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Katie

Jamaica Plain, MA

Marketing Associate at Care.com -- and an unwavering advocate of the Oxford comma.

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How Much Does A Valentine's Day Babysitter Cost?

We used Care.com data to find the average Valentine's Day rates of babysitters in over 30 major cities. See how yours stacked up! Believe it or not, but it's already February -- and that means that Valentine's Day is right around the corner! If you're a parent... more

A Parent's Guide To Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse

An exclusive excerpt from "Only Dead on the Inside," a new book by James Breakwell (aka ). You're welcome. If you're a parent with Internet access (and/or friends), then you're probably very, very familiar with the quick wit of comedy writer James Breakwell, aka Exploding Unicorn. (If you... more

The Care.com Cost Of Child Care Survey: 2016 Report

The Care.com 2016 Cost of Care Survey revealed what your different child care options mean for your wallet and how you can save money. What did you think about when you decided you wanted children? Am I ready, emotionally? Do we have enough space? How much will it change our lives... more

What Is Respite Care?

Hey Christopher, Great question! Here's what Elizabeth Guttenberg, a Care.com senior care advisor, said in this article, "3 Respite Questions Answered": What exactly is respite care? Respite care means temporarily handing off routine responsibility for your loved one to another person or institution so that you can get... more

What Age Is Considered "elderly"?

Hey Briell, Apparently, "what age is considered elderly" really depends on who you talk to. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the age they consider "elderly" is 65+ -- that's how they determine who's eligible for Social Security benefits. And the Merriam Webster dictionary gives an even broader... more

Can Jcpenney Install Curtains For You?

Hey Lucy, The short answer is: Yes and No. JCPenney does install curtains for you, but ONLY if you bought one of their custom-designed curtain options through their Custom Decorating Department. One of my friends actually bought curtains from JCPenney recently and wondered the same thing. According to their customer service... more

Do Gerber Baby Contest Winners Appear In Advertising?

Hey Anna, Yes, Gerber Baby Contest winners do appear in advertising! While the grand prize winner of the Gerber Baby Contest won't replace the quintessential Gerber Baby face on the baby food jars, the grand prize winner will have the chance to star in future Gerber advertisements as the... more

Are There A Lot Of Scams On Craigslist Salt Lake City?

Hey Jimmie, I can't speak specifically to whether there are are a lot of scams on Craigslist Salt Lake City. That said, the Craigslist website has a ton of helpful information on their "Scams" page about how you can recognize when a posting is legitimate, and when it's a scam... more