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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!

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
Portland, Oregon

Au Pair Travel: Portland, Oregon

Whether it's your 30 day grace period, or you have some vacation time, there are lots of ways to experience the United States during your au pair year in America. This series will give you a head start of things to do and things to see in some of the most popular cities in the U.S.

Wednesday, April 3rd

Choose Your Summer Au Pair

It’s barely spring – but believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking of summer childcare! Our match deadlines are quickly approaching.

Wednesday, March 27th
Au Pairs Volunteer at Family House

Au Pairs Spread Valentine's Day Kindness

One of the many benefits of participating in cultural exchange programs is giving back to the new communities you find yourself in. Fifteen lucky au pairs were able to share Valentine’s Day kindness with those in need at the SECU Family House.

Wednesday, March 20th
St. Patrick's Day Recipes and Activities for Kids

St. Patrick's Day Recipes for Kids

Whether you’re Irish or not, Americans go above and beyond to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Bring the luck of the Irish into your home and make some delicious treats to celebrate one of America’s favorite days.

Wednesday, March 13th
Carnival in Brazil

Culture Highlight: Celebrating Carnival in Brazil

Although many countries around the world celebrate Mardi Gras every year, Brazil takes it to another level. Read up about Brazilian Carnival customs and traditions!

Friday, March 1st
Ultimate Au Pair 2019

AuPairCare's 2019 Ultimate Au Pair Finalists

Every year AuPairCare host families take a moment to recognize the outstanding au pairs that have come into their lives and embraced the spirit of childcare and cultural exchange.

Thursday, February 28th
Au pairs wrote notes while volunteering at SECU Family House

Spreading the Love at UNC Hospital's Family House

One of the many benefits of participating in cultural exchange programs is giving back to the new communities you find yourself in. 

Wednesday, February 27th
2019 Ultimate Au Pair Finalist: Darlyn from Colombia

Ultimate Au Pair 2019 Finalist: Darlyn from Colombia

Read on how Darlyn uses her Spanish language skills to help teach her host children.

Sunday, February 24th
2019 Ultimate Au Pair Finalist: Moe from Japan

Ultimate Au Pair 2019 Finalist: Moe from Japan

Her host parents describe Moe as "patient, nurturing, artistic, creative, and adventurous"! It’s no wonder this Japanese au pair’s host family nominated her for au pair of the year.

Friday, February 22nd