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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!

Activities with your kids and au pair

6 Kid-Friendly Holiday Activities

During this special time of year there are gatherings to attend, lots of delicious foods, and plenty of opportunities for au pairs and host families to share cultures. We put together a handful of fun holiday activities for families to enjoy!

Monday, December 7th

Au Pair Travel: Columbus Ohio

This summer, a group of au pairs in Columbus, Ohio learned about the history of their temporary home in the United States by visiting the Olentangy Indian Caverns.

Tuesday, December 1st

Heading Back to Work After Baby

Watch how a new mom express her feelings on returning to work after a baby.

Friday, November 27th

AuPairCare's Guide to Milestones in Childcare Development

Watching your tiny baby transform into a capable being with their own unique personality is a priceless experience. As you help them develop, you’ll want a childcare provider that is on the same page as you, caring not only for the physical needs of your child but also their emotional and social wellbeing.

Monday, November 23rd
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Thanksgiving: A Unique American Holiday

A fun and unexpected part of living in another country is celebrating national holidays that you haven’t experienced before. Learn some fun facts about the American holiday of Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19th

Quick Au Pair Thinking Saves Host Child

The Burns Family and their au pair Petra share how quick thinking and a calm demeanor saved the life of little Teagon.

Sunday, November 15th

Hear From an Au Pair: Your Au Pair Pre-Departure Project

Au pairs have a lot to do before leaving their home countries and beginning their program year in America. One of the most important items on their list is AuPairCare Academy’s pre-departure project. Learn more about the time and effort our au pairs put into this project.

Wednesday, November 11th

What Makes AuPairCare Academy Special?

In this video learn how the AuPairCare Academy training program teaches au pairs what to expect when caring for children.

Saturday, November 7th

Childcare Milestones: Development of Tweens

The final installment of AuPairCare's series on childcare milestones explains what parents and au pairs can expect with pre-teen and teen kids.

Friday, October 30th

South African Au Pair Pursues Higher Ed in Ohio

In this feature by The Collegian of LCCC of Ohio, a former AuPairCare au pair  from South Africa details her decision to pursue higher education in the U.S.

Sunday, October 25th