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Family Stories

Who hosts an au pair? What types of families benefit from having an au pair? What is hit really like having live-in childcare? Sharing stories from and for our families is one of the best ways for us to help curious and current families understand the ins and outs of being an AuPairCare family...check them out! 

AuPairCare Ultimate Family 2021 Finalist

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
AuPairCare Ultimate Family 2021 Finalist

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
AuPairCare Ultimate Family 2021 Finalist

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
AuPairCare Ultimate Family 2021 Finalist

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
AuPairCare Ultimate Family 2021 Finalist

Featured Host Family: The Lawal Family

From bringing flowers to welcome their au pair at the airport to celebrating milestones together, au pair Arlis from Colombia says of her host family, the Lawals, "I felt the warmth of a loving family. I am happy to say that they are truly a second family, one that I was not born into, but one I can always count on. They will hold a place near and dear to my heart. I love my family."

Thursday, February 11th
AuPairCare Ultimate Host Family 2021 Winner

Ultimate Host Family Winner - The Kelly Family

We love celebrating our participants at AuPairCare! Our au pairs however aren’t the only ones who make this program great – this year we were excited to host our annual Ultimate Host Family contest! Read about the winners, the Kelly family from Wisconsin!

Monday, February 1st
AuPairCare's 2021 Ultimate Host Family Finalists and Winner

AuPairCare's 2021 Ultimate Host Family Finalists

We love celebrating all our participants at AuPairCare! Our au pairs however aren’t the only ones who make this program great – this year we were excited to host our annual Ultimate Host Family contest! Read about the amazing host family finalists!

Thursday, January 21st
Mexican au pair Belinda with her host kids

Hear From a Host Mom: Our Au Pair Makes Our Life Sweeter

"What started as a leap of faith has become a blessing for us." A host mom from California shares how her au pair Belinda made a difference in her family's life.

Tuesday, November 3rd
AuPairCare Host Family and German Au Pair

Hear From a Host Mom: "She's the Ultimate Au Pair"

"Michelle has been a hard-working, reliable, and loving au pair. She has been responsible and always kept our children safe while also sharing an amazing intercultural experience with them. She truly embodies the goals of the program by learning about a new country and investing in a meaningful relationship with not just her host kids but also her host parents."

Wednesday, August 12th
Learning Spanish at Home With A Live-In Au Pair

Learning Spanish at Home With An Au Pair

One great benefit of having a live-in au pair is having someone who speaks a foreign language become a part of your family! By having a foreign language speaker in the home, your children’s daily practices and thoughts are enriched in culturally diverse ways. 

Wednesday, April 1st

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