It's really hard sometimes. I have found mine through my mommy groups on meetup.com and also my girlfriends from work watch her for things like date nights. One thing I've found out by trial and error if you're looking for a full time babysitter makes sure you not only like them, but that they have the same parenting methods as you. I had issues with my last one because, though we were friends, she had very different parenting methods, like she would let her son cry it out and I don't do that with my daughter, etc. Hope this helps.
at 4:57 PM on Nov. 14, 2009