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The Winter Break Bomb - How to work with Kids home for the holidays
Black-Tie Babysitting's New Office
Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner
Pipsqueak Review - Arlington Hall At Lee Park
We Will Never Be You


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The Winter Break Bomb - How to work with Kids home for the holidays

I love Christmas songs. And one of my favorite songs are, “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas.”

I love its vivid description of the holidays, especially the line that says,” And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to begin again.” But for parents who are looking at working from home with kids during winter break it's anything but music to their ears.  So, I put together some tips to help with taking care of the kids without your work productivity taking a backseat.

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Black-Tie Babysitting's New Office

On July, 16 2015 Black-Tie Babysitting, Inc. celebrated it's business office opening. The office is located at 629 W. Centerville Rd, Garland TX 75041 Suite 211C.

Moving to the office is a big step for Black-Tie Babysitting, Inc. and a step towards family work-life-balance for North Texas families.  With the new office space we will be able to inventory more toys and baby gear for rental to family travelers and event organizers.

To schedule a meeting or come play with us feel free to email Hope at info@blacktiebabysitting.

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner

For business owners without children it is hard to fathom a scenario where you would willingly take your children to a business appointment. But for those of us who are parents of young children, it’s rare for you to even use the bathroom by yourself. In my case, I have bathroom butlers who tear my tissue for me and serenade me with songs. Here are some things to think about if you have to take a child along on a business meeting, because you can’t simply but your child in the corner and conduct business as usual.

Pipsqueak Review - Arlington Hall At Lee Park

When you’re a parent, other people’s weddings bring a unique stress. While having a professional child care service likeBlack-Tie Babysittingcan help, you still may worry about the particulars of the venue; so we have decided to provide a review of the wonderful venues we partner with to,“roll out the red carpet for your littlest guest.”We hope to provide insight into each of these venues for your unique perspective as parents.

Arlington Hallis situated in the heart of historic Lee Park. To your children it will look like a big white house.

We Will Never Be You

I love my family, with their support I have been able to buildBlack-Tie Babysittinginto a business that is changing how people feel about children at special occasions and events. Whenever, I can’t take my children with me they graciously watch them for me.
When I walk in to see my 6-year-old sleeping peacefully in his clothes instead of pajamas or the snacks that I closely rationed out all week eaten in their entirety I realize something—despite my families efforts and good intentions they will never be me.

Give a Budget Bride a Break : Part I

As a vendor in the wedding industry my inbox is bombarded with articles and invites for workshops on how to lure the “upscale bride.” I was moved to write when I got an article titled,“Get a Nordstrom’s Bride in a Wal-MartWorld.”  We all know that the world changed on September 11, 2001 and we are still feeling the aftershocks in the economy, job stability, and even weddings. People didn’t stop getting married but stayed engaged longer, prioritized differently, and yes changed their wedding budgets—could you blame them?

Tailgating With Tykes

Little over a year ago I made the difficult decision to move back to my childhood home and live with my parents.  Being a single mother of four special needs children fueled my need to be physically close to my support system; the fiscal results have not been bad either. Living in a multigenerational household has not come without challenges and casualties like decorative pillows (son used the tassels as mustache) and the addition of crayon to textured walls.  By far the TV has been one of the biggest compromises.

Kiddie Wedding Crashers-Lowering the cost of kids at your wedding reception

Traditionally, brides and grooms take painstaking steps to ensure that all their invited guest have an unforgettable experience at their wedding.  Often times littlest guests are forgotten.  Children guest can make a costly emotional and financial impact if not planned for. Although kid-manipulated mishaps can make you money on America's Most Funniest home videos, these are a few ideas to lower the cost at your wedding reception.
1. Creating a guest list can be challenging in and of itself, but this is a good time to sit with your finance and decide if your wedding will be a child-free event.