We Know This is A Big Deal.And We Know What We're Doing.
The following story is a true one, known all too well by parents all over the world.
The phone rang. It was the babysitter that she booked weeks ago for her dinner tonight. The sitter cancelled with a really flimsy excuse. She continued to do the thousand things she was already doing (because she is a parent and couldn’t just stop doing things) and also added “calling every babysitter stored in her phone to see if she could pull off a miracle,” to her list. Everyone was booked or they didn’t call back.
She called neighbors, bribed friends, debated if her 4 and 6 year old could cook their own dinner and get themselves to bed, tried to reschedule dinner… And then she cancelled her dinner plans. And stayed home.
In May 2010, Tori got six of these “every babysitter stored in your phone” calls in one night. But she was already working and couldn’t help. She knew there had to be a better way.
That evening, Chicago Super Sitters was born.
Parenting is tough, especially on womxn
Both/all parents/guardians should be involved in childcare planning.
There should be a human connection when looking for childcare/childcare work.
Time away from your child(ren) can make you a stronger, and more present parent.
Black Lives Matter, Love is Love, and human uniqueness should be celebrated.
About Tori, Founder of Chicago Super Sitters
Tori Ulrich is the original Super Sitter and founder of Chicago Super Sitters.
After an early teenage ‘career’ in childcare and moving to Chicago in 2005, she became a sitter and nanny for multiple families. It was while working with these families and seeing the struggles they faced when she wasn’t available, that Chicago Super Sitters became a reality.
Through her own childhood experiences, Tori has seen first hand how love, personalized care, and one-on-one attention can make all the difference for a child at any age. She has dedicated her life to making sure parents feel heard, respected, and safe, and that childcare providers feel the same. Tori knows first hand that the relationship between a family and babysitter can be an amazing one, and she works every day to create these special relationships for others.
Tori has worked with hundreds of families in Chicagoland and is a leader and mentor for sitters, and a consistent comfort for parents and families. Through her dedicated work in the community she has recognized what an ever-growing need there is for a service like Chicago Super Sitters, and continues to expand services and add options to make it easy and safe for everyone.
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