This is how much child care costs in 2019

According to a new Care.com survey, 70% of families are paying rates the government defines as unaffordable, and nearly half of families spend 15% or more of their household income on care. Learn how you can save money. The rising cost of child care is claiming an ever-growing portion of... more

Dads can finally ‘breastfeed’ with this wearable device

Breastfeeding can be a beautiful experience, but there’s no denying the unique toll it takes on moms’ sleep and stress levels. Most nursing moms have had the experience of being awake breastfeeding at 2:30 in the morning and looking over scornfully at their snoozing partner and his useless man... more

The real cost of child care: Two parents in Dallas, Texas, with 1.5 kids

Child care is necessary for every family. All parents must find a solution that fits their unique situation, and cost is often the biggest factor driving decision-making. In fact, more than 40% of families spend over 15% of household income on care. To see how different American families are juggling... more

6 challenges of being pregnant while parenting, plus tips for making it work

There’s nothing easy about being pregnant. And there’s nothing easy about parenting. Doing both at the same time? Well, some days, it feels downright impossible. Currently 14 weeks pregnant with baby No. 2, I’ve been struck by just how difficult this pregnancy has felt compared to my first one. ... more

Your postpartum belly: When will it change back and how to learn to love the parts that don’t?

Most first-time moms can’t wait for that magical moment when they look at themselves in the mirror and finally catch their first glimpse of that greatly anticipated baby bump. It’s the first obvious sign that you are growing a little life in your belly, and soon-to-be mamas spend the next... more

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How to juggle multiple senior care jobs and the stress that comes with it

While rewarding, being a caregiver for seniors is a demanding career choice. Countless responsibilities are required for the role, not to mention your full attention and patience. And that’s just caring for one person. Many caregivers have to take on multiple jobs to make ends meet, or to manage a... more

How caregivers can — and should — earn a living wage

As a professional caregiver, whether you care for children or help a senior, you do critical work. Many of you even complete trainings and obtain professional certifications in order to excel at your job. Yet many families, and society as a whole, don’t reward caregivers as a high-value profession —... more

Arthritis in pets: signs, treatment and prevention

Your best friend just doesn’t get around like he used to — and your usual, “C’mon Buddy,” isn’t helping in the least. If you’re noticing your pet has decreased mobility or signs of pain, it’s possible he or she could be facing an arthritis diagnosis. If so, what does... more

101 cheap date night ideas

Remember when you and your partner used to go on date nights? It used to be so easy, and now it all seems like a distant memory. The good news is that you can always bring date nights back into your routine. They don't have to be for only... more