Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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You know… we’re busy. And not just a little busy, a LOT busy. On any given day we can be a chauffer, housekeeper, problem solver, mediator, entertainer, mechanic, nurse, employee (or boss), dog groomer, concierge, and above all, caregiver. We seem to take care of everyone (except ourselves, but that’s a whole different issue) including our kids, our spouse, our parents, our pets, our neighbors, and even the stranger at the grocery store who needs help getting something off the shelf.

Whew! We need help sometimes, if for no other reason than to save our sanity. But where to go for this help? I’d hire someone if I just knew where to find them. Well, now there is such a place. is an online database for families and caregivers to search c2_newbabysitters, housekeepers, tutors, elder/companion care, pet sitters and other miscellaneous services. A free preview of available caregivers is available to families. Whether you need a caregiver for a few hours to a few days, you will find it at Once you are a registered member, you will be given immediate access to caregivers through email and phone.

So I went to and entered my zip code. Here’s what came up for me within a 25 mile radius:cfh

  • 348 babysitters/nannies
  • 9 housekeepers
  • 8 tutors
  • 16 companion/elder caregivers
  • 19 pet sitters
  • 17 miscellaneous helpers

WOW! Surely, even someone as neurotic and picky as I am should be able to find somebody to help me out from all these prospects. And they even offer background checks (for an additional fee) and suggested interview questions.


The president of, Candi Wingate, has generously offered a gift certificate for 1 month of free service, a $29.99 value. The contest will end on July 15th at midnight CST, when the winner will be picked at random.


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  1. I would use the babysitter service so hubby and I could go on a date night =)

  2. I would love a few of them mostly the babysitter and housekeeper. I have 2 children and my husband is deployed and frankly I need help LOL

  3. Added your button to my blog

  4. CONGRATULATIONS TO JFARSIDE! She is the winner of one month free at!