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What Foods Do Women Crave During Pregnancy And Why?

While pregnancy cravings are often depicted as wildly dramatic, for a lot of pregnant women they are no laughing matter. In fact, a US study estimated that 50-90% of pregnant women experience specific food cravings. While cravings are a common occurrence during pregnancy, we still don’t really understand why they happen.  One theory... more

Caregiver Burnout Is Real. Here’s How Professional Caretakers Deal With It.

Most of my days as a full-time nanny started out the same way: I would get up, shower, get coffee and head out the door. I’d get to work, enter the family’s home through the garage and I’d be greeted by kids, most likely still in their pyjamas on the... more

At Home Guide For Elderly Care: Are Your Parents Able To Live At Home?

Is ageing at home right for your parent? Use this list as a guide for making the right decision. Should you assist an ageing adult who wants to stay in their own home? As an adult child, you want the peace of mind to know that your parents aren't going... more

Emergency Checklist For Elderly Relatives And Their Caregivers

How to be prepared for a crisis. We hope we'll never need the information, but if there is an emergency with your elderly parent or relative, having this checklist readily available will make your life easier. Health emergencies with our elders can often become complicated by the sheer number of... more

Why You Should Encourage Your Children To Play More

The importance of play is not something that should be underestimated.  However, in our increasingly busy and digital world, many families find the amount of time dedicated to play diminishing. Even children are noticing that they are too busy for adequate playtime sessions.   According to a recent survey by The LEGO Group... more

What To Do When Grandma Doesn’t Respect Your Parenting Rules

I often find myself wishing my family lived closer to either set of grandparents. From free childcare and frequent family dinners to having that constant source of advice and moral support, there are a lot of advantages to having Grandma and Grandpa present and involved in your child’s daily life... more

How To Tell If Your Cat Is Pregnant: 5 Tell-Tale Signs

Could you have kittens on the horizon? Here are the ways to determine if your cat is pregnant. It can happen to the best pet parents. Your indoor cat slips outside and now you're wondering if she's expecting kittens. If she isn't fixed, just one single encounter... more

Back To School Blues: How You Can Help Your Kids Beat Back To School Anxiety

As the summer draws to a close, many families are dealing with anxiety about going back to school — or in some cases, kids who are going to school for the first time. To better understand back-to-school anxiety, Care.com sat down with two anxiety experts, Drs. Laurie and Fred Zelinger... more