Emily Hartman-Straughn, the newest BabysitEase bride, is a cherished sitter among the Babysitease family. Emily joined BabysitEase while working on her Middle Childhood Degree from Xavier University because it tied in perfectly with her field of study. She recently graduated and is spending her time as a substitute teacher to gain more experience before working full-time in the school system. Emily loves teaching kids and wants to make a difference in their lives.
Emily tends to be a little on the quiet side so BabysitEase has really strengthened her ability to meet strangers. It takes a confident person to approach a new front door each time she takes on a babysitting job. But Emily has proven to herself that she can do it and now finds a new adventure each time she enters a home. In fact, she now looks forward to going some place different each day while wondering who she will meet and what the day will bring. She enjoys getting to know the BabysitEase families and becoming attached to them.
It is ironic that Emily, who so loves children, met her new husband, Josh, while working at a favorite children’s hang out, Toys R Us. The couple was married in July and Josh is currently working on his nursing degree at Good Samaritan Hospital.
In her free time, Emily enjoys reading, watching movies, and hanging out with Josh and her two sisters. On a secret note, the children that Emily babysits are teaching her something too. Emily is learning to be a big sister as her family recently adopted an 11 year old girl from Russia. She truly enjoys the new role, but still loves being a little sister too.