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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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job or services online, and the results are often less than desirable. Regardless of location, Care.com provides resources to support people looking for and providing care. Making a good match goes far beyond simply supplying names. Care.com provides guidance and support though materials, expert advice, news, and affinity networking groups. For over two years before taking a full-time job at Wellesley High School, Lisa Siegel from Wellesley found part-time child care positions using Care.com. "I have a degree in social work with a specialty in working with children, which I believe led to a lot of families contacting me. I found jobs that offered the hours, ages of children, and personal fit I was looking for so I could care for my own family at the same time that I earned money caring for other children." One of those families was the Laarakkers who had moved from Amsterdam to Wellesley. Nathalie, the mother, needed care for her infant during the mornings while her older children were in school and she was working on an online Bachelor's in Education to get her Dutch teaching license. "We have had excellent experiences through Care.com. We have found three nannies on the site and two of them with us for many years now," Nathalie says. It is these types of stories that motivate Sheila to strengthen and grow Care.com. While attending Fortune magazine's Most 125 s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e still babysit on a regular basis and have been

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