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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!

President's Day in the United States

Celebrating Holidays in the United States: President's Day

The United States has several holidays throughout the year. While it comes once a year, Presidents Day isn’t a common holiday around the world so we’re here to explain this holiday specific to the United States!

Wednesday, February 13th
Meet Laurien - 2019's Ultimate Au Pair

Meet AuPairCare's Ultimate Au Pair Winner 2019 - Laurien from Brazil

Laurien is an au pair from Brazil who has meant the world to her host family. Read how she's helped support her host family of 9 children, and how their match was like "an answered prayer"! 

Friday, February 8th
Julia from Germany - 2019 Ultimate Au Pair Second Place Winner

2019 Ultimate Au Pair Runner-Up: Julia from Germany

Host mom Crista describes au pair Julia as "the world's greatest au pair...we forever have a family member from Germany because of this au pair program". 

Wednesday, February 6th
Celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

It’s the year of the Pig! Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China and celebrated by many around the world. Known as the Lunar New Year, it is also celebrated by other Asian countries such as Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, and more.

Tuesday, February 5th
Super Bowl Crafts for Kids

Super Bowl Crafts for Kids

Football season is coming to an end, and that means one thing: the Super Bowl is near! To get ready for the big celebration, be the ultimate fan by making some Super Bowl crafts to share with everyone. Here are some of our favorites:

Thursday, January 31st
Au Pair Travel: St Paul and Minneapolis Minnesota

Au Pair Travel: The Twin Cities, Minnesota

Why visit one city when you can visit the Twin Cities? A great example of the friendly Midwestern attitude, the "Twin Cities" nickname lovingly refers to the two cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul - two big cities only a few miles apart!

Wednesday, January 23rd
5 Ways to Help Those in Need This Winter

5 Ways to Help Those in Need This Winter

Winter time can be great for many of us as we get to spend time with family and friends, enjoying the comforts of our warm homes and plentiful kitchens. However, that is not the case for everybody. Many are left in the cold without food, warm clothes, and shelter. If you can spare your time and a helping hand, it will make a world of difference to those in need. 

Wednesday, January 16th
5 Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy in Winter

How to Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter

As magical as winter can be, it also comes with unwanted illness. Hectic schedules and cold weather make it harder for us to take care of ourselves. Here are some simple tips that you can take to keep you and your family happy and healthy this season!

Wednesday, January 9th
Fun activities to add to your New Years Bucket list

Family Bucket List for the New Year

As 2018 has come to an end, discussions of new year’s resolutions and goals have arrived. In America, New Year’s Resolutions are promises we make to ourselves to change, eliminate, or better our habits or actions in the coming year. So, we’re putting a new spin on things with a family bucket list for 2019!

Wednesday, January 2nd
Winter Craft Ideas

3 Fun & Simple Winter Crafts for Kids

Winter has come and is here to stay for a bit! Depending on where you live, it isn’t always easy to head outside to keep your kids entertained. Luckily, we’re here to help you out with these 3 adorable winter crafts your kids will love this season.

Wednesday, December 19th