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Finding a reliable babysitter is a tough aspect of being a parent. That's why the staff at Mother's Helpers take the worry out of finding someone to take care of children, whether for just an afternoon or for weekends away. Clients only need to call or email the service to notify when they need a sitter, and then staff match up babysitters with the parents' listed preferences. All of the babysitters are qualified and experienced with children, and no one is hired without passing the company's rigorous background checks. For parents who need a little more help, the sitters can even do errands, laundry, or light housekeeping.

PO Box 151
Ashland,
MA
US

Propelled by a degree in human development, Fran Durekas desperately sought a career where she could put her passion for children to use. Instead of finding full-time work, she landed a spot at a small after-school program near Stanford University—it was anything but ideal, as the miniscule budget and poor quality often forced her to dip into her own funds for supplies. She began looking for a way out when the director offered her the chance to buy out the program and transform this little part-time gig into the career she was looking for. The thought of redesigning the curriculum to match her high standards, treating the teachers as professionals, and upping the involvement of area families thrilled her. She went for it, opening her first Children’s Creative Learning Center in 1992.

Now a multistate company accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, CCLC continue to overhaul their programs to keep pace with the latest research in the field of early development. CCLC hire top educators, focusing on developing social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills while maintaining important boundaries and a feeling of play. Recently, educational company Knowledge Universe brought all CCLC under its umbrella, providing its newest independent division with even more resources to help children grow into well-rounded students and not into giant, skyscraper-destroying monsters. They also offer daycare services, which operate in or alongside many of the classroom facilities at CCLC.

770 Cochituate Rd
Framingham,
MA
US

It's the moment of the party everyone dreads: running out of booze. Everybody wants to keep drinking, but nobody wants to run to the store or reveal their top-secret recipe for bathtub gin. Enter Drizly, a mobile app that partners with area liquor retailers to provide home delivery of beer, wine, liquor, and mixers. The service, which has been lauded by Refinery29 and Bloomberg, is pretty quick, with deliveries typically reaching customers' doors within 40 minutes. And there's no markup on product prices?instead, most markets require a $5 delivery fee and a minimum order of $20?$30. Upon delivery, drivers scan the purchaser's ID, ensuring they are of legal drinking age.

9 Peckham Hill Road
Sherborn,
MA
US