Pregnancy & newborns

I'm Having a Baby: Fears Going from 1 Kid to 2

Today, I want to introduce you to Melissa. A mom and remote-employee of Care.com, Melissa lives in New Hampshire and works as a teacher and coach as well as a content marketer for Care.com. Now, she has big news: She is pregnant with her second baby. And of... more

Pregnancy discrimination is real and these women’s stories prove it

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life, but it’s also a time when people start treating them completely differently. Suddenly there’s unwanted belly rubbing, unsolicited advice, and, for pregnant women in the workplace, the insidious reality of pregnancy discrimination. Senator Elizabeth Warren started a much-needed conversation about pregnancy... more

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How should I disinfect the toys in my kids playroom?

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease has been going around our neighborhood. Many of the kids in the neighborhood frequently play at our house. I want to disinfect all the toys. What is the best way to do this?

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How can we remove fleas from newborn kittens?

Our cat just had 4 kittens, and my son noticed fleas on them. What can we do to safely remove them from kittens? They are only 6 days old.

What is a night nanny — and do you need one?

There's no way to prepare new parents for the fatigue, lack of sleep and resulting irritability they will experience when they bring their new baby home. If the freshly painted nursery is set up for multiples, exhaustion levels will be compounded. Hiring a night nanny may be the answer. But... more

The 10 Best Outlet Malls for Shopping Near Boston

For back-to-school shopping, holiday buys or everyday indulgences, these outlets can’t be beat. Summer is coming to a close, and for many parents that means back-to-school shopping is on the horizon. Whether your little ones are officially in school or just need new warm-weather gear for the upcoming fall and... more

You Can Choose the Sex of Your Baby, but It'll Cost You

While some methods almost guarantee results, others rival old wives' tales. We had a doctor explain exactly how it all works. If you're the kind of person who has been planning your perfect family unit since your Barbie Dream House days, there is a way to guarantee it. Whether... more

The 8 best toys for 6-month-old babies to help them learn and develop

Your 6-month-old is halfway through her first year and is quickly making the transition from newborn to older baby. By 6 months old, babies are becoming more and more interested in the world around them and are eager to interact with it. As your baby begins to get more adept... more