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 Sittercity.com 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!