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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!

Cultural Exchange AuPairCare

Spring Festivals Around the World

As a tribute to our diverse au pair pool, we want to share with you some fun and unique spring festivals that take place around the world. One of the best things about the au pair program is the opportunity to learn more about different cultures around the globe.

Wednesday, April 9th
Westchester New York Au Pairs Volunteering

Au Pairs in Rye Help Out at Sharing Shelf

AuPairCare Area Directors and their army of 35 au pairs headed up to Port Chester and The Sharing Shelf for a volunteer session that lasted over two hours. Matilda, an au pair from Sweden says “In my opinion it is a great opportunity to help out and to do something good for the Westchester community. Since we take care of kids, we know how important clothes are for them.”

Read More at Rye Patch

By Barbara Brown

Tuesday, April 8th
Military Family Au Pairs

Au Pairs: A Unique Solution for Military Families

Many military families have found that flexible au pair childcare works for their unique schedule. Learn how military families can benefit from the schedule flexibility, cultural exchange and live-in support of an AuPairCare au pair.

Monday, March 31st
Au Pair Reading with Host Children

9 Tips to Create Culturally Aware Children

Many children start to show an interest in different cultures at a young age, whether through ethnic food, new friends or history lessons at school. Hosting an au pair fosters this curiosity and introduces young ones to new languages, bedtime stories, playtime games and more. Here are 9 activities that parents, host children and au pairs can do together to learn about new cultures:  

Tuesday, March 18th
aupaircare-au-pairs

Au Pairs by the Numbers Infographic

Cost savings. Experienced training. Your family’s childcare solution.  With information pulled from our active database, we’ve highlighted the benefits of our wonderful AuPairCare au pairs in this helpful infographic. It’s pretty incredible that all of our au pairs speak conversational English, most of our au pairs have started or graduated with advanced degrees, and a majority are very handy in the kitchen! 

Thursday, March 13th
Brazilian-Au-Pair-Talia

Featured AuPairCare Au Pair - Talia from Brazil

Deciding to extend your au pair year can be a difficult decision, but for Taila from Brazil it was certainly the right one. Read Taila’s story in her own words below!

Sunday, March 9th
Host Family Tips

Unplugging in a Plugged in World

Raise your hand if you’re trying to be Supermom. Superdad? Yeah, that is what I suspected. It’s tough to care for your family, your spouse and your ailing dad while also killing it at your job and, if you’re lucky, hitting the gym or reading a good book. 

Sunday, March 2nd
Safety and Product Registration

Product Registration Cards: For Children’s Safety

Parenting in the 21st century requires an extensive toolkit. Everything from booster seats to infant slings are necessities we rely on to make parenthood a little easier. It's a fact of life, though, that these awesome products can sometimes have a defect. That’s why it makes sense to take a moment to consider what product registrations can do to ensure the safety of your child.

Sunday, February 23rd
Swedish-Au-Pair-Michaela

Featured AuPairCare AuPair - Michaela from Sweden

Meet Swedish au pair Michaela- she’s spent a total of 4 years with her host family in Colorado! Read Michaela’s story, told by her host mom.

Wednesday, February 12th
Au Pair and Host Family

What is it Really Like to Have an Au Pair?

What’s it really like to have a live-in nanny? If I had a dollar for every time I was asked this question, I’d probably have enough money to pay for my au pair. Seriously. Because it’s not just this question, but a million other questions that spin off from the fear that having a live-in childcare provider will be… well, kind of weird. Awkward. But believe me when I tell you that having a live-in nanny is not awkward. In fact it’s pretty awesome.  

Tuesday, February 4th

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