We need a babysitter for our 2 children in Schenectady. And we're looking now! Meal Preparation: The plan is to have the baby strictly breastfed, so feeding pre made bottles. Or preparing food when she becomes of appropriate age. Pick-up or Drop-off: Again if situation changes or rare occasions we need help with bus drop off or pick up. Has Own Car: Must have reliable transportation and be trustworthy driver. Car seat(s) will obviously be provided. Things can be arranged to take child(ren) out and about to the library or other places as well. Homework help: Potentially if the situation changes to both children at home or emergencies arise where the 9 yr old son needs to be home as well, being willing to assist with normal day to day things like homework would be helpful. Schedule Details: I will require care one weekend a month as well. I am military full time and I am require to attend "drill" one weekend a month. It is scheduled a year in advance so you will know the dates ahead of time and it is typically the first or second weekend of every month. About the child(ren): I am expecting a newborn baby girl end of March. We currently have a 9 yr old son, who attends school (7:30 a.m. bus, then is bused to an after school facility at 2:10 p.m. and can be picked up anytime between 3 p.m. and 6pm). We don't currently need care for our 9-year-old but we could potentially discuss changing things if it becomes easier or more cost effective to have both children home with a care provider. We plan to have the baby breastfed for as long as possible. We also would like to continue with cloth diapers like we did with our son, so this maybe a learning curve or uncomfortable for some. Also when she is a little older for food we plan on making a lot of our own baby food as best we can and within reason, so being flexible with our wishes and willing to try or learn will be important. Ultimately we're young parents and we are looking for someone that is caring, dependable, flexible, understanding and willing to help us raise our cherished little ones! We both have very demanding work lives and just want the best for our children, with the scary world we live in and how expensive it is to be parents in NY we just want someone who is ultimately going to love and care for our children how we wish we or family could during our work hours.