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What is the Going Rate for Babysitting?

Sources say $10 to $15 per hour is typical, but age and experience make a difference when it comes to what you pay a sitter, so what is the going rate for babysitting? Find out here.

Mom Calls Babysitter ‘Stuck Up’ for Wanting Money, Not Ice Cream

The mom refused to pay her sitter for eight hours of work, insisting the 'fun' and 'ice cream' were sufficient. We have some choice words for this cheapskate.

Parent’s ‘Delusional’ Babysitting Demands Post Goes Viral

Mary Poppins, step aside. It's going to take more than a spoonful of sugar to satisfy the babysitter demands listed in a Facebook post that took off on Reddit.

Teen Accidentally Charges $733 in Makeup to Mom's Credit Card

A 15-year-old accidentally used her mom's credit card to buy hundreds in makeup from Sephora – and mom is letting her keep it all.

Holiday Baby Survival Guide

Does your due date correspond with the holiday season? Here are some wise ways to enjoy the season with your newborn and avoid unnecessary stress.

Creating a Day Camp for Kids at Home

With do-it-yourself spirit, you can organize mini neighborhood-based camps for your kids.

7 Tips for Finding Help for Single Parents

Solo moms and dads can't do it all alone, but asking for help can be hard. Here are seven steps to ask for and find help for single parents.

How to Help Your Teen Become a Better Babysitter

Does your tween or teen have an eye on a babysitting gig? Here are babysitting classes, websites, books and resources to help.

Dad's Facebook Rant Over Household Duties Goes Viral

Brad Kearns of Australia suddenly became 'Mr. Mom' when his wife was hospitalized for liver failure, and he's been struggling with his role.

The Ups and Downs of Work at Home Moms

More moms are earning a living right from home, doing work while always being there for their kids. Is being a work-at-home mom the best of both worlds?

Small, Simple Steps to College Savings

20 ways you can save $25 (or more!) a month.

Using FaceTime as Back-Up Babysitter for Your Kids

Some parents are resorting to virtual babysitting to get things done around the house. Is this just another perk of technology or pushing things too far?
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What You Need to Know About Macomb County’s Children’s Mobile Crisis Unit Program

Kids in crisis in Macomb County can receive immediate assistance thanks to the county's new Children's Mobile Crisis Unit Program. Here's what you need to know.

Vaccine Recommendations for Macomb County Kids

The COVID-19 vaccine is here and we spoke to an expert with the Macomb County Health Department to find out what you need to know about getting one in Macomb County.

Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while at home or as things open up? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

Beyond Van Gogh Exhibit Coming to Detroit

Become a part of a Vincent Van Gogh painting at Beyond Van Gogh Detroit, which will be on display starting June 25, 2021 at the TCF Center.