Category Archives: Chicago

Chicago Launch: Sitters in the (Windy) City!

We’re so excited to announce the official launch of our Chicago city platform! You can now expect the same high level of care across the midwest.

Visiting on a business trip? No problem! Our local sitters will come to your hotel or show your kids around the city.

Have friends or family in Chicago? Make sure you refer them as a new family or caregiver!

Book your new appointment online through our online portal:


Bittersweet Farewell from Chicago

Caring. Trustworthy. Dependable. Creative. All things you want in someone who is going to watch your children. When I became a mother two and a half years ago, I didn’t know where to go to find that special person to watch my son. Well, someone must have been watching over me because they introduced me to Lindsay Bell and Lucky Lil’ Darlings. Grateful doesn’t even begin to express how I feel for being connected to such an amazing company that has provided me with the most wonderful babysitters. I never had to worry if Henry and his brother Bennett would be cared for in a loving way, that they would have fun, and that when I walked in the door, they’d have smiles on their faces. Henry always looked forward to his sitter’s arrival and would give me a gentle shove out the door by smiling and saying, “Bye, Mommy.” That is a mother’s dream come true! Bennett was happy, too, just too young to tell me!


Our time in Chicago is coming to an end as we relocate to Michigan for a job opportunity. I will miss Lucky Lil Darlings/Bell Family Company tremendously. I’m forever in their debt for all the times the found last minute sitters for us, helped our family while we traveled with the kids, and for all the wonderful sitters they provided for the boys. Those are pretty big shoes to fill!
It’s not always easy to find sitters who are energetic, dependable, trustworthy, and so connected with children, but with Bell Family Company you can’t go wrong!
Thanks, Lindsay (and family), for EVERYTHING. We will miss you.
The Kruse Family

Meet the Sitters: Chicago

We’re always excited to share sitter profiles so our member families get the chance to “meet” some of our awesome caregivers. This week we’ll be featuring some of our caregivers from the windy city. Meet Kathleen!

Hanging out with our fearless leader, Lindsay

Hanging out with our fearless leader, Lindsay

Kathleen was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She graduated from Knox College with a BA in Biology and minor in English Literature. She has ten years of babysitting experience with children of all ages, infant to teen, and was a former summer nanny for several families where she handled all kinds of duties: meal prep, pick-up/drop-off, play, bathing, and naps. Kathleen works for a nonprofit medical clinic and is applying to medical school this summer. She also continues to volunteer with Kappa Kappa Gamma, the sorority she joined in college as a mentor to her sorority sisters in college now. Kathleen has been with BFC for a year and half now & all of our families just adore her. She is CPR/First Aid trained for both adults and pediatrics.