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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!

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Mar Around The World

Inspired by the au pair program, Mar came up with a super creative plan to expose the kids to several world cultures - she decided to take them on a "voyage" across the globe.

Monday, January 9th
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National Handball Champion Au Pair

When Stefan planned his arrival in the United States he had two goals in mind, to be a great au pair for a very special family and share his passion for the sport of handball with others in his new home.

Tuesday, January 3rd
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How an Au Pair Can Help You In 2017

What are your resolutions for 2017? For many American families the list includes desire to spend more quality time with loved ones, save a little more and decrease stress. Welcoming an au pair now can help you meet some of your resolutions for the new year!

Tuesday, January 3rd
El Salvadorian Au Pair Shares with Texas High School

El Salvadorian Au Pair Shares with Texas High School

When El Salvadorian au pair Scarlett Palomo learned that her Area Director’s daughter was studying Spanish at her Texas high school, Scarlett jumped at the chance to visit the school and speak with the students! Read her story.

Friday, December 16th
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Hear From An Area Director: Cultural Exchange in Western Michigan

Read how Western Michicagn Area Director Thais introduced au pairs in her region to the international art competition ArtPrize.

Monday, December 12th
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AuPairCare Gives Back Across the Country

AuPairCare is so proud of the au pairs in our program and their commitment to giving back to their adopted community! See how clusters in New York, Washington and Maryland gave back this past November.

Friday, December 9th
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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
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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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