2 Sisters with a Vision
Mannies.com is the creation of 2 sisters, Linda and Brenda Hockstein. While working full-time trying to juggle parenthood, families and household chores, the sisters brainstormed how to manage it all. At the same time, Brenda’s babysitter was leaving for college and she needed to find someone new.
Her babysitter suggested “what about my brother, Jeffrey…he’s great with kids.” Brenda gave him a try and by the time Brenda got home, Jeffrey had transformed her house into a mini-adventure land filled with forts and railroad tracks. Brenda wondered, “Why isn’t a male babysitter an option for all households?” As a single parent raising two boys, Linda immediately saw the advantages of a positive male role model.