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I am not a Superwoman

Mother’s Day is upon us. Relationship status: #itscomplicated Some mamas are THRILLED to honor their moms and thrilled to be honored themselves. For others, this season can stir up lots of big emotions. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that May is also the host month for Maternal Mental Health Awareness… It may seem obvious, but it’s worth repeating: however you are about Mother’s Day, you do you. Given I run a startup for moms (and dads!), I am a

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Step 1: What’s my Childcare Style?

What?! This is such a big question, amiright!?! Never fear! We got ya. In one of our many conversations with parents, a woman who was 9-months pregnant said to our founder, “Laurie, I just need a place to start”. We knew that we could give her that place to start (and more!). So, let’s break this down one step at a time: ⬇️Step 1: take our easy peasy quiz below to give you *a sense* of what you’re looking for.

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DayCare Safety 101

A lot of times at JuiceBox Hero we tend to take a playful approach to parenting. We know there are just things we all have to roll with and not take too seriously. Safety is not one of those things. The most important thing in our world is our children. Like you, we care passionately about the well being, safety, and health of our most important people. That’s why we limit participation on our site to childcare providers who are

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2018 in review

Wow. What a difference a year makes! One year ago, we were still cranking behind the scenes. And then, like a parent’s 1st year of “the longest, shortest days” it seems we blinked and suddenly we were up and at’em! Just like you, we keep track of the important “firsts”. Here’s a quick rundown of some of our big milestones in 2018: 💻 2 releases ⏩ 3 accelerators: DivInc and Capital Factory in Austin, TX, Women’s Startup Lab in Silicon

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Drop-In & Back-Up Care

Sometimes your regular awesome childcare option is closed when you still have to work! Sometimes something comes up! Sometimes we all need a little extra help. Or, maybe you need — or just want! — a little break. Life happens, but luckily so does drop-in childcare. You can always hop on juiceboxhero.com to find great drop-in care options around the city. And, we’d love to highlight a few great drop-in childcare providers around town: Stepping Stone – they have multiple

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Childcare Concierge: Your personal guide to childcare

Feeling a little overwhelmed? Don’t know where to start? Want some 1:1? We’ve been there. We know that even with the best tech, sometimes you need a real live human. With JuiceBox Hero, you’ve now got one! Our Community Manager, Andrea Troncoso is an expert at working with parents 1:1 to help them find the best daycare and preschool match for every family. Through our concierge services, we provide individualized focus to help you find exactly what you’re looking for

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Hot Tip for Happy Holidays: Is it working?

A great perspective from the amazing Carrie Contey. (Hot tip x2: this great reminder can be applied any day — not just Halloween 🙂 ______________________________________________ Halloween! Such a fun and kid-centric holiday. It’s all quite a rush — Both the build-up toward it AND the actual event. And then, in a blink of an eye, it’s over. Yet, the candy lingers on. The days after Halloween can be a doozy for a variety of reasons.The fun of dressing up. The

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Childcare Curriculum 101

Like every family, approaches to childcare varies. An overview of common terms is included below to help you put a name to an approach that might be right for you. Pre-School — Or even, “preschool” can sometimes refer to the age range (ages 0-4) of children served at a childcare center that serves children before they start kindergarten (kindergarten typically begins at age 5). However, many childcare centers that serve pre-school aged children call themselves a “pre-school” to indicate that

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Childcare Providers 101

Fortunately, there are options that fit many different preferences or phases of life. Many families use a combination (daycare + family care + occasional babysitters). Whatever works for you, works for you — as long as it is safe. Here’s a rundown of the most common types of childcare: Daycare — This term refers to care provided during the day. It can be in-home or center-based. Hours can vary from early morning to evening, full-time or part-time. Pre-school — Spelled

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