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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

Care.com Stands with Dreamers

Like so many of you, I am deeply concerned with the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As the daughter of immigrants and the first generation in my family to settle permanently here in the United States, this is personal for me. My family first... more


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☝️If you could change one thing about the caregiving industry, what would it be? ☝️

Last week we asked you "What's the best advice you've gotten on being a caregiver? " and you shared some great suggestions!  This week our question is: If you could change one thing about the caregiving industry, what would it be? 

America Is Better Than This

To me it’s simple: families should not be torn apart by governments, nor should they be detained in camps or cages. My house, my parents’ work, and Tita Rosie: Those are the three telephone numbers I memorized when my family first came to the United States from the Philippines. They... 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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How do I quit my baby sitting gig on good terms?

I have been sitting for this nice family for a few months now and things are going okay but I just can’t seem to bond with the baby. I’m new to sitting and the child has some serious separation anxiety that has only just now started to subside. I still... more


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Hi! I am looking to provide childcare at a workshop I will be hosting after work hours (6-9ish). I have no idea how much to budget for this or what all I would need to provide (e.g. insurance, toys, etc.). Any guidance/advice would be helpful!

We are in the south in a rural area, so I do not know if that will impact any of the responses.

Free preschool: What’s the state of universal pre-K programs and who can they benefit?

Many parents assume they’ll send their children to pre-K before kindergarten. After all, vast amounts of research shows that preschool benefits kids socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. It helps prepare them for the expectations of structured school and exposes them to new ways of learning and interacting with the world... more