You’re a parent 24/7 and you could really use a little break every now and then from all the noise, mess, and responsibility of the job to focus on yourself, your partner, or your friends. Enter the babysitter, that glorious guardian for hire willing to care for your kids so you can enjoy a hot meal, a little peace, and maybe even some much-needed adult conversation.
Now I’ll be honest with you, when it comes to hiring a babysitter, I’m about as clueless as they come. What’s considered a fair wage anymore? Should this job come with hazard pay? If the kids conk out early do I get a discount? (I kid.) Am I supposed to tip? Help! [read more…]