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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 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?”

Monday, July 12th
Au Pairs and Host Families Create a Global Cookbook of Recipes

Creating a Global Cookbook

This past spring, AuPairCare held a Global Cookbook virtual event where our au pairs, host families, and staff were asked to share a recipe of their choice from their home country. These recipes would then be turned into an AuPairCare Global Cookbook, showcasing delicious food and culture from all over the world!

Wednesday, July 7th
AuPairCare Celebrates Pride Month June 2021| Supporting our LGBTQ+ Community

AuPairCare Celebrates Pride Month 2021

Happy Pride! AuPairCare celebrates and supports the LGBTQ+ community, including our au pairs and host families, and to commemorate the end of Pride Month, we're sharing a few stories from the AuPairCare community sharing how they celebrated Pride Month. 

Wednesday, June 30th
Featured Au Pair: Christell from Brazil

Featured Au Pair: Christell from Brazil

From creating new traditions to leading preschool play, au pair Christell from Brazil demonstrates how cultural exchange and loving childcare go hand-in-hand! Her host mom says "Given all that last year held, we are beyond grateful to have Christell in our lives".

Thursday, June 24th
Secure Au Pair Childcare In Time for Back to School

Secure Your Childcare In Time for Back to School

Summer may be in full swing, but it’s already time to start thinking about securing childcare for the Fall! Here are some of the top reasons we hear from parents why welcoming an au pair in August or September is a game changer:

Tuesday, June 15th
AuPairCare Celebrates Earth Day With National Au Pairs

Picture Yourself Making a Change

Earlier this spring, au pairs and host families across the nation joined our virtual summit on sustainability in celebration of Earth Day. With cultural exchange and global understanding at the heart of the au pair program, it was fantastic to witness au pairs from Colombia to South Africa brainstorming ways to improve their local communities for themselves and the future.

Thursday, June 10th
Featured Au Pair: Selay from Turkey

Featured Au Pair: Selay from Turkey

Host mom Lauren shares how au pair Selay from Turkey has positively impacted their family forever! She says "Though our family still has new challenges during this pandemic, Selay has exceeded every imaginable expectation and gave us a new normal that brings us so much joy every day,,, together, we went from surviving to thriving".

Friday, June 4th
AuPairCare Ultimate Family 2021 Finalist

Featured Host Family: The Chin Family

Au pair Julieth from Colombia shares how her host family, the Chin family, has made a big impact on her life by showing her how to live her best self and how to work towards her life goals. Way to go, Chin family! 

Thursday, June 3rd

Choose Your Summer Au Pair

It’s still spring – but believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking of summer childcare! Our match deadlines are quickly approaching.

Tuesday, May 25th
Featured Au Pair: Angie from Colombia

Featured Au Pair: Angie from Colombia

Au pair Angie from Colombia truly has left a mark on her host family - from helping navigate difficult situations like the pandemic, losing family members, and the switch to virtual schooling, the Morris family couldn't be more grateful for Angie and her care and dedication. Way to go, Angie!

Friday, May 21st