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KidFree: Babysitting, Compliments of Chime & Neighborhood Restaurant Group


Who wants an evening of free babysitting? Yes, you read that right. From now through Labor Day, you have the opportunity to enjoy four hours of kid-free time compliments of Chime by Sittercity and Neighborhood Restaurant Group!

Chime is a new on-demand babysitting service that connects you with a select group of sitters who parents in your neighborhood already love. Handpicked from the top 1% of Sittercity’s national database, Chime works with sitters who are highly rated and get glowing reviews from local families. It’s perfect for parents looking for an occasional date night sitter, since the screening process is, essentially, done for you.

You can try it out for FREE now through Labor Day. All you have to do is sign up for the service, and the first time you use it, enter the code NRG to receive four hours of babysitting credits — that’s a $60 value! There’s no charge to register, and it’s subscription free. When you use the service beyond the first time, you just pay a flat hourly rate based on the average cost of babysitting in DC ($15).

And if you need ideas on what to do with that time, consider Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s collection of award-winning restaurants or bars in DC and Virginia*. Current businesses include Iron Gate, Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, EatBar, Evening Star, Vermilion, Rustico, Red Apron, Buzz Bakery, Planet Wine, Bluejacket, Columbia Firehouse, B Side, The Sovereign, and Hazel. (I highly recommend Iron Gate, where we celebrated the launch of this awesome partnership!)

*If you first read about this in my Facebook post, note that you do not have to eat at one of NRG’s restaurants to get the babysitting deal. But they’re all fantastic options for a night out!

Now, go sign up and get out for an evening of KidFree fun!

Some of the spread at the Iron Gate

Some of the spread at the Iron Gate


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Care.com: An Online Resource for Quality Child Care


Are you looking for a nanny or regular help with your children? Searching for daycare or camps while your kids are out of school? Need a date night, but don’t have a go-to sitter? Whether you’re in the market for full-time child care or just want to find someone for an occasional sit, Care.com is a comprehensive and convenient online resource for finding caregivers for all kinds of circumstances.

With a mission to improve the lives of families and caregivers by helping them connect in a reliable and easy way, Care.com helps ease the stress of the child care search process. Their databases of nannies, babysitters, day care centers, and camps are searchable by many types of criteria, so you can find a caregiver just right for your specific needs.

More importantly, you can view caregiver profiles — from their philosophies on facilitating care to relevant experience to special skills and more — before talking to them, read reviews about other families’ experiences with them, and even request different levels of background checks. And if you’re booking a sitter, you can complete the whole process, credit card payment included, online (no need to worry about having cash or checks handy).

Care.com can also meet your needs beyond child care. If you’re looking for pet care, senior care, special needs care, or home care, Care.com will connect you with people and places to help with those situations.

And did I mention that it’s free to sign up? It’s simple to register, and once you do, you have access to a host of caregiving options.

Now, go plan that date night!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Care.com, however, I only promote events, services, and activities that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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