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Advice for Parents

Our advice for parents entries focus on comparing childcare options (nannies, au pairs, daycares and preschools), discussing childcare issues many parents face, au pair training, childcare guides and more. We're here to help you sift through the options and figure out what's best for your family. 

Comforting your au pair during times of crisis

Caring For Your Au Pair in Tough Times

We like to say "home is where the heart is"...and in difficult times, this is truer than ever. Check out our tips for supporting your au pair through difficult times.

Tuesday, May 26th
3 Reasons Why You Should Welcome an Au Pair When You Have a Toddler

3 Benefits of Welcoming An Au Pair When You Have a Toddler

Of course, you can welcome an au pair to your family with kids of all ages! When it comes to the toddlers (and pre-schoolers!), the ages and stages of 1-3 years old can be especially tricky. With an au pair in the home, you have an extra parenting partner to help navigate the toddler twos and threes!

Wednesday, May 6th
5 Tips For Working at Home With Kids

5 Tips For Working at Home With Kids

For many parents adjusting to temporarily working from home, getting any work done can feel like an uphill battle. From your littles wanting to play with mom or dad to teens needing extra supervision, your days can feel long and busy. Read on for our tips to optimize at-home working.

Friday, April 10th
Reasons to Welcome an Au Pair This Winter

3 Reasons to Welcome an Au Pair This Winter

Securing childcare just in time for the long winter season is a comfort for many of our host parents. But that’s not the only benefit to matching now; learn the top three reasons to welcome an au pair this winter!

Tuesday, November 5th
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3 Reasons to Welcome an Au Pair This Fall

Securing childcare just in time for the busy fall season is a comfort for many of our host parents. But that’s not the only benefit to matching now; learn the top three reasons to match with an au pair this Fall!

Tuesday, September 17th
5 Things Your Au Pair Wished You Knew

5 Things Your Nanny or Au Pair Wish You Knew

As a parent, you know that caring for children is tough business. Those sweet little faces need love, attention, and lots of activities to keep them busy. So you can imagine that choosing to work as a nanny or au pair in another person’s home is a rewarding but often difficult job. To make their life a little easier (and your home run a bit more smoothly), we asked a few nannies and au pairs to tell us the top 5 things they wish you knew.

Wednesday, July 17th
Top 4 Reasons you might need an au pair

The Top 4 Reasons You Might Need an Au Pair

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to childcare. Check out the top reasons an au pair might be a great addition to your family!

Wednesday, June 26th
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Hear from an Area Director: Tips for First Time Host Families

First time families don't need to be anxious about hosting an au pair. Hear from an area director the tips that will make your first hosting experience a success!

Wednesday, May 15th
AuPairCare - Reading to help reduce stress

How to Tackle Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, which means recognizing that we do get stressed, while also finding effective ways to tackle it and relax. Whether you’re an au pair or a host parent, stress will sneak up on you or come full force when handling your kids, so sit back and relax, because here are our tips to de-stress this April.

Wednesday, April 10th
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

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