Celebrating Caregivers on International Women's Day

As we applaud the gains of trailblazing women, let us appropriately value the important role caregivers play in our homes, the economy and our global society.  In the early 1900’s, the International Women’s Conference designated March 8 as International Women's Day to celebrate the women’s rights movement. In... more

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When the ‘Nanny Tax’ Applies to a Babysitter

Know when the IRS requires you to follow payroll and tax rules for your babysitter. Many families need only part-time or occasional child care assistance, instead of a full-time nanny. And while you may think that you’re not obligated to pay employment taxes just for hiring a date night babysitter... more

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40 Inspirational Quotes for Caregivers

Whether you're a family caregiver or a paid professional, caring for others can take its toll. These words of support will keep you going. If you know the selfless, rewarding life of caring for another person, then you also know how heavy things can get -- and that's true no... more

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How to Ask for (and Get) a Flexible Work Arrangement

This advice will help you create a plan for a more manageable work schedule.  Do you want more flexibility at work? You’re not alone. Many working mothers don’t have family in the area to help with caring for their children. Most kids today have busy schedules outside the classroom... more

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20 Ways to Save Money on Child Care

Learn how much child care costs and how to find affordable care. Think you can't afford child care? Think again. You may believe child care is too expensive for your family, but once you explore your options, you might be surprised. With a little creativity, planning and investigating, you can uncover many... more

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Backup Care: 6 Options for When Your Plans Fall Through

Take the anxiety out of planning and avoid last-minute scrambling with these solutions for backup child care. Reliable child care is important to every parent. It puts your mind at ease and enables you to focus at work, knowing your children are being cared for in a safe space. When... more

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Caregiver Burnout: Tips & Strategies to Help You Cope

Find out what coping strategies you can use to help put yourself first and prevent burning out when acting as a caregiver for another. Behind every aging or compromised loved one is an unsung hero: the caregiver. The term "caregiver" doesn’t have one definition and includes those who offer care... more