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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

30 weird celebrity baby names that will make you raise an eyebrow

With new celebrity babies comes new celebrity baby names, many of which make pop culture fanatics stop and scratch their heads. Ranging from Apple to Zolten, this list of monikers grows and grows ... as does their popularity with not-so-famous parents. Eric Apler, founder of Name Your Tune, a company that... 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

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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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?


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Why Cant I Message A Care Provider

HI Everyone, This might be a silly question, but I am trying to hire a babysitter and every time I go to click on her profile to send her a message, there is no option to send a message. Am I Missing something? Help is appreciated!!


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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.