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6 Ways Babysitters and Nannies Can Be More Successful on Care.com

We looked at our data and came up with six tips for how you can increase your odds of getting a response on your next application.  So, you’re in the market for a new child care job. You’ve created your profile, set your availability, and maybe even applied to... more

101 Indoor Games and Activities for Kids

Fun ideas for keeping kids entertained when you're stuck inside. It's easy for parents, babysitters, nannies, and kids alike to get cabin fever when they're stuck inside all day. Plan some indoor games and activities to help make the time fly by when you're cooped up... 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

The 5 Best Places to Go Apple Picking Around Austin

Here’s your guide to the best apple-picking operations in the Austin area! Is there any better signifier of fall than crisp, freshly picked apples? When apple-picking season gets underway, you know you’re in for cooler temperatures and pleasant autumn days -- which can come as a pure godsend after a blazing-hot... more

The 13 Best Places in Chicago for Kids’ Birthday Parties

Celebrate your little one’s big day with a unique party you’ll both remember for years to come. Cake and ice cream are birthday party essentials, but is that all you need to make the day memorable? Why stop there when your son or daughter could ring in the next year... more

5 Easy Tie-Dye Instructions and 4 Tie-Dye Patterns To Try

Tie-dye shirts make great team T-shirts. They're also great as an activity -- and party favor -- for a slumber party. These instructions and patterns will give you some tie-dye basics and a few fun patterns to try.     Tie-dying is exactly what it says. You twist a garment or... more

57 Summer Crafts to Keep Kids Busy

Summer is usually kids' favorite time of year, but not so for parents and nannies. It can be tricky finding activities to keep your little ones occupied during this time off from school. Other than days by the pool or trips to the beach, what can you do to bring... more

101 Fun Things to Do With Kids This Summer

Try these 101 ideas to keep kids from getting bored and to create memories that they'll have for a lifetime (or at least for that first day of school when they're asked "what did you do this summer?"). Want help making your way through this list? Print it out... more