012Eve and Ashlin, one of our favorite sitters

The young women I have hired to care for my children are so much more than their job description of “babysitter.” They are part-time mini-mothers, big sisters, dear friends, beloved playmates, and cherished members of our extended family. Without the amazing Corinne, Ashlin, Amy, Sarah, Gloribel and Marilyn, our family trains these past ten years would never have run on time…and this is coming from someone who only requires part-time/occasional childcare help! I am sure the fierce love families feel for their full-time nannies is even more magnified.

Here is an incredible way to honor the sitter or nanny that makes your and your children’s lives easier and special: Nominate her or him for Sittercity’s 2013 America’s Top Sitter contest. She could win $5,000!

Eve and Charlie with Gloribel, our go-to date night angel before we lost her to college! 

To enter your special sitter, simply go to the Sittercity Facebook app page here and send in a picture of your sitter and a quick 200 words-or-less description of why he/she rocks your family’s world. Make sure you fill out the nomination before February 25, because after that date, 10 finalists will be selected by an expert panel of judges and then all of Facebook will vote for America’s Top Sitter and the 5K prize. (Your sitter does NOT have to be a Sittercity staff member — any sitter in the county is eligible!)

I myself have used Sittercity and I love the service. Hands down, the number one question I receive from readers on my Washington, DC local blog A Parent in Silver Spring is for help finding a nanny, babysitter or child care provider, and one of my post popular local posts is my list of childcare resources. So I am very hopeful that we can get an A Parent in America reader family’s sitter or nanny to the Sittercity finals!

Happy nominating!

Note: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.