The Komae Blog : Village Vibes

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Request a Digital Sit on Komae!

Request a Digital Sit on Komae!

You’ve seen technology constantly evolve in the classroom and in our homes. Sometimes it feels hard to keep up and most of the time it feels unnecessary and over the top. Heck, with the speed at which technology changes, our kids are often better at using it than we...

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Sit Swapping During a Time of Social Distancing

Sit Swapping During a Time of Social Distancing

To say that the buzz about COVID-19 is overwhelming would be an understatement. No matter which direction you turn, the voices are loud. The panic is loud. Heck, even the passiveness has somehow become loud. It feels like organizations are either saying too much or...

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The Answer to Your Spring Break Childcare Plan

The Answer to Your Spring Break Childcare Plan

Spring break is around the corner and for working parents, these changes to our regular routine can come with a reasonable dose of stress. But what are we to do? Take the week off to be with your kids? Schedule a vacation? Attempt to work from home while they kids...

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Pass Along Kindness

Pass Along Kindness

Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness? One of my favorite things is when I’ve been in a drive thru ordering my hot morning coffee to start the day off right and I get up to the window to find out that the car in front of me paid for my drink. If...

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Komae Goes Global – Welcome Sitster!

Komae Goes Global – Welcome Sitster!

One year ago, Komae was making plans to shut down. Our budget had been spent. Our founders were tired. And our traction wasn't quite what it needed to be in order to bridge the gap between the desert we had found ourselves in and the land of plenty that we knew was on...

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What About ME?!

What About ME?!

So much of our lives we equate doing the “right thing” to doing something for someone else, or we choose to do it because of the impact it will have on someone else. One may never stop to consider that sometimes the most important thing you can do, is to take care of...

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A Letter from Erin Beck, Komae’s New Momma

A Letter from Erin Beck, Komae’s New Momma

When I got the news about Komae shutting down, I was in my parent’s farmhouse kitchen. I opened the email and everything went quiet around me, though no one had stopped moving, everyone was still carrying dishes and chasing baby around the table. It’s not what anyone...

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New Beginnings : What’s Next for the Founders of Komae?

New Beginnings : What’s Next for the Founders of Komae?

From Both of Us “I’m Audrey Wallace”“And I’m Amy Husted”“We are just two stay at home moms from Akron, OH with a mission to reinvent babysitting and change families’ lives.” That was how Amy and Audrey introduced themselves the first time they ever live-pitched the...

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Wana + Komae : The Story Behind the Scenes

Wana + Komae : The Story Behind the Scenes

If you've been following Komae on social media, you probably heard in April that we were closing our doors. Many of you reached out with the KINDEST of messages, the BEST of wishes, and the SWEETEST of stories about how Komae impacted your life. For that, we are...

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Just Say Thank You.

Just Say Thank You.

When someone helps you out or offers you an opportunity for rest, just say thank you. Take that guilt, ball it up, throw it on the ground, and stomp on it. You are worthy of some peace and quiet and you are allowed to enjoy it without feeling one ounce of guilt. In...

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Making Yourself Available : Less is More

Making Yourself Available : Less is More

This day in age, I believe loneliness is stronger than ever. The highlight reels of social media prime us for jealousy and our busy calendars keep us feeling like we can't ever make room for those fun social activities everyone seems to be attending without us. We...

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Simple, But Purposeful Generosity.

Simple, But Purposeful Generosity.

One of the things I’ve found most effective in building friendships is to live with a spirit of generosity. I think it's a wonderful and easy way to spread joy and to create positive change in your community. Audrey and I talked about this topic LIVE on Facebook this...

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