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What caregivers need to know about online scams

For Virginia nanny Kattia Morales, it all seemed a little too good to be true. When she was searching for a child care job, a guy reached out and told her his family was moving in from out of state. Not only did they want to hire her as a... more

What’s new in the Care.com Community?

Today, the Care.com Community team is thrilled to reveal the new look and feel of our site. For a few months, we have been hard at work redesigning our Care.com Community website to give our users a seamless and more intuitive experience.  Today, we’re rolling out those changes... more


They just stop responding, and I am so exhausted and frustrated from it. I want to cry!

In the past month 3 separate people searching for care have told me they were VERY interested and I met one, I even went out of my way to tell her all the extra things I would help with, I was very flexible and she seemed %100 ON BOARD with using... more


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How much should I pay someone to pickup my child from school?

I am in the process of hiring someone to pickup my child from school 2-3 times a week. It's less than 10 miles from her school to home. How much should I pay them?


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Overnight Flat rate Advice

Hi, I was recently asked by my employer what I would charge for an overnight babysitting job. She is a lovely person with two adorable girls, 6 and 8, and I would love to do over night babysitting for her when needed. She is asking for a flat rate for... more

Introducing CareChat: A New Tool to Help Families Hire Caregivers

CareChat helps you connect with care providers by phone while keeping your personal number private. You've posted a care job and received a bunch of responses. You’ve read through the applications and identified the candidates that you think sound promising. Naturally, you want to learn more about them. As... more


Keeping Employees Engaged During Tough Times

I just got back from an HBS Global Leadership Summit where I listened to some great speakers. I found myself thinking about what things we could be doing with our company and employees during these difficult times. Yes, you should plan on cutting back (See Sequoia’s presentation covered on TechCrunch... more


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What to do when you are no longer acceptable with the wage you agreed on with a pet owner? (because it is much more work than described)

I am getting paid $20 a day to watch 2 great danes, a poodle, a yorkie, two cats, and two turtles. She acted like the dogs were trained and well behaved. She asked me to walk them, feed them a crap ton twice a day, make sure they had water... more