5 Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs with Kids

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Decorating Easter eggs with kids isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Fragile eggs + stainable dye often equals disaster, or at least a somewhat anxious parent or sitter. This year, opt for one of these simple, yet very cool techniques for decorating eggs with kids. They are fun to do and create some pretty […]

25 Candy-Free Ideas for Easter Baskets

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For many, Easter is synonymous with loads of chocolate bunnies, candy eggs and sugar-coated marshmallows piled into a basket delivered by the Easter Bunny. While you might be fine with leaving your little ones a few sweet treats on Easter morning, why not replace some of the sugary bounty with fun alternatives that are sure […]

5 Spring Pins for Parents

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Whether you’re lucky enough to be getting a taste of the real thing or are simply savoring wishful thoughts of it, Spring really is here. Don’t miss our fantastic finds from Pinterest, geared to help you welcome the season with good food, fun projects and smart style. 1. Dinner rolls shaped like tiny bunnies are just […]

Types of Childcare Jobs

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By Melinda Holzschuh, UrbanSitter.com contributing writer Caregivers come in a range of different capacities. Whether you’re a parent determining which type of childcare is right for your family or a caregiver deciding what sort of job you’re looking for, it is essential to understand the differences in order to make the right choices for your […]

6 No Fuss Activities to Share with Your Sitter

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There’s no need to resort to leaving the babysitter new toys or typically forbidden treats to feed your kids to ensure they are happy while you’re away. Instead, why not give your sitter a few no fuss, low mess activities she can do together with your kids. These fun activities are entertaining and take very […]

5 Lifesavers for Family Travel

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When traveling with kids by plane or by car, the contents of your carry-on or diaper bag can easily make or break your family trip. Keep everyone happy on your family vacation this Spring or Summer by making sure your everyday parenting essentials are packed and within easy reach, and add a few extras that […]

10 Fun, Family Activities for a Spring Break Stay-cation

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If a big Spring Break trip isn’t on the calendar this year, you might be wondering how you’re going to keep the kids entertained for 10 consecutive, school-free days. Fear not! There are tons of fun activities that feel special enough for a school vacation, and will keep you or the sitter and your kids […]

Get Crafty with Spring Crafts for Preschoolers

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Dare we say it for fear of jinxing ourselves? Spring is almost here! Despite the cold weather most of the country is still fighting, Spring is officially only weeks away. Let’s mark its long-awaiting arrival with some fun, simple crafts for parents or sitters to tackle with preschoolers who will love creating these adorable bunnies, […]

Simple St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

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As luck would have it, there are oodles of St. Patty’s Day crafts to keep your kids happily entertained. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites that are just right for little ones. Simple St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids Rainbow Streamers A simple craft made from a paper plate, paints and tissue paper strips. […]

Join Us to Ban Bossy

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On March 10, we’re joining LeanIn.Org, Girl Scouts of the USA, and thought leaders from Michelle Obama to Beyoncé to launch Ban Bossy - a pledge that challenges us all to think twice before calling a little girl “bossy,” a word that discourages leadership in girls. When it comes to girls and ambition, the pattern is clear: girls are discouraged from leading. When a […]