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How to Make This the Best Holiday Season Money Can Buy

Lynn Perkins | Posted 01.08.2017 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

The holidays have a way of wreaking havoc on sanity. How do busy parents manage the to-do list and make the holiday merry, too? We surveyed more than...

A Working Mom's Thanksgiving Confession

Lynn Perkins | Posted 11.22.2016 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Each year my family takes turns sharing what and whom they are most thankful for at the Thanksgiving table. As expected, friends and family will top m...

Technology Tips to Help Bring Balance to the Lives of Working Mothers

Barbara Martin Coppola | Posted 06.19.2016 | Parents
Barbara Martin Coppola

Take a moment and think about each of the times that you used your smartphone today. Maybe it helped you navigate around a traffic jam during your com...

How Much Are We Spending for a Babysitter?

Lynn Perkins | Posted 03.07.2016 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

My company, UrbanSitter, was curious to know how much of that expense is used to hire babysitters and nannies to care for our kids, so we surveyed and compiled data from 15,000 families across the nation to find out what it costs to hire a sitter whether it be for work or play.

How to Avoid the Awkward Moments While Vacationing With Your Sitter

Lynn Perkins | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Taking a babysitter along on the family vacation provides you with the freedom and support necessary to truly feel like you're on vacation. It gives you the flexibility to see sights that aren't kid friendly, enjoy nightlife, and participate in activities that are not possible when you're caring for young children.

Jessica Steel: Motherhood and the Evolving Pursuit of Balance

Women 2.0 | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Women 2.0

In my free-wheeling twenties, I spent a particularly intense chapter globe-trotting and deal-making on behalf of a successful Internet company. Traveling that much for work isn't terribly conducive to maintaining hobbies (or deep relationships with folks back home, for that matter).

7 Secrets Babysitters Wish Parents Knew

Lynn Perkins | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

In a perfect world, parents and the babysitters they hire would have open, honest discussions about each other's expectations and feelings about a babysitting job. Yet, although they both have kids' best interests at heart, there seem to be a lot of unknowns and assumptions between the two camps.

Catherine New

Babysitting Matchmaker Raised $6 Million While Pregnant | Catherine New | Posted 02.26.2013 | Technology

When the babysitter calls out sick, even the best dinner reservation in town quickly becomes worthless. For entrepreneur Lynn Perkins, that was not ju...

How Much Should You Give Babysitters And Nannies For The Holidays?

Posted 12.22.2012 | Parents

Even when all the presents for family and friends are wrapped and under the tree, many parents still aren't done with their holiday shopping. They've ...

How Much Should You Pay For A Babysitter? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 06.07.2012 | Parents

As every parent knows, going out -- like on a real grownup date -- gets a lot more expensive when you have little kids in the house. On top of the exo...