Employer & employee relationships

5 ways a housekeeper can help with your holiday to-do list

Is your holiday to-do list so long that it will take you until February to complete? Instead of stressing about everything that has to get done, hire a housekeeper or ask your current one to take some of the weight off of your shoulders. "A housekeeper is really supposed to... more

21 ways parents and caregivers managed to find joy in the disaster that's 2020

If 2020 were an emoji, it would be the exploding brain. And if it were a GIF, it would be the one with the flaming dumpster adrift in a flood. In other words, it’s been a tough go for many people — an utterly understandable response given the pandemic and... more

9 holiday conversations you should have with your employer now

The holiday season shakes up everyone's schedule. The kids are off from school, families travel and social calendars fill up with family get-togethers, holiday parties, church activities and school programs. So, naturally, your role as a care provider will be affected as well. You want to be flexible, but you must... more

$10 (or less) gift ideas for everyone on your list

Gift-giving is one of the best parts of the holiday season. But while it’s fun to make a list and check it twice, it can also end up being, well… super expensive. Just for you, we have put together a list of unique but affordable gift ideas for everyone on... more

12 gift ideas for all your caregivers

The holidays give us the opportunity to show our appreciation for the individuals we hire to support us in our goals: the people who care for our kids while we're at work, walk our dogs or provide comfort for our elderly loved ones. Take a second and try to imagine... more

How to navigate relationships in an extremely polarizing political climate

“I had such a blowout with a friend over masks!” says Julie (last name withheld) of New York, about a longtime friend who owns a clothing boutique. Julie has always considered herself politically independent, but recently she feels forced to take a side, leaning left because that’s the side... more

52 ways to thank your nanny

In the midst of hectic schedules and a to-do list a mile long, it can be easy to forget to take a step back and appreciate the people who help raise your kids. For many of you, that includes your nanny.  There's no reason to wait for a... more

How to guides

4 keys to success in a nanny share job

Thinking about working for multiple families in a share? Be sure to do your homework: Nanny shares and shared care arrangements may be subject to various licensing requirements or prohibited in certain states and jurisdictions. Research local laws and regulations. Even if you have years of experience as a nanny... more