When you're forced to find someone who might fill in at the last minute, try thinking outside the box. If your child is in nursery school or kindergarten, consider ringing up her teacher's aide. You know she'll be good with your kids, and it's likely she's someone you already trust. If you're in a pinch there are also services that will guarantee a sitter with 24 hours notice for a low montly fee.
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