Kraft Is Paying Babysitters So Moms Can Have Mother's Day Off

May 8, 2019

Video by Meredith Ganzman

Kraft wants mom to have a day off and is picking up the babysitting tab on Mother’s Day.

The food processing company announced they will pay parents up to $100 to cover childcare on Mother’s Day.

“Leave the mothering to someone else and enjoy a day of no meltdowns, no diaper changes, and no going to the bathroom with kids pounding on the door. What bliss!,” Kraft said on their Mother’s Day Away website.

Beginning on Sunday, parents or legal guardians can upload a receipt or some other proof of payment for Mother’s Day babysitting services to the website. A signed letter from a private sitter will also suffice. Kraft would also like participants to include the reason why they needed some time away on the holiday.

Kraft is subsidizing a total of $50K towards the promotion, which is available until May 19th or until the funds run dry. Only one submission is allowed per person, email, or household. Parents can expect to get reimbursed within six to eight weeks.

"Mother's Day is a day to celebrate Mom in all of her greatness, but we know the holiday doesn't stop the challenges of motherhood -- temper tantrums, sleepless nights, and picky eaters," Kraft said in a statement. "With Kraft Mother's Day Away, we are giving moms across the country the chance to have what they secretly really want: some time for themselves."

But feel free to send your mom flowers as well!