MBF Agency - In the News

National Nanny Agency of the Year Logo - Mom's Best FriendMBF Agency holds a prominent place among the nation’s household staffing agencies. Below is a sampling of articles, awards, and announcements from MBF Agency.

Our expertise as a leading household staffing agency is demonstrated here:

Mom’s Best Friend Austin is a 2014 Reader’s Poll Favorite
In the annual Reader’s Poll in Austin Family Magazine, Mom’s Best Friend was named the Best Sitter Service.
July, 2014

Mom’s Best Friend Dallas / Ft. Worth Honored as Best Babysitting Choice
Dallas / Fort Worth Child named Mom’s Best Friend the Best Babysitting Choice in their annual poll.
February, 2014

Mom’s Best Friend’s Colorado Featured on TV8 Vail
Mom’s Best Friend Andrea Owens discusses our babysitter services.
January 8, 2014

Mom's Best Friend 2013 Red Tricycle WinnerMom’s Best Friend Midland Voted Most Awesome Childcare Agency
Over 200,000 people voted for the Most Awesome Childcare Agencies and Resources in the Midland area, and Mom’s Best Friend is proud to announce that we won! We so appreciate our clients, caregivers and staff that helped us achieve this honor!
2013 Totally Awesome Awards, Red Tricycle

Mom’s Best Friend Owner, Client and Nanny Quoted in YNN Video
Owner Kathy Dupuy, the Wood family and their Mom’s Best Friend nanny were featured in Time Warner’s Your News Now (YNN) new story titled, “Local service searches for ‘Mom’s Best Friend’”.
YNN, September 2, 2013

Mom’s Best Friend Owner, Client and Nanny Quoted in Statesman Article
Owner Kathy Dupuy, client Beth Walker and nanny Laura Lee Alcayde were quoted in the Statesman article titled, “Modern Nannies Paid in Hugs and Direct Deposits”.
Austin American Statesman, August 23, 2013

Mom’s Best Friend on Good Day Austin
Our Owner Kathy Dupuy shared tips about hiring a nanny on Fox 7’s morning show Good Day Austin.
KTBC, August 21, 2013

Mom’s Best Friend named national Agency of the Year
What a privilege it was to be named Agency of the Year by the national Association of Premier Nanny Agencies – a Household Staffing Alliance (APNA)! We are so excited about how we’ve combined our sales with a charity partnership. Watch the agency of the year video, entitled “Caring for Children Near and Far”.
October, 2012

Mom’s Best Friend Colorado Appears on Good Morning Vail
Ellen Turro and Jill Smirl discuss the services provided to both visitors and locals.
TV 8, October 4, 2012

Favorite Babysitting Service 2012 LogoMom’s Best Friend named Austin Favorite Sitting Service by Austin Family Magazine’s 2012 Reader’s Poll
We are so excited to win this distinction again, as we continually strive to provide reliable, professional and friendly service to each of our families and nannies.
Austin Family Magazine, July, 2012

Mom’s Best Friend Voted Best Babysitter Source by DFW Child
For the second year in a row, families in the Dallas/Fort Worth area have voted Mom’s Best Friend as the Best Babysitter Source for metroplex. Thank you for this honor, and we will continue to serve you in the best way possible!
February, 2012

Looking for a Sitter You Can Trust?
Featuring Mom’s Best Friend’s Lauryn Everett.
November 2, 2011 BubbleLife.com

A True Passion for Senior Care
Featuring Mom’s Best Friend Senior Care’s Claire Maestri.
September 30, 2011 BubbleLife.com

Austin Best Places to Work - LogoMom’s Best Friend Voted #10 Best Place to Work
Mom’s Best Friend was voted #10 in the Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work 2011 for the small business category.
May 11, 2011

Mom’s Best Friend Quoted in eHow Article: “What’s in a Nanny?”
Jessica Sjolseth was interviewed for this “how to” article about hiring a nanny.
May, 2011

Mom’s Best Friend Voted Best Babysitter Source
Families voted and Mom’s Best Friend has won as the Best Babysitter Source for DallasChild as well as the Best Babysitter Source for FortWorthChild.
February, 2011

Mom’s Best Friend Voted Best Nanny / Sitter Service
More than 170,000 votes were cast by metroplex families, and Mom’s Best Friend won for the Nanny / Sitter Service category in The Best of the Metroplex 2010 Family Choice Awards.
December, 2010

Mom’s Best Friend Owner Interviewed on Fox 7
Kathy Dupuy was invited by Good Day’s “Mom to Mom” to talk about her company, Mom’s Best Friend.
August 18, 2010

Mom’s Best Friend Austin Featured in Community Impact Newsletter
Owner Kathy Dupuy and nanny Katie Talkington were interviewed for this article describing the breadth of services Mom’s Best Friend offers – from nannies to household staff to senior care.
August 6, 2010

Mom’s Best Friend Senior Care Featured on KTVT
Jim Winblood and Claire Maestri were interviewed about what to look for in a Senior Caregiver.
October 27, 2009

Real Life Nannies Share Their Thoughts
Mom’s Best Friend was mentioned in Dallas Child in the Nanny Confidential section. Following is an excerpt, “Finding and maintaining a successful nanny-employer relationship boils down to honest communication, according to Kim Winblood, COO of Mom’s Best Friend (MBF) Agency in Dallas. ‘That’s our first question (when clients come to us for advice with caregiver problems): ‘Have you talked to her about it?’ she queries. But that’s easier said than done if you’re afraid your nanny will become offended and quit or possibly take out her disgruntlement on your child.”
Dallas Child, November 11, 2008.

Local Businesswoman Buys Sitter/Nanny Agency
The Vail Daily published an article about the opening of the Vail/Beaver Creek Mom’s Best Friend franchise. Following is an excerpt, “I’m thrilled to be able to bring this service to my community as well as to traveling families who visit the Vail and Beaver Creek area,” said Smirl. “Mom’s Best Friend has a wonderful reputation, and I’m excited to represent an organization with such high standards.”
Vail Daily, November 6, 2008

Mom’s Best Friend Sets Up Shop in Colorado
The Austin Business Journal published an article about the Texas franchise opening an office in the Vail/Beaver Creek area.
Austin Business Journal, November 5, 2008

Exhausted Parents Turn to Night Nannies to Catch Some Zzz’s
Mom’s Best Friend was featured in the family section of Star-Telegram.com for their night nanny service. A San Antonio mother of twin toddlers tells a familiar tale of the lack of sleep that can come along with newborn and multiple babies. “Working-professional parents and those with multiples are probably the biggest users, but there’s been a real growth among those with just one baby,” says Leanna Hart with Mom’s Best Friend, a full-service household staffing agency in Fort Worth, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and Houston.
San Antonio Express-News, August 2008

New Background Check Does Work for Parents
Mom’s Best Friend was featured on CBS News regarding the exceptional new background checks provided by CSIdentity.
KEYE CBS News, August 7, 2008

New Background Check Does Work for Parents
Mom’s Best Friend provided tips for choosing a nanny and described their new stringent background checks provided by CSIdentity.
KXAN Fox News, August 6, 2008

Mom’s Best Friend Founder selected as 2008 Austin Business Journal ‘Profiles in Power’ Finalist
We are proud to announce that Kathy Dupuy, President and Founder of Mom’s Best Friend, has been selected as one of 25 finalists for the Austin Business Journal Profiles in Power Awards. A Profile in Power is a working woman of distinction that has gained recognition because she is a successful business owner or member of top management with a company or organization of any size and has given back to her community.
Austin Business Journal, July, 2008

Mom’s Best Friend Adopts Background Checks with Ongoing Monitoring
The Austin Business Journal recently published a story called “CSIdentity on the Prowl” regarding CSIdentity, a local company that monitors background check company. “Austin-based nanny agency Mom’s Best Friend is one of the first to try the new service that checks employees’ criminal histories once a month. ‘We’ve just always felt very strongly about making sure we have the most comprehensive checks,’ says Kathy Dupuy, founder and president. ‘Sending caregivers into homes is so personal.'”
Austin Business Journal, June 27, 2008

Child-care workers hold future in their hands
Mom’s Best Friend was featured in the Houston Chronicle on the front page of the Jobs section. Following is an excerpt, “Since nannies work in the employer’s home instead of in a child-care facility they must have the ability to motivate themselves and a knack for creativity. Agencies such as Mom’s Best Friend provide ongoing support to nurture those skill sets. ‘We have quarterly follow-up calls, a bimonthly newsletter with craft ideas, recipes and expert tips, an annual nanny recognition event, and ongoing-education opportunities with guest speakers,’ Dupuy said.”
Houston Chronicle, May 25, 2008

Ways to Help Find a Good Nanny
KVUE News Austin turned to Mom’s Best Friend in a story about how to avoid nanny hiring issues.
KVUE ABC News, March 12, 2008

Mom’s Best Friend Gives Back
Child-friendly publication Parent: Wise Austin described the details of the Mom’s Best Friend Charity Program.
Parent: Wise Austin, February, 2008

How are Austinites Connecting with each other for child care?
The Austin Business solicited several local families regarding their childcare preferences, and several noted Mom’s Best Friend as their nanny / sitter agency choice!
Austin Business Journal, January 25, 2008

Mom’s Best Friend Voted Best Babysitting Service
DallasChild and FortWorthChild have both announced Mom’s Best Friend as the Best Babysitting Service in their Annual Best for Families Reader’s Poll.
“Mom’s Best Friend will find you anything from a personal chef, to an executive housekeeper and everything in between. But looking after your little ones is what you voted them the crème de la crème for. Now what can be better than having someone find the right sitter (or maybe personal assistant) for you? Now, that really is a mom’s best friend.”
January, 2008

Austin’s Supernanny Finalists are Truly Mom’s Best Friend
Mom’s Best Friend was featured in the December issue of Austin Woman. Following is an excerpt, “With only 10% of applicants making it through the hiring process, this agency can ensure that kids and parents are receiving the best care out there.”
Austin Woman, December, 2007

Nontraditional Child Care: The 24/7 Solution
Kim Winblood, owner of Dallas and Fort Worth Mom’s Best Friend Quoted in Dallas Child
Dallas Child, November 27, 2007

How to Hire a Babysitter
Mom’s Best Friend provided tips for readers to hire a babysitter.
Metroplex Baby, November, 2007