I’m sure you already know this, but I never leave Charly with anyone but Brett or my mom. And I even struggle with that. I know on some level that this is ridiculous; she is 1 already for heaven’s sake! Ridiculous or not, it is what it is.
I was an au pair for 6 years locally; I adored those kids and would have laid my life down for them, so it’s not like I don’t know there are amazing people out there that I can trust.
I have a friend who loves all kids so much that she opened Mother City Sitters. On top of a full time day job in PR (proof of her infinite patience and warm bubbly personality), she babysits, pet-sits and housesits whenever she can. She makes my list.
Lee-Ann is literally one of the warmest, most loving, gentle, fun human beings you will ever meet; just hearing her voice makes people smile. All the kids I know love her; Charly (who has known her since birth) refers to her as her “bubba”. She had been babysitting and housesitting for family and friends, and then friends-of-friends as the word got around, for 5 years, when she decided to create an actual service in Mother City Sitters. She has contactable references and you will instantly feel like you have known her for years on meeting her.
And so, I am finally planning to try to loosen the apron strings very slightly and making use of Mother City Sitters on a Saturday so that Brett and I can go on a date, without taking away my mom’s only free time (since she is with us 4 days a week already).
I decided to share this journey with one of you as well, by giving you the chance to win 3 FREE hours of babysitting from the incredible Lee-Ann.
What do you need to do to win this free time for yourself? Easy peasy, same as before…
1. Like Mother City Sitters on Facebook OR Instagram
2. Like Pregnant in Cape Town on Facebook OR Instagram OR Twitter (or all 3 :D)
3. Share the competition on Facebook or Twitter by clicking on the icons below
4. For an extra entry, Subscribe to Pregnant In Cape Town & Ever After
5. Lastly, you MUST comment below once you are done to let me know where you followed, where you shared & if you subscribed!
Winners will be announced on Monday 25th May 2015
*This giveaway is sadly only open to those living in Cape Town