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💕During an interview, what questions do you always ask families, to make sure they will be a good match? 💕

Last week we asked you "If you could change one thing about the caregiving industry, what would it be? " You'll want to check out all the great feedback! This week our question is: During an interview, what questions do you always ask families, to make sure they will be a good match? ... more

Care.com Stands with Dreamers

Like so many of you, I am deeply concerned with the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As the daughter of immigrants and the first generation in my family to settle permanently here in the United States, this is personal for me. My family first... more


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Is pricing for overnight care the same as for care during the day?

Are overnight rates the same as day rates?

America Is Better Than This

To me it’s simple: families should not be torn apart by governments, nor should they be detained in camps or cages. My house, my parents’ work, and Tita Rosie: Those are the three telephone numbers I memorized when my family first came to the United States from the Philippines. They... more

7 common disagreements between parents & grandparents — and how to resolve them

Studies have shown that grandparents can positively impact their grandkids’ nutrition and mental health. While many parents acknowledge these benefits and aim to foster a loving bond between children and grandparents, it can still come with bumps in the road. If you feel like you struggle to see eye-to-eye with... more


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I realized that my sweet 5 year old actually has a strong body odor. What can I do at such a young age?

Recently I noticed that my 5 year old girl has relatively strong BO. I didn't think it was possible at such a young age and had never investigated the source of this smell until a few days ago. The fact that despite all this baby/child beauty and body... more


100 Questions to get to know your teenager

One thing that my wife and I discussed recently, was that we don't talk to our child enough about some of the bigger issues, that we need to while we still can learn more about our teen. So, we decided to brainstorm a list of questions to ask our... more


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When are kids too old to sleep with a stuffed animal friend?

My daughter's 8, and she has a special stuffed bear that's been in her bed with her since she was a baby. I'm okay with it because it helps her sleep and makes her happy, but my husband wonders if she's getting too old for the... more