One of the key elements of balancing being a parent (especially a single parent) is balance and taking time for yourself even if it just for a few moments.
I knew it was time to get a regular babysitter besides my parents when I could barely keep my schedule and my daughters’ schedule straight. I was missing appointments, having to cancel and reschedule things and we both were completely off our routine.
By the time the weekend came my boyfriend and I was exhausted and didn’t have the energy to engage with the kids and barely had time to spend with each other. We knew at that point we had to do something.
Care.com was the answer!!! The sign up free was reasonable and I was able to search for the entire local network of babysitters in my area.
Care.com allowed for me to search by age, those babysitters that had background checks that were completed, within a specific distance from my house and babysitters that had references on file.
Within 2 weeks I found a great nanny that could assist me with pickups, drop off to activities so I could didn’t have to rush or be late for my daughters’ after school swim and dance lessons. She is even willing to spend a couple of hours on the weekend with the kids while we run errands that we didn’t get to during the week or if my boyfriend and I are going out for a much needed date night.
Her motto is “I want you to come home to a house cleaner than you left it.” Nothing is better and more relaxing than to hear that!
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