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Nana's Babysitting has been such a blessing to our little family. We live on Kauai and were looking for someone to watch our kids for an occasional night out. We've used her service since 2013 when I contacted Sharon to watch our then 15 month old. I was very hesitant since I had never left him with anyone before. Sharon quickly put me at ease. She is warm, friendly and genuinely loves what she does. She gives the kids her undivided attention and brings along age-appropriate toys and activities. I also especially love that she sends us updates through out the evening - pictures and videos so we can see what the kids are up to. My kids, now 4 and 1, look forward to Aunty Sharon coming over, and that in itself allows us to relax when we are away. - Jennifer R. - Kaumakani, Kauai

 

Sharon rocks!  I almost never write reviews but she was too awesome to not share with others.  She is the Mary Poppins of Kauai with her huge suit case full of art projects and toys- different ones every day!  My kids (2 girls ages 4 & 6) loved her and are still talking about her. She has a great approach to caring for kids that is very effective.  Can't say enough good things! We will definitely have Sharon watch our kids the next time we visit Kauai! - E J, Seattle, WA

 

When I asked my kids the highlights of our trip to Kauai, the enthusiastically yelled 'Sharon!!' Not only did the kids have a great time, but the adults were able to relax knowing the kids were in such great hands. She handled my very strong willed 2 year old with love & patience. She kept the kids engaged with crafts & toys. I couldn't recommend her more! Thanks Nana Sharon!! - Elizabeth T.

Sharon was absolutely fantastic! She came ready to play and have fun with our group of kiddos (aged 2-9). We had her watch the kids 3x over our stay and I don't know if the kids or adults were more excited to see her! Mahalo, Sharon for the wonderful care of our kiddos! - Lauren G.

One of the highlights of our trip for our kids was Nana Sharon! They had the best care and a lot of fun with her. Thank you, Sharon! - Lillian B.

 

There are no words -- Sharon is simply the best! Our baby was three and a half months old when we visited Kauai last month and Sharon was amazing with him. As soon as she walked in the door he would light up. though he's just little, she brought age appropriate toys -- and the soft silicone cubes were enough of a hit that we've bought them for him now that we're back home.

It's also worth noting that Sharon is truly a professional, which not all care givers and babysitters are. She is passionate about children and doing her job well. She asked us about our baby's likes/dislikes and listened carefully to his peculiarities (such as his need for s moving - tai chi baby? - last nap of the day in a stroller or a carrier).  it's no wonder she's booked months in advance. We were beyond lucky to get her. Thank you nana! Pepper B. - New York, New York

 

"Thank you again for taking such good care of our girls! My girls have adopted you into our Ohana, and so have Mike and I. It is no longer our yearly Kauai trip, it is the "when can we go see Sharon again" trip. They all light up at the thought of spending the day with you, and can't stop talking about the fun things you do. Thank you for bringing your magic bag of toys and spoiling them with your sunshiny personality. I know the girls are safe with you and that is priceless. Looking forward to our visit next year!" - Suzanne Wastvedt, CA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 

 "Sharon turns a family vacation into a truly restorative break for everyone! She shows up at your place with a magic suitcase full of toys and a warm attitude towards the kids, who instantly adore her. At this point, your children forget they have parents. You get a guilt-free evening or day to yourselves to experience a glimpse of pre-children vacation.

My husband and I are a bit helicopter-ish, but we instantly trusted Sharon and could see that she had deep experience and knowledge in caring for toddlers.  We stayed on Kauai for a month and really got to know her, and our trust and admiration for her grew with each experience. Our kids looked forward to Sharon days and are still talking about her now  that we're back in Seattle. She's responsible, qualified, and skilled...but most importantly, she's full of love and compassion. You won't find a better sitter!" -  Marianna, Seattle, WA

 

 

Sharon watched our 3.5 and 5 year old for a full day and a night out and we all absolutely adored her.  My son can be a little grouchy with strangers but the suitcase of toys melted his heart immediately.  They had so much fun with Sharon and she is just so at ease with children, there is just something very special about her!  I wish Sharon lived in Seattle so she could be our babysitter all the time.  Do not hesitate to have Sharon watch your precious babes, they will be in wonderful loving hands!   - Rosemary,  Seattle, WA

 

 

 

"Sharon is an absolute godsend. We were very nervous leaving our son with anyone else but our family because of his rare genetic condition. For at least a year, family members would fly over to watch our son while we went to work, until we found Sharon. Nothing fazes her as to be expected (ie, my sons condition) because she is beyond capable in any situation. More importantly, she is exceptional with kids! It really is a gift!!! She plans arts and crafts, does learning games, and always keeps him engaged making it very clear that when I'm leaving my son with her, he will not just be watched but he will learn and thrive and be absolutely cared for. My son is always so excited when he knows Aunty Sharon is coming. She really has become family to us and we couldn't recommend anyone better!" - Andrea Suzuki, Kalaheo, Kauai

 

"Sharon was clearly the best sitter we have ever had. She rolled in the door with a suitcase of activities. Instead of having to peel our kids off our legs to get out the door, we had to get their attention away from Sharon and her activities to say goodnight. She had no problems with our 'challenging' boys who loved her. If I could hire her as a full-time nanny I would in a second!" - Monty O., Potomac, MD

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