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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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Maryland Host Family Visits Their New Au Pair In France

The majority of families and au pairs beginning the AuPairCare au pair program meet for the first time when the au pair arrives in the USA. For the Santos family and their French au pair Sophie, that wasn’t soon enough! Over the summer, the Santos’ traveled to France, met Sophie’s family and went to Paris together. Here are some highlights of their adventure, in host mom Angela’s own words!

Friday, October 9th
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Guide to American Holidays and Traditions

To help au pairs and their host families connect with one another, we’ve put together some of our favorite blogs celebrating holidays and traditions!

Sunday, October 4th
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Fun Fall Activities for Families

Temperatures are changing and the days are getting shorter but there are still tons of fun outdoor activities for families and au pairs that foster cultural change. Check out five uniquely American ways to celebrate the Fall season.

Wednesday, September 30th
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Washington Family and Au Pair Start Coffee Company

When Mathew and Valerie Quest of Bothell Washington matched with Brazilian au pair Julianna Maginelli, no one had any idea they'd be working on a coffee business together. Their two years together as host family and au pair generated a relationship that spun off into one of business associates. Read their charming story!

Saturday, September 26th
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Childcare Milestones: Development of Pre-Schoolers

The third installment of AuPairCare's series on childcare milestones explains what parents and au pairs should expect when caring for a pre-school aged child.

Tuesday, September 22nd
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Au Pairs vs. Nannies vs. Daycare

Au pairs, nannies and daycares may seem to offer the same childcare for your family, but an au pair is much more than a live-in nanny.

Thursday, September 17th
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Childcare Milestones: Development of Toddlers

The second installment of AuPairCare's series on childcare milestones explains what parents and au pairs should expect when caring for their active toddler.

Wednesday, September 16th
Getting Started as an AuPairCare Host Family

Getting Started as a Host Family

Ready to find an au pair for your family? Here's how to get started:

Monday, September 14th
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Featured AuPairCare Au Pair: Emelie from Sweden

Meet au pair Emelie from Sweden! Emelie lives in the greater San Francisco Bay Area with her host family, where she cares for their baby and 14 year old.

Monday, September 7th
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Childcare Milestones: Development of Babies

The first installment of AuPairCare's series on childcare milestones explains what parents and au pairs should expect during infant and baby development.

Tuesday, September 1st

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