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Raising the voices of caregivers

Caregivers support our families and allow others to go to work, but they often have to battle for respect. Let’s change that. Ten years ago, I helped start the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) because my life has been so profoundly affected by caregivers, beginning when I was just a... 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


What You Need to Know About Care.com Benefits

Here are the seven most important things you should know about our new Care.com Benefits program. Caregivers provide our families and our communities with invaluable services: they care for our children, for our pets, for our seniors and for our homes. These caregivers play integral roles in helping us... more


Nursing homes: Watch out for these 5 hidden costs

One of the biggest considerations when deciding that it’s time for a loved one to go to a nursing home is how much it will cost. Prices vary from state to state and facility to facility, but one thing is for sure: It’s not cheap. The national median cost of... more


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How do you set wages?

At a regular job with a business, they tell the workers what their wages are. However, when you babysit someone, how do you know what to charge if a person doesn't specify what they want to pay? I know how bad it can be if you don't set... more


6 Ways to Prepare for the Senior Caregiving Journey

Learn how you can plan for senior care as your parents start to get older. The oft-circuitous journey of caring for aging parents catches many of us off guard. As our parents enter the challenging stage of old age, we're torn between our desire to help and their need... more


How Care.com and non-profits are bringing an entrepreneurial mindset to Europe’s refugee crisis

  By Laura Esnaola Today, Care.com is standing with Tent Partnership for Refugees — a non-profit organization founded by Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya that is mobilizing the private sector to improve the lives and livelihoods of men, women, and children forcibly displaced from their home countries — to announce a... more