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101 Funny Jokes for Kids

Got a little class clown on your hands? Here are 101 funny jokes for kids of all ages. One of the best parts of parenthood is getting to watch your child develop their own sense of humor. You get to see them work through the logic of different punchlines and discover what... more


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 and Scams: How to Avoid Babysitting Scams

Protect yourself when you're looking for a nanny, babysitter or caregiving job. Unfortunately, online scams and fraud are becoming more common. And among those that fraudsters are targeting are people who are looking for nanny jobs, babysitting jobs, and senior care jobs. Online safety is extremely important to us... more


101 Fun Things to Do With Kids This Summer

Do you need help thinking of kid-friendly activities for summer? Here are some great ideas to get you started. Summer may be a time to relax, but tell that to kids who are bouncing off the walls or shrieking "I'm bored." As parents, babysitters and nannies, we want each... more


Babysitter Pay Rates: What's the Going Rate for a Babysitter?

In 2016, the average babysitter rate was nearly $14 per hour. Learn how to determine what you should charge based on three important factors. According to the 2017 Care.com Babysitter Survey, the average babysitting rate in 2016 was about $13.97 per hour -- which is up 26 percent from $11.11... more


Jobs With Babies: 15 Great Career Options to Work With Babies

Can't get enough of little ones? These 15 jobs will give you lots of hands-on time with newborns and infants. If you love infants and are looking for a new career, options abound for jobs with babies. But passion alone won't make you succeed. "Infants are beautiful and... more


How to Get a Teen Babysitting Job

These are the 13 steps you need to take to become a great babysitter -- and land an even greater babysitting job. Allowance not cutting it anymore? Are your parents after you to learn about responsibility and get a job? Babysitting could be the answer. Babysitting is a great job -- especially... more


The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made on Care.com

Whether you're a caregiver or searching for care, avoid these all-too-common slip-ups. At Care.com, we know that the process of finding the perfect nanny -- or the perfect nanny job -- can be a little overwhelming. So, we want to make it as simple for you as possible. As more... more