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One of my goals for 2015 is to start taking better care of myself. Lately, at the end of the each day, I am just left exhausted. I’m making it a point to eat better, to get back to my yoga routine, and to stop putting so much on my plate.
One of the biggest challenges I have faced as a mom of three is the after school shuffle. Each week, I struggle with getting the kids to and from their activities and play dates. At first, I thought I signed up for too much, because with three children, it is almost impossible to schedule classes that don’t overlap. In addition to classes, we still have the occasional doctor visits, along with Ryder’s weekly therapy session, all leaving our week jam packed. I looked back to see how I managed it all the years prior, and it turns out that it was actually easier when they were younger, and I only had Ryder’s after school activities to worry about. Now, even Gemma has a music class at 3pm in the afternoon.
We do have a set babysitter three times a week, which helps me tremendously, but there are always those two days that I find myself going crazy trying to get them all from place to place. I somehow do the shuffle, but it leaves me completely wiped out and stressed by the end of the day. I realized that I need the extra set of hands, and why not get the help so I won’t end up zonked. I’ve struggled with the decision whether to get someone full time for those two days, but in reality, I need the extra help only for a few hours.
For this scenario, UrbanSitter has been an incredible resource. They are an online service, where parents can research and hire babysitters, recommended by people they know via Facebook. Whether you are looking for the occasional sitter, full-time nanny, or last minute help, UrbanSitter will find available sitters, and show you the ones recommended by parents in your social circles (mother’s group, child’s school, sports team, etc.). It’s super easy to search sitters by date & time, book jobs, and even pay online. It’s quick and efficient, and they are perfect for last minute events that catch you scrambling for coverage.
Our family now uses three different sitters from UrbanSitter. I sourced them through my network of friends who’ve used them over the years. The recommendations, self bios and videos make it extremely easy to choose a sitter who suits you and your family.
I’m so excited to have partnered with UrbanSitter, and we will be offering a $75 Gift Card to the first 50 readers to comment below. Motherhood is obviously one of the hardest jobs ever, so why not have an extra set of hands!
UrbanSitter is available in San Francisco Bay Area, NYC, LA, Chicago, San Diego, Seattle, Denver, Boston and Washington DC. Gift Card is valid for first time users.
Thank you UrbanSitter for sponsoring this post.
28 thoughts on “Extra Set Of Hands”
I would love a chance to plan a date night.
With 3 little ones now, I can always use an extra set of hands or just some “me” time!
It seems like I am always in need of a sitter and a date night would be awesome!!
We’re moving soon, and to someplace where we won’t know anyone. I’d love this!!
I could totally use an extra set of hands too. A date night or “me” time is definitely needed.
I am a new mom and will need a sitter I can trust when it’s time to go back to work.
Mom of two and me and hubbie would love a date night
I’m a mom of 4 and is been forever since I remember having a date night. We just moved and this would be amazing.
I’d love to try this! We’ve been waiting for babysitters to help us Astoria moms!
Id love to try this!!
This is so amazing. With the two kids, I am now sure that the gift of babysitting is the greatest gift you can give a mom.
adorable photos!! and it is always nice to have an extra set of hands
amazing! We just moved to nyc from London and are in search of reliable and trustworthy sitters!
How have I never heard of this before?! I have to try.
Wow, would love to try the site!
I would love this.
HEllo, date night, here I come!! 😉
rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com
I have heard of this company and we are long overdue fir date night and a little “ME” time.
I completely agree -an afternoon of getting my 3 kids to all of their activities leaves me completely zonked!
Why didn’t I think of this before?!
Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
Have a nice day.
Would love to try this service!
This is a service I need! Sounds like it makes it so much easier to find a babysitter rather than scrambling around for recommendations and having to call them one by one!
This service sounds wonderful .. Would love to Try.
It’s a handful with 1 child I can imagine with 3! Thanks for the chance
Sounds great to have some me & hubby time! [email protected] dot rr dot com
My wife will be glad I found this since she wants another child.
Sorry heres the correct email on this one lol, just made a new one and totally spaced.
Date night? What’s a date night? Lol! Two kids are exhausting and I probably wouldn’t know what to do with a date night but I know I’d sure love to find out!!