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Rachel Murphy

Orlando, FL

Former TV news producer. Mama to a curly-haired kid and two English bulldogs. I like: cooking, home reno, kid stuff, politics, dog slobber.

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5 Tips Every Nanny Should Know About Nanny Shares

If you’ve started to hear more people talking about nanny shares these days, it’s no surprise: The percentage of families seeking a nanny share arrangement grew 23 percent in 2016, according to data. But as a nanny, should you consider doing one? And how might your job vary... more

Here’s Why You Need To Market Yourself Online As A Caregiver — And How To Successfully Do It

Being a caregiver in the digital age means staying on top of new online resources and coming up with innovative ways to market yourself to potential clients and families, including building and maintaining your very own digital footprint. There are more than 1.2 million child care workers in the U.S., according... more

Nursing Home Vs. Assisted Living: Choosing The Best Community For Your Loved One

It can be a difficult and emotional choice to start looking for care outside the home for your aging loved one. As the primary decision-maker, there are two main factors to take into consideration: the level of care needed and what it will cost. Whether your aging relative needs a... more

How To Get Rid Of Fleas In The House

If you have a pet in your home, chances are you’ve dealt with fleas in the house at some point. The dark-colored parasitic insects measure 1 to 2 millimeters in length and can be hard to spot, but that doesn’t mean you won’t know they are there. The pesky bugs... more

Take Your Best Friend On An Adventure With These 9 Great Dog Walking Apps

These walking apps will get everyone’s tail wagging. Tracking workouts through apps and wearable fitness devices is one of the biggest trends to hit the exercise world -- and now it’s gone to the dogs, thanks to the popularity of walking apps. Dog owners can keep track of their daily strolls... more

5 Things To Look For On A Housekeeping Resume

If you’re hiring a housekeeper, here’s what to keep in mind when reviewing their resume. If you’re thinking about hiring an independent housekeeper, you’ll likely find yourself sorting through a number of qualified applicants for your job. Now comes the challenging part: sorting through a pile of housekeeping resumes and... more

The 7 Most Helpful Housecleaning Apps

Let your phone lead you to a new cleaning routine. Between busy work schedules, back-to-back activities for the kids, and a laundry list of errands (oh yeah, and let’s not forget the actual laundry), it’s easy to let house cleaning fall to the back burner. Sure, you could use a... more

Alert: Graco Recalls 36k Highchairs After 5 Children Injured

Consumers should immediately stop using the highchairs. Graco, a well-known baby retailer, is recalling nearly 36,000 of its Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchairs after five children were injured by the product, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The North Carolina-based company said the legs of the chair can pivot out... more