Ok I need some opinions/help. I have been thinking about what my work schedule will be after my maternity leave. The summer will be easy, because my mom works at a school and has summers off, and when she is working she is home by 2, so I can do like a 3-close shift a couple of nights. However I do want to keep a weekday, I am hairstylist so convenience for my clients is key, and I was thinking about asking my best friend to watch the baby on Tuesday from 9-5. She is a SAHM with a 2 year old and she already babysits a 1 year old (his mom is a professor so she will have the summer off from babysitting). Not only is she my best friend but my baby's father is her brother (they don't speak). Ok my big question is how much should I offer to pay her, is $20 reasonable? I don't want to offend her in anyway by offering too little. But, also since the father will not be contributing financially I can't afford too much. I know I am their go to babysitter, but that is more for like a date night or an appointment type of thing so I don't expect compensation, but I know that this will be different.