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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!

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
Brazil Map

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
Brazilian-Au-Pair-and-Multiples

Featured AuPairCare Au Pair - Cintía from Brazil

Au Pair Cíntia from Brazil lives in the Midwest with her host family, caring for triplet 1 year old boys! While this would be a big responsibility for any Infant Specialized au pair, Cíntia’s host mom describes why she's the perfect fit for their family.

Tuesday, May 27th
Brazilian Au Pair and Child Celebrating World Cup

Cultural Exchange Brings Brazil 2014 World Cup to America

Children begin expressing interest in different cultures at a very young age. Hosting an au pair exposes your children to ethnically diverse and historically rich heritages. It also helps them become more globally and culturally aware. The 2014 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup Brazil™ is a wonderful time to take advantage of your au pair’s background!

Wednesday, May 21st
Au Pair and Host Mom

My Host Family Experience; Cecilie's Ultimate Host Mom

We reached out to our Au Pairs and asked them to share why they felt their host mom deserved the title of AuPairCare's Ultimate Host Mom! Danish Au pair Cecilie, wrote this amazing essay about her host mom Summer!

Wednesday, May 14th
Au Pair Vacationing with Host Family

Traveling With an Au Pair: Vacations The Way They Were Meant To Be

Ahhh, vacation. Whether it’s skiing or sunbathing, nothing recharges our batteries quite like time away from home and the office. That is, unless that time includes your kids.

Sunday, May 11th
Brazilian Au Pair and Host Mom

Ultimate Host Mom Winner - Kim

We reached out to our au pairs and asked them to tell us why they their host mom should hold the title of AuPairCare's Ultimate Host Mom! Carol, a Brazilian au pair living in Minnesota submitted the winning entry about her host mom Kim!

Wednesday, May 7th
New Jersey Au Pairs at Build-A-Bear

AuPairCare Au Pairs Continue Tradition of Charity in Their New Jersey Community

For the past seven years, AuPairCare Area Director Kim Gamelli has worked with her local au pairs and host families to donate Build-a-Bear bears to the Center for Family Services (CFFS) in New Jersey. The CFFS is located in the same community where the host families and au pairs live, allowing au pairs to leave a lasting, positive impact on their temporary new home.

Tuesday, April 29th

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