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5 Key Steps To Setting Up A Nanny Share For Success

Considering sharing a caregiver? Be sure to do your homework: Nanny shares and shared care arrangements may be subject to various licensing requirements or prohibited in certain states and jurisdictions. Research local laws and regulations. Once you’ve decided to go with a nanny share, you’ll want to find the right... more

Is A Nanny Share Right For You?

Considering sharing a caregiver? Be sure to do your homework: Nanny shares and shared care arrangements may be subject to various licensing requirements or prohibited in certain states and jurisdictions. Research local laws and regulations. Finding the right child care option for your family can be overwhelming. Many parents find... more

8 Free — Or Almost Free — Valentine's Day Ideas

Valentine's Day is almost here. Have you made your restaurant reservation, made heart-shaped treats for the kids, bought a romantic gift for your honey, picked out a sexy outfit and booked a sitter? Whew ... and all this is for what? To end the night at a crowded restaurant where... more

10 Things Never To Say To A Working Mom

As working parents, we juggle a lot -- including attitude. Here's how to respond if someone insults your work-life balance.     Lori Hick Mercer, a working mom of four, thought she was telling her neighbor how blessed she felt to have a flexible job that allowed her to get... more

9 Things To Never Say To A Stay-At-Home Mom

For those who don't spend all day, every day with their kids, the job of a stay-at-home mother can be mysterious. Jacquelin, from Mesa, Arizona, says even her husband doesn't understand why it's challenging for her to help him with work tasks during the day. "He says... more

How To Make Mom Friends

Whether you're new to the neighborhood - or to motherhood - here are ways you can connect with other moms. Rebecca* thought she had her mom friends all lined up. After her son was born, she was planning to spend time with two friends who had young kids. But once he... more

6 Ways To Tame The Witching Hour

How you and your children's caregiver can create a more peaceful evening. You get home from work after a long day, eager to unwind with your kids, but instead of a cheerful "Hi, Mommy!" you get whining, complaining and irrational tears. You thought your kids left their "witching hours... more

Letting Go: How To Give Your Child More Independence

With Halloween approaching, is it a safe idea to allow kids to go out on their own? Jessica Mason, a Cary, N.C., mother of four, knows she's going to have to start letting go soon. Her oldest daughter, Savannah, is nine and wants to do more things on... more