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Services that help parenting 2017
One of the leading causes of stress during the holiday season – or any other season for that matter – is the anxiety that comes from having to prepare dinner night in and night out. Unlike other recipe providers, Sunday’s Chef focuses on meals that can be prepped on Sunday nights for the rest of the week and then made in 15 minutes or less on weeknights. The service is designed for families of three, but they offer options for larger families as well. They also separate themselves from their competitors with their affordability and month-to-month cancellation policy. Creators Michael and Lauren Landis are currently offering a free trial for the holidays. The first two weeks with Sunday’s Chef are free, and then from there, it’s $10 a month for 24 recipes.
It can be a real pain when the neighbor girl cancels to babysit on the same day you had a reservation at a swanky restaurant months ago. You could cancel, or look for a last minute babysitter on Care.com. With photos of the babysitter, references, and background checks, you can be guaranteed a safe decision when you hire your next babysitter. Not only does the site offer services for babysitting, but for a nanny position, elderly care, pet-sitting, errands, housekeeping, or even for a personal assistant.
The Honest Company
The Honest Company has a whole host of products that help you run an eco-friendly household. There's everything from organic baby formula to biodegradable diapers in adorable patterns, as well as personal care and cleaning products. You can subscribe to receive "bundles" monthly to save money and ensure you've always got what you need on hand. Cancel anytime and alter your order if you find you aren't using your products up in time. Not only are their products for children, but for men and women too, so the whole family can benefit.
As parents, it's difficult to not want to buy the latest and greatest toys for your little one. The problem is, babies grow quickly and what's fascinating for a 3 month old. . . isn't so awesome when they're 18 months old. Now imagine an online toy library where your little one gets to play with the hottest toys of the moment and then you can swap it out when they're done. The genius online toy subscription service Pley does just that, for $12.99 a month, you can choose from more than 500 toys, enjoy as long as you want and then return whatever you'd like.
Mac & Mia
Personal style starts early, and the subscription box service Mac & Mia knows it. Offering clothing and accessories for newborns through size 6, Mac and Mia's mission is to offer high quality unique items that fit your little one's personality. The process is simple: sign up, take their style quiz, and receive 6-8 hand-picked items delivered to your door. Now, that's shopping with ease.