Sitting Made Simple (SMS) is coming to Fort Worth and I’m all kinds of excited about it! I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the founder, and the owners of both the Dallas and the new Fort Worth branch to find out what all of this means.
Sitting Made Simple is exactly what it says it is. They do the work for you in regards to getting you a sitter. What they do is recruit, interview and screen potential sitters. Let’s be clear, their interviews are not chill. They go above and beyond simply checking references. We’re talking background checks, CPR certification, looking into driving records and the interviews are always in person. So, after someone completely checks out, they go into their system. Then, someone like myself goes in and realizes I need a sitter for an upcoming night out. Instead of shooting out five(ish) texts to the sitters I have in my phone, I can simply go to their site and make a sort of sitter reservation. It really is that simple.
The owner of SMS Fort Worth, Melissa Wolfe, had been using the Dallas service for about a year and a half before she decided that we needed something like this here, too! The site tries to pair you with a sitter who is relatively nearby so that they aren’t driving more than 30 minutes to get to you. She’s a mom of two and understands exactly what goes into looking for a sitter and the importance of trusting who you leave your little ones with. After getting to spend some time with her, I was inspired by her entrepreneurial spirit and her ambitions to bring something like this to our area, but also I genuinely enjoyed being around her.
I’m looking forward to what the future holds for Sitting Made Simple Fort Worth! To celebrate their launch, I’m giving away 3 months of trustworthy babysitting reservations free over on Instagram. Head here to enter now!