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How to Interview a Nanny: Your Questions Checklist

In Part 4 of the "How to Interview a Nanny Guide," we share some sample questions you can ask a prospective nanny in an interview – and some that you should never ask. So you’ve vetted your list of nanny applicants, you’ve picked your favorites, and you’ve scheduled the interviews. Now what... more

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Find Out How Much You Should Be Paying for Housekeeping

Arm yourself with this knowledge when determining the cost of housekeeping. How Much Should Housekeeping Cost? National Average $160 Typical Range $115 - $227 Low-End Cost $60 High-End Cost $340 The average cost to hire a house cleaner or housekeeper in the United States is about $160. While the amount will... more

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How to Interview a Nanny: In-Person Interviews

Here are three ways to make sure you find the best nanny during in-person interviews. Most of us don’t hire people often and, when it comes to hiring a household employee like a nanny, you might not know where to start. You’re definitely not alone. In-person interviews with a nanny... more

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How to Interview a Nanny: Questions to Ask During Phone Interviews

In Part 2 of our "How to Interview a Nanny" guide, we outline the topics to cover during phone interviews with prospective nannies.  You've narrowed down your applicants to a few potential nannies. Now it's time to pick up the phone and ask a few questions to... more

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How Much Does a Babysitter Cost?

In Part 3 of "The Babysitting Guide," we discuss how much babysitters typically cost, as well as the factors that can affect rates. If you’re looking for a sitter, odds are that pay rate plays a big part in who you choose. According to the 2017 Care.com Babysitter Survey, the average babysitting rate... more

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Special Needs Care for Adult Children: Your Care Options

Here are some tips for finding the right type of special needs caregiver for your adult child. As they reach adulthood, young people with disabilities also reach a crossroads in care. As children, they may have relied on their parents for support -- should that continue now they’re adults? If not... more

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The Nanny Guide: How Much Does a Nanny Cost?

Thinking of hiring a nanny? In Part 4 of "The Nanny Guide," learn about typical nanny salaries and pay to help budget accordingly. Cost Estimates According to Care.com data from 2016, full-time nannies (who work 40 hours/week) caring for one to two children received: $14.12/hour if they worked... more

Pet Care Options

Most pet owners have to deal with the reality of pet care as soon as they come home with their new furry friend.  So for you newbies or struggling "sophomore" pet owners, here are some of the more popular pet care options and what you can expect. Dog Walking... more