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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!

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
2019 Ultimate Au Pair Finalist: Lydia from Germany

Ultimate Au Pair 2019 Finalist: Lydia from Germany

German au pair Lydia has tackled all the challenges of being in a foreign country with energy, grace, and love. Her host parents loved describing the care she gives to their son and daughter.

Monday, February 18th
2019 Ultimate Au Pair Finalist: Alejandra from Colombia

Ultimate Au Pair 2019 Finalist: Alejandra from Colombia

From her calm demeanor and compassion to teaching her host child Spanish words, Aleja has become a beloved member of her Host Family.

Thursday, February 14th
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