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
Are overnight rates the same as day rates?
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
Whether employed for a few hours a week or full-time, nannies can quickly start to feel like an integral part of a family. After all, nannies see families at some of their most honest moments, and parents trust them with their children’s lives. Still, no matter how much love exists... more
I’m running away to join the circus, I text my best friend. Another friend listens as I confess a secret fantasy: I drive to a hotel with an ocean view, where I swim, read, eat amazing food and sleep (!) for two full nights all by myself. “You should do that,”... more
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
The journey of becoming a new parent is as beautiful and joyous as it is messy and exhausting. Most of all, it’s a learning experience. My son, Oscar, will be turning 1 in just under a month, and as we inch closer to this milestone, I’ve been reflecting back a... more
If you’ve started to hear more people talking about nanny shares these days, it’s no surprise: The percentage of families seeking a nanny share arrangement grew 23 percent in 2016, according to Care.com data. But as a nanny, should you consider doing one? And how might your job vary... more