This post is sponsored by Care.com. All opinions are 100% my own.
Holiday parties. Cleaning the house to host family and friends. Christmas gift shopping without the kiddos there to see everything they are receiving. And the abundance of much appreciated work that flows in during the Holiday season. Mama needs some help – and that’s okay! I went for years trying to do it all myself because I didn’t want to go through the hassle of finding not only trustworthy sitters, but also qualified and experienced. I mean – now we have three kids. And trust me when I tell you, it is a lot for one person to handle if they do not know what they are doing. Sometimes I feel like even Batman couldn’t handle these kiddos.
I would ask around to family and friends where they found their sitters and I was pleasantly surprised with how many hired through Care.com. We have all seen the commercials, read the ads, and they have great reviews out there. But, for some reason, I had never taken the time to look into it for myself. I just kept going and pushing and making it day to day alone until Ryan would get off of work.
The past few months had gotten so crazy and so busy that I said to Ryan – I just can’t do it alone all day every day this year. We both quickly agreed I needed a part time nanny for the Holiday season. After spending some time on the website, letting the boys look through some of the sitter options and reading about their experience and their reviews. We narrowed it down to two women we loved to get background checks on. We set up interviews to give the kids a chance to meet both of them before we left them alone with a stranger for a few hours.
I felt confident knowing other moms in my area had trusted these women with their children and being able to read their reviews gave me such great peace of mind.
Being able to shop alone, with a starbucks coffee in hand opposed to a baby bottle is pretty exciting if you ask me! Not to mention vacuuming when only one arm gets tired, from pushing the vacuum back and forth. Not both, from holding a baby in the other arm!
Did you know, Care.com is the largest online destination for finding and managing family care? With the largest selection of local caregivers and access to hiring tools like background checks, Care.com is the place to hire care more confidently – just as I did!
Also, did you know that Care.com offers housekeeping, dog sitting and senior care on top of child care?!