Hiring a Babysitter: What Type Do You Need?

When you’re looking to hire a babysitter, whether it’s only occasionally or on a daily basis, you first need to consider what responsibility level and type of commitment you require. For some couples, a babysitter is merely a way to get out of the house for a few hours to have a “date night” once a month while other people need full time nanny to help them balance a heavy workload or a job that requires a lot of traveling. Knowing which type of babysitter you need in advance is vitally important to having a successful search, so here are some things to consider which will help you nail it all down.

Occasional Help

Most commonly, you may need a babysitter from time to time but most of the parenting will be done by you. Having a babysitter’s number on hand for things like doing intensive shopping, going out on a date night, or handling some sort of unexpected piece of business can be very important. Let’s face it, there are going to be times when you simply can’t take your baby along for a particular errand, not to mention the times when you just need to get away from it all and have some time to yourself. A standard babysitter will take care of these issues and allow you the flexibility that’s required in life. Read the rest of this entry »

Collectible Toys

Collectible toys are wonderful for present giving and personal collection. Finding distinctive and rare toys are hard because there are thousands of toys to choose from.

Toys are objects for our imagination, the physical things we manipulate in the reality as our minds race with creative adventures. Collectible toys don’t have to be expensive and rare; indeed, the best toys are often valued with the meaning and purpose of collectors. One of the most popular categories of collectible toys in all age groups is action figures. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Month Sleep Regression: You Are Not Alone

Has your cute little bundle of joy who used to sleep like a hibernating bear started refusing to stay asleep and turned into a cranky mess of a baby? Well, don’t worry, you are not alone! Almost every parent knows about the dreaded 4 month sleep regression and ones who did not soon learn. Some might think their child is sick or teething but more often than not it is the 4 month sleep regression.


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5 Ways to Stimulate Your Toddler’s Imagination

Imagination is a vital quality to develop in a child. It can help, like nothing else will, in making the most of her potential. Activities to stimulate a toddler’s imagination are bonding, memory-making, and just plain fun for parent and child!

Read to your child…then act it out!
Sharing stories with your child is valuable in so many ways! It’s a beginning step toward later independent reading, but it’s also a way to share your values. When you’re finished reading, or even later that day, dramatize the story with your toddler. You can use dolls, stuffed animals, Duplo people, or just yourselves as the story’s characters. Read the rest of this entry »

Crucial Tips for Choosing the Right Nanny

As far as the decisions any parent can make for the benefit of their family go, few come close to the importance of choosing the right nanny. Make the right choice and you bless the family with a wonderful human asset to become more a part of the family than an employee. By contrast, make the wrong decision and you find yourself with an additional liability that just so happens to cost you money. Read the rest of this entry »

Brain and Visual Development in Babies

A newborn baby takes approximately four months to gain the ability to properly focus their eyes.  Yet presenting visual stimulation to children from birth helps more than just eyesight – it initiates early brain development that will benefit them throughout their lifetimes. Read the rest of this entry »


When shopping for children’s clothing, you’ll find that most children’s clothing is made out of cotton.  Read the rest of this entry »