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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!

Ultimate Host Family Winner 2019

Ultimate Host Family 2019 - Winner

We love celebrating our participants at AuPairCare! Our au pairs however aren’t the only ones who make this program great – this year we were excited to host our annual Ultimate Host Family contest! Read about the winners, the Sockrider family from Arizona!

Monday, July 1st
Top 4 Reasons you might need an au pair

The Top 4 Reasons You Might Need an Au Pair

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to childcare. Check out the top reasons an au pair might be a great addition to your family!

Wednesday, June 26th
Au Pair Travel - Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Au Pair Travel: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh is one the United State's most liveable and accessible cities - let alone a great place for traveling. Its affordability and relaxed attitude mixed with growing cultural spots make the Steel City a must-see place during your au pair year.

Wednesday, June 19th

Hear From A Host Mom: Reasons For Choosing an Au Pair

My best friend is considering hosting an au pair and she has all the typical concerns; someone else is living in our house, are they going to be a good driver, will my kids listen to her?

Wednesday, June 5th
AuPairCare Screen-Free Play & Learning

AuPairCare's New Advanced Online Training: Screen-Free Play & Learning

Introducing Screen-Free Play & Learning! One part of our new advanced online training courses created especially for AuPairCare au pairs. 

Tuesday, June 4th
Au Pairs Volunteer at LA Marathon with Department of State

Au Pairs Serve at the LA Marathon

Last month, California au pairs gathered at the LA Marathon to volunteer at a Department of State-sponsored water station. “Cultural Exchange” was the chosen theme for the water station, which was complete with au pairs, local foreign exchange students, and other J1 visa holders.

Wednesday, May 29th
Au Pair Travel - Memphis Tennessee

Au Pair Travel: Memphis, Tennessee

Known to be the birthplace of blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll, Memphis, Tennessee is a great place to live in and visit. 

Wednesday, May 22nd

Hear from an Area Director: Tips for First Time Host Families

First time families don't need to be anxious about hosting an au pair. Hear from an area director the tips that will make your first hosting experience a success!

Wednesday, May 15th
Kid Friendly DIY Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Kid Friendly DIY Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

It’s almost Mother's Day and we look forward to celebrating all of the amazing host Moms out there. 

Wednesday, May 8th
Au Pairs Volunteer as "Blanketeers" in Pittsburgh

Au Pairs Volunteer as "Blanketeers" in Pittsburgh

Last month, au pairs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania volunteered their time as “blanketeers” for Project Linus, organization dedicated to providing a sense of security and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets.

Wednesday, May 1st