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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

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

Finding a Job Oasis in America’s Child Care Desert

Child-care workers can find higher demand for jobs, and higher wages, in these 66 cities, located in 22 states   The demand for reliable, quality child care professionals is significant and growing. Caring for children can be a fulfilling and rewarding career path for a diverse workforce. It can provide... more

On the Park Bench: How this social worker-turned-nanny helps kids deal with the emotional stuff

Erin G. has been caring for children for as long as she can remember. Her mother ran an in-home daycare, and most days she’d come home from school to a house full of babies. That formative experience led her to a career working with children — as a camp counselor... more