Bell Family Company has been a wonderful option for my family. I’m afforded the occasional luncheon with a friend, yoga or spin class, and dinner alone with my husband. As all moms know, a few hours a week among adults (or simply people who speak) provide respite and recharge from the groundhog day of diapering, feeding, and burping a 7 month old. Admittedly, it took me over 5 months to separate myself from my newborn because I had such a horrid experience with a different agency. Who can you trust with your firstborn and much loved child?
The inevitable arrived when I went out to celebrate my anniversary with my husband who was feeling a bit neglected. A seasoned mother in my building referred me to Bell Family and guaranteed a good experience. In a leap of faith, I submitted my kid sitter request and hoped for the best.
Guess who arrived? Mary Poppins! Ok, it was Alice who played Mary Poppins in the Alabama production but for all intensive identification, it was the ultimate baby sitter in my eyes. After my two hour dinner, I found Alice cuddling Kermit and providing all the warmth and love I would want for him. With a short sound-bite of “A Spoonful of Sugar”, she had him from tears to giggles. She is amazing.
In the subsequent two months, I have met a number of other sitters who have impressed and restored my faith in kid providers. Not only is Laura a kind and loving person, she graduated from one of my favorite Big 10 schools and promised to teach me their fight song. Countless others have held my son and provided comfort to him in my absence.
All the sitters shared a common sentiment: Lindsay Bell is remarkable. I had to meet her. And so I did. She’s a savvy New York entrepreneur with sensible midwestern roots and charm. Our meeting solidified my trust in Bell Family Company.
I believe in good karma. I welcome Bell Family’s good energy into my home and am thrilled to meet such fascinating women with incredible New York experiences. Most important, I am so happy Kermit is exposed to such kindness and love. And that’s all a mother could ask.
- Accidental SAHM, Jeanne lives with her 7 month old and hubby in NYC