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Dear Babysitters: Here’s how you don’t get fired

In the rare instance that someone has managed to assure me that they aren’t going to steal my baby and I have some confidence that they will be able to provide quality care to my child, I hire them.  And then shortly, inevitably, I fire them.  I know, I know.  It would appear that I am somehow overly critical – which, well, is true.  BUT, in my defense the following situations were completely justified.  Thank God I haven’t had any…

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How to NOT get hired as a babysitter

Almost two years in, and we are STILL knee-deep in the never-ending search for decent childcare.  I curse all of you who have family nearby to provide free (albeit guilt-inducing) childcare last-minute.  You have no idea how fortunate you…