Introducing Benefits – A Letter to Our Caregivers

Hi, I’m Sheila Lirio Marcelo, the founder, Chairwoman and CEO of, and I wanted to share with you some really exciting news. We launched in 2007 with the mission of creating an easier way for families to connect with caregivers. Today, we’re the world’s largest online... more


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I have a message from a person that has been removed from

 I've tried to respond, but probably didn't work since she's been removed.  The problem is now it shows me unresponsive and my response percentage is going down and I can't do anything about it.  How do I get this resolved?


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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

What You Need to Know About Benefits

Here are the seven most important things you should know about our new 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


About Online Caregiver Certification

Caregivers are busy people.  Busy with work, life, kids and/or other important relationships, and loving care.Caregivers are also watching their wallets.  Professional caregivers do not make much money and informal family caregivers rarely make any from caregiving –  and might have to give up their job to provide care... more at 10: Where We've Been, and Where We're Going

As a mother, I often find it hard to believe how time flies.   Our youngest son, Adam, is 17 now. On the college visits that have commandeered so many of our weekends lately, I’ll look at him and swell with pride at the lacrosse-playing, baritone-singing young adult he’s becoming... more


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How much should i charge for babysitting?

I include the child in all our daily activities going to parks librarys grocery shopping reading play time arts and crafts cooking baking and so on. I do bathing and bed time story time to and include meals. Hours range and days of the week range a few weeks in... more


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What is the perfect gift for a caregiver?

Caregivers do so much for others, often with little thought for themselves.  What would you like to receive as a gift for a special occasion or 'just because?'  It could be something simple and inexpensive or outrageous and pricey! Maybe just a sincere, 'thank you'. I recommend for a family or... more