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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!

4 Tips to Keep Your and Your Kids Organized this Winter!

4 Tips for Staying Organized This Winter

We all know that it can get a little extra crazy during the winter months. Between kids’ activities, school, and holiday events, it’s easy to let things slip. To avoid losing important items, plans, and your mind, here are some organizational tips for you and the family this winter season!

Wednesday, December 12th
Gift of Giving Event | AuPairCare Au Pairs Wrap Presents for Local Hospital

AuPairCare's Second Annual Gift of Giving Event

In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, two AuPairCare Area Directors from Dallas, Texas wanted to share the gift of giving with their au pairs and host families by partnering with their local children’s hospital, Scottish Rite. Together they organized their second annual Gift of Giving event that was sure to warm the hearts of the children and their families in residency.

Thursday, December 6th
Fun ways to keep your host children engaged during the wintertime

Keeping Your Kids Entertained This Winter

With temperatures dropping and winter almost here, you're likely to be inside with your family and kids! Check out our fun guide to keeping the kids entertained at home during the long winter months!

Wednesday, December 5th
Au pairs make blankets for the community

Giving Tuesday: Au Pairs Volunteer in Their Communities

Au pairs across the country volunteer throughout their communities in the spirit of the holidays. 

Wednesday, November 28th
Celebrating Chuseok also known as Korean Thanksgiving

Culture Highlight: Chuseok, Korean "Thanksgiving"

In the spirit of Thanksgiving in the US, it seems appropriate to talk about how other countries give thanks. Although it occurred in September this year, Chuseok is the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving that spans over 3 days and is an important holiday in Korea.

Wednesday, November 21st
Tips to Keep Tackle Homesickness for Au Pairs

6 Ways to Tackle Homesickness During the Holidays

Here in the United States, holiday celebrations begin as early as November, right before Thanksgiving time! With so much emphasis on family, food, and traditions, it is easy for au pairs to feel a twinge of homesickness. Check out six tips to make these festive months fun and help beat homesickness.

Wednesday, November 14th
Travel during your au pair year to Charleston, South Carolina!

Au Pair Travel: Charleston, South Carolina

If you find yourself searching for one of America’s hidden gems, then look no further and plan your trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Between the rich history, breathtaking views, and amazing southern cuisine, Charleston will dazzle you from the start.

Wednesday, November 7th
Denver, Colorado is a great city to visit during your au pair year.

Au Pair Travel: Denver, Colorado

Otherwise known as the "Mile High City", Denver offers a slice of city life plus astounding nature! Au pairs can expect to have a wonderful time visiting Denver! 

Wednesday, October 31st
AuPairCare Screen-Free Play & Learning

AuPairCare's New Advanced Online Training: Screen-Free Play & Learning

Introducing Screen-Free Play & Learning! One part of our new advanced online training courses created especially for AuPairCare au pairs. 

Wednesday, October 31st
3 Ways to Get Involved in Halloween

3 Ways to Get Involved in Halloween

Soon you’ll dress in your spookiest attire and hit the neighborhood to do some trick or treating, but there are plenty of other ways to get involved in the Halloween festivities all month long. From scary to just plain fun, there’s something for the whole family. Check out three ideas to celebrate this bewitching holiday.

Wednesday, October 24th

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