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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!

Featured AuPairCare Au Pair: Celina from Germany

Featured Au Pair: Celina from Germany

The Stanisch family in Maryland has found an amazing new member of their family in their au pair, Celina! Through the ups and downs, Celina has continued to be a rock for her host family. Host mom Kamila writes that "she has been an incredible addition to the family and continually demonstrates a resilience that is wonderful to see in a young adult."

Friday, April 9th
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Featured Host Family: The Topala Family

From helping her pursue her dreams to family vacations, au pair Annika from South Africa has felt nothing but support and love from her host family. Annika says  "I could not thank this family enough for how much they have taught me and encouraged me to succeed in life."

Thursday, April 8th
Building Connections Through a Zoom Zumba Workout!

Building Connections Through a “Zoom-ba” Workout!

We recently held a fun Zumba class for all au pairs and host families to enjoy! Not only is it a great exercise, but a fun way to tie in cultural exchange since Zumba incorporates Latin music and dances like salsa and merengue.

Wednesday, March 31st
Featured AuPairCare Au Pair Eliana Andrea from Colombia

Featured Au Pair: Eliana Andrea from Colombia

The Camenisch family in Washington has so many sweet things to say about their au pair Eliana (known as Andrea or Dre to her host family)! Host mom Diana writes that she "is like an older daughter, younger sister, and dear friend wrapped into one...Dre is constantly helping Toni to discover who she is and reinforcing by example and such deep love how to be a kind, fun, empathetic and compassionate person in the world."

Friday, March 26th
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Featured Host Family: The Derover Family

The bond an au pair makes with their host family is a major reason why parents and participants join the au pair program! Au pair Stefanie from Germany says of her host family "We truly shared our life with each other and I feel totally respected, loved and valued."

Wednesday, March 24th
Featured Au Pair: Sabrina from Austria

Featured Au Pair: Sabrina from Austria

Like many families, the Mabardy family experienced a difficult 2020. But with their awesome au pair Sabrina by their side, they all came together making amazing memories along the way. Sabrina's host mom says "From day one, it was love at first sight with Sabrina...the joy and happiness she has brought to our family during a very dark year is indescribable."

Friday, March 19th
Featured AuPairCare Au Pair Pamela from Ecuador

Featured Au Pair: Tamires from Brazil

For the Mallay family in Texas, their au pair's arrival came at the perfect time. With a new baby on the way and school closures, au pair Tamires from Brazil "brought a level of calm that I'm not sure words can justifiably describe", says her host mom. "Not only is she an ultimate au pair, but also a champion for the entire au pair program in general."

Friday, March 12th
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Featured Host Family: The Mustafa Family

The bond an au pair makes with their host family is a major reason why parents and participants join the au pair program! Take it from au pair Melinda from South Africa who says "they give me love, support, the help me to grow in life. We have the best relationship, I can talk anything with them and they will understand me."

Wednesday, March 10th
Featured AuPairCare Au Pair Pamela from Ecuador

Featured Au Pair: Pamela from Ecuador

From celebrating milestone birthdays to leading virtual learning and lots of delicious home cooking, the Kenty host family shares just how much au pair Pamela has become a part of their family! They have extended their time together for an extra six months, and host mom Heidi shares that  "Pamela is always on top of things - I trust her more than anyone else to take the best care of my children while my husband, Brian and I continue to navigate the intricacies of working from home during these challenging times."

Wednesday, March 3rd
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Featured Host Family: The Dean Family

That feeling when you know you've got the best host family ever! Au pair Fiorella from Chile says of her host family, "I really feel that they are my family here...they will always be in my heart and they will be part of me." Read on for her full entry of why her cultural exchange experience with the Dean family has been so memorable. 

Wednesday, February 24th

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