Even if you're considering a babysitter who is applying for her first sitting job, you should ask each candidate for references before you turn over your house keys and precious little handfuls.
Just for Dads
Welcome to your first month of fatherhood! You have arrived home from the hospital proud, excited and perhaps a bit exhausted from the experience of childbirth. What's next?
Hiring a babysitter used to be such a simple process: plan a night out, call the neighborhood girl to come over, pay her a few dollars an hour and enjoy your evening. These days it isn't so easy. Check out these helpful tips!
Do you need a babysitter or a mother’s helper? How is an au pair different from a nanny? What does a doula even do anyway? If you’ve ever been confused about your child care choices, use this handy list to help sort through the definitions.
If you're a parent who lives near close relatives, chances are that you'll turn to those family members to a little free babysitting every now and again. Hey, why not? It's reliable, safe, loving and more than affordable or is it?
For many parents, the thought of finding a babysitter or nanny can be terrifying. Get the scoop on how to interview a sitter or nanny with this helpful checklist!
My daughter is 16 months old. My husband's been off work a few months and soon will be starting again. At times he may be away from home for two weeks at a time.
She is VERY attached to him. If she notices he is gone she has a melt down. Today he left for work before she woke up and it was just a rotten day. She pounded on the bedroom door, screamed...
Do you have any suggestions that might make her transition easier on everyone?
This question deals with gender disappointment.
We just had our third girl. I knew during pregnancy that my husband really wanted a boy this time (as did I) but while I got over it, he still seems stuck on being disappointed.
Any ideas on how to help him move past this? He’s a great dad to our other two -- but this time just seems more disconnected.
Since having our baby 2 months ago, my husband is reluctant to have sex. I was ready and willing soon after the birth but thought for sure after we received an official "all's clear" from the doctor at my 6 week appointment that he would be more enthused.
He talks a good game (flirting with me, etc.) but comes up with one excuse after another when we have time -- he's tired, the baby is going to wake soon, he's rushed (for work in the morning -- even though we’ve both woken early), we'll do it this weekend...
I'm breastfeeding our son and husband feels "left out." How can he feel that he's able to bond with the baby?