Jaidene Anderlini

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Jaidene is the owner of Babysitters In a Pinch, and is a contributor to the top 25 Babysitting blog sites. She has been a marketing professional both nationally and internationally. Loves family dynamics, and works hard at placing exceptional babysitters, as well as
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Recent Posts

10 things your babysitter loves about your children

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Aug 9, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone, can be a babysitter. And not everyone who thinks they can be a babysitter can take on this profession. It's hard and it takes a certain type of person to love it. After 9 years of interviewing candidates as babysitters I always ask; "What do you enjoy about looking after children?" The reasons vary from watching kids to playing with them. Here are the most frequent answers to this question. Enjoy! 

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Topics: Insider, babysitting, Hotel babysitters, success, thoughtful, Community, gratefulness, appreciation, babysitters In Denver CO, memories, babysitter expectations, professional babysitters

5 Most significant  Changes Happening in Babysitting

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Jul 26, 2020 8:45:00 AM

The Coronavirus has changed everything and babysitters are being innovative in their approach to your changing childcare needs. Babysitters need to be more flexible, conscientious, and willing to take on a lot more roles then they used to. Some of these innovations are subtle and some of them are a complete change to the way babysitters have ever experienced in their 

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Topics: Hotel babysitters, Babysitting agencies, community service, babysitters In Denver CO, parents working from home, Coronavirus, childcare and the coronavirus

Coronavirus adds to Parent Stress and Concerns

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Jul 19, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Like parenting isn't hard enough. Introducing Covid-19 and then wham; it just got harder for parents and for children! Can you believe it? The thing is; parents need to reach out and get help where they can. There are options from food delivery, virtual babysitting and tutoring to me time through meditation or creative breaks to give parents the reboot they need to keep going.

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Topics: parents working from home, Coronavirus, Stress, Parent stress

Virtual Babysitting is the New Normal

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Jul 5, 2020 8:45:00 AM
Look, this is the one of the worst times for parents. Emotions are high, kids are bored out of their gourd, and there is no relief in sight....or is there?
 
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Topics: Babysitting agencies, babysitters In Denver CO, parents working from home, Coronavirus, virtual babysitting, cornavirus and babysitting

5 reasons you need a babysitter

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Jun 28, 2020 8:45:00 AM

The Coronavirus has sent family life into chaos and fear. It is understandable that parents are feeling overwhelmed because there is a high amount of stress and an increase of responsibility not to mention working from home while the kids are running around and needing care themselves. Family life has changed and studies show that parents are struggling with how to best serve their children and their family as a whole. Here is a list of reasons you should and need to get a babysitter.

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Topics: family, Telecommuting, babysitter expectations, Coronavirus, childcare and the coronavirus

10 reasons to love a babysitter

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Jun 21, 2020 8:45:00 AM

I know it is difficult to leave your children with someone that isn't family or even someone you know personally. I will tell you that no matter who you leave your children with there is no guarantee that something won't happen to the kids when you leave BUT you need to understand that there is no guarantee when parents have the kids for the simple reason that kids are unpredictable. We all know that kids can move like lightning, and you never know where they're headed; that is a certainty!  

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Topics: babysitting, childcare, Babysitting service for visiting families, family, babysitter expectations

6 Qualities that Make a Great Babysitter

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Jun 14, 2020 7:42:00 AM

What makes a good babysitter? We all ask ourselves that, and being an agency that hires babysitters I am always looking for key elements that make a good babysitter. Everyone you interview will say they just love children but you need to know WHY they love children. As we all know children are lovable and difficult at the same time. We love them and they have the innate ability to push our buttons. Babysitters are no longer what they used to be. We want them to tutor, transport, teach, organize, and engage with our children while keeping our homes tidy. Here are some qualities I look for when interviewing and honed in on after 9 years of hiring babysitters.

 
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Topics: childcare, Babysitting service for visiting families, Babysitting agencies, Babysitters in my area, babysitters In Denver CO, professional babysitters

how to choose a babysitter

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Jun 7, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Now that you have children you need to choose childcare and you aren't quite sure how to do that. Should you get a permanent nanny, a part-time babysitter, go through an agency, or go to a website that provides listings for babysitters? It all depends upon what your needs are. It isn't a simple answer and the first thing you need to evaluate is what your family needs are in regards to babysitting.

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Topics: babysitting, childcare, parenting, family, babysitters In Denver CO, take a break from the kids, how to get help for new parents, new parents, babysitter expectations, babysitters in a pinch, childcare and the coronavirus, summer childcare

Don't fear the babysitter

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on May 31, 2020 1:43:02 PM

The Coronavirus is making the majority of parents scared to bring a babysitter into their personal homes. As restaurants and other places begin to open their doors it is important to know that bringing babysitters into your home will be okay too. Like everything we will need to change the way we bring babysitters into our homes.

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Topics: childcare, Hotel babysitters, Babysitting agencies, Babysitters in my area, babysitters In Denver CO, Parents night out, babysitter expectations, summer childcare and coronavirus, summer childcare

5 Ideas for Summer Childcare

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on May 24, 2020 6:15:00 AM

Are summer camps going to be available for children this year? We won't know until Governor Polis lets us know May 25, 2020 but for now it looks like Colorado summer camps for kids may not be an option this year unless there are changes., and only a few kids will be admitted due to social distancing.

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Topics: Coronavirus, summer childcare for the summer, childcare and the coronavirus, summer childcare and coronavirus, summer childcare