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Raising Anti-Racist Children

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In this moment when anti-Black violence and racism is in the national spotlight, many of us are having hard conversations about events that have unfolded across the country in recent days and weeks. For those of us who are parents and caregivers, this also means having age and developmentally appropriate conversations with our kids. With the help of the Hand in Hand community, we’ve compiled the following set of resources to help you have these conversations in your families and communities.

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

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

15 websites every parent should bookmark

The Zero to Three 2016 national parent survey found that over 80% of parents used internet search engines to look for parenting advice but less than 50% of them found the results to be trustworthy. Many existing online resources are either biased, offer conflicting information or have advertising-driven business models. Not everything on the web

Innovating your own path to ethical employment

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

Have you had “the talk?”

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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

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