Lifestyle|Sitting Made Simple

It’s tough enough to find a sitter who’s available when you want them to be, but even harder to find someone whom you trust with your child(ren)s well-being and who’s dependable! It can feel frustrating and practically impossible!

I know personally, my husband and I forgo many comedy shows, movies + concerts because we don’t have a babysitter. There have also been some stressful afternoons trying to figure out who can pick the kids up if either of us has to work late or travel for work.


You can imagine how happy I was to meet with Emily and Kaley of Sitting Made Simple Raleigh. From the time I sat down at the table with them, I felt at ease with these two local boss babes! They explained to me how SMS Raleigh [as well as the other franchises] work and why they are so passionate about providing quality, reliable and affordable care for local Triangle families.

What stood out to me the most aside from the obvious passion these sisters have for their business is the dedication and care they take in making sure they hire the best of the best. Their application process for sitters is very in-depth and aside from verified background checks they also interview each sitter in person and face to face, which definitely helps ease this worrisome mamas heart!

Each sitter must have a clean background check, driving record, and be CPR certified. You can hire a last-minute sitter or schedule a sitter for an event in advance. They offer before/after school care and pick up/drop off services! Another feature that I really liked was the ability to look through all the sitter profiles to see which sitter would be the best match for your family. The sitters each have a bio that you can read that tells a little more about them and if they like homes with pets etc. The site also allows you to request the same sitter so that you have some regularity and you can book by the season. They are currently accepting requests for the upcoming Fall/Back to School season. Although you don’t have to schedule for an entire season, it’s just another one of the amazing options that SMS offers!

For the month of August, they are running a special! Did you know SMS® Sitters can help with childcare at local churches, events, or businesses? Help spread the word! Refer friends, family, or organizations and receive a FREE $10 scheduling fee for you and them!

Get $10 off your membership by using code SHABBYCHICCHEAP when you sign up! Make sure to list me as your referral source!

Gets you one step closer to that romantic date night or mom’s night out you have in mind!

Still, have questions, be sure to visit the FAQ section on the SMS website or reach out to Emily or Kaley. They’d love to answer any questions and help any way possible!




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