Backup Child Care Tips

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Get helpful advice on finding backup child care when you need to hire a last-minute nanny or babysitter to watch your kids.
Babysitter call in sick? Day care have a holiday that your office doesn't? Our backup care system can help you get the coverage you need during a care crisis. Whether searching for senior care or child...
When parents work, they have child care in place to look after their kids. But what happens when those usual arrangements go awry? Your regular nanny goes on vacation, calls in sick or quits unexpectedly;...
Peek through any office doorway and you're bound to see harried workers, lightly sheened with sweat and striving to do it all. These multitasking folks seem capable of answering emails and writing...
Family vacations are great for bonding with loved ones as you get away from your normal routines. But a family vacation can sometimes feel like no vacation at all for parents chasing after kids. Parents...
Whether it's for an emergency, an occasional need within a limited time frame or you don't have money to spare for a sitter, child care issues can cause an enormous amount of stress for parents....
Your spouse is out of town, your office is short-staffed and your toddler woke up with a sore throat and runny nose -- uh oh! Many households today rely on two working parents and depend on child care...
Despite all your planning, things come up and schedules change. And that includes child care. If your regular nanny can't make it, your child is home sick or school is closed, you need backup care....
It's a working parent's nightmare: your nanny just called in sick. You have to get to work, but what do you do with your kids? "Have a plan in mind before it happens. You don't want...
The great thing about today's sophisticated storm tracking equipment is that it allows us to prepare for extreme weather well in advance. Shovel? Check. Rock salt? Check. Hot cocoa and marshmallows?...
When Salt Lake City, Utah mom Amber Dixon talks about finding child care for school vacations, she sums it up quickly: "Sometimes, we just scramble." When her son reached school age, Dixon and...
Sometimes, finding good childcare is just a matter of knowing where to look. Word-of-mouth and the Internet are certainly good places to start your search. But Child Care Resource and Referral Centers...
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