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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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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.

Thursday, June 22nd
Ultimate Au Pair Host Family Winner

Ultimate Host Family 2017

The winners of this year's Ultimate Host Family contest truly embody the spirit of this cultural exchange program  Read the winning entry from the Gubin Family.

Wednesday, June 14th
Ultimate Au Pair Host Family Runner Up

Ultimate Host Family 2017 - Runner Up!

We love celebrating our participants at AuPairCare! Our au pairs however aren’t the only ones who make this program great – this year we had a contest to find the Ultimate Host Family! Read about the first runners up, the Dubovoy family from New York.

Monday, June 12th
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Hear From A Host Mom: Reasons For Choosing an Au Pair

My best friend is considering hosting an au pair and she has all the typical concerns; someone else is living in our house, are they going to be a good driver, will my kids listen to her?

Thursday, June 8th
Au Pair Explores America on Route 66

Au Pair Finds Herself on Route 66

As if leaving her family, friends and her familiar life in Brazil to come to America as an au pair wasn't adventurous enough, au pair Tamires also decided to take on the challenge of a solo cycling trip through Historic Route 66!

Tuesday, May 30th
Summer-Au-Pair Activity

10 Fun Summer Activities to do With Host Kids!

Summer break is here! Warm weather, sun, and school-free kids. Have you planned any fun activities? Here are some ideas to help you out during this busy period!

Monday, May 22nd
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Three New Ways to Make Summer Reading Fun!

Find out how host families and au pairs can keep children engaged with reading during the summer months with three easily accessible reading programs!

Thursday, May 18th
AuPairSummerSafety

8 Au Pair Approved Summer Safety Tips

While you’re at the beach, on vacation or out hiking this summer don’t forget there should be no greater priority as an au pair than ensuring you and your host children are safe.

Saturday, May 13th
Summer Host Family and Au Pair Travel

Preparing for the Summer Travel Season

With summer approaching it is the perfect time to remind au pairs and host families of all the resources available to help make every participant’s program year the best it can be!

Wednesday, May 10th
AuPairCare Host Family

AuPairCare Addresses New Report Highlighting the Challenges of Working Parents

The National Partnership for Women and Families has released a report highlighting the state of working parents in America and their experiences with family leave, childcare and work-life balance.

Thursday, May 4th

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