The Hello Parent Story
Candice, now Hello Parent's CEO, allowed her son to go on a playdate at a classmate's home. She assumed a parent would be present for the playdate, but when she arrived to pick up her son, she was surprised to find a babysitter "supervising" instead. When Candice asked where her son was, this truly stellar childcare provider responded, "Oh, he's somewhere around here," and told her she could look around the house if she wanted. Hello, horror story! Candice searched the house and finally found her Kindergarten-aged son playing Call of Duty (yeah, THAT Call of Duty) with his young friend beside him yelling, "That's bulls**t! That's bulls**t!" Candice thought, "Yep, that is bullsh**t."
On her car ride home, Candice channeled her anger into a bright little spark that would eventually become the idea for the Hello Parent app. Because there has to be a better way, right? We don't want to judge other parents too harshly, but we need to know when their parenting styles aren't compatible with ours. We don't want to smother our kids, but we need to know that they're safe. Hello Parent makes it easy for parents to connect and share information about caregivers, allergies, activities, and other important details that may get overlooked in carline conversation.
Life gets pretty crazy sometimes. Most of the time. OK, pretty much all the time, once you throw a kid or so into the mix. Our goal is to create a platform that allows parents to share, communicate, and support each other as effortlessly as possible. Our online community encourages parents to share their experiences...the good, the bad, the ugly, the hilarious, and the downright terrifying. Our app will make it easier for moms and dads to plan play dates, birthday parties, sleepovers, etc. with confidence that everyone's kiddos will be safe, happy, and hopefully not playing Call of Duty when they should be watching Daniel Tiger. Or, you know, playing with wooden toys and baking their own kale chips. Because what we're building is for ALL of us. So if you're a parent - or even if you just want to take a peek at what it's like to be a parent - stop by and say, "Hello!"