The following post is sponsored by UrbanSitter. All opinions are 100% my own.
Have you ever had one of those moments where you needed a babysitter ASAP & all of your resources were tapped out? Last month I found myself in that position. As most of you know, I had the amazing opportunity to chat with the cast of the Single Moms Club. The interviews took place on a Friday morning. The day before the junket, at around 1pm, I received a robocall from my daughter’s school stating that school was canceled on Friday due to an emergency plumbing situation. Aaack!!
With less than 24 hours notice, I had to scramble to get a sitter for my daughter. My parents were busy, so I turned to my “go to” resource – UrbanSitter. Using the UrbanSitter app on my iPad, I searched through & contacted 3 sitters with my job request. One sitter answered back within the hour & arrangements were made. I was able to go to my interview, my daughter got to sleep in & when I returned home 4.5 hours later at noon, she was happily playing with the sitter.
My daughter, as well as countless other children in the LA area, will be off on Spring Break soon. If you are one of the many moms out there who are in need of childcare help during this time, you may want to consider UrbanSitter. The steps are simple: sign into the UrbanSitter website using your Facebook account, create a parent profile, then with a few clicks of the mouse you’ve got a list of babysitters to choose from.
The great thing about UrbanSitter is that you can look for sitters based on recommendations from friends and parenting networks such as your local YMCA or mommy group. UrbanSitter also has search functions so that you can find a sitter based on their rate, experience, education level , response time & other variables.
Do you live in the LA/San Fernando Valley area? If so, you are in luck! In conjunction with Urbansitter, we are happy to offer readers of Real Mom of SFV $15 off your first booking* on UrbanSitter. Simply enter code “REALMOM15” on the My Account – Credits page.
Already an UrbanSitter member? Use code “REALMOM20” and get 20% off one UrbanSitter fee (does not apply to babysitting fees).
*Subject to UrbanSitter, Inc.’s Terms of Service. First-time customers receive $15 credit to be used toward Sitter Introduction fee or Premium membership purchase. Returning customers receive 20% discount on one transaction fee (Sitter Introduction fee or Premium membership fee). Offers not valid for babysitting fees. Recipient must become a registered user of UrbanSitter with valid credit card on file to redeem offer. Restrictions include sitter availability and service to requested location (not all areas served). UrbanSitter reserves the right to modify these terms. Must redeem by 12/31/2014.
Feel free to spring into action & use these codes for Spring vacation or any other time of the year that you need a sitter or nanny!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for UrbanSitter. Images courtesy of UrbanSitter. All opinions remain my own.
What a great service! I wish this had been around when my kids were smaller. Will pass this on – I know some friends that could use this!
Jennifer Miyagishima says
Thanks for sharing the info with your friends!