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AuPairCare Stories

Welcome to AuPairCare Stories, the official blog of AuPairCare. Made for parents and au pairs, AuPairCare Stories offers plenty of advice for every phase of the au pair program. You’ll also find out about the many countries our au pairs hail from and the amazing things they do once they are in the country. Looking for some fun activities for your family? You'll find that here as well!

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Who's Watching The Kids? Tips To Aid Your Child Care Search

Military families know that quality, affordable child care is a mission necessity. However, service members who are single parents, dual military or dual income families, and spouses in need of respite or hourly care often struggle to find care that doesn’t break the family budget. What do you do when local military child care facilities are full or inconvenient to home, or you are new to a community?

 

Wednesday, April 15th
Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, Une from South Africa

Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, Une from South Africa

What impressed me the most about Uné was her eagerness and willingness to jump on a plane to come 18 hours away from her home into a family that she only knew via email and Skype, and that she was not intimidated whatsoever with the fact that we had five children, and the sixth on the way. Her boldness and positive attitude has stood out since day one, not to mention her gentleness and loving ways with the children

Thursday, April 9th
Pittsburgh Au Pairs Share the Korean Lunar New Year

Pittsburgh Au Pairs Share the Korean Lunar New Year

2 Korean au pairs shared their culture by celebrating Lunar New Year, one of the most significant traditional Korean holidays with their Host Families. Read more about how these au pairs taught their families in Pittsburgh about Korean New Year.

Sunday, April 5th
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Spring Activities for Kids

Nothing says Spring like gardening! Whether you have a big backyard or a smaller indoor space, kids and au pairs can work together to create something wonderful. Here are three fun gardening activities for you to try.

Thursday, April 2nd
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Au Pair Child Care - Everything Parents Should Know

“With an au pair, there is a different level of trust,” she says. “When someone is living in your home, she becomes a part of your family. We eat together. We go to church together. We take vacations together.” Read MetroParent for Southeast Michigan's article which breaks down everything parents should know about au pair child care.

Monday, March 30th
Au Pair Hanna and her Texas Host Family

Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, Hanna from Germany

When I ask my children what they like about Hanna, they say things like “she stops us when we fight,” “she never yells” and “she plays the Homework game with us.”  

Friday, March 27th
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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Turkey

Turkey is a fascinating country with a long and rich history. Turkish people are family-oriented, but young people in Turkey also like to socialize on their own. The idea of being an au pair is catching on in Turkey, as young people are excited to practice English and experience American culture, which in turn improves their job potential in Turkey upon their return.

Tuesday, March 24th
AuPairCare Au Pair Wins International Au Pair of the Year Award

AuPairCare Au Pair Wins International Au Pair of the Year Award

AuPairCare is proud to announce that German au pair Lena Halberstadt has been crowned as Au Pair of the Year by the International Au Pair Association (IAPA).

Wednesday, March 18th
Top 4 Reasons you might need an au pair

The Top 4 Reasons You Might Need an Au Pair

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to childcare. Check out the top reasons an au pair might be a great addition to your family!

Monday, March 16th
Au Pair Danielle from the United Kingdom

Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, Danielle from the United Kingdom

Being a brand new mom, there were times when juggling a full time job and the demands of a newborn were daunting both emotionally and physically. Every single time without fail when I was at the end of my rope, Dani was there to rock our crying infant to sleep, surprise us with a homemade dinner, or organize some part of our home that had been neglected.  

Monday, March 9th

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