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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 Child Activity

Tips and Tricks: Fun Activities with Kids

Whether spending time one-on-one with your child or doing something as a family with your au pair, sometimes coming up with activities can be a challenge. We’re here to help with some fun ideas!

Friday, September 2nd

5 Fun After School Activities for Kids

The kids had a great day and are home from school, but now what? Here are 5 fun, healthy and productive activities to make every evening a blast. 

Tuesday, August 23rd

Au Pair Travel: Miami, Florida

Miami, nicknamed “The Magic City” has great weather, beautiful beaches, and vibrancy unmatched anywhere else in the U.S. If you’re coming to Miami coming for a vacation, be sure to stay at least a week and experience all Miami-Dade County has to offer.

Sunday, August 21st

Top 5 Family Friendly Labor Day Activities

Labor Day Weekend 2016 is nearly upon us! Many families take advantage of this last long weekend before the school year kicks into gear --but its not always necessary to plan something elaborate! Check out our list of the top 5 Family Friendly Labor Day Activities!

Thursday, August 18th
RedNose Day

Au Pairs Spread Red Nose Day Joy Throughout Brooklyn

It’s amazing how one small act can create so much joy throughout a community. This was the motto for a group of New York Area Au Pairs as they took to the streets of Brooklyn for Red Nose Day.

Wednesday, August 17th

Au Pair Country Culture Highlight Ecuador

AuPairCare welcomes many Ecuadorian au pairs to the U.S. each year. Their warm family-oriented nature can make you feel almost immediately that you’ve gained another family member. Here are some of the attributes of Ecuadorian au pairs to consider as you search for your au pair.  

Sunday, August 14th
au pair academy

Notes from Au Pair Academy

At the end of an Au Pair Academy session last summer, an au pair left a special note to thank the team for making her feel so welcome her first days in the United States.

Thursday, August 11th
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, August 3rd

Au Pair Travel: Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. Located between Maryland and Virginia it's not actually a state, but a Federal District. The political awareness in this town is high, but that doesn’t stop residents from having fun and treating visitors like you to some pretty amazing sights!

Monday, August 1st

California Area Director's Monuments Men Grandfather

You've likely seen the movie or read the book called 'The Monuments Men', but did you know this was based on a true story? Our Sacramento Area Director Leslie Marks shares her connection to the character played by George Clooney!

Thursday, July 28th