Lives In: Manhattan, New York
About Me: I am a mama (hanging on to her 20’s for dear life) with a 3-year-old daughter and a baby in the form of my start-up. I love my daughter more than anything in the World but I felt I hadn’t reached my true potential and didn’t believe that I should give up just because I was now a Mother. I contemplated a lot of different routes but decided that helping other moms would be awesome, even if it was just something small - the gift of time.
So I created Hello Sitter – a fully vetted on-demand babysitting app. We personally interview all of our sitters and check the multiple references that they have to provide. We perform a background check and CPR train them before they can be activated on the app. Our mission is to allow you the full freedom to be a great parent and your own person at the same time.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At:
I enjoy a good party.
Hire Hello Sitter to care of your little ones.
On a personal level: I would just love to meet like-minded Mamas.
Work-wise: To help moms on day-to-day basis, collaborations and anything else that makes sense for both sides.
Mama Likes: Travelling. Naughty Food. Expensive shoes and handbags (the list of lust is never-ending). My husband, friends, family and daughter - all at once if that were ever possible.
Mama Inspiration :
Wow, there are so many! Any mother that has achieved what I am working towards – the successful career, happy home life and well-rounded child – oh yeah that balancing act.
Brands that most reflect your style or that you’d want to work with: I have evolved into a true New Yorker – my favorite color is black, black and black (with maybe some white thrown in). Anything minimal – Helmut Lang, Theory do some great basics, ALC, Tibi and Acne. If I had a limitless budget, then I would buy everything from Saint Laurent and Valentino – their pieces are beautiful!
Words you live by/quotes you love:
If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough
Best advice you’ve ever been given:
In Business: Everyone is faking it until they make it – when I feel like I have no clue what I’m doing I remember that half the time no-one else does either but that hard work and persistence will hopefully pay off!
In Motherhood: You might feel like you’re failing but they love you anyway. Just to learn to give yourself a break, that you love this little person and you are doing your best and yes sometimes you’ll burn the dinner or forget their backpack but hey that’s what unconditional love is for.
Best advice you’d give to someone starting out: On this journey so far what I’ve learnt is to Work. Work. Work. It will feel like you are getting no-where and then you will have one day where one thing will go right and just for that one moment you think – yes I got this! I won’t promise it will be easy and it will be exhaustive (as everyone tells me too) but remember that one day it will have all been worth it.
What are three things people would be surprised to know about you?
1. I regularly try everything on in my wardrobe – just because
2. I am the most indecisive person
3. I am the (very) shy girl in a room full of people
Where can we find you?
My IG: @laurenmon / @hello_sitter
My Website: www.hellositter.com