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Tell us your Care story

How has care changed your life? We want to hear from you! Every day, we connect families with the care they need. But numbers aren't enough to tell the story of how care transforms our lives. Whether you're a parent who was able to fulfill your goals because... 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

Seattle just passed a bill of rights for domestic workers. Here’s what you need to know

Nannies, senior care providers and other household employees working in Seattle now have additional job benefits, such as meal breaks, thanks to the new Domestic Worker Bill of Rights passed by the City Counsel earlier this week. This is a step by government officials to further professionalize the in-home care... more

It's National Breastfeeding Month & I'm Fired Up!

It’s National Breastfeeding Month and I am fired up!!   Why?   Everywhere I turn moms and babies are under attack and as we kick off National Breastfeeding Month, breastfeeding moms are no exception.   From earlier this spring when Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield reduced reimbursement rates for some of... more

Introducing Care.com Benefits – A Letter to Our Caregivers

Hi, I’m Sheila Lirio Marcelo, the founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Care.com, and I wanted to share with you some really exciting news. We launched Care.com in 2007 with the mission of creating an easier way for families to connect with caregivers. Today, we’re the world’s largest online... more


August “Senior Sense” Are You Your Parent’s Keeper? Interview with author Jody Gastfriend

By Rudri Patel, Attorney & Writer/ Editor To understand the nuances of caregiving and how to navigate this uncertain terrain, I had a chance to interview Jody Gastfriend, VP of Senior Care at Care.com about her recent book, My Parent’s Keeper: The Guilt, Grief, Guesswork, and Unexpected Gifts of... more

Here Are the 20 Best Cities to Make Bank in Over Winter Break

Want to make some extra cash over winter break? Find out if your city made the top 20 cut, and what jobs could help you make the most. The holiday season brings with it many splendid things: tacky light displays upsetting fancy neighborhoods, kid freak-outs on Santa’s lap and -- more importantly... more

Professional Benefits for Our Caregivers

This is a big day for us here at Care.com. We have some important news to share, and I think you’re going to be as excited about it as we are. We’re thrilled to officially announce the expansion of Care.com Benefits, with a first-of-its-kind, peer-to-peer benefits platform between... more