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SeekingSitters to the Rescue

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We’ve all been there at one time or another as moms. You know the word (cue scary music)…

BABYSITTERLESS.

Yes, I made up the word. But seriously speaking, there are a countless number of times my husband and I had adult night out plans, but no reliable sitter.

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Photo courtesy of Seeking Sitters.

A few years back, though, in sharing my frustrations with a friend, she recommended a sitting service: SeekingSitters.

I went on the SeekingSitters Web site that allowed me to see photos and profiles of the various sitters, and easily marked icons that denoted their background and skill sets (CPR, First Aid). Most importantly, all sitters have undergone a thorough background check and screening.

How to Use SeekingSitters
Using the Web site, I set up our username and password protected family account and profile, including any special needs and/or requests. I then made the request for the date and time range I needed the sitter.

Within 24-48 hours, my request was fulfilled via a call from the owner of SeekingSitters, and/or e-mail confirmation. The day before our sitting appointment, I received a personal introductory call from the sitter. This put me at ease when I spoke to the sitter over the phone as well.

Mary Poppins, Well Pretty Close
My sitters have all arrived on time, or early from SeekingSitters. When they do arrive, they come ready to play and care for my kids. SeekingSitters bring fun crafts and activities based on the interests, age and gender of your children. And my daughters always want to know what’s in the SeekingSitters bag!

Another perk of the service was rather than dealing with having to drop by the bank to pick up cash to pay the sitter, our credit card is safely secured online through the initial account profile. All I have to do is sign off on the hours with the sitter at the end of the shift, and my credit card is automatically billed.

Regular hourly rates run between $15-20 per hour with a minimum of four hours (depending on the number of children). Holiday hourly rates are slightly higher, and requests are first come, first serve.

The ‘New SeekingSitters’
The Orange County South SeekingSitters franchise has a new owner, who is a long-time client and mother of three, Barbi Morgan.

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Meet the Morgan Family, new Orange County South Franchise SeekingSitters Owners.

“After using the service for more than six years, this is a was a great time to invest in our own franchise with SeekingSitters to service the families in southern Orange County. We look forward to providing the same excellent service to families looking for experienced, professional sitters,” explains Morgan.

BABYSITTERLESS no more thanks to SeekingSitters!

 

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Kristal Zacharias is the mother of two beautiful, vivacious girls, and wife of a hunky husband who works in the action sports industry. For the past 15 years, Kristal has worked for several Fortune 500 companies as a professional communicator. Follow her journey at Clearly Kristal or on Facebook and Twitter.
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