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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!

Au Pairs vs. Nannies: What’s the Difference?

Au Pairs vs. Nannies: What’s the Difference?

What is an au pair vs. a nanny? Is a nanny or au pair right for your family? Finding the perfect caregiver for your child can have a lasting impact on their development, and can reduce the stress of parenting. 

Wednesday, January 26th
Au Pairs on a J-1 Visa: Resources, FAQs, and Processes

Au Pairs on a J-1 Visa: Resources, FAQs, and Processes

Au pairs can enrich your family’s life in so many ways; from picking the kids up from school, to cooking dinner, to sharing their culture with you. An au pair’s skills can support your family in many ways. This is especially helpful during the pandemic, when caregivers’ stress levels are higher than ever.  

Tuesday, January 25th
The Sisterhood of Au Pairs - Matching with An AuPairCare Host Family

The Sisterhood of Au Pairs

This week we're highlighting the Iglesias sisters from Ecuador! The three sisters have a long history with AuPairCare, having all matched with the Singh family since 2015! Together they have made countless memories and continued a cherished au pair tradition and truly experienced cultural exchange.

Tuesday, January 4th
Featured Au Pair: Ana from Spain

Featured Au Pair: Ana from Spain

Host mom Nawsheen says about au pair Ana from Spain, "We are absolutely in love with Ana as a person, as a caretaker of our baby, and as a member of our family". 

Tuesday, December 28th
AuPairCare Family Santa Photo

4 Secrets to a Successful Holiday Season with your Au Pair

The holiday season is a favorite time of year at AuPairCare because of the wonderful experiences that host families and au pairs can have together. Au pairs look forward to experiencing this festive season through the lens of an American household. Here's a few ways you can work together to make this holiday season great.

Tuesday, December 21st
Everything You Need to Know About International Travel Requirements for Au Pairs

Everything You Need to Know About International Travel for Au Pairs

At AuPairCare, we want to make sure you have all the information you need, and are here to support you on your au pair journey! Here you mayfind answers about about international travel and the latest current travel requirements relating to COVID-19.

Wednesday, December 15th
Choosing an Au Pair

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?

Tuesday, December 7th
Featured Au Pair: Dahiana from Colombia

Featured Au Pair: Dahiana from Colombia

Dahiana has consistently gone above and beyond and made amazing memories with her host children and host parents - travels, new traditions, discovering new recipes, and so much more! Her host mom Jessica shares "She has enriched our lives so much and we have become so close with her. We are overjoyed that she will be spending a second year with us. She is such a deserving person and we hope to share many more special moments and experiences together with her as a family."

Wednesday, December 1st
guide for au pairs

Thanksgiving Traditions: A Guide for Au Pairs

Au pairs if this November you’re experiencing your first Thanksgiving, you’re in for real treat. Here are three of our favorite elements of American Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 22nd
North Carolina AuPairCare Au Pairs American Camping Trip

Au Pairs Go on an American Campout

Since the pandemic, many au pairs only had the chance to connect virtually with one another, and a camp out in the woods was the perfect way to socialize and end the summer with traditional American marshmallows, s'mores, campfire sing-alongs, and ghost stories!

Wednesday, November 17th