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$10 (or less) gifts 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, the editors here at Care.com have put together a list of unique gift ideas... 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


Kid gifts that parents hate: How to avoid them and what to do when they show up

You watch your child gleefully unwrap a slime-making kit on her birthday, as you flashback to the Great Slime Accident of 2017, from which the rug still hasn’t recovered. Or maybe your family thinks it’s hilarious to give the kids so many holiday gifts they need a cocoa break in... more


The 10 Best Date Night Ideas for Couples in the Twin Cities

Check out these date night hot spots! Everyone needs a little time with their significant other, especially if you have kids. Date nights are good for the soul and give you a chance to reconnect with the one you love without everyday distractions. It can be easy to fall into... more


A Holiday Bonus Guide for Your Caregivers

Even in a down economy, it's important to tip your family caretakers. Here's a guide on how much to give. When it comes to showing the love to those who love your kids, your pets, or your aging parents, don't be a Scrooge. Even in a challenging... more


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Do You Give Your Nanny a Holiday Bonus?

A Christmas bonus for a nanny? Yes! Learn why your nanny should get a year-end bonus and what the average bonus is in each state. Your nanny cares for your kids and keeps your life running smoothly all year long. Come December, it's important to say thank you for... 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


Holiday tipping guide: Who gets gifts and how much should you give?

When my daughter was small, I fretted for weeks about what to give her day care teachers as a holiday gift. As December wound down, I cluelessly (desperately?) scrolled through Pinterest before settling on what I thought was a cute idea. I put plain bathroom tiles and daubs of paint... more