Child care

How to guides

How to interview a nanny: Your questions checklist

So you’ve vetted your list of nanny applicants, you’ve picked your favorites, and you’ve scheduled the interviews. Now what? It’s time to draft up your question list so that you cover all your bases and find the best nanny for your family. Of course, you want the conversation to flow... more

This is how much child care costs in 2021

According to a new Care.com survey, 72% of families say child care is more expensive and 46% of families say child care is more difficult to find, due to the pandemic; however, research shows that hiring a nanny has become a more feasible option for many.  As we... more

18 funny dad memes that capture everything we love about fathers

Let’s hear it for the dads. Whether they’re teaching their kids how to ride a bike, enduring hours of dress-up tea parties with their toddlers or navigating the family road trip while wearing their best white sneakers, dads hold a special place in our hearts. We can always count on... more

Interview questions to ask a night nanny or night nurse

You’ve decided to hire a night nanny or night nurse and you’ve narrowed down your candidates — congratulations! A feat in and of itself. But now that you’ve got your short list, time to compile a list of important interview questions that will help you find “the one.” “The... more

Returning to work after COVID: 10 helpful tips for parents heading back to the office

  Whether you’ve relished in not having a work commute and being able to throw in a load of laundry or have been tearing your hair out because the kids barge into your “home office” (read: your bed) 500 times an hour to ask if they can have a snack... more

14 free or cheap summer camp options for 2021

When the school year wraps up, kids look forward to lazier days spent poolside, riding bikes or having sleepovers with friends and enjoying quality time with family. But chances are they’ll make even more amazing summer memories, as well as continue to learn and grow, if they attend a summer... more

52 ways to thank your nanny

In the midst of hectic schedules and a to-do list a mile long, it can be easy to forget to take a step back and appreciate the people who help raise your kids. For many of you, that includes your nanny. Although psst, National Provider Appreciation Day is May 7... more

8 tips for hiring a summer nanny or sitter

Finding a summer nanny or babysitter can be more challenging than finding one at other times of the year. For one, it’s a temporary position, and some professional caregivers may not be interested in a job that will end in just a few months. Families also often need nannies with... more