Advisory Announcement: Sarah Johal

Advisory Announcement: Sarah Johal

Helpr is proud to announce that Sarah Johal, brand expert and policy advocate for working parents, will be joining the Helpr Advisory Board. Sarah has made monumental strides toward gender equity and parental benefits. While employed at Lyft, she founded the UpLyft group to support employee caregivers, and hit headlines with their updated leave policy. Read more about that work in Slate. Sarah is pictured below at Lyft’s ‘Take Our Kids to Work’ day, where she met Helpr who had managed childcare for the event.

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Sarah is also a member of the Parents in Tech Alliance, a group whose mission is to create positive and meaningful change for parents working in technology. Companies in high growth technology have a mission to lead by example to help create more diverse and inclusive workplaces. Their areas of focus are childcare assistance, equal and paid parental leave, manager training, cultural inclusion, new mother assistance and the establishment of Parent Resource Groups.

Most currently, Sarah is the founder of the content hub Underbelly, which explores all of the aforementioned topics regarding the intersection of parenthood, media and work.

Together, we plan to modernize parental support benefits and make parenthood more accessible to those who want to create family and continue their career track, whether in the tech sector or retail. Sarah’s enthusiasm, warmth, and complete commitment to the cause are warmly welcomed at Helpr HQ.

Appreciating Mom this Mother's Day

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What we can appreciate about mom

The gift of life

We would not be here in this world if it wasn’t for our mothers and for that, she deserves our love and thanks every day.

She is always there for us

She always continues to have unconditional love for us, no matter what.

In times of need, we can turn to our mothers for advice, comfort, and loving care. We can tell her anything without judgment.

She tells it as it is

We can appreciate mom for her honesty, she is not afraid to tell us when we are wrong or if something doesn’t look good. Her brutal but loving honesty can be painful to hear but we become grateful for her pure honesty.

She gives great advice

Moms will show us the other sides to consider and always gives us food for thought without telling us what to do. We can leave a conversation with her with clarity and she can help show us the bright side in hard times.

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How we can appreciate mom

Give her thanks

Tell your mom thank you - thank you for the life she gave you and the love she continues to provide.

Compliment her

Show your mama appreciation by complimenting her. This simple act can make mom beam with happiness.

Write it down

Write her a thankful letter or a gratitude list.

Tell her you love her

Sometimes a simple ‘I love you’ at a random time shows how much you appreciate her.

Hug her

There is nothing better than a big old bear hug.

Spend time with her

Sometimes all a mom really wants is some quality time with her kids.

Make her a dinner

She spent so much of our lives caring and cooking for us, it is time we give back. Cooking her favorite meal can make her feel both appreciated and cared for.

Clean her home

Let her lay back and relax as you make her home sparkle.

Treat her

Treat mama to something nice - spoil her to show your appreciation.

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The perfect mother’s day gift

Handmade gifts

Go for a handmade gift for a special touch from you. A great option is a homemade card; pair that with a handpicked bouquet and she will feel extra special. Other crafts, such as jewelry, art, or scrapbooks can also be a fabulous option.

Mother’s Day coupons

Go for a customized packet of Mother’s Day coupons to celebrate her all year. Craft these coupons to match your mother’s needs and desires with activities you will do for her and with her. This can be good for anything from laundry to a night out on you.

Pamper mom

Mom deserves to feel pampered on this day, so spoil her with some lush goodies today. She might love a beautiful garment or earrings, a wine club membership, or a day to the spa followed by a fancy dinner. You can always ask her how she wants to celebrate.

If mom still has young children or acts as your full-time nanny, give her a break and invest in babysitting assistance. It has never been easier to get childcare today with apps like Helpr’s.

At the end of the day, mom deserves to feel loved and appreciated no matter the gift. It is the thought and the time dedicated towards her that will make her feel special. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!


Top 3 Reasons to Babysit in San Diego

Steadily, we are seeing more and more working parents nationwide and these numbers are only going up, resulting in significant demand and necessity for childcare. San Diego, in particular, has an unemployment rate of 2.8% and about 34.1% of households have children, yet the county suffers from a childcare gap, as a result, these conditions bring about a large market for babysitters.

Working as a babysitter in San Diego is ideal, particularly for high school and college students, as it can be very flexible and is one of the highest paying jobs for these groups. In San Diego, many babysitting jobs will pay well above the county minimum wage. Furthermore, with over 20 colleges in the county, students have the opportunity to babysit to help pay for educational fees and can work with other young people when companies like Helpr provide childcare for events.

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1. Babysitting can lead to future employment

If you develop good connections with the families you work for, they can be a great reference or even connect you to future employers. Additionally, many jobs require you to have job experience, babysitting can be a great step into the workforce and can be used on your resume. It’s also a good side hustle!

2. It keeps your inner child alive

There is nothing that keeps you younger than playing with children. Babysitting can be such a fun job, especially in San Diego where the weather is almost always perfect for outdoor playtime.

3. It is fulfilling

When you work closely with children you can help build up their self-esteem and you can teach them important life skills and see them grow from challenges. Seeing your hard work in action can be incredibly rewarding and motivating.   

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Babysitting can be a great start to a career or a viable side hustle, however, you may need to take on various gigs for a sustainable income, which may require numerous applications and interviews even for one-time jobs. Helpr eases this issue and screens you only once for consistent daily work.

Helpr supports you along the way with cancel protection, rate transparency, and a 24/7 help line to ensure that your only job is to care for the kids and have fun without any worries—you will never be alone.

If you’re in San Diego, you can live your best babysitter life by caring for families in their home and during events knowing you are fully supported.