Wednesday, March 28, 2012




Tuesday, March 27, 2012

LLD's Take on Role Models

As soon as you think about your lil’ one growing up, who can help but think about who is going to be their role model. Who is going to help them grow up to be the best that they can be! First and foremost of course the family! You know, moms, dads, brothers and sisters, cousins and grandparents. But of course there will be others! Today our President, Lindsay Bell, gave her take on the importance of role models to Mommybites, a go-to resource for parents.

If you didn’t know, Lindsay is the oldest of five girls! As you can imagine, there was always a lot going on and Lindsay easily assumed the role of big sister. She was always involved with what her sisters were doing whether it was planning a fun day of games, teaching them about something they should or shouldn’t do, or challenging them to be even better at school or in other areas. Lindsay was always there. Lindsay says as she looks back, she never realized how much she was in tune with what her sisters needed and what made them happy as both young little toddlers, or pre-teens when they were going through the same things she did at that age. LLD knows not all siblings are lucky enough to have a big sis like Lindsay, but in any case, a strong role model is so important!
And what better way to make sure you have a say in your lil’ ones role models than by choosing them yourself! Yes of course, we mean their sitters and nannys. Having a sitter or nanny that is sensitive to your child’s needs, can relate to them, and show them what goals and values are important in life is just so… well…important! To read more about Lindsay’s experience as a role model to her sisters as well as her list of the best qualities in a sitter or child care provider that make them great role models, click here.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Need a Date Day/Night? LLD can Help!

Longing to finally get out of your apartment? You have been busy keeping your children's social calendar in line, but forgot yourself?

LLD sitters travel with our families making for a more balanced family vacation.
It's spring and it's time to break away during the day during your vacation, for your spa appointment, that lunch with your mother, shopping to get that wedding or baby shower gift or at night for some QT with your partner! The solution is to hire a reliable sitter that can be on call when the need arises!

It's simple! First, register on our website, then set up a intro phone consultation with a member of our LLD team, learn the ropes of our policy and procedure, meet a few of our stellar sitters prior and voila...your sitter appointment is booked!

Book your trip, day appointment or date night today!

Friday, March 23, 2012

How about the Parenting Magazine Ap!

I was thinking how cool it would be to have an app for those times when you have a quick question regarding your child.  Yes Google helps, but it can be so vague and it takes time to review all of the options that come up. 

What if you need something really quick & easy?

I researched around and found Parenting Magazine’s app “Parenting Age’s & Stages”. It is FREE to download and offers a search engine to ask your own specific questions.  They also offer sub categories making it easier to navigate to your answer.  Categories include:
  • Product Recalls
  • All Ages & Stages
  • Pregnancy
  • First Year
  • Second Year
  • The Early Years
  • School Years

So whether you have a question about what 5 tooth brushing tricks work for your child or easy ways to ease a baby during bath time or 20 tantrum tamers, they cover it all!

For more information on Parenting Magazine click here


Thursday, March 22, 2012

LLD and Cut the Clutter have something for YOU!

It's spring cleaning time!  LLD knows organizing is something that usually gets put on busy moms' back burners, but what if we gave you a GREAT reason to make it a priority?  We're teaming up with our friends at Cut The Clutter (CTC) to offer Manhattan families the Organized Family Spring Cleaning Package!  If you didn’t know already, CTC is NYC's group of premier professional organizers who can help you turn any disorderly part of your home into a beautifully organized dream space. The package we’re offering with CTC includes babysitting services care of LLD, and organizing services care of CTC. That’s right! All bundled into one SPECIAL package for just $350!  This package gets you an initial in-home organizing consultation PLUS 3 hours of in-home organizing AND babysitting on organizing day!  Contact Natalie at to get your appointment set up today and for more info on rates!  Be sure to mention LLD to get the special offer. Expires 5/15/12. Only offered in Manhattan.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Moms! Stay fit with Stroller Strides

Vika Osipenko, mother of one beautiful lil’ girl, is the UWS’s contact for Stroller Strides, the country’s largest (and growing) stroller fitness program for moms.

Stroller Strides has everything from prenatal classes called Fit4Baby and mommy classes after the lil’ ones are born called Body Back. What a great way to stay fit throughout and after your pregnancy! And even better…through Stroller Strides you can become a member of a Mom’s Club where they host playdates for moms and kids, mom’s nights out, and tons of activities for families. Can we get in on this action??? Vika says yes!

Vika was a varsity athlete throughout college and of course believes in the positive benefits of working out. Now with a baby girl in her midst, she knows it can be hard to find the time to work out and care for YOU. Fear not! Being the Manhattan contact for Stroller Strides keeps her fit and involved and it can for all you moms too! Not convinced yet? Visit their website at to hear testimonies from fit moms that joined the program all around the country. Vika is also available through email at

Monday, March 19, 2012

LLD at Baby Loves Disco

Last weekend LLD was lucky enough to meet so many kids and families at the Baby Loves Disco in Philadelphia at the Shampoo Lounge & New York City at Le Poisson Rouge. We had two lovely sitters, Brittany B and Kate T, who helped out with our interactive table that had fun activities to do with the lil' ones passing through. Here you can see Brittany B helping some kids make some adorable bracelets!

Every Baby Loves Disco event attracts nearly 300 guests including moms, dads, grandpas, grandmas, and kids galore. By the end of the three hours of dancing, eating, play, shopping, crafts, networking, photos & more... believe us, your kids will be worn out! We can't wait until they have another Baby Loves Disco! It's such a great place to meet different families, have fun with your kids, and meet LLD sitters! For more info on upcoming events in your area check out their website here.

As always have a fabulous week and keep posted for more tips from LLD!