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12 Tips For Getting The Best Black Friday Deals

Happy Thanksgiving, Care.com readers! Since many of you will be heading to the stores right after that last piece of pie is eaten, here are some tips from Julia, mom of two, and super savvy shopper.I don’t know about you, but of all the things I love about... more

16 (Funny) Signs You Need A Break

Every now and then we get a sign that we're taking on way too much. Here are a few funny eye-openers shared by fellow working mom of two Julia, that busy moms commonly face. But the real reality check are the stats below, gathered from a new survey from... more

Did Your Childhood Halloween Look Like This?

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. But when I was growing up, it all seemed simpler. Today, Americans spend billions (yes, billions!) of dollars on Halloween. Julia, a freelance writer here, compares her childhood celebrations with her kids now experience. When I was a kid in the 1970s, we... more

18 Signs It's Back-To-School Season

Back to school makes even the calmest household a little more hectic. Julia, a freelance editor on our content team and a mother of two, knows summer is truly over when she finds herself waiting in the pick-up line, searching for clean uniforms, volunteering for bake sales and searching for... more

Sample Adult And Senior Care Contract

Include these house rules in your contract and then discuss them in person with your new caregiver. Hiring an adult or senior caregiver to help your aging loved one is a big step for your family. You found someone you think is a good match, and you want to be as... more

Adult Care And Senior Care: Rules To Discuss Before You Hire

As you interview potential caregivers, make sure to discuss your rules with them so you can figure out which candidates are the best fit. As you start interviewing prospective caregiver candidates, it's a good idea to take some time to determine your house rules as they relate to caring for... more

Daily Schedule For Adult And Senior Caregivers

Help your adult or senior caregiver plan typical days of activities, meals and medical needs. When an adult or senior caregiver comes to your loved one’s home, there are lots of new routines and instructions to follow. Help your caregiver learn the schedule by giving her this detailed list. Include... more

8 Back-To-School-Inspired Kid Worries (And How To Help)

Parents know back-to-school ratchets up the anxiety in even the most even-keeled kid. But what kids worry about might surprise even seasoned parents. Julia, a freelance editor at Care.com, recalls some of her kids’ back-to-school concerns. My two girls are 14 and 16, but going back to school still... more