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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 2018 Finalist: Angie from Colombia

Colombia au pair Angie has tackled all the challenges of being in a foreign country with energy, grace, and love. Her host parent's loved describing the care she gives to their two sons. 

Wednesday, February 28th
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Ultimate Au Pair 2018 Finalist: Karam from South Korea

Read on how Karam -  or "KaTa" to her host children - used her background in special education to help her Host Family. 

Wednesday, February 28th
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Ultimate Au Pair 2018 Finalist: Thais from Brazil

Her host parents describe Thais as a superstar!It’s no wonder this Brazilian au pair’s host family nominated for au pair of the year.

Wednesday, February 28th
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5 Ways to Overcome Culture Shock and Homesickness in the USA

Moving to a new country is the adventure of a lifetime but it can come with some unexpected twists, like culture shock or homesickness.

Wednesday, February 21st
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Valentines Day Crafts For Kids

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you know what that means; delicious treats, adorable handmade cards, and a great opportunity for kids to show their au pairs and families how much they love them!

Wednesday, February 14th
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Au Pairs Volunteer at the St. Louis Children's Hospital

Recently, au pairs from the greater St. Louis, Missouri region decided to help support family visitors of patients in the Hematology and Oncology Unit by volunteering with the Wish I Had program. 

Wednesday, February 7th
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Meet AuPairCare's Ultimate Au Pair Winner 2018 - Wendy from Mexico

Wendy is an au pair from Mexico who has meant the world to her host family. Read how she's helped support her host child Ewan through his medical treatment, and how she was the real "Wendy Darling" for her host family. 

Friday, February 2nd

Meet AuPairCare's Ultimate Au Pair Runner Up 2018 - Karol from Colombia

Host mom Meghan describes au pair Karol as "our family's rock through this new adventure. We are so lucky to have her."

Thursday, February 1st
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USDA's Cost of Raising A Child Infographic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its annual Expenditures on Children by Families, 2013 report which shows that the average cost of raising one child born in 2013 through the age of 17 will cost parents about $250K ($304.4K adjusted for inflation). That is higher than the average median home cost in the United States! 

Wednesday, January 24th

Au Pair Academy Welcomes Almost 300 Au Pairs!

For our first January arrival, Au Pair Academy welcomed our biggest arrival group yet - almost 300 au pairs!

Friday, January 19th

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