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Sitterati, the all in one sitter app

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Moms are as a whole very busy. Not only do we run the house but we take care of our kids, our husbands, if we have time…ourselves, oh and don’t forget about any pets you may have, baseball practice, dance, karate. Add on top of that working full time, part time or even from home and life can get over whelming. Arranging for a sitter to watch your kids should be something that is easy, non stressful and relatively painless right?

Let me introduce you to Sitterati. A new app that keeps all of your babysitters in ONE place. Setting up an account is takes less then five minutes and you can use your Facebook account to make it even easier. Once you set up your account you can create jobs to send to all of your babysitters at once and schedule them through the app. You can also pay your sitter directly from the app. No more worrying about having enough cash on you or turning around as you pull into your driveway because you just realized you forgot to get cash (yeah I’ve totally done that, twice).

So you’re ready for a night out with your husband, here’s what you do.

  1. Text your babysitter(s) with an invite to Sitterati
  2. Enter your credit card information so you’re all squared away on payment
  3. Post the job
  4. When a babysitter responds you will receive a confirmation from them that they will take the job 
  5. Go out and enjoy a night on the town!
Not only is the Sitterati app awesome for us parents, yes Dads can totally do this too, but it’s convenient for the sitters as well. When they set up an account they can access jobs from parents they are connected with, get paid right into their account and see all babysitter jobs they have schedule in one spot. Key words to remember here, organization. That is a HUGE deal for me since I am constantly loosing things, like notes, appointment dates, even babysitters phone numbers since I tend to write them down on a tiny piece of paper and then loose said piece of paper. With having everything in one spot and completely organized will help not only the sitters scheduling jobs but the parents submitting jobs.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member Clever Girls Collective, the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


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Nominate your sitter for Sittercity’s America’s Top Sitter

Remember back when you were in your early teen years and spending most week day evenings and weekends babysitting your parents friends kids. No? This is how I spent most of my preteen and teenage years. I had one steady family that I babysit on a weekly basis for a few years and then other families on an as needed basis. Looking back on those days is always a great memory. I had fun watching these children grow and I felt blessed that I was not only being trusted to care for these kids but I was also being welcomed into these children’s hearts. I wasn’t just a babysitter and it wasn’t just a job for me, I was like extended family. I often wonder where are those “little” kids now. I even remember my babysitter from when I was around five years old. Nay-nay was what we called her, Renee was her actual name but you know us cute five year olds and not being able to pronounce words all the way. We (my sister and I) always had so much fun going over to her house and spending the day or even just a few hours. I remember one summer day all of us kids and Nay-Nay got into a water fight which somehow turned into a shaving cream fight. Such fun memories. Nay-Nay for me was like an Aunt or the older sister I always dreamed about. She lived in the same apartment complex as us and when it came time for us to move my sister and I were heart broken because she wouldn’t be our babysitter anymore. That’s how close we all had become. Just like family.

Do you have a sitter who has become a part of your family? One who is amazing with your children? One who goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to the care of your children? If you do right now Sittercity is having a contest and they are looking for the absolute best of the best for their 2013 America’s Top Sitter Contest! You can nominate your babysitter for the 2013 America’s Top Sitter Contest in a matter of minutes. 

  • You can tell them why your sitter is the best of the best in 200 words or less and upload a photo of your awesome sitter, but don’t delay the period to nominate your sitter is only open until February 25, 2013.
  • Next a panel of judges will pick ten finalists from all of the entries
  • Then those ten finalist will be put to a voting round from March 5th through March 15th. The one finalist with the most votes will be names America’s Top Sitter and win the grand prize of $5,000!

So hurry up, if you have an AMAZING babysitter who you think deserves this go nominate them here.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


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