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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!

Au Pairs in the US and Homesickness

5 Ways to Overcome Culture Shock and Homesickness in the USA

Moving to a new country is the adventure of a lifetime but it can come with some unexpected twists, like culture shock or homesickness.

Wednesday, February 21st
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Valentines Day Crafts For Kids

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you know what that means; delicious treats, adorable handmade cards, and a great opportunity for kids to show their au pairs and families how much they love them!

Wednesday, February 14th
au pairs st louis Missouri volunteer

Au Pairs Volunteer at the St. Louis Children's Hospital

Recently, au pairs from the greater St. Louis, Missouri region decided to help support family visitors of patients in the Hematology and Oncology Unit by volunteering with the Wish I Had program. 

Wednesday, February 7th
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2018 Ultimate Au Pair Winner: Wendy from Mexico

Wendy is an au pair from Mexico who has meant the world to her host family. Read how she's helped support her host child Ewan through his medical treatment, and how she was the real "Wendy Darling" for her host family. 

Friday, February 2nd

2018 Ultimate Au Pair Runner-Up: Karol from Colombia

Host mom Meghan describes au pair Karol as "our family's rock through this new adventure. We are so lucky to have her."

Thursday, February 1st
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USDA's Cost of Raising A Child Infographic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its annual Expenditures on Children by Families report which shows that the average cost of raising one child born in 2017 through the age of 17 will cost parents about $233K ($243.5K adjusted for inflation). That is higher than the average median home cost in the United States! 

Wednesday, January 24th

Au Pair Academy Welcomes Almost 300 Au Pairs!

For our first January arrival, Au Pair Academy welcomed our biggest arrival group yet - almost 300 au pairs!

Friday, January 19th
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Avoiding Au Pair Scams: 3 Tips to Safely Becoming an Au Pair

Don't fall for scams that promise a quick way to become an au pair in the United States. Stay safe with our list of tips on applying to AuPairCare.

Wednesday, January 10th
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Guide to American Holidays and Traditions

To help au pairs and their host families connect with one another, we’ve put together some of our favorite blogs celebrating holidays and traditions!

Monday, January 1st
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Au Pairs Pack Presents for Operation Christmas Child

To honor the holiday season, AuPairCare au pairs from greater Memphis, Tennessee decided to give back to their community and teamed up with Samaritan’s Purse via the Operation Christmas Child program. 

Thursday, December 28th

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