Holidays & seasons

6 Ways Babysitters and Nannies Can Be More Successful on Care.com

We looked at our data and came up with six tips for how you can increase your odds of getting a response on your next application.  So, you’re in the market for a new child care job. You’ve created your profile, set your availability, and maybe even applied to... more

101 fun fall activities for kids

Autumn-lovers, rejoice! Your favorite season is finally here. As the weather gets cooler and the leaves begin to change color, it's time to start thinking about how you can help your kids get outdoors and take advantage of all that this amazing season has to offer.  From fun... more

101 indoor games and activities for kids

It's easy for kids, parents, babysitters and nannies alike to get cabin fever when we're stuck inside all day due to frightful weather outside. For this reason, it's a good idea to have some indoor games and activities up your sleeve to help make the time fly by when... more

The 10 Best Outlet Malls for Shopping Near Boston

For back-to-school shopping, holiday buys or everyday indulgences, these outlets can’t be beat. Summer is coming to a close, and for many parents that means back-to-school shopping is on the horizon. Whether your little ones are officially in school or just need new warm-weather gear for the upcoming fall and... more

The 10 Best Orchards to Pick Apples Near Chicago

Fresh fruit tastes better when you pick it yourself! Apple picking is a classic activity in the fall. There’s something about grabbing a Honeycrisp or Golden Delicious straight from the branch and taking a bite that really brings out the crispness of autumn. It’s tough to find large orchards in... more

The 5 Best Places to Go Apple Picking Around Austin

Here’s your guide to the best apple-picking operations in the Austin area! Is there any better signifier of fall than crisp, freshly picked apples? When apple-picking season gets underway, you know you’re in for cooler temperatures and pleasant autumn days -- which can come as a pure godsend after a blazing-hot... more

5 Easy Tie-Dye Instructions and 4 Tie-Dye Patterns To Try

Tie-dye shirts make great team T-shirts. They're also great as an activity -- and party favor -- for a slumber party. These instructions and patterns will give you some tie-dye basics and a few fun patterns to try.     Tie-dying is exactly what it says. You twist a garment or... more

20 fantastic costumes for pregnant women

Not everything is extra-fun during pregnancy, but Halloween? That’s one holiday any expecting mama can get behind. Is it because of the candy? OK, fine, the candy is pretty great. But the real reason pregnant mamas love Halloween is because of the super-creative, super-cute costume ideas during this time.  Expecting... more