Planning for family care
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
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
I want to make an offer to a sitter who would do occasional overnight / vacation sitting for me -- two children (12, 15). I used to pay a service $70 for night hours, 12am to 7am, then add additional daytime hours where needed. This was in Minneapolis. I moved now to Brooklyn... more
What would be family expectations? Would the family expect to pay a different rate?
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
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
Care.com is proud to stand with more than 75 business leaders calling for a strong, sustainable and inclusive national paid family leave policy that will meet the needs of working Americans, their diverse families and businesses large and small. There is broad bipartisan support for paid family leave, and... more