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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!

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
 AuPairCare au pair Julie with Georgia House of Representatives member Emory Dunahoo

French Au Pair Learns about the U.S. House of Representatives

One of the best parts about the au pair program is learning about a new culture, including how the political process differs across the world! Julie from France recently enjoyed a full day in Georgia learning about the U.S. House of Representatives!

Thursday, July 21st
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Au Pairs from AuPairCare Infographic

There is so much for families to consider when choosing childcare; affordability, safety, reliability, and flexibility. AuPairCare solves those problems with an au pair program that is competitive with other forms of childcare, including traditional nannies and daycares, without the extra hassles of late pickup fees and different rates for multiple children.

Thursday, July 14th
Au Pairs At the Grand Canyon

Au Pair Travel: The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the United States’ most beautiful national parks. Recently a group of ten au pairs and their Area Director, Brenda, made the four hour trek from Phoenix to see this awesome sight. 

Wednesday, July 6th
Au Pairs in the US and Homesickness

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.

Monday, June 27th
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Ultimate Au Pair Finalist: Fe from Brazil

Brazilian au pair Fe loves her three host children as much as they love her. No wonder she's been such a wonderful fit for the Mari family of New Jersey.

Saturday, June 25th

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