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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!

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Ultimate Au Pair Finalist: Micaela from South Africa

Micaela's host mom calls her the "superglue" that keeps her family together! She's brought South African culture to her California host family and they couldn't be happier.

Friday, May 13th
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Take Your Child to Work Day at Intrax

Thursday April 28th, 2016 was "Take Your Child to Work Day" in the United States -- AuPairCare had a blast hosting our office guests.

Tuesday, May 10th
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Meet AuPairCare's 2016 Ultimate Host Moms

Every year hundreds of au pairs nominate their host moms in our Ultimate Host Moms contest. Learn how the 2016 winners touched the hearts of their au pairs.

Thursday, May 5th
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Ultimate Au Pair Finalist: Henrike from Germany

Hetty, a German au pair living with a host family in California, makes her host children feel confident, happy, safe and loved. Learn why the Saul family is grateful she joined their family

Tuesday, May 3rd
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Featured AuPairCare AuPair - Michaela from Sweden

Meet Swedish au pair Michaela- she’s spent a total of 4 years with her host family in Colorado! Read Michaela’s story, told by her host mom.

Friday, April 22nd
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Ultimate Au Pair Finalist: Cassie From France

Learn more about one of our 2016 Ultimate Au Pair Contest finalists, Cassie a French au pair living in Massachusetts.

Monday, April 18th

Au Pair Program Glossary

AuPairCare's glossary defines a wide range of industry terms for those wanting to learn more about the US Department of State au pair program and au pair agencies.

Monday, April 11th
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Au Pair Travel: Jacksonville, Florida

Learning about American culture and building life-long memories is at the heart of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. Read about au pairs that recently took a cluster trip to Jacksonville, Florida.

Wednesday, April 6th
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Spring Activities for Kids

Its spring again! The days are getting longer and cabin fever from being cooped up inside all winter is starting to go away. Now is the time to get outside as a host family and an au pair and have fun!

Saturday, April 2nd
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Are Children Really Better at Learning a Foreign Language?

If you are concerned with the academic prowess of your little one(s), or happen to have a spouse who speaks another language, you may have researched foreign language learning for your kids. In fact, it may be a main motivation behind choosing an au pair to care for your children. With all the current chatter about second language acquisition in children, many wonder, “Are children really better than adults at learning a foreign language?”  

Wednesday, March 30th

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