For Rachel Charlupski, she’s always seen babysitting as a way to lend a helping hand. “In college, I began matching babysitters with families in my local community,” she recalls. But constant and enthusiastic referrals quickly turned a pastime into a thriving business, providing a much-needed service to parents. That’s why she launched The Babysitting Company, a childcare service offering professional babysitting services at fine hotels, private residences, special events and to sports teams throughout South Florida. “I have a very high caliber of clientele that expect the best, and that’s what I deliver,” she says. All the company’s sitters go through a rigorous screening process including drug-testing and background checks, and must have at least 5 years of experience before they can join the team. “I love being a part of enriching children’s minds and allowing them to enjoy the best experiences possible while they interact with one of our babysitters,” she says. And, rest assured, your kids will be equally as enthused; 305.890.7000; TheBabySittingCompany.com.
From charity galas to business networkers and outdoor activities galore, Key Biscayners were out in full force in and around the island.
Friends of Miami Animals Foundation (FoMa) focuses on the root causes of pet homelessness — financial instability, spay & neuter, adoption and foster campaigns — all in the hopes of helping pets find families and get out of shelters.