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Your feminist mission for the week: Celebrate Nanny Recognition Week

We know nannies deserve it Parents who connect with Hand in Hand know exactly how important a nanny’s work is: It’s the work that makes other work possible, that helps keep careers moving and families thriving. This, the last week of September, is National Nanny Recognition Week, and it’s a fantastic time to surprise the

It’s “Back to School” for Nannies & Cleaners Too

Who’s packing up their beach umbrella and starting to think about soup recipes? What about signing kids up for fall sports teams and after-school activities? Anyone scrambling for last-minute ways to squeeze the most out of Labor Day weekend? We hear you! Just don’t forget that if you’ve got a house cleaner, nanny, or homecare

On Labor Day, celebrate domestic workers

Note: This op-ed was written by founding Hand in Hand member Gayle Kirshenbaum and published on Labor Day 2019. This week, I took my kid to college. I’m feeling proud, sad, and immensely grateful for everyone who has supported me as a mother over the past 18 years — especially a woman from Jamaica named

Historic Worker Protections Proposed in Washington DC

NDWA members in Washington DC

Last week, I stood shoulder to shoulder with Hand in Hand members from around the U.S. and over 120 nannies, house cleaners, and home care workers in Washington DC to celebrate the introduction of the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Together, we walked the halls of Congress to meet with representatives and tell them

Can you choose your nanny’s religion?

by Emily Louange, Founder & CEO, Via the Village Religion and politics. Eek. Two topics most steer clear of in the workplace, right? These topics aren’t always relevant to the work we do unless, of course, you work for a religious or political organization. But few stop to think how relevant religion and politics can

Roma 6 months later

May marks 6 months since Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-winning film Roma came into the world. It sparked a series of milestone moments, from being the first Mexican film to win Best Foreign Language Picture and the first foreign film to win Best Director. It made a star of Yalitza Aparicio, a woman of indigenous descent, who

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