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8 Ways To Get Free School Supplies This Year

Back-to-school shopping can put a major strain on your family’s finances. The National Retail Federation reports that the average family expects to spend close to $800 on back-to-school shopping this year. Between the costs of clothes, backpacks and school supplies, it’s easy to see how it all adds up. But... more

8 Tips For Hiring A Summer Nanny Or Sitter

Finding a summer nanny or babysitter can be more challenging than finding one at other times of the year. For one, it’s a temporary position, and some professional caregivers may not be interested in a job that will end in just a few months. Families also often need nannies with... more

I’m A Parent With Covid-19 Symptoms: What Should I Do?

With schools closing, mandatory quarantines and grocery stores running out of staples across the country, it’s a scary time to be a parent. We’ve got serious things to worry about: keeping our kids safe and secure, keeping our jobs and keeping our bathrooms stocked with toilet paper. We may not... more

How To Find The Right Place To Board Your Dog

When you have to leave your dog for an extended period — whether for an extra-long work day or a trip away from home — you might consider pet boarding. Unlike pet sitting, where someone visits or stays in your home to care for your dog, boarding involves leaving your... more

7 Interview Questions To Ask A Potential Pet Sitter

Whether you’re going on a quick weekend getaway or an international adventure, finding a trustworthy pet sitter is a crucial part of planning your trip. Leaving your pet in the care of a stranger can be stressful, but finding the right pet sitter will allow you to enjoy your time... more

What You Need To Know Before Becoming A Family Caregiver

Few people plan to take on the role of a family caregiver. Yet each year, many Americans find themselves shouldering the responsibility of caring for an ill or disabled child, adult or senior at home. With increased life expectancies and medical advances, more people are in need of care for... more

7 Fun Snow Day Activities For Kids

Snow days can be tricky for parents and caregivers, but for kids, it’s a chance to frolic outside building snowmen, having snowball fights and making snow angels. That is, until it gets too cold and wet to be fun anymore. And — let’s be honest — it doesn’t take long... more