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How to find caregivers who can help manage a child with diabetes?

My son was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and I'm learning it's difficult to find someone willing to learn about how to care for someone with diabetes.  I know I can't be with him 24x7 every single day, but I don't know how to... more

Why We Need to Stop Talking About Work-Life Balance

You don't need to check your personal life at the door when you get to the office. Let's strive for integration. There was something about that image: a teal blazer with a little heart on it. Tammy Duckworth — war hero, Senator, and trailblazing mom — complemented her... more


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What is the common payment for babysitting?

Hi, I am doing a project for my statistics class. According to Sittercity, the average babysitter gets paid $14.33 hourly in Maryland. I do not believe that is accurate. Please comment below how much you guys get paid hourly. 

Are you Prepared? What to Expect for First Time Parents

We're with you, first-time parents: If the prospect of your child's arrival prompts as much anxiety as excitement, you are not alone. After all, no degree of practice or preparation can simulate the experience of bringing home your bundle of joy. Sure, there's no shortage of advice... more

5 qualities to look for when hiring a nanny

You're on the hunt for a new nanny. Great! The relationship between a family and their nanny is one that can be quite rewarding. But not all nannies are created equal. What does your family need? Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, authors of The Nanny Diaries, suggest finding someone... more


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Back-up Child Care

My husband and I both work full time, and my mother watches my son. While my job is usually flexible enough if she has an emergency & cannot watch my son for whatever reason, there are times when neither my husband nor I can take off of work if we... more


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What information am i allowed to collect from a care giver/nanny when she is taking care of my kids at my home so I know they are safe and I have the required information in case of an emergency? Is it ok to take a copy of their driver's id?

10 Signs of a Safe Day Care

Keep these safety factors in mind when making your day care selection. There are many factors to consider when looking for a day care for your child. But safety should always be at the top of your list. There are safety standards for things like licensing, child proofing, staff-to-child ratios... more