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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!

AuPairCare Ultimate Family 2021 Finalist

Featured Host Family: The Griffin Family

For au pair Leone from South Africa, she felt like she met the perfect host family - the Griffins - from the start! From a serendipitous profile search to two years later filled with fantastic memories, Leone and the Griffins are a really a perfect match!

Thursday, May 20th
Looking For A Nanny or Au Pair

7 Things to Look for in a Nanny or Au Pair

Finding the right childcare provider is tough, and for those not prepared, it can turn into a full-time job fast. The choices can be overwhelming and the qualifications of the candidates can vary dramatically. While the search is not always easy, we’re sure you agree it’s worth it to find the perfect companion for your little ones. To ease the pain of your search, we polled a few of our host moms to see which attributes they say you should look for in your next nanny or au pair.

Tuesday, May 11th
Featured AuPairCare Au Pair: Magda from South Africa

Featured Au Pair: Magda from South Africa

Host mom Michelle says it all about standout au pair Magda! "There is no doubt in my mind Magda is the ultimate au pair. She is a SUPERSTAR, best of her kind, and that is the epitome of "ultimate". She deserves to be recognized for her kind heart, nurturing ways, and selfless attitude".

Friday, May 7th
Kid Friendly DIY Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Kid Friendly DIY Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

It’s almost Mother's Day and we look forward to celebrating all of the amazing host Moms out there. 

Thursday, May 6th
AuPairCare Ultimate Family 2021 Finalist

Featured Host Family: The Hudson Family

Au pair Bruna from Brazil has nothing but the best to say about her host family, the Hudsons. From organizing a special quarantine birthday for Bruna to covering her bedroom in personal photos before her arrival, the Hudson family went above and beyond!

Thursday, May 6th
Brazilian Au Pair Victoria Gives Back to her Community

Brazilian Au Pair Victoria Gives Back to her Community

While Brazilian au pair Victoria looked forward to celebrating her first holiday in the United States, her first Easter turned out to be even more special than she had ever imagined when she teamed up to work with an organization called Loaves and Fishes to provide food and clothing to the homeless community.

Wednesday, April 28th
Featured AuPairCare Au Pair: Edilaine from Brazil

Featured Au Pair: Edilaine from Brazil

"Dih was the answer to our prayers". From the first responder McKinney family, the pandemic brought new challenges for their growing family that their au pair, Edilaine, aka Dih, handled with ease. Says host mom Carrie, "Dih is an incredible role model and amazing woman."

Friday, April 23rd
AuPairCare Ultimate Family 2021 Finalist

Featured Host Family: The Gupta Family

Au pair Jhesica from Colombia and her host family, the Guptas, has built a wonderful relationship on respect and trust. Jhesica says "during these last 28 months as an au pair, our communication has been clear and positive, and the mutual respect has become the core of our relationship. ."

Thursday, April 22nd
Japanese Au Pair Builds an Online Community for Learning & Culture

Japanese Au Pair Builds an Online Community for Learning & Culture

When Moeka arrived to the United States from Japan, she brought the gift of hope - to use her time in the U.S. to connect and make a difference in the lives of others, even during the pandemic. We are so proud of Moeka for conducting online ESL and multi-lingual classes for any au pairs interested in learning other languages or cultures!

Friday, April 16th
Featured AuPairCare Au Pair: Celina from Germany

Featured Au Pair: Celina from Germany

The Stanisch family in Maryland has found an amazing new member of their family in their au pair, Celina! Through the ups and downs, Celina has continued to be a rock for her host family. Host mom Kamila writes that "she has been an incredible addition to the family and continually demonstrates a resilience that is wonderful to see in a young adult."

Friday, April 9th

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