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8 Small Changes That Can Help Your Business

Reputation is everything. Build yours with these steps.Do you own a care-related business, such as a day care, kennel or senior care facility? Business owners like you are always looking for ways to improve their bottom line. But those ways don't have to be expensive or costly.Mary... more

How To Dress For An Interview

Outfit do's and don'ts when you're interviewing for a job as a nanny, babysitter, tutor, pet sitter, housekeeper, senior care aide, etc. While a well-tailored suit and button-down are expected attire when applying for a job at an investment bank, it’s not the norm when applying for... more

6 New Year's Resolutions To Integrate Work And Family

Learning to put yourself first once in a while will go a long way toward making you happy in the new year.When people talk about New Year's resolutions, you often hear about things like losing weight or saving money. (Yawn!) While these stereotypes are great things to shoot... more

10 Famous Housekeepers

Get some helpful life lessons from these famous characters.     Turn on the TV and you'll realize many characters are so busy getting into trouble, they have to hire a housekeeper to help tidy the house and keep everything going smoothly. These housekeepers add a touch of humor... more

How To Update Your Profile For The Holidays

Get a holiday job by making your profile stand out this season.     With the holidays fast approaching, people become very busy and can often use a helping hand. Whether you care for children, seniors, pets or homes, this is a great time to shine up your... more

Holiday Pet Safety: 6 Dangers To Avoid

Keep your four-legged friends healthy and safe this holiday season.     The holiday season is a great time to bond with your pets. But decorations, presents and loud parties can often be more harmful than merry. Give your pet a safe and happy holiday with these tips from Claudia... more

Should You Tip A Babysitter?

What's the protocol when it comes to tipping your sitter? You know you're expected to tip waiters, bartenders and cab drivers, but what about the other people who make your life go smoothly? Your babysitter is one person who may deserve a little extra now and then. Although... more

How To Write A Letter Of Recommendation

8 tips on creating a recommendation letter for your nanny, babysitter, pet sitter, senior care aide, etc.     When you've found an excellent caregiver, it can be hard to let them go. But like people in any other profession, sometimes they decide to move on or your situation... more