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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!

Sarah and her Ultimate Host Family

My Host Family Experience: Sarah's Ultimate Host Family

We are always so glad to hear our participants’ amazing stories written from their own experiences as an au pair. Today we're sharing a story from au pair Sarah from Germany and her amazing experience with her caring host family, the Fox family from Ohio!

Wednesday, November 13th
Texas Au Pairs Volunteer at Party for Children with Special Needs

Texas Au Pairs Volunteer at Party for Children with Special Needs

Au pairs in Fort Worth, Texas spent their weekend volunteering at a birthday pool party for children with special needs, after being inspired by their local Area Director.

Wednesday, November 6th
Reasons to Welcome an Au Pair This Winter

3 Reasons to Welcome an Au Pair This Winter

Securing childcare just in time for the long winter season is a comfort for many of our host parents. But that’s not the only benefit to matching now; learn the top three reasons to welcome an au pair this winter!

Tuesday, November 5th
Celebrating Mexican Culture - Dia De Los Muertos

Culture Highlight: Día de Los Muertos

While people in the U.S. are looking forward to planning what costumes to wear during the end of October, there is another holiday many people are excited to celebrate during this time of the year - el Día de Los Muertos. 

Wednesday, October 30th
Au pair An from Mexico and her host children

Featured Au Pair: An from Mexico

An has taken away so much from her experiences as an au pair that will benefit her in the future. She says, “Becoming an au pair has given me the chance to understand myself better and learn how to be more responsible."

Wednesday, October 23rd

My Host Family Experience: Maria's Ultimate Host Family

We are always so glad to hear our participants’ amazing stories written from their own experiences. Today we're sharing a story from au pair Maria from Spain and her incredible experience with her caring host family, the Safina family. 

Wednesday, October 16th
German au pair Anita's dedication to her host family

Hear From a Host Mom: "She's So Much More Than An Au Pair"

A real host mom shares her au pair joined a family of six and showed that being a family doesn't always mean being related.

Tuesday, October 8th
AuPairCare's New Virtual Academy

AuPairCare's New Virtual Academy

AuPairCare is always looking for ways to improve the au pair experience for both host families and au pairs. We're excited to offer families a new program: Virtual Academy.

Friday, October 4th
Culture Highlight: Têt Trung Thu

Culture Highlight: Têt Trung Thu, Vietnam's Mid-Autumn Festival

As summer ends, autumn holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. For our au pairs from Vietnam, a similar harvest-time holiday is ‘Têt Trung Thu, the Mid-Autumn Festival when families to gather and celebrate.

Wednesday, October 2nd
Pennsylvania Au Pairs Assist with Pittsburgh Walk

Pittsburgh Au Pairs Participate in Walk for Apraxia

In early September, a group of Pittsburgh-based au pairs participated in the Walk for Apraxia, an annual event held in 70+ cities across the United States that raises funds and awareness for apraxia among community members who have never heard of the disorder. 

Wednesday, September 25th