Caregiver Spotlight: 5 Questions with Yoselin

Originally from Venezuela, Yoselin is a lawyer, nanny, and lifelong learner. In between masters degrees and desk jobs, she has worked with over 40 families. She currently resides in San Francisco and is working toward her license as Early Childhood Site-Supervisor. 1. How did you get into childcare? I started... more

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In-Home Care vs. Assisted Living: What's Best for Your Family?

Adults don't all age the same way at the same time, so having an open and honest conversation with the senior in your life can help determine the best type of care to suit their needs. Two common options for seniors who require care are private, in-home care from... more

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Follow These 8 Steps for a Clean House in a Snap

If you consider cleaning your house as picking up your children’s toys, clearing last night’s ice cream bowls from the coffee table or helping your husband’s dirty gym shirt find its way to the hamper, you’re not alone. Most people don’t give their home a proper deep cleaning as often... more

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How Microchips Can Help Your Missing Pets Come Home

A pet chip implant could save the life of your beloved cat or dog. Most pet owners already know the basics when it comes to ensuring their cat or dog is well cared for. It’s important to feed them a well-balanced diet, make sure they get plenty of exercise and... more

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How to Get Rid of Fleas in the House

While many veterinarians suggest methods to kill or prevent fleas using chemicals and medication, there are also several DIY ways to rid your pet and your home of the pesky parasites. If you have a pet in your home, chances are you’ve dealt with fleas in the house at some... more

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Here's Why You Need a Babysitter Contract and What to Include

Settling on a written agreement helps to formalize the babysitter-employer relationship, and to make all parties feel clear about each other's expectations. Even if your babysitter only watches your children occasionally, a contract or written agreement can serve as a tool to get you both on the same page, as... more

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Everything You Need to Know to Become a Qualified CNA

A certified nursing assistant is often the first step to becoming an RN or LPN. If you’re thinking about a career in the medical field, researching how to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a good first step. It can open the door to many other opportunities such as... more

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Babysitter Pay Rates: What's the Going Rate for a Babysitter?

In 2016, the average babysitter rate was nearly $14 per hour. Learn how to determine what you should charge based on three important factors. According to the 2017 Care.com Babysitter Survey, the average babysitting rate in 2016 was about $13.97 per hour -- which is up 26 percent from $11.11... more

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What's the Difference Between a Babysitter and a Nanny?

There are endless types of care providers out there, the most common of which are nannies and babysitters. Before you throw yourself into the process of hiring a babysitter or nanny, learn what they have in common and what they don't to choose the child care option that best fits your family... more