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Andover mother Theresa Dowling, left, interviews prospective babysitter Jenn Phaneuf of Lawrence at a “Sitter Mixer” event. (Sacha Pfeiffer/WBUR)
Andover mother Theresa Dowling, left, interviews prospective babysitter Jenn Phaneuf of Lawrence at a “Sitter Mixer” event. (Sacha Pfeiffer/WBUR)

If you have ever gone speed dating, you know it can be both nerve-wracking and entertaining. And it may lead to a long-term relationship.

If you’re a parent with young kids, you know how hard it can be to find child care. Now imagine bringing those two searches together in a speed interviewing event for parents and babysitters.

Two Massachusetts mothers have turned that concept into a business, and we recently stopped by one of their “sitter mixers.”

This segment aired on August 22, 2011.

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