How to Hire a Sitter for a Sick Child

With all this flu in our schools, working moms and dads are faced with some tough decisions when it comes to taking time off work. Some schools are closing leaving well kids home on short notice for days on end. I interviewed Expert Mommy Debbie Hipp who has over a decade of experience placing nannies and sitters. Here she offers us some useful tips and answers my questions on sick child care. How do you manage when the kids are out for 3,4, or 7 days in a row (like mine were this month?!?!)

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21 Weeks: Flu Bug

flu bugThis has been a long week. It started off well last Thursday with a trip to the doctor and our 20 week ultrasound which showed two active, healthy babies growing inside me. 3-D ultrasound rocks. They are 10 inches long and 14 oz’s each and from what I read, they can hear and recognize my voice. So amazing.  Given the week I’ve had, I’m wondering if they can also recognize my cough

I got home from my doctor’s appointment and have been sick with the flu ever since. Nobody likes to be sick, but pregnant and sick? This is not for the faint of heart. Instead of complaining (and coughing and complaining… which feels like all I’ve been able to do lately) I thought I’d write to you this week about the things I’ve learned [Read more…]