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    Gone are the days of trying to find a sitter so you can attend a special event. Thanks to Party Sitters, launched by a local mompreneur, you can bring kiddos along to safely play as you mingle among the adults. Keep reading as we get all the details for our annual “Working Moms” issue.

    Party Sitters LLC offers on-site babysitting for special occasions and events.
    Party Sitters LLC offers on-site babysitting for special occasions and events.

    How many times have you looked forward to a night out, but run into babysitter issues?

    To help parents with the babysitting issues that often arise when it comes to attending special events, Cincinnati-based Party Sitters LLC was created.

    “We are a premier, on-site event child care company that brings CPR/First Aid-certified sitters to the location of any event,” says Party Sitters LLC Owner Nicole (Nicci) Willis.

    Party Sitters brings along games, toys, activities, and crafts to create a safe and entertaining environment for children while you and your guests enjoy a stress-free night.

    The inspiration for Party Sitters first came along in 2008, when Willis and her then-fiance were getting married – and becoming a blended family.

    Nicole (Nicci) Willis, Founder of Party Sitters LLC

    “We realized that we had no one to watch our kids at our wedding, and that is really how I came up with the idea,” says Willis.

    While she had been doing and planning events for a long time, she found that there wasn’t really a business in Cincinnati that would provide childcare at an actual event. “So, I started talking to my planner friends and we all decided that there was an opportunity there,” she says.

    Then, in 2010, the ladies moved forward with their idea and opened Party Sitters. “And it has been going well ever since,” adds Willis.

    Party Sitters services can be provided at nearly any event you can imagine. “From outdoor to formal weddings, we can provide care at your events,” says Willis. This also includes service for corporate and government events as well as coordinating children’s parties and providing hotel sitting for out-of-town guests that may need a sitter while they’re visiting.

    However, as a mother who is running her own business, Willis has to find a balance herself. When asked about finding that work-life balance, she says that she’s always a mom first.

    img_9595_0145“My children come before my work and were the inspiration to why I started Party Sitters,” she says. “But running a company and being a wife and mother takes a lot of work.”

    With all that work comes a lot of organization. Willis says that she isn’t afraid to ask for help when she needs it and encourages other working moms (and dads) to do the same.

    “Don’t take yourself too seriously,” she says. “Don’t give up. Being an entrepreneur means that you stick to it in the face of any adversity and hard times.”

    While there are good times and bad times with any business venture, Willis says that she gives any task she encounters her everything. “Anything you face, you have to just do it and do it well,” she says. “It’s important to remember that you have a community and that you have people around you who can help you.”

    As for the future of Party Sitters, Willis says she is looking at more growth, with the goal of opening more locations not just in the United States but abroad as well.

    You can learn more about Party Sitters at, by liking them on Facebook, or by following along on Twitter.


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    Our Editor-in-Chic tells the story behind a brilliant resource for local parents, offering everything from babysitting and dog-sitting to house cleaning and errand running services! Read on for more.

    I love telling stories behind area businesses and the ways they help local women. That’s why I wanted to start the Storyteller series on Cincy Chic. The next one up hits home for many reasons. Not only is Peggy, the founder of BabysitEase, a personal friend of mine, but her concept also literally hits home.

    As a working mama who runs a business, I know what it’s like to need a babysitter unexpectedly but you don’t want to ask the flaky teenager down the street just because you’re in a bind. There’s also a lot of other things (especially now that I’m preggo and about to have another little human running around soon) I just need help with to keep the house together and my mind somewhat sane.

    That’s where BabysitEase can help. They’ve already done all the background checks and all the other vetting a parent wants to do when they have more time to do their research. And there’s a database of babysitters and home helpers just waiting to lend a hand when you need it.

    That’s right, BabysitEase isn’t just for babysitting. For parents that need help with running errands, getting the house tidied, spaces organized, laundry run or grocery shopping check off their list- they have a team of organized, clean obsessed women that know how to make life easier for active families. For $12-20/hr you can get projects completed, and make some good headway on that never ending to-do list. Register at or call 859.442.7487 to find out how they can make life simpler for you.