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From time to time I have my mother-in-law come over to babysit my children and EVERY time, I come home to a brand-spanking clean home, not that I leave anything particularly dirty. I know she cleans my house under the premise of being helpful but really she's just nosing around my home. I've asked nicely for her not to do any cleaning, because at first my requests were too soft and she insisted she LOVED helping out and doing "a bit" of cleaning for me. Now I'm at the point that I don't ask her anymore to babysit. But admittedly, babysitters are cutting into my budget and I would like to ask my MIL to babysit again. Now...do I talk to her? And how?