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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!

Brazilian Au Pair Ana and her Host Kids Playing Outside

Staying Positive, Healthy, and Active While Staying at Home

While we all continue to stay at home during the health pandemic, it can be challenging to make sure the whole family maintains healthy and happy bodies and minds. Brazilian au pair Ana in New York is coming up with fun and creative ways to keep her host children busy and engaged while they stay at home!

Wednesday, May 13th
3 Reasons Why You Should Welcome an Au Pair When You Have a Toddler

3 Benefits of Welcoming An Au Pair When You Have a Toddler

Of course, you can welcome an au pair to your family with kids of all ages! When it comes to the toddlers (and pre-schoolers!), the ages and stages of 1-3 years old can be especially tricky. With an au pair in the home, you have an extra parenting partner to help navigate the toddler twos and threes!

Wednesday, May 6th
Live-in au pairs in Oregon volunteering at Children's Book Bank

Au Pairs Volunteer at Children's Book Bank

Earlier this year, au pairs in Portland, Oregon spent time volunteering at a local book bank for children. Au pairs Isa and Keletso shared how meaningful their volunteering work was by stating "It is good to know we have people that care about child literacy. This work makes [us] believe that the outlook for the future generation will be bright."

Wednesday, April 29th
Au pair Maud from France and her Host Mom

Featured Au Pair: Maud from France

For the Lelarge family and their three children, French au pair Maud has brought a taste of French culture into their home - from helping homeschool the children in a new language to inspiring the whole family with French cooking! 

Friday, April 24th
12 Indoor Activities for Kids and Au Pairs While Staying at Home Quarantining

12 Indoor Activities for Kids While Staying at Home

While social distancing might mean changing your children’s normal routine, there are still a ton of great ways to keep them occupied while they stay indoors. Check out these awesome indoor activities that your kids will love!

Tuesday, April 21st
5 Tips For Working at Home With Kids

5 Tips For Working at Home With Kids

For many parents adjusting to temporarily working from home, getting any work done can feel like an uphill battle. From your littles wanting to play with mom or dad to teens needing extra supervision, your days can feel long and busy. Read on for our tips to optimize at-home working.

Friday, April 10th
Top Indoor Activities for Kids While Staying at Home

Part 2: The Best Indoor Activities for Kids While Staying at Home

While social distancing might mean changing your children’s normal routine, there are still a ton of great ways to keep them occupied while they stay indoors. Check out part two of our favorite indoor activities that your kids will enjoy, and keep them busy for hours!

Wednesday, April 8th
10 Tips for Keeping a Wellness Routine at Home With Kids

10 Tips for Keeping a Wellness Routine at Home

With the recent challenges resulting from the global outbreak and day-to-day life changing, now is a good time to focus on wellness practices that keep both your mind and body happy and healthy. Check out our list of physical and mindful wellness tips!

Friday, April 3rd
Learning Spanish at Home With A Live-In Au Pair

Learning Spanish at Home With An Au Pair

One great benefit of having a live-in au pair is having someone who speaks a foreign language become a part of your family! By having a foreign language speaker in the home, your children’s daily practices and thoughts are enriched in culturally diverse ways. 

Wednesday, April 1st
Au pair Neza from Slovenia with her host children

Featured Au Pair: Neza from Slovenia

For the Carvajal family and their three young children, they knew welcoming Slovenian au pair Neza into their home was the right choice - they had found their "unicorn au pair"!

Friday, March 27th

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