What’s it Like Being an Ultimate Juggle Sitter?

About the Author:

Hi, my name is Brianna Thomas, and I am a Wright State Business Marketing Major graduating this May. When you can’t find me over-preparing for an exam, working, or babysitting, I am usually hiking with my dog, playing with my dog, or… just spending time with my dog. Well… I do more than that, but usually my dog, Malie, is always by my side!

I, myself, am a Juggle Sitter and have received a great opportunity to write an article about some awesome sitters. So grab your cup of tea, find a comfy spot and let’s get to it!

What’s it Like Being an Ultimate Juggle Sitter?

Managing a busy family is no joke and sometimes we need a break from reality to recoup. Some parents may occasionally require the aid of a helping hand, and others may need it more frequently. Whichever it may be, picking and choosing when to have a sitter is at a family’s fingertips and makes life easier.

babysitterUs Juggle Sitters love to help when it comes to times of need. Parents no longer have to drag their kids along with them while running errands, thus avoiding the inevitable temper tantrum! Juggle Sitters help moms and dads become a little less frantic, all while fully juggling their lives. Some are full-time college students who work and babysit. Others are recent grads using their spare time to watch little ones. No matter the case, stepping into the life of a Juggle Sitter helps you appreciate what we do just a little more. I interviewed 6 of Juggle’s top sitters on what their journey has been like as a Juggle Sitter, and here is what they had to say:

Samantha
Columbus, Ohio
Juggle Sitter since 2016

“Working for Juggle has been the best thing I have done,” says Samantha, who has completed 208 sits. Samantha likes that Juggle implemented a way for the sitters and families to see information on the app; whether that is a background check, how many dogs they have, or what their hobbies are. For her, all of that information creates comfortable and long-lasting relationship with families. 

Samantha has found communication is key when it comes to babysitting. Usually, she will reach out to them beforehand to become more comfortable with the parent(s). This allows her to offer any additional help they may need during her shift. Also, she states lack of communication can get stressful. Sometimes Samantha will have jobs back to back and could potentially be late to her second one if the first family does not show up on time. She does manage her time wisely and, for the most part, does not have problems with flex times. However, she wants families to know it is okay to expand their flex times. In return, it will help sitters plan their time better.

Grace
Cincinnati, Ohio 
Juggle Sitter since 2017

As a Junior at Ohio State University, Grace has done 193 sits in the Columbus and Cincinnati area. Grace appreciates when families are very accommodating, such as providing the Wi-Fi password. Often, she can get school work done after the kids are in bed. Grace has met many great families with whom she has formed a long-term relationship with, which is her favorite part about using Juggle (My favorite part too!).

Juggle has helped Grace in many ways. With a career path in pediatric/neonatal medicine, her interactions with children have a significant advantage in her profession. Furthermore, the advantages of sitting for Juggle have allowed Grace to save money as she begins her process of applying to medical school. Whoop whoop, go Grace!

Kaylee
Worthington, Ohio
Juggle Sitter since 2016

A recent graduate from Ohio State University, Kaylee has completed 491 sits in the Columbus area and continues to do so while working a full-time job, you go girl! Kaylee noticed that when she reached out to families before her shift, they were more considerate of her time, wanted her to come back, and were more relaxed. With the help of the Juggle app calendar, Kaylee can easily plan her sits around her busy schedule.

Throughout her time at Juggle, Kaylee has made many memorable connections. In particular, one family practically became her second family. They even helped her find a full time job!

Sabrina 
Gahanna, Ohio
Juggle Sitter since 2017

Sabrina attends Mount Carmel College of Nursing and has completed 353 jobs since becoming a Juggle Sitter. Sabrina enjoys that families are considerate when it comes to returning home when her shift ends. If parents happen to be late, they are very mindful and let her know in advance. She also likes that families have bios and use a profile picture on the app. Doing so allows her to get a first impression and feel more comfortable when it comes time for her shift.

Rylee
Powell, Ohio
Juggle Sitter since 2018

Rylee has completed 182 jobs while working for Juggle. She found out about the app when she was a lifeguard at a country club in Powell, Ohio. Rylee eventually transitioned to The University of Cincinnati for school.
While in Cincinnati, Rylee recognized the high demand for babysitters. With many families and few sitters, she became one of the most highly recommended sitters in her area, yay! Rylee appreciates how accommodating parents are to her class schedule and loves to book routine sits.

 

 

Courtney
Newark, Ohio
Juggle Sitter since 2017

Courtney has been a school teacher for the last three years and has had many years of experience working with kids. Since being a part of the Juggle Squad, standing at 131 sits, she has met a variety of kids. Interacting with different personalities has helped her form better relationships when meeting new kids. Being a Juggle Sitter has given Courtney valuable experience that she can apply towards her teaching career. She appreciates the flexibility to work around her schedule, and the quick compensation that comes with it.

Recently, Courtney decided to step down from her teaching position to attend grad school (How awesome!). As of now Courtney is a substitute teacher, and in her spare time she babysits evenings and weekends.

Now You Have Virtually Met Some of The Juggle Squad…How Awesome!

I would like to reflect on what has been mentioned. Sitters juggle life as well–between classes, working, and extracurriculars–we tend to keep pretty busy! However, as you can see from the sitters I talked to, we will always be there for families during times of need (Which we find important!). All in all, everyone agrees the most rewarding aspect of being a Juggle Sitter is the bond created with the families and children!

Throughout the interview process, I noticed that communication, consideration, and awareness are the three biggest factors when it comes to having a successful sit. With those three things in mind, a family can be comfortable and grow better relationships with their sitter(s). The Juggle Squad continues to blow families away by being Ultimate Juggle Sitters who will always lend a helping hand. In the end, families continue to juggle it all, and having someone there for the kiddos can be the icing on the cake!                                                                                                      

p.s.  Check out some of our favorite quotes below, all from the Juggle Squad!    

-Brianna

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