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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 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
AuPairCare Volunteers and Au Pair At the 2021 New York City Marathon Promote Cultural Exchange

AuPairCare at the New York City Marathon

This year, the New York City Marathon is back, with AuPairCare cheering on! Everyone in the AuPairCare family, from parents to au pairs and staff, joined the annual event to volunteer, celebrate, and promote cultural exchange.

Monday, November 8th
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, November 3rd
10 Tips for Having Great Au Pair Childcare

Ten Steps Toward Childcare Bliss

No matter what your childcare option you choose; daycare, nanny, or au pair -  there are certain factors that can make or break your experience. Read AuPairCare’s 10 Steps Towards Childcare Bliss!

Wednesday, October 27th
California Au Pair Potluck to Celebrate Cultural Exchange

Potluck to Celebrate Cultural Exchange

In celebration of Exchange Day, an AuPairCare Area Director hosted a Cultural Potluck for her au pairs in the local redwoods of Northern California! Having a diverse group of au pairs from all over the world meant being able to share and taste a variety of global dishes, plus learn more about new cultures and build lifelong friendships for the au pairs!

Wednesday, October 20th
Featured Au Pair: Ana from Chile

Featured Au Pair: Ana from Chile

Hats off to our featured au pair, Ana from Chile! Her host mom Leslie shareshow " throughout everything, Ana has felt like the missing piece to our happy, little family.". From baking bread to making memories, Ana stands out as a "nothing short of amazing"!

Wednesday, October 13th
Summer Adventures Contest Winner Au Pair Ingrid from Colombia

Summer Adventures Contest Winner Ingrid

Check out our second inner of the Summer Adventures Video Contest - Ingrid from Colombia! Her awesome summer adventures with her host child shows all the fun things you can do during your au pair year - and beyond!

Wednesday, October 6th
Featured AuPairCare Au Pair: Maggie from Mexico

Featured Au Pair: Maggie from Mexico

Way to go, Maggie! Hailing from Mexico, Maggie made a big impact on her Minnesota host family from the start, with host mom Sarah sharing "We feel ever-so-fortunate to have met and welcomed Maggie into our home. Maggie is our first au pair, and we were very nervous about finding a good match when we started this process. From the first interview, we knew Maggie was an amazing fit for our family. It was a perfect match, and she has been the most ultimate au pair. We can hardly imagine our lives without her."

Wednesday, September 29th