Hello Columbus! We are Erin Tennant and Kristen Berry and here to serve our favorite community! Both local Moms, born and raised in Ohio. Go Bucks! We know how difficult it is to manage life with kids, work and all the extras life throws our way. As busy parents, we know its a struggle to find reliable child care and we’re here to help!
When we are not talking to you on the SMS® phone or through emails you can find us at any local Cbus spot grabbing a beer, trying to get in and out of the grocery store with our kids in tow or out and about exploring this great city of ours!
We very much look forward to saying Hello or meeting you out and about Columbus!
I have been the founder and CEO here at Sitting Made Simple® since 2008. We’ve been proudly serving the city of Columbus for the past 10yrs on all things child care and now across the nation. I arrived to Cbus in 2005 for my husband's position at Abercrombie and Fitch, where he has been for over 17 years now. I am the oldest of three girls and the Daughter of two very hardworking parents, all who still reside in Kansas today, where my husband and I are both from.
As a young girl I watched my own Mother struggle to keep a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs and food on the table. I learned very quickly at a young age how to cook meals, clean the home and wrangle my two younger Sisters so my parents could work instead of being home with us. My Mom kept our family together. It was clear my Mother made sacrifices for us daily and I don't remember her ever taking a break or doing something nice for herself. She did whatever it took to keep us afloat, working an average of 60-80/hrs a week to barely make ends meet. She sewed every Halloween costume I wore, she was the cool young Mom and most of all taught me I could do anything I wanted, but I had to work hard for it. I went from being my Mother’s helper at age 18 to continue a more than 10 year nanny career where I supported other Mothers and their families, then at the age of 27 I launched SMS® where I’ve worked those same 80+hrs a week here in Columbus for the last 10yrs working endlessly to give families the convenience of safe, reliable child care without taking away the office support I know they need to today.
I’ve been supporting Mamas since I was born. I am committed to her and her family. My Mother is why I am who I am today. Because of her and who she is, SMS® exists today so families can feel good about the choices they make for their families daily.
The SMS® Columbus Team is no stranger to Columbus and they make their rounds! Just check out our social media feed, ha!
Our girl Amanda is all about local to Cbus! You can find her on a yoga mat, patio and she can be found walking throughout the German Village area with her husband of 16 years, Chris and their beloved dachshund, Theodore.
Erin resides in Bexley with her husband John + her two kiddos. When she is not running the SMS® Columbus office, you can find her out and about with her family or on a patio enjoying a margarita on the rocks (extra salt please!).
Kristen Berry is the newest SMS® Team Member can be found around town at local Girls Pint Out events! She lives in Bexley with her husband, Bob, their two sweet kids….and an obnoxiously cute dog and cat.