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HopSkipDrive: Celebrating “Multi-Moms”

This post is sponsored by HopSkipDrive, the ride service for busy parents. 

HopSkipDrive is giving away $100 in free rides. Or use code MomsLA to get the first ride free (up to $20).

My kids’ schedules have been killing me lately. They go to different schools, have different activities and they need to get to all of these places on time. And, of course, my husband and I need to work while also doing laundry, cooking and cleaning up the house. If only there were some sort of clever solution to the dilemma facing our family and so many others around Los Angeles? HopSkipDrive, the ride sharing service for parents, has the answer. Meet the Multi-Mom:

The Multi-Mom app allows parents the ability to conjure multiple versions of themselves so they can get everything done in a day. Your Multi-Mom can make dinner, drive to soccer practice, help with homework and do it all with a smile! Ha! Of course, it’s all fantasy. I wish I could create a mom-version of myself that understood my son’s math homework, liked putting away the laundry, and had extra time to sit in traffic for school pick up. Until that happens, HopSkipDrive is a great solution for busy parents.

HopSkipDrive is a great solution for busy parents

HopSkipDrive is the safe and dependable ride service created by busy working moms who understand the challenges that we face as families. The three co-founders have eight kids going to five different schools, participating in 17 extracurricular activities. They created HopSkipDrive to help parents get kids where they need to go when parents can’t do it themselves.

HopSkipDrive “CareDrivers” are “caregivers on wheels.” They must be 23 year old or older and pass a highly selective 15-point certification process that includes extensive background checks, vehicle safety inspections by a licensed mechanic, ongoing DMV checks, reference checks, driver orientation, an in-person meeting and membership on the TrustLine registry, the gold standard in background checks for childcare providers in California. All drivers are fingerprinted and have at least five years of childcare experience.

The HopSkipDrive service puts parents in control with notifications that let parents know when their child is picked up and dropped off. The child is given a personalized code word so they know they are going with the right person. HopSkipDrive also monitors driver behavior and has a live customer service team. Options include single rider or carpool.

We have a carpool right now for my middle schooler, but he’s in an after school activity outside of carpool. It can sometimes take an hour to an hour and a half to do pickup, which is not easy to manage during the end of a work day. I think I’m ready to ask for help. HopSkipDrive gave us and our readers a  code to try out the service and we’re sharing it with you.

Families can schedule rides for kids 6 and older online or through the HopSkipDrive app. Parents schedule rides ahead of time and can book for the next day (if reserved by 7:00pm the night before), the whole week or even the entire school year. The service is available in Los Angeles, Orange County and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Related: Kango – More than Uber for Kids

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with HopSkipDrive. All opinions are my own. 

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