Jacalyn S. Burke Interview Author of The Nanny Time Bomb: Navigating The Crisis in Child Care Saturday, August 27, 2016

Jacalyn S. Burke, experienced nanny, author and childcare advocate reveals some of the contents from her timely book which has provoked many to look at the problems in the childcare industry. She explains why her book should be read by both parents and nannies. She also addresses many of the problems in the childcare industry and efforts being made to bring about a positive change.

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10 of the Greatest Outdoor Winter Activities That Kids Love! Thursday, December 22, 2016

We’re sure that parents, teachers, nannies and babysitters alike will agree that there is only so much you can do with the kids inside before they start to become restless. Even though it's cold outside it doesn’t mean that you have to stay cooped up inside. There are plenty of fun outdoor winter activities you can plan for you and the kids. Here's our list of some of the greatest activities t...

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2016's Top 10 Halloween Costumes for Kids, Adults & Pets Too! Monday, October 10, 2016

Everyone wants to have a great Halloween costume. They want to be the person who wins the best costume award at the Halloween party they attend, and they want to have a costume that gets people talking. Whether you are looking for a costume for the kids, yourself, or even for your pets, we have some great costume ideas for you.

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3 Tips Moms Returning to School Should Know Monday, August 15, 2016

You did it. After raising a child or several children, you’re ready to focus and your career and academic aspirations. For years, you’ve contemplated returning to school and possibly finishing your bachelors or obtaining your masters. You made the decision, you’re going to do it. In this article, we’ll take a look at some benefits, programs, and services allocated for moms who decide to return...

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4 Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Pediatrician Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Parents of newborns have many questions: Do I give my baby formula or breast milk? Do I feed them jarred or natural baby food? When do I switch from breastfeeding to solids? How much time do I take off work for maternity leave? You’re overwhelmed. You know that you need to consult a pediatrician, but even that seems like a daunting task. Which doctor do you choose? In this article, we’ll poi...

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5 Best Books to Read to Children & Why You Should Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mothers, fathers and child care specialist should understand that reading to children is more than an activity you use to put your children to sleep. Believe it or not, among many benefits, when you read aloud, you’re building a relationship with the child.

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5 Things Not To Do on Social Media While Babysitting Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Technology has changed babysitting, much like it has changed everything else in our lives. With video games, smartphones, tablets, computers, and social media, there are countless potential distractions and ways to interact online. As a sitter, you need to be clear on what is and is not okay when watching kids. Is it okay for you to go on the internet with the kids around? Do you have to wai...

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6 Things International Student Nannies Need To Know About U.S. Credit Cards Saturday, August 27, 2016

Am I eligible for a credit card? Do I need a social security number to get one? Can I get a credit card without a social security number or credit history? Are credit cards dangerous? Why do I need to build a credit history? In this article, we’ll take a look at some things migrant nannies who are attending college need to keep in mind when it comes to credit cards.

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6 Things You Should Think About When Choosing a Midwife Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Congratulations, you’re having a baby! One of the first major decisions that you will make as an expectant mother is what kind of care you would like both prenatally and for your birth. You need to decide whether you would like to go with an OB or a midwife. If you are selecting to go with a midwife, you also need to consider which midwife to go with. Here are some tips to help you choose a mid...

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8 Things Women Should Know About Dating Men with Kids Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Will the children like me? Am I ready to become a stepmother? What kind of relationship should I have with the children? Will he have time for me? Will I have to compete with the ex? Does he want any kids with me? In this article, we’ll take a look at some timely advice from women and men, who have practical tips for future potential stepmoms.

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8 Tips for Making Healthy After School Snacks Kids Will Love! Monday, September 19, 2016

The kids are back in school and coming home with hungry tummies. Putting together healthy after school snacks can be difficult, especially when the kids are finicky eaters. Here are some tips and suggestions on how to create healthy after school snacks that kids will love.

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A Brief History of the Nanny in America Wednesday, September 14, 2016

To understand the economics and cultural issues that impacted legislation surrounding nannies and domestic workers, you need to understand a bit about how nannies started working in the United States. This article will take a brief but informative look at the history of the nanny in the USA.

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A Doctor Explains All You Need to Know about The Zika Virus: Interview with Dr. Joseph Alton Author of The Zika Handbook Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dr. Joseph Alton, the author of the Amazon bestseller THE SURVIVAL MEDICINE HANDBOOK, the New York Times bestseller THE EBOLA SURVIVAL HANDBOOK, spoke with us about his latest publication, THE ZIKA VIRUS HANDBOOK. During the interview, the doctor provides up to date information about testing, how to prevent contracting the virus, areas that are most susceptible, testing for fathers as well as m...

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Abby Schachter on Getting The Government out of Parenting Thursday, October 27, 2016

Abby Schachter is a mother of four, an experienced journalist who has written for the Washington Times and the New York Post. Her book, NO CHILD LEFT ALONE: GETTING THE GOVERNMENT OUT OF PARENTING takes a look at some issues that parents and child care providers should be aware of. Many government policies aren't helping parents or families and Abby wants parents to research and start organizin...

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Adele Reveals her Struggles with Postpartum Depression & More in This Weeks Parenting News Roundup Friday, November 4, 2016

Sitter.com shares the past weeks top parenting news, including stories about Adele opening up about postpartum depression, Chinese women attending nanny university, American families bringing attention to Down Syndrome beyond the October awareness month, teens spending 9 hours/day on screen media and menopause lowering women’s sex drive.

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ADHD: What Parents & Child Care Providers Need To Know Thursday, September 15, 2016

If you notice behavioral problems with your child, their behavior may be linked to the neurological disorder, known as ADHD. Before you assume, it is important to understand exactly what ADHD is. In this article, we’ll take a look at the disorder, steps parents and caregivers can take to ensure that they are caring for the child properly. We’ll also consider insights from CareGuide’s Child ...

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Advice for Blended Families: How You Can Live The Brady Bunch Life Thursday, October 6, 2016

When it comes to step parenting many people have a picturesque sitcom concept in their minds. We love one another and that will make the relationships work, but in all honesty, life is not like The Brady Bunch. However, this doesn’t mean that your marriage won’t be successful. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the problems associated with blended families and hear experiences o...

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America's Top 6 Daytime TV Shows Thursday, August 18, 2016

The United States has a rich history when it comes to daytime television. The country has created some of the most successful and long-running shows in the history of modern entertainment. Here’s are a look at some of the best daytime television shows and the personalities that drive them!

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An Interview with Melissa Harley of DONA International Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Melissa Harley is the International Marketing and Public Relations Director of DONA International. She’s also a certified doula trainer, certified doula and childbirth educator. She spoke to CareGuide about DONA, the history and direction of the organization and what a doula does.

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Answers to 6 Common Questions About Baby Food Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Some parents may find themselves asking, are there certain types baby foods that are healthier than others? When do I start giving my child baby food? What are the benefits of using canned or jarred foods? If I use jarred baby food what brands should I consider? If I decide to make my own baby food, what fruits or vegetables should I use and avoid? In this article, we’ll take a look at som...

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Back to School: How to Get the Kids Back in the Groove Wednesday, September 7, 2016

As the new school year begins, you may be wondering how best to get your kids back into the groove of school after being off all summer. There are a few things that you can focus on, or do, which will help to make the transition back to school easier on everyone.

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Be Sure to Discuss These 10 Things With Potential Nannies & Sitters Tuesday, October 18, 2016

So, you need to hire a nanny or sitter but aren’t sure about where to begin? It can be a tricky and confusing process, but by asking the right questions during the interview process you can ensure you hire the perfect nanny or babysitter for you and your family. Here are 10 suggestions for topics to bring up during the interview process.

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Best 5 Apps to Keep Kids Entertained on a Road Trip Monday, August 22, 2016

Tired of hearing, “Are we there yet?” A road trip can be hard on kids — who would much rather be running around than kicking the back of your seat. It’s not easy to sit still and be quiet, and if you’re not tall enough to see much out of your window, things are going to go downhill fast. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Try these downloading these fun and educational apps before your nex...

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Can Fathers Suffer from Postpartum Depression? Monday, October 17, 2016

Within women, Postpartum Depression should be understood if not expected when you take a look at the radical and sudden changes a woman’s body experiences after pregnancy. When we further investigate and study postnatal depression, modern research has found that it is also prevalent in males. In this article, we’ll take a look at Postpartum Depression and how it impacts fathers.

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Co-working Spaces for Mompreneurs with Child Care: Why Didn't Anybody Think of This Sooner? -This Weeks Parenting News Roundup Friday, October 7, 2016

The past weeks top parenting news brought to you by Sitter.com, including stories about co-working spaces with child designed for mompreneurs, have republicans changed their views on working moms, are kids being misdiagnosed with ADHD, how family time at home strengthens the family bond, how older woman are having the best sex of their lives and why expecting mothers should avoid carbonated dri...

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Cortney Gibson on the Rise of Newborn Care as a Service Monday, November 7, 2016

Cortney Gibson, newborn care expert, board member of the International Nanny Association and founder of Gibson Newborn Services spoke with us about newborn care and changes being made in the industry to help bring more professionalism and awareness to a very specific area of childcare.

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Don't Miss This Weeks Top Parenting & Child Care News Roundup | Oct 28, 2016 Friday, October 28, 2016

Sitter.com shares the past weeks top parenting news, including stories about down syndrome awareness, new research links abortion to higher risk of breast cancer, a mom's message to the modelling agency who rejected her son with down syndrome, the need for national reform on child care and paid maternity leave, advice from a sleep expert on how to get your newborn on a sleep schedule, why some ...

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Emotional Intelligence: How Can It Improve My Child’s Life? Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Did you know that teaching your child to be aware of their emotions contributes to their overall success in life? Emotional Intelligence or EQ, contributes towards relationships, health and overall quality of life, it helps children do better in education and make healthier choices. In this article, we’ll take a look at ways parents, teachers and child care workers can be aware of EQ, a...

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Fitness at Home: The Most Powerful Workouts for Busy Moms [VIDEOS] Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Being a mom certainly takes its toll. You need to care for other lives and you never seem to have the time to care for yourself or your own well-being. But at times moms need to be reminded that putting themselves first—their bodies, their time and their wellness--is the best thing they can do for their loved ones.

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Flying With Children? Check Out These 10 Tips First! Saturday, September 24, 2016

Flying with infants and children can be a daunting task to many parents and caregivers, but it doesn't have to be. Here are 10 tips to see that your trip goes smoothly.

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Getting There on Time with Kids- The Struggle Is Real! Thursday, September 1, 2016

You've probably been there before. The clock is ticking away and you're no closer to being out the door. There is still uneaten food on the table, you're tripping on shoes in the foyer and it seems no matter how loud you shout no one is responding. Let's take a look at some of the biggest challenges for parents looking to be more timely and how you can remove the stress of getting out the doo...

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Happiest Dads Spend More Time with Their Kids & More Top Parenting News of the Week Friday, September 2, 2016

The past weeks top parenting news brought to you by Sitter.com, including how the happiest dads are the ones who spend time caring for their children.

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Household Managers: Here’s What You Need To Know About the Job Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Are you a parent that needs someone to go beyond the responsibilities of a nanny? Do you need a mixture of a nanny, housekeeper and perhaps someone who can take care of personal assistant work? Fear not, mom and dad, there is a professional who goes beyond the role of a nanny and housekeeper combining all of their skills into one person who can help manage the affairs of the house — The hou...

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How Dominic Bliss' Book is Helping Men Be Better Dads & Husbands Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Dominic Bliss, journalist, author and father of two spoke with CareGuide about the second edition of his book A MAN’S GUIDE TO HAVING A BABY: Everything a new dad needs to know about pregnancy and caring for a newborn. Fathers to be won’t want to miss this entertaining interview while receiving practical advice on parenting — from a male perspective.

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How Families are Bringing Awareness to Down Syndrome Beyond October Monday, October 31, 2016

Since 1979, October has also been the month when America acknowledges Down Syndrome and those who triumphantly endure the disorder. Over the last few years, parents and individuals who have Down Syndrome have changed the way the nation views Downs. People who have the syndrome are educated and functioning members of the society.

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How Rising Child Care Costs Are Impacting Families Wednesday, August 10, 2016

While the overall inflation rate has been about 1.6 percent since the end of the recession in 2009, child care costs have increased by almost double that, rising 2.9 percent on average over the same time period. While this may seem like a small percentage change, combined with the substantial increase in housing and education costs, it's adding up to big dollars that most families just don't have.

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How to Crowdfund Your Maternity Leave Saturday, November 12, 2016

The United States is the only developed country that doesn't offer paid maternity leave. Believe it or not many American families and mothers have turned towards crowdfunding campaigns in order to help cover the financial burden of maternity leave. What is crowdfunding? How does it work? How can you take part and create a successful campaign for you and your baby? This article will take a look...

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How to Determine The Length of a Time-Out Thursday, February 2, 2017

We’re all familiar with the time-out, right? Time-outs are given to children when they misbehave or do something they know is wrong. They usually involve sitting in a quiet space such like a corner or a bedroom for a specific amount of time. But how long should time-outs be? Should it depend on the age of the child, or the behavior that landed them the time-out, or both? Should time-outs even ...

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How to Find The Right After-School Babysitter for Your Needs Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Finding dependable care for the kids after school until you get home from work is something many families need. However, finding someone who can fit your schedule and is only needed for a few hours a day can be a challenge. In this article, we'll review the things you should consider when trying to find the right sitter for your unique situation.

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How To Overcome the Difficulties of Lesbian Parenting Friday, September 30, 2016

Lesbian and same-sex parents have concerns unique to their relationship. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the difficulties associated with lesbian parenting and look at some moving examples of mothers who successfully triumphed over challenges.

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How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Twins: Dr. Joan Friedman Interview Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Dr. Joan A. Friedman is renown psychotherapist and expert on twins. She's a mother of five, including twin boys and most importantly, she's an identical twin herself. She spoke with CareGuide about her book EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY TWINS: A New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children and provided practical and important advice for parents of twins. If you have twins or are expecting to have the...

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How to Recognize & Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Why does Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) happen? What would cause a parent or a child care provider to actually shake a child that is in their care? How can parents recognize if their child has been violently shaken or is suffering for SBS? How often does it happen? Can it be prevented? In this article, we'll take a look at this form of child abuse that can result in permanent brain damage and d...

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How to Set Up a Homework Zone for Children Monday, September 12, 2016

Depending on your child’s age, and which grade they are in, their homework and assignments might make up a large portion of their grade. So it is important that your child is able to do their homework to the best of their ability. An important way that you can help your children with their homework is by creating a homework zone. This article details the benefits of a homework zone and 6 tips f...

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How To Stop Super Lice: 5 Chemical-Free Solutions Tuesday, October 4, 2016

In this article, head lice expert and founder of Life Squad.com, Dawn Mucci will educate, provide peace of mind and layout the steps we can take to cure "super lice" and slow their spread with safe chemical and pesticide-free solutions.

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How Will Donald Trump Affect Child Care, Senior Care, Maternity Leave and Abortion? Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States. He is also a member of the Republican party, which may mean drastic changes in domestic policy. Potentially, these changes will introduce tremendous benefits and for families. Like millions of other Americans, you’re wondering, how these changes will affect you. What is Trump going to do with Obamacare? Child and elder care?...

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How You Can Be The Best Nanny: Interview with Stephanie Felzenberg Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Stephanie Felzenberg is a nanny with over 23 years of experience. She’s the former editor of "How to Be the Best Nanny" newsletter, a former member of the INA and a contributor to the publication "The Child Care Textbook." The Interview covers her experience, the pros and cons of nannying, the business, advice for new nannies, including and how to make yourself more marketable, jealous paren...

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Interview with Alan Schwarz, Author of ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic Friday, September 30, 2016

Alan Schwarz, a Pulitzer-prize nominated journalist, noted for his groundbreaking work at the New York Times, discusses his new book ADHD NATION. He provides concrete evidence that although ADHD exists, the syndrome has been widely misdiagnosed. Millions of children in the United States have been diagnosed although they may not have ADHD? Who benefits? Parents, educators and health care pro...

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Interview with Nannypalooza Pres. & Founder Sue Downey Monday, August 29, 2016

Sue Downey experienced nanny, president and co-founder of Nannypalooza, an international nanny training conference, and nanny community discusses the industry and why her conference is so vital when it comes to the ongoing training and education of nannies and childcare professionals.

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Interview with Tonya Sakowicz: Founder of Newborn Care Solutions Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tonya Sakowicz, the founder of Newborn Care Solutions, is a child care professional with 31 years of experience. She is a board member of the INA and regularly teaches at national child care conferences. She is also the author of The Newborn Care Training Workbook. During an interview, she speaks about her experience, the reasons why she created her company and elaborates on the value that ...

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Interview: Child Safety Expert- Debra Holtzman Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Debra Holtzman is a nationally recognized child safety and health expert, she is the author of THE PANIC PROOF PARENT and THE SAFE BABY, which won the National Parenting Publications Gold Award. She's also served a consultant and developed training material for the Red Cross. During an interview with Sitter.com, she discussed her books and provided general safety advice for parents. If you have...

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Lactation Expert Amy Peterson on Balancing Breast & Bottle Feeding Sunday, October 30, 2016

Amy Peterson is a lactation and breastfeeding expert. She is the co-author of BALANCING THE BREAST AND THE BOTTLE. She spoke with CareGuide.com about trends in breastfeeding, provided advice for new mothers and spoke about her extensive research which shows how a mother can use bottles and formula effective. Expecting parents and mothers need to read this interview!

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Linda Sparrowe Shares her Secrets on How Yoga Can Make Pregnancy Easier Thursday, October 13, 2016

Newborn mothers, interested in an easier pregnancy? Less back pain? How about yoga poses to help assist your child out of the womb? Check out this amazing interview as Yoga writer, teacher, and mentor in holistic healing Linda Sparrowe shares her secrets.

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Live-in Nanny: Job Description, Requirements & Expectations Saturday, October 29, 2016

As a busy parent, you can lessen your daily responsibilities by hiring a live-in nanny. A qualified nanny takes care of many of your duties so that you have more quality time to spend with your children. On the other hand, if you are looking for a rewarding job that offers advantages, such as free or low-cost rent and groceries, and the ability to shape children's lives in a positive manner, th...

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Michelle LaRowe Interview: Nanny Expert & Author of Nanny to the Rescue Books Monday, October 31, 2016

Michelle LaRowe, one of the country’s leading experts on nannying, former executive director of the INA, and previous Nanny Of The Year award recipient spoke to CareGuide about two of her highly successful parenting books, Nanny To The Rescue and Nanny To The Rescue -- Again! During our discussion, she elaborated on sections of her book, and provided some great advice to nannies regarding t...

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Parenting & Child Care News Roundup | Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 2, 2016

This week's parenting and child care news roundup includes stories about Trump’s Health Care Reform; Work Life Balance Reality; Sleep Training Tips; The Difficult Balance Between Mother's Loving their Children vs Loving their Husbands — December 2nd, 2016

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Parenting & Child Care News Roundup | Nov. 25, 2016 Friday, November 25, 2016

This week's parenting and child care news roundup includes stories about how president-elect Donald Trump’s policy will affect maternity leave, elder and child care; abortion numbers on the decline; the best herbs for menopause and moms balancing business and motherhood.

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Parenting News Round-Up: The Secret To Balancing Work And Motherhood, Will Trump’s Paid Maternity Leave & Childcare Tax Credits Close The Gender Pay Gap? and more Friday, September 16, 2016

The past weeks top parenting news brought to you by Sitter.com, including how Donald Trump's paid leave and childcare proposals may fall short, how to be a good mother when you don't have any role models and a professional mom shares her secret to balancing work and motherhood.

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Parenting News: The Importance of Valuing Early Childhood Educators & 6 More Top Stories from the Past Week Friday, September 9, 2016

The past weeks top parenting news brought to you by Sitter.com, including how we should treat early childhood educators with more respect and six more top stories from the first week of Septemeber 2016.

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Postpartum Depression: A Look at What Mothers Need to Know Tuesday, September 20, 2016

You’ve heard about postpartum depression and you wonder if you’ll get it. More importantly, can you prevent it? If you do get postpartum depression, are you prepared to handle it? In this article, we’ll take a look at postpartum depression, answer some questions and provide some timely advice from trained physicians on how to treat it. We’ll also hear the accounts of mothers who dealt with i...

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Pros and Cons of Eating Vegan During Pregnancy Wednesday, September 28, 2016

When you think of a vegan pregnancy, what health benefits come to mind? Does anything negative come to mind? In this article, we'll weigh the pros and cons of eating a vegan diet while pregnant.

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Salle Webber Interview: Advice for Doulas, Caregivers or Anyone Helping a Family After Childbirth Thursday, October 20, 2016

Salle Webber, has been a doula for over 24 years, she's the author of the book THE GENTLE ART OF NEWBORN CARE. She spoke with CareGuide and provided great advice for doulas, newborn care specialist and mothers. Believe it or not, doulas play an integral role in preventing or minimizing postpartum depression. She also spoke on fathers and some of the mixed feelings they experience after childbir...

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Single Dads Here's Why it's OK to Ask for Help Thursday, September 29, 2016

Many single fathers find themselves unprepared or unequipped to raise children on their own. Some feel as though they’re failing their children and they would like some form of assistance, but they don’t know where to turn. First, you’re not a failure. The difficulty of being a single dad is often overlooked and underappreciated. In addition, you’re not alone. In this article, we’ll tak...

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Sleep Expert Dr. Polly Moore on How to Get Newborns to Sleep Monday, October 24, 2016

Dr. Polly Moore is one of the foremost leading experts on sleep in the United States. She’s the director of sleep research at the California Clinical trials in San Diego and the author of THE 90 MINUTE BABY SLEEP PROGRAM and THE NATURAL BABY SLEEP SOLUTION. During this interview, she discussed known baby sleep problems, the reasons newborns need so much sleep during the day and what parents...

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Taking Charge of ADHD: Interview with Dr. Russell A. Barkley Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dr. Russ Barkley, internationally recognized expert on ADHD, and the author of TAKING CHARGE OF ADHD: THE COMPLETE AUTHORITATIVE GUIDE FOR PARENTS, spoke with us about the scientific approach to his research, while clarifying what ADHD is and some of the factors that contribute to a child being diagnosed with it. He also spoke with us about some of the methods and advice he provides parents in ...

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The Growing Popularity of Moms Taking Late Life Maternity Leave to Care for their Teens | Parenting News Roundup Friday, October 14, 2016

The past weeks top parenting news brought to you by Sitter.com, including stories about this year's most popular Halloween costumes, Clinton's tax credit for parents, the growing popularity of maternity leave when children are in their teens, tips for dating men with kids, how to reduce your risk of breast cancer, how exercise can reduce the risk of hot flashes in menopausal women and what wome...

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The Parenting News You May Have Missed Over The Holidays Monday, January 9, 2017

This edition of The Sitter Blog parenting and child care news roundup includes the top news you may have missed over the busy holidays including stories about parenting trends and resolutions for 2017; the rise of real motherhood on TV; how will Ivanka Trump reform child care?; a British man is pregnant?; is the Zika threat behind us?; women suffer more stress at work than men; a report on the ...

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The Postpartum Doula: Why Every Expectant Mother Needs One Monday, October 3, 2016

Believe it or not, many of the physical and emotional difficulties of childbirth can be alleviated by having a doula assist the mother. In this article, we’ll take a look at the childcare specialist who plays an integral role in the birth of a newborn and for the most part, has managed to remain almost unheard of despite their importance.

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The Real Cost of Staying Home with Your Kids: Is it Really Cheaper Than Paying for Childcare? Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Childcare and nursery school cost have risen 168% over the past quarter century. If you are going to be paying up to 30% of your income directly to a childcare provider, it is worth going to work? The short answer is yes. Even if direct childcare costs totaled up to more than 50 percent of your income, a work stoppage is never the more cost-effective option. Sound crazy? Keep reading...

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The Single Dad's Survival Guide: Interview with Mike Klumpp Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Single fathers will be encouraged by this interview! Mike Klumpp, author of THE SINGLE DAD’S SURVIVAL GUIDE spoke to us about his no non-sense advice. The father of four spoke about the origin of his book, why single fathers aren’t getting the help they need and some of the mistakes he made when parenting.

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The Top 7 Soap Operas in the History of Daytime Television Wednesday, November 2, 2016

There is television and then, there are soap operas, the scripted drama of reality television before it existed. Originating on American TV, these shows combine a mixture of drama, romance and human interest stories involving multiple characters. Did you know these shows were sponsored by detergent manufacturers, giving birth to the name “Soap Operas?” Here’s a look at some of the best soaps ...

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The Trick to Balancing Work & Motherhood | Parenting News Roundup November 18, 2016 Friday, November 18, 2016

This week's parenting and child care news roundup includes stories about Trump's possible changes to abortion laws, Tyra Banks' secret to finding a balance between work and motherhood, how child care costs are hurting the family budget, mothers who are using crowdfunding to help cover maternity leave and more.

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The Weeks Top Parenting & Child Care News | Parenting News Roundup Oct 21, 2016 Friday, October 21, 2016

The past weeks top parenting news brought to you by Sitter.com, including stories about including stories about why flexible and affordable child care is important, natural hot flash remedies, men suffering from postpartum depression, what no one tells you about menopause, how medical marijuana saved a 4-year old girl's life, tips to help parents maintain their sanity while their college-age c...

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Top 5 Ways to Raise Healthy and Fit Kids Monday, August 22, 2016

In an age in which a predominantly sedentary lifestyle is quickly becoming the norm for both children and the adults who care for them, finding ways to keep kids in shape can be tougher than it seems. Nevertheless, difficult is by no means impossible. Rather than simply accepting the notion that younger generations are somehow exempt from being active, adopt these five tips to help you keep the...

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Top Parenting News Including: New Study Shows Grandma's Health Benefits from Babysitting Friday, August 26, 2016

The past weeks top parenting news brought to you by Sitter.com, including how new studies show that the health of Grandmothers improves when they babysit the grandkids.

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Top Parenting News: Best Parenting Photos of 2016, Suggestions for Trump's Paid Maternity Plan, Handling ADHD Over the Holidays and More! Friday, December 23, 2016

Tips on how to keep children with ADHD calm during the holidays; suggestions for Trump’s paid maternity leave plan; the best parenting photos of 2016; fitness tips for women as they near menopause; how do women's brains change after pregnancy and more in this weeks parenting and child care news roundup brought to you by The Sitter Blog.

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Top Parenting News: CDC Predicts Bad Flu Season; Dismantling Obamacare; Crowdfunding to Help Maternity Leave Problem and More Monday, January 16, 2017

This week's parenting and child care news roundup includes stories about the CDC predicting a bad flu season; how to succeed in the first year of motherhood; the senate dismantling Obamacare and how one mother is using crowdfunding to help with the nationwide maternity leave problem.

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Top Parenting News: How our Modern Obsession with Pregnancy is Just Another Attempt to Control Women’s Bodies & 8 Others Stories Friday, August 19, 2016

The past weeks top parenting news brought to you by Sitter.com, including the story of why American women are having fewer babies than ever and how our modern obsession with pregnancy is just another attempt to control women’s bodies.

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Top Parenting News: IKEA Offering Paid Parental Leave, Zika Outbreak in New York City and more! Friday, December 9, 2016

IKEA offering paid parental leave; Zika outbreak in New York City, the majority of American families can't afford childcare, holiday family photo tips, treating children with ADHD and what happens to spanked kids when they grow up in this week's top parenting and child care news roundup!

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Top Parenting News: Ivanka Trump Presses Congress on Child Care; The One State with Affordable Child Care; Zika Outbreak In Texas and More! Friday, December 16, 2016

Ivanka Trump presses congress on child care; how Trump will affect national healthcare; a Zika outbreak in Texas; child care is unaffordable in every U.S. State except this one; myths about menopause; and why Zika is so dangerous for pregnant mothers in the weekly Sitter.com Blog parenting and child care news roundup.

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Trump’s Family Leave Proposal & Abortion Ban & more in this Week’s Parenting News Roundup Friday, November 11, 2016

Sitter.com shares the past weeks top parenting news, including stories about president-elect Trump's family leave proposal, repeal of Obama-care and possible ban on abortions, women entrepreneurs who are successfully running businesses while running their homes, ways to help manage your children's screen time, advice on raising unique and emotionally healthy twins and more.

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US Olympian Medals 17 Months After Giving Birth! Top Parenting News Stories - August 12, 2016 Friday, August 12, 2016

The past weeks top parenting news brought to you by Sitter.com, including the story of U.S. Olympic swimmer and brand new mom, Dana Vollmer, who has already won 2 medals at the 2016 Rio Games.

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Valuable Nanny Advice: Interview with Marcia Hall - President of The International Nanny Association (INA) Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Marcia Hall, president of the INA (International Nanny Association), has over 15 years of experience working as a nanny and child care specialist. During the interview, she provided some sound advice for nannies who want to improve their marketability, the benefits of joining the INA, nanny coaching, and information about INA practices that protect child care professionals.

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We Love Our Nanny! How to Keep Her with Kids in School Now? Monday, September 26, 2016

With the school year in full swing, you may find yourself in the position of needing to reduce your long time nanny’s hours. This can prove difficult for both of you, as you don’t want to lose the nanny you and your children love because you can't provide them with full-time hours. Likewise, your nanny probably wants to stay with a family that they know and love. So what are some ways that you ...

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Wendy Hagler Interview: How to Eat Vegan When Pregnant Monday, November 14, 2016

Wendy Louise Hagler is a pioneer of vegan cuisine and cooking in America. She’s been an authority on vegan cooking since the 70s. She recently spoke with CareGuide about her latest book, THE VEGAN MOM-TO-BE. This book provides vegan mothers information they need to create an effective diet during pregnancy along with some tasty recipes so that your dishes will be healthy and taste great. If yo...

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What Every Nanny Should Know About The Reference Letter Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The nanny reference letter is just as important as your experience and background checks. Why? In this article, we’ll take a look at how you can create an effective nanny reference letter and the reason why it is so important.

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What is a Nanny Share? Friday, July 14, 2017

Not sure how nanny sharing works? In this guide you will learn what is a nanny share and its various benefits and drawbacks.

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What is Holistic Parenting and What are the Benefits? Friday, September 30, 2016

Interested in a parenting style that promotes the well-being of your entire family? A lifestyle where parents play an active role in each step of their child’s development? Holistic parenting is a lifestyle of conscientiousness. Parents make a concerted effort to be mindful of their environment and teach their children how it affects their lives. More specifically, parents are concerned with...

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What Parents Need To Know About The Zika Virus Thursday, August 25, 2016

Zika is all over the news right now. Especially if you are in your child birthing years you likely have concerns. Should you wait a few years to have a child? Should you not visit certain countries? Should you move to another part of the country? Who is likely to get the virus? How can you prevent yourself from getting it? In this article, we’ll answer these questions and more, enabling fut...

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Why Depression During Pregnancy Could Mean Diabetes & More Parenting News from the Past Week Friday, September 23, 2016

The past weeks top parenting news brought to you by Sitter.com, including how depression during pregnancy could be linked to diabetes, women who regret their decision to have children, Ivanka Trump talking motherhood, work-life balance, and politics and how a new study reveals a connection between early menopause and heart disease.

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Why Do Parents Continue to Leave Children Alone in Cars on Hot Days? Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Most parents know leaving a child in a hot car can be dangerous. Yet, up to 70 percent of parents admit to doing it on occasion, and may grow defensive if their choice gets called out. How dangerous is it to leave your child alone in a hot car, really? Why is it so dangerous, and are there any times when it's acceptable?

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Why it’s Hard to Find Affordable Childcare & More Top Parenting News from the Past Week Friday, September 30, 2016

The past weeks top parenting news brought to you by Sitter.com, including how it's difficult to find affordable childcare in any US state, a look into Trump and Clinton's childcare proposals, why it's ok and necessary for single Dad's to ask for help, affordable DIY kids Halloween costume ideas and why middle-aged women are having better sex.

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Why More Pregnant Women Need to Get Into Yoga Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What if I told you that there were tremendous health benefits for mothers who practice yoga? Not only physical but mental benefits as well. Would you believe me if I told you that practicing yoga could also help alleviate or help with postpartum depression? Believe it — and after pregnant moms read this article, they’ll be ready to purchase a yoga mat and practice their first downward dog.

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