A free social network allows 109 moms and babysitters to connect and learn about each other with the click of a mouse.
With Mommyfiles, local moms can find babysitters as well as pet sitters, house sitters, tutors and other talent.
"Mommyfiles is a tight-knit community of loving mommies and wonderful kid-loving TCU gals,” Arden Jenkins, a 109 resident and mom, said.
Jenkins, who has four children, has used Mommyfiles and said it isn't just a place to find a babysitter, but a place to find those destined to become important staples in children's lives.
Mommyfiles took off in Fort Worth in the fall of 2013 through TCU graduate Sarah Stallard, who is part of the Mommyfiles marketing team. There are about 1,600 mommy members in Fort Worth, and close to 300 live in the 109. Nearly all Fort Worth sitters live near or on TCU campus.
Similar to other social media sites, members create a profile and specify the ZIP code where they live. Sitters can specify certain “talents” such as toddler experience, math tutor, chef, or others. Moms can share about their children and specify what they need in a sitter.
“Currently all my sitters are from Mommyfiles, and I continue to meet more wonderful sitters that I hold near and dear,” said 109 mom Brandi Luig.
Luig said she loves that Mommyfiles is a free, easy to navigate, growing site with huge potential.
“My kiddos are five and under, but I know that I will only be looking to Mommyfiles more in the future as our family needs change and the site continues to grow,” she said.