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A Parents’ Night Out and Giveaway from UrbanSitter

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I don’t know about you fellow parents, but this mama could definitely use more date nights in her life. Between our careers and the kiddos, the hubs and I are constantly on the go and we don’t always set time aside for “just the two of us” kinda nights. Even if we do pencil a date night into our schedule, there’s always the question of, who’s going to watch the kids? Sure we have our wonderful family nearby to help, but we can’t always infringe on them. Hence, why we haven’t been out on Valentine’s Day since before our children were born. We feel too guilty asking someone else to give up their heart day to wrangle our wee ones. Haha!

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So, it’s great to hear about services like UrbanSitter that can make date night so much more feasible. UrbanSitter is an online and mobile service that connects parents and babysitters through their social networks. It’s now available in 12 major markets and 60+ additional cities, which means there very well could be babysitters in your area.

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You’re probably wondering how exactly it works right? Well, UrbanSitter looks at members’ social circles to find babysitters that they have a real-world connection with through people they trust. You can view the babysitter’s profile info and a video clip along with statistics about the sitter’s performance. This helpful information includes reviews from parents who've booked the sitter, the number of repeat families that have hired them more than once, how quickly they respond to job requests and what special skills they have.

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As someone who has trouble leaving her kids with a babysitter that I don’t know VERY well, this service sounds amazing! And it couldn’t be any more convenient. Parents can actually book the services they need in real time and pay for it online, too. No more panicking when you realize you forgot to pick up cash. Haha!

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So, who wants to enjoy a Valentine's date night courtesy of UrbanSitter?!? Ten lucky moms will get a $50 gift card to use toward a babysitter on UrbanSitter! And even if you don’t win, why not try the service out anyway? Go ahead and make a reservation at that fabulous new restaurant you’ve been wanting to try out. You and your honey deserve some couple time! Happy almost Valentine’s Day everyone!

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