This post was written by Julie Douglas. Photo credit: Moviepix/Getty Images
My daughter is 2 years and change-old now, which is ushering in all sorts of new milestones and considerations. There's potty-training -- in the thick of it now, so to speak-- there's day school, and there's the fact that my husband and I have begun to think about escaping from our cocoon from time to time to go out on a *gasp* date.
Don't get me wrong: We haven't completely sequestered ourselves from public interaction since our little urchin was born. We're really lucky to have our parents help us out during the week with childcare, and sometimes they even babysit on a weekend evening. But the grandparents have lives, too. They're actually pretty social creatures, so we don't want to cramp their Saturday Night Fever style too much.
So the time has come -- the one where we seriously commit to finding a babysitter who can hang out at our house, play with our kid, feed her and put her down for theRead More »from How to Find a Good Babysitter