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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 au pairs in Oregon volunteering at Children's Book Bank

Au Pairs Volunteer at Children's Book Bank

Earlier this year, au pairs in Portland, Oregon spent time volunteering at a local book bank for children. Au pairs Isa and Keletso shared how meaningful their volunteering work was by stating "It is good to know we have people that care about child literacy. This work makes [us] believe that the outlook for the future generation will be bright."

Wednesday, April 29th
Au pair Maud from France and her Host Mom

Featured Au Pair: Maud from France

For the Lelarge family and their three children, French au pair Maud has brought a taste of French culture into their home - from helping homeschool the children in a new language to inspiring the whole family with French cooking! 

Friday, April 24th
12 Indoor Activities for Kids and Au Pairs While Staying at Home Quarantining

12 Indoor Activities for Kids While Staying at Home

While social distancing might mean changing your children’s normal routine, there are still a ton of great ways to keep them occupied while they stay indoors. Check out these awesome indoor activities that your kids will love!

Tuesday, April 21st
Au Pair and Host Mom Extension Conversation

The Top 3 Tips for Having the Extension Conversation

Here at AuPairCare we receive tons of questions from first time host parents and au pairs! What does an au pair do? How do I find the right au pair for my family? One question that arises midway through the program year for both our au pairs and host parents is “How do I keep this great thing going?”

Wednesday, April 15th
5 Tips For Working at Home With Kids

5 Tips For Working at Home With Kids

For many parents adjusting to temporarily working from home, getting any work done can feel like an uphill battle. From your littles wanting to play with mom or dad to teens needing extra supervision, your days can feel long and busy. Read on for our tips to optimize at-home working.

Friday, April 10th
Top Indoor Activities for Kids While Staying at Home

Part 2: The Best Indoor Activities for Kids While Staying at Home

While social distancing might mean changing your children’s normal routine, there are still a ton of great ways to keep them occupied while they stay indoors. Check out part two of our favorite indoor activities that your kids will enjoy, and keep them busy for hours!

Wednesday, April 8th
10 Tips for Keeping a Wellness Routine at Home With Kids

10 Tips for Keeping a Wellness Routine at Home

With the recent challenges resulting from the global outbreak and day-to-day life changing, now is a good time to focus on wellness practices that keep both your mind and body happy and healthy. Check out our list of physical and mindful wellness tips!

Friday, April 3rd
Learning Spanish at Home With A Live-In Au Pair

Learning Spanish at Home With An Au Pair

One great benefit of having a live-in au pair is having someone who speaks a foreign language become a part of your family! By having a foreign language speaker in the home, your children’s daily practices and thoughts are enriched in culturally diverse ways. 

Wednesday, April 1st
Au pair Neza from Slovenia with her host children

Featured Au Pair: Neza from Slovenia

For the Carvajal family and their three young children, they knew welcoming Slovenian au pair Neza into their home was the right choice - they had found their "unicorn au pair"!

Friday, March 27th
Au Pair's Experience of American Culture

Experiencing American Culture as an Au Pair

Not only do au pairs are bringing their cultures to their host families, but au pairs are also experiencing real American culture during their program year. Hear how Louise from Brazil has been experiencing American culture and how she is sharing her new perspective with her host family!

Wednesday, March 18th

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