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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!


Hear from an Area Director: Tips for First Time Host Families

First time families don't need to be anxious about hosting an au pair. Hear from an area director the tips that will make your first hosting experience a success!

Wednesday, May 15th
Kid Friendly DIY Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Kid Friendly DIY Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

It’s almost Mother's Day and we look forward to celebrating all of the amazing host Moms out there. 

Wednesday, May 8th
Au Pairs Volunteer as "Blanketeers" in Pittsburgh

Au Pairs Volunteer as "Blanketeers" in Pittsburgh

Last month, au pairs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania volunteered their time as “blanketeers” for Project Linus, organization dedicated to providing a sense of security and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets.

Wednesday, May 1st
AuPairCare Teaching a Foreign Language

AuPairCare's New Advanced Online Training: Teaching a Foreign Language

Introducing Teaching a Foreign Language! One part of our new advanced online training courses created especially for AuPairCare au pairs.

Wednesday, May 1st
Springtime Activities To Do With Your Kids

Springtime Activities For Kids

You’ve been cooped up all winter and the outdoors will do everyone some good. Grab your rainboots and kites because you’re finally leaving the house! 

Wednesday, April 24th
April Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Earth Day Crafts

While there are many holidays to discover when moving to new place, April 22nd remains the same. International Earth Day is an extremely important day to recognize the beauty of the Earth, as well as take steps to save it. Help your host children discover their love for Mother Nature at a young age and reduce, reuse, and recycle with these Earth Day crafts.

Wednesday, April 17th
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
AuPairCare Positive Discipline for All Ages

AuPairCare's New Advanced Online Training: Positive Discipline for All Ages

Introducing Positive Discipline for All Ages! One part of our new advanced online training courses created especially for AuPairCare au pairs. 

Wednesday, April 3rd
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