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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!

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
Ultimate Au Pair Runner-up Svetlana from Czech Republic

Ultimate Au Pair Runner-Up - Svetlana from the Czech Republic

There are “I love you’s” and laughter flying around my house.  I see her running after my four year old or being tackled by my eleven year old. I see in everything she does that she loves my kids.  She talks to them like a big sister and cares for each of them in ways specific to their needs even if that means being firm in a challenging moment.

Tuesday, March 3rd
AuPairCare au pair volunteering in Cincinnati

AuPairCare Au Pairs Kick Off 2015 by Volunteering

Au pairs and host families from Cincinnati gather together and volunteer their time at a local humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization.

Friday, February 27th
AuPairCare Au Pair of the Year IAPA Finalist

Meet our Finalist for IAPA's Au Pair of the Year - Lena From Germany!

We are excited to announce AuPairCAre Au Pair Lena from Germany has been chosen as one of three finalists in the International Au Pair Association's (IAPA) annual Au Pair of the Year Contest!

Monday, February 23rd
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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Italy

Italians see becoming an au pair as a great opportunity to practice their English skills, experience a new culture, and greatly improve their job potential when they return home. This, combined with the strong cultural focus on family leads Italian au pairs to be great additions to your home.

Friday, February 20th
Brazilian Au Pair Mayara is AuPairCare's Ultimate Au Pair

Meet AuPairCare's Ultimate Au Pair Winner - Mayara from Brazil!

We had a relatively calm household, with a new house and an even-tempered 2.5 year old who made us believe we could readily handle a second child. But then we found out we were going to have Twins. We began searching for someone willing to take on the challenge of caring for infants full-time and living in a house with three kids under three years old.  Enter Mayara. 

Wednesday, February 4th
Getting Started as an AuPairCare Host Family

Getting Started as a Host Family

Ready to find an au pair for your family? Here's how to get started:

Thursday, January 29th
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Infant Specialized Au Pairs

One commonality of parents, whether they are expecting their first child or their fifth, is how carefully they prepare for their child’s first months of life. AuPairCare’s Infant Specialized program is designed with your child’s needs in mind. Learn more about this special program.

Monday, January 26th
Mexico Map

Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Mexico

As the most populous Spanish-speaking nation, Mexico is a country rich in culture. Mexico is also the birthplace of mariachi music and home to foods such as barbacoa, mole, tamales, avocados and the ever-important cocoa bean! The strong cultural, economic and demographic ties between the United States and Mexico make Mexican Au Pairs a favorite pick of many host families.

Tuesday, January 20th

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