As the season of Christmas parties and events approaches, so too arises the question of babysitters.
So many people find it difficult to get a sitter, whether for weddings, parties, or even just to go to a class or an appointment. Finding someone who you can trust to mind your most precious possession in the world is difficult, especially if you live away from family.
Recently, I’ve been following conversations online about Babysitting apps and websites that offer parents the chance to find and meet possible babysitters. My initial reaction was that such a service isn’t for me. And it isn’t… simply because I don’t need it to be.
I’m so very lucky to have a great support network around me, largely due to the fact that I built my house in the field next to my Mum and Dad… (Dad drew the line at me building in their garden!)
However, I know that so many parents aren’t surrounded with eleventy-billion family members and I know that there are plenty Mums and Dads who would gladly use such a service, where it available here in Donegal.
So, when Babysits.ie got in touch to ask if I’d like to review their new website and service here in Letterkenny, I declined politely.
As I said, it’s not for me…but then I remembered what I’m ALWAYS PREACHING…
“just because it’s not for me, doesn’t mean that it’s not for everyone”.
There are lots of parents who could find themselves a great babysitter through this site. And so I thought I’d simply share the website for you to look at if it IS something that you might avail of.
Here is the map of where they provide the service.
They also have a Facebook community if you’d like to check them out. Find it here
Parenting is hard. If something works for you, use it. If it doesn’t, don’t.
It’s really that simple.
(This is not an endorsement of or an advert for the site. It’s simply a service that I have become aware of here in Donegal, that parents may be glad to know about.)