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7 Questions You Should Ask Before Relocating for Work

Moving, for anyone, can be a challenge. Add the prospect of relocating to a new area for a job, and you’re upping the ante on the stress levels for you and your family. But, by asking your employer the right questions, you can set yourself up for a smoother transition... more

Backup Care: 6 Options for When Your Plans Fall Through

Take the anxiety out of planning and avoid last-minute scrambling with these solutions for backup child care. Reliable child care is important to every parent. It puts your mind at ease and enables you to focus at work, knowing your children are being cared for in a safe space. When... more

8 ways to find child care on vacation

Family vacations are great for bonding with loved ones as you get away from your normal routines. But a family vacation can sometimes feel like no vacation at all for parents chasing after kids. Parents need time to themselves, and not just for romance, but to relax, reconnect and revisit... more


Building the Care Economy

Watch Care.com Founder, Chairwoman and CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo discuss the company's role -- from developing products to driving public policy -- in creating a care infrastructure that sustains us all.  As Millennials enter parenthood and Boomers age into retirement, our care needs are greater than ever and growing bigger... more

Democrats Introduce Plan to Address Cost of Child Care

The Child Care for Working Families Act, a new proposal backed by 27 Senate Democrats, is an ambitious plan to address the quality, availability and cost of child care for American families. A year after a presidential election in which child care policy took center stage, Democrats have introduced a... more

How Sick Is Too Sick for Day Care?

Know when it's okay to send your kids to day care and when to keep them home. Your spouse is out of town, your office is short-staffed and your toddler woke up with a sore throat and runny nose -- uh oh! Many households today rely on two working parents... more

5 Ways Older Workers Can Combat Age Discrimination in 2017

Whether you’re re-entering the work world after retirement, or are energized and simply dedicated to your nine-to-five, there are a lot of 50-plus employees making up the workforce. But that doesn’t mean you’ve got it easy. In fact, ageism and age discrimination are alive and well in our offices. “Older workers are... more

FMLA at 25: Time to Get Paid?

Rewind to 1993. Ah. The year of denim, “The X-files,” and when buying a movie ticket cost you a solid $4.14. But it’s also the year when something very important happened for families. Any guesses? Alright, fine, the answer’s in the headline. Yes, on August 5, 1993, the... more