I Am Not the Babysitter (IANtB) was borne from the bosom of Jamie Lynne Grumet’s personal blog and has since exploded into the largest and most revered online publication that humanity has ever seen. IANtB is the only credible and sexy source that is able to cover a variety of topics such as natural lifestyle, parenting, travel, social issues, and entertainment.
We cover serious issues, but also provide escape from the backbreaking stressors of life. Since our readership consists of many parents, we want to remind everyone that while we can come together and support one another we also can completely unwind into a labyrinth of quirky, comical, and interesting content.
While we will never try to sell you on the science of “living natural” (our science editor had plenty to say about that!) many members of our staff at IANtB and our readers prefer to find natural alternatives to conventional products. We not only respect that, we want to help you find stuff that works without scaring you into any particular lifestyle choice (even though we do have a staffer in Berkeley who buys deodorant from people on the street).
Parenting is another big one for us. “Live and let live” is the adage that we tend to hold close to our hearts on this site. We support a mother’s right to breastfeed her baby wherever he or she is hungry with or without a cover. We support a mother’s right to formula feed without condemnation. We support the right to practice child-led weaning when it works best for mother and child. Most of all, we support any healthy parenting practice that works best for your family. If you’re on our site you’re probably a rockstar parent and should pat yourself on the back for being so awesome at internet.
Travel is important to all of our team members. Since many of our excursions take place domestically and internationally, as well as include the entire family, we are happy to provide our readers with resources that will encourage families to think outside the box in terms of travel.
Social issues can at times get a little heavy, especially for blogs. However, we think that adding in current events that not only personally affect our readers but others worldwide is an important part of online communities. We do our best to provide stories that we feel our audience will want to hear and, if possible, act upon. We are in partnership with Raise It Up Foundation, and will from time-to-time give appropriate updates on ongoing projects.
The entertainment aspect of the blog is our favorite part. This is one of the ways support groups are dropping the ball. Many of you probably have memories of spending time with your friends during adolescence, whether it be sleepovers or just hanging out, and after awhile of just being with each other absolute nonsense occurred – plain and simple silly fun. This kind of bonding is often lost and forgotten after we become parents. However, it is one of the best ways to completely escape and gain support from our peers. We hope some of our watercooler-esque stories can stir up some fun conversations with other people who just want to have some fun. Life is too short to be serious online all the time. We encourage you to comment and be a part of the conversation. The love that we have for our readers, fans, family and friends is what makes us most happy.