Need a Babysitter?

I know not everyone is as lucky as we are to have both sets of grandparents living within a 40-mile radius. I think we’ve only paid someone once to babysit! Just last weekend we went to dinner and a movie (Blades of Glory…HILARIOUS) while my mother-in-law watched the girls. But you may be new to a town where you know no one and you need a reliable babysitter.

Sittercity was founded in 2001 and they have 150,000 babysitters in their network, which is searchable by zip code. They have a four-step screening process for parents.

Scroll down to the bottom of my blog and click on the ad to check out their services. They even provide elder care and house and pet sitting, although the focus is always on childcare. And, if you join after clicking through my site, use the coupon code BLONDEMOM to get a 10 percent discount!

I will donate 20% of any commissions I make through the end of the year via my ad to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure organization. And if you have no idea why, read this.


  1. Dawn K says:

    We too are lucky enough to have grandparents close by (mine literaly are across the street) but I will forward to all my friends with kids who aren’t so fortunate.

  2. Colleen says:

    What a great idea (donating to Susan G. Komen For the Cure)! I don’t need any sitters (currently) but if I do I’ll definitely use your link and code. Thanks, Jamie!

  3. Renee says:

    I know what you mean about babysitters. I have a total of 2. We just got back from Blades of Glory. HOw funny was that?

  4. Selfmademom says:

    Thanks for the tip, I hear sittercity is terrific. And good for you donating part of your profits! I saw Blades of Glory last night. I thought it was hilarious!

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