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7 Ways To Practice Self-Care While Caring For Others

Today’s guest post comes from CareAcademy.com

No Care Without Self-Care 

Caregivers in the United States are a diverse group of individuals that represent approximately 17% of Americans. Nearly 40 million people that differ in age, gender, socioeconomic status, and racial/ethnic background have taken on the responsibility of caring for the needs of someone living with a chronic condition, a disability, or the impacts of old age on their own self-care.

Caring for a loved one can be one of the most rewarding acts you may perform in your lifetime, but it can also be one of the most challenging. Typically, family caregivers wear multiple hats; you are the nurse, the banker, the psychologist, and the chauffeur. Due to the wide range of responsibilities, your role is vital to the sustainability and longevity of your care-receiver.

In contrast, studies have shown that caregivers need to maintain their own self-care, as caregiving can have negative impacts on a caregiver’s health, both physical and emotional.

To ensure caregiver burnout does not occur, you must practice emotional hygiene with the same diligence you take when caring for your loved one.

Emotional hygiene refers to the practice of being mindful of our psychological health and adopting brief daily habits to monitor and address psychological wounds when we sustain them.

Continue reading for 7 Ways to Self Care When Caring for Someone Else 

Make TLC the Best Part of Your Summer Vacation: Book Your Hotel Sitter Today!

Headed to Florida for vacation? There’s a lot of fun to be had for everyone! Kids – and adults – love traveling to new places and seeing all the cool things a different city can offer.  If you are

traveling to Miami there are so many fun places to go with your kids.  Check out some of our favorite family-friendly locations:

The Miami Museum of Natural Science , Miami Coral Castle Museum, Miami Metro Zoo, Miami Seaquarium  and  Jungle Island.

For kids one of the best things about vacation is the hotel.  I don’t know why but,  most kids LOVE the idea of staying in a hotel for a few days.

Parents, however, can find the hotel room a little cramped after a few days. Especially after long days and nights of sight seeing, parents can use a night away from the hotel and a  little time to relax and recharge.

TLC Family Care can help.  Our Miami office offers hotel babysitting in Fort Lauderdale,  Miami and the Palm Beaches!  Our hotel sitters are fun, reliable and screened.  They will come to the hotel with games and activities for the kids to do while parents enjoy an evening out. Your TLC Sitter will become your favorite part of vacation!

Visit our website to complete the hotel registration form.  TLC recommends booking your sitter prior to your arrival but last minute requests are welcome.

Reliable Florida Hotel Babysitters!

babysitters for the hotelVacations are a lot of fun for everyone.  Kids love traveling to new places and seeing all the cool things a different city can offer.  If you are traveling to Miami there are so many fun places to go with your kids.  Check out some of these family friendly attractions:

The Miami Museum of Natural Science , Miami Coral Castle Museum, Miami Metro Zoo, Miami Seaquarium  and  Jungle Island.

For kids one one of the best things about vacation is the hotel.  I don’t know why but,  most kids LOVE the idea of staying in a hotel for a few days.

Parents, however, can find the hotel room a little cramped.  After a long days and nights of sight seeing parents can use a night away from the hotel and a  little time to recharge.

TLC For Kids can help.  Our Miami office offers hotel babysitting in Fort Lauderdale,  Miami and the Palm Beaches!  Our hotel sitters are fun, reliable and screened.  They will come to the hotel with games and activities for the kids to do while parents enjoy an evening out.

Visit our website to complete the hotel registration form.  TLC recommends booking your sitter prior to your arrival but last minute requests are welcome.

How to Use Your Childcare Tax Credit

 

 

April 15th is almost here and many of you are working on filing your taxes.  Over the last few weeks TLC for Kids has received calls and emails about how to handle nanny taxes.  We are not tax experts at TLC for Kids, so we recommend using Homepay for all your household employment needs.   Here is some information on nanny taxes that you may find helpful.

Paying taxes tends to invoke negative feelings for most people. Fortunately for household employers, there’s a silver lining– tax breaks. As long as you and your spouse are working or are a full-time student and have at least one child under 13, you’re in a great position to make back most, if not all, of your nanny taxes. Here are two ways you can save:

 

1) Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account. Many companies offer their employees the option to set aside up to $5,000 of their pre-tax earnings into a Dependent Care Account to pay for childcare expenses. This means there is no federal or state income tax, Social Security tax or Medicare tax on $5,000 of either you or your spouse’s income. Depending on your state and your tax bracket, this deduction will save you anywhere from $2,000 to $2,300 per year.

2) Child Care Tax Credit. If you don’t have access to a Dependent Care Account, you can claim the Tax Credit for Child or Dependent Care (IRS Form 2441) on your federal income tax return at year end. If you have one child, you can save up to $600 per year (20% on up to $3,000 in childcare expenses). If you have two or more children, your savings will be up to $1,200 per year (20% on up to $6,000 in childcare expenses).

Great News! If you have two or more children under the age of 13, you can use a combination of these two tax breaks in order to achieve a maximum of $2,500 in tax savings.

For many families, the tax breaks will offset a large portion of the employer tax costs. This is especially true for those employing someone on a part-time, seasonal or NannyShare basis.

We hope you find this helpful.  Please call TLC for Kids St. Louis 314-725-5660 or TLC for Kids Miami 305-256-5905 for your child care needs.

 

Southern Florida Concierge Event

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Sharon Graff Radell at the TLC for Kids booth

 

 

 

 

TLC for Kids Miami had a great time at the Southern Florida Concierge  Association Vendors Fair.

 

 

 

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Gregg Radell from TLC for Kids Miami petting a baby tiger.

Sharon and Gregg enjoyed the event at the incredible Miami Jungle Island.  In attendance at the event were tourism vendors,  concierges and hotel guest service employees from some of Miami’s finest hotels.  TLC was able to meet with representatives from the The Ritz Carlton Miami Beach, The Trump Hollywood, The Doral Intercontinental, and The Fontainebleau.  We told them all about our South Miami and Fort Lauderdale Hotel Babysitting Service.

Along with the hotels representatives from some of Miami’s best restaurants and transportation services were there.

The Jungle Island is a fun and scenic Miami venue and attendees were able to pet a baby tiger, a baby kangaroo, and of course the famous “parrot jungle” birds were in attendance.

To learn more about Hotel Babysitting in Miami or Fort Lauderdale visit tlcforkids.com/Miami or give us a call at 305-256-5905.