Sunday, November 8, 2009

Need a Babysitter?

We moved to Houston shortly after our daughter was born(she is now 7) and we moved to this city without knowing a soul. We still do not know many people even after being here almost 7 years now. Finding a babysitter has always been an issue for us.

For the first 2.5 years in Houston, we would not go anywhere or do anything if we could not take our daughter. Once I joined a playgroup, I made friends and every now and then one of the mom's would watch our daughter and eventually our son. Now with 3 kids it is harder to ask them to watch them so my husband and I can have some time to ourselves.

So now becomes the task of finding a complete stranger to come and care for my children for a couple of hours. Just the thought of this scared me. It made me anxious and very much put me on the verge of a panic attack. I had no idea where to start or who to trust in something as serious and as precious as my children.

Fortunately I found a great website that has helped put my mind at ease and helped me realize I can find a qualified, responsible and caring individual to care for my children whenever my husband and I need some "adult" time. is just that site. is the premier online matchmaker for families seeking nannies and babysitters with the primary goal of creating a safe platform for families to connect with caregivers in the US and Canada, and obtain valuable advice and information all around the topic of childcare, parenting, and more.

Registration for nannies and sitters is free, and parents choose from various membership levels, which give them the unlimited ability to post jobs, and search, contact and hire nannies and babysitters in their areas. Detailed nanny and babysitter profiles allow families to find a caregiver specific to their individual needs. offers families 4 types of best in class background checks and pre-screens each new nanny and babysitter profile before posting it to the site. Additionally, works with the International Nanny Association to offer the Basic Skills Assessment to each new caregiver upon joining the community giving parents peace of mind in hiring a highly qualified caregiver.

NannyPro offers great membership options for families.

1 Month Membership - $ 24.99 USD
Plus the Complete NannyPro Hiring Guide FREE!
Full access to all of NannyPro's features

3 Month Membership - $ 49.99 USD Save more than 30%
Plus the Complete NannyPro Hiring Guide FREE!
Full access to all of NannyPro's features

6 Month Membership - $ 79.99 USD Save more than 40%
Plus the Complete NannyPro Hiring Guide FREE!
Full access to all of NannyPro's features

12 Month Membership - $ 99.99 USD Save more than 60%
Plus the Complete NannyPro Hiring Guide FREE!
Full access to all of NannyPro's features

I have been searching the NannyPro site now for approximately two weeks and I have already found at least 3 individuals that I think would fit perfectly into our family as a caregiver. It's so easy to use and I love that I have not had to put in any of my contact information. I have seen sites and joined other sites that I had to put in my contact information and I had people calling me before I was even ready to choose someone. I value my privacy and NannyPro does too!


The Founder of NannyPro wants to offer one of my readers a 6 month membership to! That's a value of 79.99! What a amazing deal!!!

Here are the ways you can enter:

Mandatory- Visit and browse the site. Come back and tell me what features you like the best! Make sure you post a valid email address when you post! Any anonymous posters will be deleted.

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Hurry before this great contest is over!

Ends November 17th at midnight CST.

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**I received a 1 month membership to review for this website. I did not receive any monetary compensation and my opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Cheryl Hillman said...

I love the fact that you can do a background check on the individuals.

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