I just started a new group to help busy parents (like most of us) work together to provide affordable babysitting. $10-20/hour is highway robbery! I used to charge less than half of minimum wage per hour per kid, and now teens are charging more than I currently earn in an hour?!?
In generations past, families had a support system for most of their sitting needs -- other family members, neighbors with kids, etc. It's harder to make connections these days. Maybe this group will help: