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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


The 7 most common parenting styles — with modern makeovers

Just like pop culture, jeans and hairstyles, parenting is always evolving. What we used to think of as appropriate, effective discipline and bonding techniques have shifted. Take, for instance, spanking. The New York Times reports that corporal punishment has been on the decline for 50 years. Last year, the American... more


40 inspirational quotes for caregivers

If you know the selfless, rewarding life of caring for another person, then you also know how heavy things can get — and that's true no matter whether you're a family member caring for a loved one, or a professional caregiver working with a patient. Sometimes, just a... more


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What are the best cough drops that actually help you stop coughing?

What are the best cough drops that actually help you stop coughing? My 16 year old daughter is recovering from a cold and still having the occasional coughing fit.


12 child care training courses and certifications that will boost your career

While there is no formal training required to become a nanny, these specialized classes will turn you into a more professional and knowledgeable caregiver. If you're looking for a nanny job, they'll also make you stand out from the crowd as someone who takes your career seriously. Additionally... more


What moms really want for Mother’s Day (and it’s not a box of chocolates)

This morning when my husband asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day, I didn’t have the energy to give him a good answer. It was 6:30 a.m. and I was awake, unloading the dishwasher, making the coffee and fixing breakfast for our son. Three hours later, I... more


Your postpartum body: 9 unexpected things no one warns you of

A few weeks after my first child was born, I went to take a shower and found that my hair was falling out in handfuls. I ran out soaking wet, telling my husband that something was terribly wrong. Luckily, a Google search (and a call to my doctor) assured me... more


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When do girls typically start shaving their legs now a days? How about armpits?

My daughter's blonde leg hairs haven't been an issue until all her friends started shaving. I don't want her to grow up too soon. When should she start shaving her legs? How about under her arms?