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8 Reasons To Hire A House Cleaner

If you've ever debated hiring a housekeeper, you might have come up with a list of reasons why you shouldn't: it's a luxury you can't afford or it's a sign of laziness. But have you ever thought about why you should? Outsourcing your house cleaning... more

101 Fun Things To Do With Kids This Summer

Check out these 101 ideas for activities to keep kids from getting bored this summer. This long list of inspiration will help them create memories they'll have for a lifetime (or at least for that first day of school when the teacher asks, "What did you do this summer?") Want help making... more

Plan A Fun Winter Birthday Party For Kids

Don't let planning a birthday party for your winter-born child give you the chills. Just because the weather outside is frightful doesn't mean your indoor birthday bash can't be cheery and cozy.    Amy Suardi, writer and founder of Frugal Mama, is a genius at finding low-cost ways... more

11 Ways To Celebrate The First Day Of Summer

Summer is many people's favorite time of the year, especially kids. School is out, the weather is warm and it's time to relax and recharge. Now the only question is ... what to do on the first day of summer? Jill Tipograph, CEO and founder of Everything Summer, says that... more

Job Website Or Agency? How To Decide Where To Find Your Nanny

Making the decision to have children — and finding someone to help you take care of them — are two of the most important decisions you'll ever make. And finding the perfect nanny to care for your little one can be a challenge. Where do you start? Two of the most... more

10 Ways To Prepare Kids For A New Nanny Or Babysitter

Leaving children with a new babysitter or nanny can be stressful for parents, but it's also a big deal for kids. They don't know what to expect. Will the mean ole lady make them eat broccoli? (Blech!) Will she know that Mister Fluffy needs to be in the... more

10 Day Care Safety Issues

As much as you'd love to be with your kids around the clock, it's not always feasible. So when you must leave your child in someone else's care, you want to make sure they're safe. Whether you choose a day care facility or an in-home day care... more