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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

Sorry, Grandma, we're not coming home for the holidays

We’ve all heard the old adage: There’s no place like home for the holidays. But let’s face it, it’s not always true. Whether it’s avoiding family drama or simply saving funds, I’ve learned that taking care of myself sometimes means staying put and skipping the yuletide cheer. Sure, mom missed... more

What Millennials really want to know about caregiving for their parents

Not long ago, I was invited to speak—virtually—to an audience that you wouldn’t normally think of when you think about aging: young professionals. And yet this group, just beginning the arc of their careers, turns out to be incredibly thoughtful and curious about what awaits them at the end of their careers... 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

On the Park Bench: Mom of 7-turned child care provider shares her secrets for juggling multiple children

When Julie L. embarked on a job search five years ago, she says she began by asking herself, “What am I good at?” Turns out, she had seven answers staring her in the face: her four sons and three daughters. “I guess I have marketable skills in child care... more