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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!

Live In Childcare Can Change Your Household. Here's How!

Live In Childcare Can Change Your Household. Here's How!

For many parents and caregivers, time demands are among the most stressful aspects of raising children. It can feel like there simply aren’t enough hours in the day, and live in childcare can be the solution to your family’s busy schedule. 

 

Tuesday, March 15th
Au Pairs Create Valentine’s Day Cards for Senior Citizens

Au Pairs Create Valentine’s Day Cards for Senior Citizens

This Valentine's Day, Polish au pair Ola wanted to spend her time giving back to her adopted community in the US, so she organized a group of her au pair friends to write Valentine’s Day cards for a local senior home! Way to go, Ola!

Wednesday, March 9th
Featured AuPairCare Au Pair: Maggie from Mexico

Featured Au Pair: Maggie from Mexico

Way to go, Maggie! Hailing from Mexico, Maggie made a big impact on her Minnesota host family from the start, with host mom Sarah sharing "We feel ever-so-fortunate to have met and welcomed Maggie into our home. Maggie is our first au pair, and we were very nervous about finding a good match when we started this process. From the first interview, we knew Maggie was an amazing fit for our family. It was a perfect match, and she has been the most ultimate au pair. We can hardly imagine our lives without her."

Wednesday, March 2nd
How to Hire an Au Pair (Costs, Benefits, Resources)

How to Hire an Au Pair (Costs, Benefits, Resources)

Many families are looking for caregivers like an au pair to help with the daily bustle of life with kids. Wondering how to hire an au pair? We’ll explore what the process of hiring an au pair is like, and how AuPairCare makes it easy to find the perfect caregiver for your family.

 

Thursday, February 24th
AuPairCare Wins Global Youth Travel Award

AuPairCare Wins 2021 Global Youth Travel Award

We won! Thank you! AuPairCare has won the Global Youth Travel Award for Effective Use of Marketing, for the Summer Adventures Video Contest launched in August 2021. A big thank you to the WYSE Travel Confederation and our AuPairCare community for making this possible!  

Tuesday, February 15th
Exchanging Cultural Holiday Traditions Dia de Velitas

Exchanging Cultural Holiday Traditions

For Colombian au pair Lizeth, the winter holidays were a perfect opportunity to share her heritage and traditions with her host family. Read all about how the Lawal family and Lizeth celebrated Día de Velitas!

Wednesday, February 9th
AuPairCare's 2022 Ultimate Host Family Finalists and Winner

AuPairCare's 2022 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!

Wednesday, February 2nd
AuPairCare's 2022 Ultimate Au Pair Finalists and Winner

AuPairCare's 2022 Ultimate Au Pair Finalists

Every year at AuPairCare our host families take a moment to recognize the au pairs that have come into their lives and embraced the spirit of childcare and cultural exchange. Check out the highlights of our wonderful au pair finalists for Ultimate Au Pair of the Year!

Tuesday, February 1st
Au Pairs vs. Nannies: What’s the Difference?

Au Pairs vs. Nannies: What’s the Difference?

What is an au pair vs. a nanny? Is a nanny or au pair right for your family? Finding the perfect caregiver for your child can have a lasting impact on their development, and can reduce the stress of parenting. 

Wednesday, January 26th
Au Pairs on a J-1 Visa: Resources, FAQs, and Processes

Au Pairs on a J-1 Visa: Resources, FAQs, and Processes

Au pairs can enrich your family’s life in so many ways; from picking the kids up from school, to cooking dinner, to sharing their culture with you. An au pair’s skills can support your family in many ways. This is especially helpful during the pandemic, when caregivers’ stress levels are higher than ever.  

Tuesday, January 25th

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