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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!

New Jersey Au Pairs at Build-A-Bear

AuPairCare Au Pairs Continue Tradition of Charity in Their New Jersey Community

For the past seven years, AuPairCare Area Director Kim Gamelli has worked with her local au pairs and host families to donate Build-a-Bear bears to the Center for Family Services (CFFS) in New Jersey. The CFFS is located in the same community where the host families and au pairs live, allowing au pairs to leave a lasting, positive impact on their temporary new home.

Tuesday, April 29th
Au Pairs Explore Southeastern Minnesota

Harmony Man Enjoys Guiding Au Pairs Through Amish Country

Mike Peters of Harmony had a special surprise on Sunday, March 30, when a group of visitors approached him to get information about the Amish community. As the owner of Budget Ride, a local travel agency providing tickets to Amish using public transportation, Peters was thrilled to play host to the visitors, who were all part of an international au pair program.

Wednesday, April 23rd
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Featured AuPairCare Au Pair - Daniel from Poland

We loved the creative spin one of our host family took when nominating their Polish Au Pair Daniel as AuPairCare’s Ultimate Au Pair.

Wednesday, April 16th
AuPairCare Au Pairs at the U.S. White House

Au Pair Travel: The White House

The White House, built in 1792 and home to all U.S. presidents since President John Adams, is arguably the most famous house in the world. Annually, thousands upon thousands of visitors from across the United States and the globe visit what was once referred to as ‘the President’s Palace’. This spring, 18 DC area au pairs had the amazing opportunity to visit this beloved American landmark.

Saturday, April 12th
Westchester New York Au Pairs Volunteering

Au Pairs in Rye Help Out at Sharing Shelf

AuPairCare Area Directors and their army of 35 au pairs headed up to Port Chester and The Sharing Shelf for a volunteer session that lasted over two hours.

Tuesday, April 8th
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Au Pairs by the Numbers Infographic

Cost savings. Experienced training. Your family’s childcare solution.  With information pulled from our active database, we’ve highlighted the benefits of our wonderful AuPairCare au pairs in this helpful infographic. It’s pretty incredible that all of our au pairs speak conversational English, most of our au pairs have started or graduated with advanced degrees, and a majority are very handy in the kitchen! 

Thursday, March 13th
Brazilian-Au-Pair-Talia

Featured AuPairCare Au Pair - Talia from Brazil

Deciding to extend your au pair year can be a difficult decision, but for Taila from Brazil it was certainly the right one. Read Taila’s story in her own words below!

Sunday, March 9th
Host Family Tips

Unplugging in a Plugged in World

Raise your hand if you’re trying to be Supermom. Superdad? Yeah, that is what I suspected. It’s tough to care for your family, your spouse and your ailing dad while also killing it at your job and, if you’re lucky, hitting the gym or reading a good book. 

Sunday, March 2nd
Safety and Product Registration

Product Registration Cards: For Children’s Safety

Parenting in the 21st century requires an extensive toolkit. Everything from booster seats to infant slings are necessities we rely on to make parenthood a little easier. It's a fact of life, though, that these awesome products can sometimes have a defect. That’s why it makes sense to take a moment to consider what product registrations can do to ensure the safety of your child.

Sunday, February 23rd
Serbian AuPairCare Au Pair

2013 Ultimate Au Pair Winner Dijana from Serbia

I love having Dijana in our home because she is not thought of as “help” but part of the family. She and I have a wonderful relationship. She knows what I expect and I know what she expects. And she’s always a step ahead of me. I am amazed how many times we are in the car and I say I forgot something only to find out she remembered it. Furthermore, she is consistently concerned about my children’s safety. She is always trying to teach my children and make each day a learning experience. 

Friday, January 10th

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