My name is Molly Smalley. My husband, Cary, and I live in Overland Park. We have two boys, Garrett, who is 4, and Oliver, who is 2. The reason I decided to create this connection website for families to find and connect with sitters in their area is because several years ago I accidentally booked my regular sitter for the wrong date-Friday instead of Saturday. After I realized that I had given her the wrong date and found out that she wasn’t available Saturday because it was prom, of course none of her friends were available either! I was freaking out and decided to call an agency to get a sitter. I had no idea who they were going to send me and when she arrived Garrett hid from her in a corner, which he had never done before with a sitter. He cried and begged me not to leave. I was thinking..seriously?!! It made me feel awful. After we arrived back home and the sitter had left, my husband and I were dying of laughter because we realized that the sitter had eaten nearly every junk food item in our pantry! Who does that?! Mind you, I was pregnant with Oliver at the time so there was quite a bit of junk around to eat! Several years later, after I’d built up a pretty good list of sitters, quite a few of whom are on our website, I decided it would be awesome to start a website for other moms in need of reliable and responsible babysitters, pet sitters and house sitters. I personally interview, coach and train each sitter, and we conduct criminal background checks on all sitters over 18 in Johnson County District Court and all Missouri Circuit Courts. Welcome to Nounou Neighbors, where you can connect with amazing sitters in your own area. Thank you for joining us!