How much can you make as a summer babysitter?

When school’s out for summer, it means lots of child care job opportunities. If you’re a high school or college student — or you have a flexible schedule — this can be a great chance to pad your pocket. “I would save [money from babysitting] all summer and have enough... more

You probably need to update your beneficiaries. Here’s why

You’re asked to name a beneficiary many times over throughout your lifetime—each time you start a new job that offers a 401K or life insurance policy, or when opening retirement accounts or annuities. You’ve done it so many times you likely don’t recall whose name you mindlessly jotted down most... more

Digital estate plans: Why you need it and how to create yours

You already know an estate plan can make it easier to transfer your financial assets and physical property after death. But do you have a plan in place for your digital assets? Digital estate planning is a way to make provisions for all of your online accounts, from Amazon to... more

America’s 10 most popular dog breeds — and what you need to know about them

America’s love of Labs runs deep. For the 28th consecutive year, the Labrador retriever has been named the most popular dog breed in the U.S. by the American Kennel Club. With registrations for this breed expanding in 2018 for the sixth consecutive year, clearly these barking beauties continue to... more

Your postpartum body: 9 unexpected things no one warns you of

A few weeks after my first child was born, I went to take a shower and found that my hair was falling out in handfuls. I ran out soaking wet, telling my husband that something was terribly wrong. Luckily, a Google search (and a call to my doctor) assured me... more

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17 fun camping games for kids

Camping with kids poses many challenges, but keeping them entertained during downtime shouldn't be one of them. There are plenty of things to do while camping — in between putting up the tents and roasting marshmallows — all it takes is a little creativity. Almost 100 million Americans will... more

101 great teacher appreciation gifts

When you want to show your child's teacher a little extra love, teacher appreciation gifts can be just the ticket. Whether you go big or small, giving your kid's teacher a homemade or store-bought token of appreciation is a great way to show your thanks. When thinking about... more

10 homework tips for babysitters

Homework may not be anyone's favorite part of the day, but it's an unavoidable part of life for most school-aged children. When parents hire after-school sitters, they're often responsible for supervising this task. And when there's no solid plan in place, it's easy for tears... more

8 tips for hiring a summer nanny or sitter

Just when it seems like your family has settled into the school year routine, summer hits — and suddenly you’re scrambling to find affordable child care for the next three months. Camps can keep kids busy for a few weeks, but they rarely last the entire summer. For most families... more