Care.com is every mother’s (father’s, pet owner’s, cleaning-challenged couple’s) dream

An agency is great if you’re looking to hire just one person for just one thing. You pay your fee, they find you a nanny or a petsitter or a house cleaner. Done.

But what if you need a nanny and a petsitter and a house cleaner and someone to run errands for you on Friday afternoons?

Well, then you check out Care.com, the much lauded service founded by mom Sheila Lirio Marcelo. A single membership fee gives you access to every personal service you might be seeking while you juggle the life of a busy mom. Find background-checked providers of various services–even tutors and personal shoppers–and filter by location, age, and how much you can pay. Even whether or not they smoke.

I kind of wonder if anyone these days is actually looking for a two-pack-a-day nanny  -Mir

Check out our affiliate Care.com; you’ll be glad you did!

Mir Kamin is a prolific writer, the author of the popular blogs Woulda Shoulda and WantNot.net, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech.

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