Do you have a favorite cleaning product? Maybe something whose smell just tells you everything is going to be sparkly and disinfected? A bleach or a spray, a powder or mopping liquid or a wipe? Now: Do you know what they use to make that product? Just like OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
There are millions of mothers who, every day, leave their homes to care for others. They clean and tidy our homes, before they return to theirs. They keep our homes in order so we can enjoy the mess of family life. On those great days when our homes feel like reenergizing sanctuaries, it’s often thanks
Welcome to Fair Care Month! We are calling May “Fair Care Month” and are asking YOU to help us promote fair care. Nannies, house cleaners, and homecare attendants do some of the most important work in the world, but they’re under-recognized and undervalued in our society. As people who employ them, we have the chance
Nannies are famously absent from the stories and photos that parents often share from their lives. Maybe that’s because people are afraid to admit they can’t actually be two people (an employee of a business and an at-home parent) at the exact same time. Regardless, open conversations about nannying can sometimes cause a real stir.
In Japanese tradition, an offering of 1,000 origami paper cranes is a wish for hope and healing. Our goal was to have 10,000. Over the past year, I’ve been a part of Hand in Hand’s Playdate Protests against the family separations and inhumane detentions of immigrants at the US-Mexico border. Playdate protests were colorful, fun,
Seattle’s tech boom is having consequences that trickle all the way down to childcare. Ethan Goodman, a Seattle local whose background is in software engineering and computer science, has seen it firsthand. And it was a familiar experience: Ethan grew up in the Bay Area, where he witnessed affordable housing disappear as the city grew
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
When you’re walking through the grocery store, you’ve probably seen there are more “natural” or “green” cleaning and personal care products than ever before. In the news we’re seeing big brands (like Target and Tide) are trying to get in on the shift that others (like Seventh Generation and Method) have been pushing for years.
Trump wants to send immigrants from the border to Sanctuary Cities? Finally! After all, we’ve been lobbying, protesting, and organizing to put an end to the cruel and inhumane detention centers at the southern border. Please, we’ve said, let these exhausted, terrorized refugees and migrants come join the many generations who’ve come here to flee
Summer is coming! There’s still snow on the ground in many parts of New York, but families here are already getting a head start on one very important part of their summer plans: childcare. When I ask Lee, a mother of two school-age kids who works full time and employs a nanny for ten hours