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Making Bed Time Work For Kids

One mom shares how staying relaxed helps her manage the bedtime routines of her four kids under 10 as part of the Care.com Interview Series.In a house filled with four kids, two adults, a dog and a cat, someone is always awake. For Allison Slater Tate, getting a... more

The Importance Of A Bedtime Routine

One mom shares her experience with getting two colicky kids to sleep as part of the Care.com Interview Series.When it comes to sleep, Jenni Chiu is a big believer in routine, routine, routine -- even for adults! The Mommy Nani Booboo blogger has handled two colicky boys, and she... more

Does The Cry It Out Method Work?

One mom shares why crying it out works for her as part of the Care.com Interview Series.Erica Voll would probably do a lot for a good night's sleep. Her blog, No Sleep 'til College, was inspired by her daughter and her uncanny ability to prevent this mama... more

Solving My Kids' Sleep Issue

One mom shares how trial and error helped her family as part of the Care.com Interview Series.Even though Angela T's children are sleeping quite independently now, that wasn't always the case. The Mommy Bytes blogger and busy working mom went through a lot of trial and... more

5 Ways To Get Your Kids To Do Their Chores

Real moms share their ideas for getting kids to help around the house as part of the Care.com Interview Series Wondering how to get your kids to help out more around the house? We asked five bloggers how their kids handle chores in their family and what tasks are age-appropriate... more

Embracing Happiness As A Single Parent

A single mom's journey to find joy as part of the Care.com Interview Series When you're a single parent, how often do you think of pursuing your own personal happiness? Honoree Corder, author and creator of The Successful Single Mom, recognizes the tendency of the single parent... more

Finding Strength In Being A Single Parent

One mom reveals how she let go of perfection as part of the Care.com Interview Series D.A. Wolf considers herself a veteran now. After raising two sons more or less on her own, she was able to chronicle her journey as a single parent through her blog, Daily... more

The Challenges Of Dating And Alone Time As A Single Parent

One mom shares her experience with raising a tween solo as part of the Care.com Interview Series Life as a single parent means that things like alone time, going on a movie date, or getting a half hour to read a good book become luxuries. Nicole McCabe, aka Miss... more