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overnight sitter recommendations from parents

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Just another girl 1
boone 2
Balls To The Wall 2
Loved living in Oki 1
Nicole 5
Oki Insanity 1
val 2
Ash-Uh-Ley! 2
ChiTownGrl 1
**Ashley** 1
♥Mrs. Boss ♥ 2
Me, Myself, and I 6

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val --- 10 years ago -

Hi. I need an overnight sitter for the times I need to do papers or review for tests. If you know of someone reliable, trustworthy, and patient with children I would love some recommendations. Thank you very much. 

Me, Myself, and I --- 10 years ago -

Why would you need someone overnight to do a paper? Do kids not sleep at night anymore? Odd... 

val --- 10 years ago -

Why would you need someone overnight to do a paper? My son is 6 months, is cutting his first tooth and has severe eczema. Oh yes, I wish he would sleep through the night so I would be able to get a lot of things done. And a graduate paper is not something you can do easily between diaper changing and feeding. 

**Ashley** --- 10 years ago -

Wheres your husband? 

Oki Insanity --- 10 years ago -

My son is 6 months, is cutting his first tooth and has severe eczema. Oh yes, I wish he would sleep through the night so I would be able to get a lot of things done. And a graduate paper is not something you can do easily between diaper changing and feeding. Makes sense to me... Sorry I don't have a recommendation for you but good luck. 

Me, Myself, and I --- 10 years ago -

My son is 6 months, is cutting his first tooth and has severe eczema. Oh yes, I wish he would sleep through the night so I would be able to get a lot of things done. And a graduate paper is not something you can do easily between diaper changing and feeding. I was just wondering!! I just would never want an overnight sitter if I was there...I'd make my husband help out, his kid too! And, I have two children, under two, I'm going to school, and I do it on my own, I never have a baby sitter unless it's the RARE evening my husband and I actually get to go out. I mean, it's not gonna take you forever...but, good luck. 

Nicole --- 10 years ago -

Since when is never ever going out by yourself, without your children, healthy?? I agree that it makes more sense for the OP to have a daytime sitter, BUT...if she needs the time away, she needs the time away. And M,M&I...what kind of degree are you going for? 

Me, Myself, and I --- 10 years ago -

How are you doing it all on your own if your child goes to the CDC? She only goes 2 days a week, for 2 hours at a time, and thats strictly for other child interaction... And M,M&I...what kind of degree are you going for? I'm not going for a degree right now, I'm just taking general classes. 

Ash-Uh-Ley! --- 10 years ago -

Since when is never ever going out by yourself, without your children, healthy?? After 2.5 years, this is definitely becoming more and more clear. Plus, she likes to be away from me probably more than I want to be away from her. 

Nicole --- 10 years ago -

I'm not going for a degree right now, I'm just taking general classes. Well, that's a heck of a lot easier than graduate classes, especially graduate classes that include research papers. that's one thing that's held me back from just going-the sheer amount of paper-writing I'd have to tackle-not so easy with 2 kids. 

boone --- 10 years ago -

I got my degree in awesomeness just today while dealing with an eczema/teething baby. 

Me, Myself, and I --- 10 years ago -

Well, that's a heck of a lot easier than graduate classes, especially graduate classes that include research papers. that's one thing that's held me back from just going-the sheer amount of paper-writing I'd have to tackle-not so easy with 2 kids. Point taken...I've never had to do a graduate paper, so I wouldn't know. I apologize! 

Loved living in Oki --- 10 years ago -

I would think that any type of schooling done at home with children would be difficult. And, of course, everyone has a different intellect level so what's easy for one person, may not be for someone else. 

Balls To The Wall --- 10 years ago -

I would think that any type of schooling done at home with children would be difficult. And, of course, everyone has a different intellect level so what's easy for one person, may not be for someone else. I couldn't concentrate while my kid was banging crap around. I would either a. send her to daycare, or b. wait until she is sleeping. 

Ash-Uh-Ley! --- 10 years ago -

b. wait until she is sleeping.  That's when I do it. But luckily my program is at your own pace. I don't have timelines/deadlines to meet. 

ChiTownGrl --- 10 years ago -

She only goes 2 days a week, for 2 hours at a time, and thats strictly for other child interaction... To me, that counts as having a babysitter, even if it is more for the child than for you. To the OP, I think you may have a better chance at finding someone during the day. I don't know many people who want to deal with their own 6 month old teething, nonetheless a stranger's teething baby. If there's nothing else you have to do during the day (job, volunteering, etc.), I would try that first. 

Nicole --- 10 years ago -

b. wait until she is sleeping. I thought about that, but my kids go to bed around 7 and are up by 7am. I like my sleep, and the evening is my me time. Not sure I want to cram it with research papers and the like. :( 

boone --- 10 years ago -

I thought about that, but my kids go to bed around 7 and are up by 7am. I like my sleep, and the evening is my me time. Not sure I want to cram it with research papers and the like. :( Agreed. I am the same way. I like to spend that time with my husband. He's gone a lot and I'm not going to take that time away by doing more school work. 

Balls To The Wall --- 10 years ago -

I thought about that, but my kids go to bed around 7 and are up by 7am. I like my sleep, and the evening is my me time. Not sure I want to cram it with research papers and the like. :( That's why I am waiting. We are never too old for school! 

Me, Myself, and I --- 10 years ago -

She only goes 2 days a week, for 2 hours at a time, and thats strictly for other child interaction... To me, that counts as having a babysitter, even if it is more for the child than for you. This may be true, but I still have my other one at home with me, only the oldest goes so she can play with other children her age. 

Nicole --- 10 years ago -

This may be true, but I still have my other one at home with me, only the oldest goes so she can play with other children her age. Yeah, but how old is your other one? 

Me, Myself, and I --- 10 years ago -

Yeah, but how old is your other one? 6 months. 

Just another girl --- 10 years ago -

I would think that any type of schooling done at home with children would be difficult. Yep. That's why I send my brats away to preschool. I couldn't agree more with this. Thank god for daycare. It is very difficult trying to deal with your children and a fullterm of course work. Being in a military surroundings as well with your spouse deploying all the time and trying to manage everything else is difficult. I don't know how individual's do it all with children that stay at home with them. I struggled, but glad they go to preschool now! 

♥Mrs. Boss ♥ --- 10 years ago -

To the OP, I think it would make more sense to get a sitter during the day if you are doing school, since the library and all that is only open during the day it would make it easier to do research. I usually wait until my child goes to sleep to do my school work or during the daytime when she is napping (or early morning while she is still sleeping). I'm also not in graduate school though. Good luck finding a sitter. 

Nicole --- 10 years ago -

I usually wait until my child goes to sleep to do my school work or during the daytime when she is napping (or early morning while she is still sleeping). Her kiddo might not be a good napper though. Neither of mine were, until after 1 year of age. Drove me absolutely nuts-they liked to take 20 minute catnaps during the day-a few times a day, but not conducive to getting ANYTHING done. Now, my 1 year old naps decently, but my almost 4 year old doesn't nap at all anymore. :( 

♥Mrs. Boss ♥ --- 10 years ago -

she might not be. To the op ...What are the reasons for wanting to get an "overnight" sitter? Is there a reason you can't or don't want to do your work during the day? 

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