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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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Oh Baby! Infant Specialized Training in the Spotlight

Our Infant Specialized au pairs go through extra training to learn the American way of care-giving, along with key topics such as safety, Infant CPR certification, First Aid Training, baby massage, and infant sign language.

Sunday, July 6th
Children on the 4th of July

Celebrating Holidays in the United States: 4th of July

Holidays can be great opportunities to facilitate cultural exchange between your family and your au pair! With July 4th only a few days away, take the time to share your family traditions with your au pair so she can experience this truly American holiday.

Monday, June 30th
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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Colombia

Many of our au pairs who join American host families hail from Colombia, a South American country rich in culture. Let’s explore Colombian skills and attributes that may be important to you as a host family!

Wednesday, June 25th
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Featured AuPairCare Au Pair - Lea from Germany

AuPairCare Au Pair Lea from Germany has lived with her host family in Michigan since August 2013. Hear from her host mom on why they adore one another.

Monday, June 23rd
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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Germany

AuPairCare has many au pairs from Germany in our pool. Read more to explore German skills and attributes that may be important to you as a host family.

Wednesday, June 18th
Au Pair and Child Activity

Tips and Tricks: Fun Activities with Kids

Whether spending time one-on-one with your child or doing something as a family with your au pair, sometimes coming up with activities can be a challenge. We’re here to help with some fun ideas!

Wednesday, June 11th
Colombian Au Pair Volunteers in Texas

Lakeshore Elementary students learn Spanish through enrichment program

"Buenos días!” shouted the students of Lakeshore Elementary. They not only knew how to greet properly in Spanish but also knew their colors, numbers, animals, body parts, family designations, weather and happily sang a couple of songs in Spanish; complete with the motions. All of this was due to hard work by community volunteer Laura Suarez, an AuPairCare au pair from Columbia. L

Monday, June 9th
Au Pair Arrival in the United States

Meeting Your Au Pair or Host Family For the First Time

The “Big Day” has finally arrived! It’s time to meet your new family member and much preparation has gone into it. Emotions run high in anticipation of finally meeting each other and everyone is always excited - maybe even a little nervous too.

Sunday, June 8th
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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Brazil

Many young people come from Brazil to join host families as an au pair. Much like in the U.S., Brazilian culture is a melting pot. Portuguese is the primary language, and Brazil has African, Amerindian and European influences. They all help make up a rich and diverse national culture that champions family life and fun! 

Wednesday, June 4th
Cost of Childcare Chart

The Rising Cost of Childcare

Parents already know that childcare is not cheap! According to Nerdwallet the cost to raise a child born in in 2011 comes in at around $235,000. In some states, the annual cost of daycare for one child is more than the cost of in-state college tuition. The rising costs of childcare are a factor in a new trend -  a larger percentage of moms are now staying at home to care for their children.

Saturday, May 31st

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