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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!

Activities with your kids and au pair

6 Kid-Friendly Holiday Activities

During this special time of year there are gatherings to attend, lots of delicious foods, and plenty of opportunities for au pairs and host families to share cultures. We put together a handful of fun holiday activities for families to enjoy!

Thursday, December 1st
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Au Pair Travel: Chicago, Illinois

The third largest city in the United States, Chicago is a hub for culture and activity and a blend of Eastern European influence and Midwestern charm. Au pairs can expect to have a wonderful time visiting Chicago! 

Wednesday, November 16th

For Host Parents: Helping Your Au Pair Beat Homesickness

Starting the au pair program is exciting for everyone but also requires an adjustment period. AuPairCare does a lot to prepare au pairs for missing home, but there are some ways you can help your au pair as well:

Friday, November 11th
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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.

Tuesday, November 8th
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AuPairCare Video Contest Third Place Winner

This summer we asked host families and au pairs to enter a video contest that would show exactly how the AuPairCare program brings together people from all over the world. See the third place entry!

Tuesday, November 1st
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Hear From a Host Mom: What is it Really Like to Have an Au Pair?

What’s it really like to have a live-in nanny? believe me when I tell you that having a live-in nanny is not awkward. In fact it’s pretty awesome.  

Thursday, October 27th
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Sports Around the World!

A great way to learn more about cultures around the world is through their unique customs. In this blog, we're examining sports around the world!

Wednesday, October 26th
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AuPairCare Video Contest Second Place Winner

This summer we asked host families and au pairs to enter a video contest that would show exactly how the AuPairCare program brings together people from all over the world. See the second place winning entry!

Saturday, October 22nd
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AuPairCare Volunteers with the Special Olympics

Au pairs from France, Brazil, Japan, South Africa, Czech Republic, Poland, Colombia, and Germany took time to give back to their adopted community by volunteering at Pennsylvania’s 2016 Special Olympic Games!

Monday, October 10th
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Au Pair Recipes: Kid Friendly Halloween Treats

We know how much kids love playing with their food, so why not make some extra cute (not too scary) treats with your children this Halloween! Here are three au pair and kid friendly recipes to enjoy this October.

Friday, October 7th

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