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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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International Students Pack Gifts for World's Needy Children

They came to Bucks County from around the world, and now 15 au pairs will send gifts out around the world. The 15 women, from countries such as Colombia, Brazil, South Africa and Poland, brought their donations and donations from their host families and au pair coordinators to pack in gift boxes Saturday night. The 50 gifts from the event will go to Operation Christmas Child, the annual gift collection run by the Samaritan’s Purse charity. 

Saturday, November 9th
How to Save Money on Childcare

How to Save Money on Childcare

The average middle-class family will pay almost $300,000 to raise a child over 17 years; that's up $8,000 from last year, and the cost will only grow from there. The bulk of that expense often comes from child care -- but asking relatives to pitch in often leads to uncomfortable tension. Read on for a step-by-step guide to saving on child care costs while keeping your kids safe and your family happy.

Sunday, November 3rd
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2013 Ultimate Au Pair Finalist Cata from Colombia

Cata is the au pair of our dreams, except we wouldn’t have known to dream this big.

My husband and I are very blessed to have three wonderful kids – 4, 2 and 8 months – and two great jobs. However, with these blessings come, well, an insane schedule. And before our au pair, Cata, arrived, we were drowning.

Wednesday, October 2nd
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Visiting Au Pairs Help Clean Up The Town

Rain was not going to keep Gabriela Iniquez away from her mission on this wet Saturday morning. Gabriela and a team of her fellow AuPairCare au pairs from around the world living for a year in Walnut Creek were determined to do their part to make their temporary community better than they found it.

By David Mills

Sunday, September 22nd
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Au Pairs Give Edina Families More than Child Care

In the popular imagination, hiring an au pair is often considered an extravagance, a thing of fantasy. Think Mary Poppins. Think Maria von Trapp. However, the realities of modern American life—dual careers, scheduled activities, volunteering and other community commitments and a competitive education climate that emphasizes a child’s earliest experiences—make bringing an au pair into the home a surprisingly practical and affordable solution for some Edina families.

Monday, September 2nd
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2013 Ultimate Au Pair Finalist Esena from Bosnia

Our kids have three parents: Mommy, Daddy, and Esena. We proudly say that many times our kids prefer Esena. Who wouldn't? She is a shining light of positive energy eager to try anything new. 

Sunday, May 5th
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2013 Ultimate Au Pair Finalist Sandra from Germany

As we head into the second year of having Sandra as part of our household, I could not adequately find the words to describe how important she has become to our family. Our household is one comprised of two career professionals: one a Marine officer and one a corporate executive whose schedules always keep us on the go with frequent travel that is often overseas. Because of this, we find ourselves ever reliant upon our au pair Sandra to help make sure that the trains at home continue to run on time

Tuesday, April 9th
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2013 Ultimate Au Pair Finalist Biljana from Serbia

My husband and I are filled with gratitude that Biljana is such an integral part of our life. An amazing young woman, an Au Pair extraordinaire, Biljana has enriched our life and we know that she will continue do so in the coming months.

Friday, March 15th
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2013 Ultimate Au Pair Finalist Kim from South Africa

My Au pair Kim is my South African Daughter and calls me her American Mom. Kim is our Family now. She confidently provided the most loving, fun and safe environment for my children that I could have dreamed of.

Tuesday, March 12th
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2013 Ultimate Au Pair Finalist Tamires from Brazil

Dear AupairCare,

We are the Payne Family. We have been a host family for almost seven years. This year is extra special for us. We feel so blessed to have Tamires as our Au Pair. Each year we receive your email requesting host families to nominate their Ultimate Au Pair. We could not let this opportunity pass without nominating our lovely Au Pair and host daughter Tamires. There is no doubt, we have the ultimate Au Pair.

Wednesday, February 20th

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