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What Does It Mean To Be Fair?

This blog post is dedicated to my Ma'am Lily from Candelaria, Quezon, Philippines, the wonderful nanny who helped raise my siblings and me -- and the millions of caregivers for our children, adult special needs and our parents/grandparents who dedicate their lives to help mold our loved ones, give us... more

The Easiest Guide To Shopping For Kids This Holiday

We have a lot of parents who make up the Care.com family. So we know how important - and stressful -- it is to buy just the right present for kids at the holidays. Here are some great ideas, broken down by age, all recommended by real Care.com employee/parents... more

Happy National Nanny Recognition Week!

The holidays are here! Well, at least one of our favorite holidays at Care.com: National Nanny Recognition Week. Our nannies mean so much to us and one week seems like such a short time to tell them how much we appreciate all they do for us. We asked members... more

Is There A Need To Yell At Kids?

There’s much debate over the need to yell at kids, just like there has been over the need to spank kids. Could it lead to more aggressive behavior? Can it be emotionally disruptive? While we can leave research to the scientists, two Care.com employees weighed in on the matter... more

Banning Bossy While Embracing Ambition

I’m bossy. I always have been. And today, I’m a boss. I’m the founder and CEO of a global and newly public company. And you know what? My bossiness helped get me here.Except I’d call it leadership.Growing up, I was very aware of my strengths organizing people, listing... more

Should Kids Be Allowed In Nice Restaurants?

Did you hear about the chef who suggested some restaurants not allow kids? Leslie is one of our VPs and had a quick, personal reaction to this controversial topic. Whose side are you on? When my son, Casey, was two weeks old, my husband and I started taking him to... more

How To Help Victims Of Typhoon Yolanda/haiyan

Dear Friend, They say that home is where the heart is, but right now my heart is in two places: Boston and the Philippines. Boston is where I went to college and graduate school, raised our sons, and started Care.com. But the Philippines….that is my heritage, my history... more

7 Signs Of A Great Babysitter

Danielle M. has been with the Care.com technology team for about three years. But on the weekends she babysits. Why? Because she loves it – and loves helping parents get a break. Here are the seven things she recommends parents ask or look for when they interview sitters. I... more