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Parenting is tough. Get help from parents who have been in your shoes.

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Real Talk: My tricks for handling toddler temper tantrums

Does your child throw tantrums in public? I know a thing or two about that. Love, protection and limits. It's the perfect trilogy. Above all things, we desire to manifest the love we feel towards our children, and consequently, we protect them from all harm, even from themselves. However... more


Raising the voices of caregivers

Caregivers support our families and allow others to go to work, but they often have to battle for respect. Let’s change that. Ten years ago, I helped start the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) because my life has been so profoundly affected by caregivers, beginning when I was just a... more


The 22 Best Moral Stories for Kids

Teach your children valuable lessons with these fun and entertaining tales. Moral stories for kids are entertaining, but don't take this amusing little anecdotes for granted. They're also teaching your child a valuable lesson about how to be a good and considerate person, too! If you want to teach your child... more


101 Fun Things to Do With Kids This Summer

Try these 101 ideas to keep kids from getting bored and to create memories that they'll have for a lifetime (or at least for that first day of school when they're asked "what did you do this summer?"). Want help making your way through this list? Print it out... more


Caregiver Spotlight: 5 Questions with Uchechukwu

Uchechukwu (“UC”) has been a Professional Nanny & Household Manager for over 10 years, working with children of all age groups, multiples, and special needs. She is one of our most prolific writers on the Care.com community site. We grabbed a coffee to learn more about her, her caregiving... more


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Real Talk with Nannies: My 20 Tips for Getting Your First Nanny Job

Care.com recently posted the question “What advice would you give a caregiver just starting out?”  Here are my 20 tips for getting your first job as a caregiver. Remember that you are marketing yourself. You are your "brand," and as much as it's a comfort to think your... more


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Real Talk with Nannies: My Tips on Taking Charge of your Caregiving Career

Care.com recently posted the question “What advice would you give a caregiver just starting out?”  Here are some tips I have for someone who is just starting out or even someone who has been a Nanny for years: KNOW YOUR WORTH: You will meet prospective employers/clients who... more


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101 Funny Jokes for Kids

Got a little class clown on your hands? Here are 101 funny jokes for kids of all ages. One of the best parts of parenthood is getting to watch your child develop their own sense of humor. You get to see them work through the logic of different punchlines and discover what... more