My husband works a rotating shift, while I have set days with varying start and end times. Even with these craziness, we are strict with a schedule for our kids. They do best with a schedule. Some nights preparing a dinner will be required. We are also a completely pet friendly home. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats. The dogs can be as needy as the kids at times, they were our first babies and can't help it. The dogs are extremely good with the kids. The kids however are still learning their pet manners so a sitter would need to referee interactions at times. . Additional needs include being comfortable with pets, a non-smoker, having a reliable car. Flexible start date. My schedule may vary.