it can be even more challenging when there’s only one parent in your household. According to the Census Bureau for 2017, single parenthood is fairly common in the United States, with more than 10 million single moms across the country. Single fatherhood is … Continue reading 5 Helpful Secrets for Single Parents
Does your child’s school have a fall break scheduled this year? This “mini-break” during the fall months is typically a long weekend with one or two extra days off school. But if your response to another school break is to groan and roll your eyes, don’t worry. We’ve compiled a few easy ways to handle … Continue reading How to Have Fun Over Fall Break (Even if You Still Have to Work)
The first few days with a new nanny can help lay the groundwork for a healthy work environment and make your nanny feel at ease in your home. During this time, she should become acquainted with your household and family environment including schedules, family routines, and more. Spending some extra time with your new nanny … Continue reading 14 Steps to Make Your Nanny’s First Days Go Smoothly
Congrats! You’ve found the perfect nanny for your family, and their start date is coming up quick. But are you as prepared as you think you are? Hiring a nanny contains its fair share of paperwork, which should be completed before your employee’s first day of work. That way you can focus on helping your … Continue reading Checklist for Your Nanny’s First Day