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Summer Blackhurst - Au Pair ExpertAu Pair Researcher - Summer Blackhurst

Summer Blackhurst is a mother of a six-year-old boy, four-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl. When she isn’t raising kids, she is writing. She’s been a journalist, and is currently a blogger and a parenting/childcare expert. To date she has interviewed close to 200 parents and au pairs about their childcare experience.

She specializes in family and Au Pair Relationships, childcare, parenting and cultural exchange.

Host Mom Helper - Cyndi M. Frick   

Cyndi Frick - Host Mom & Guest Contributor

Cyndi M. Frick, COO at Paris HonorĂ©, is a very busy mother of two amazing little boys.  If not for the flexible help that her Au Pairs afford her, she would not be able to successfully run multiple businesses at a time.  Follow along with this real-life Host Mom on through the ups and downs of her Au Pair journey.

 


 



 



Benefits of Au Pair Childcare

You have already seen the 10 reasons You Need an Au Pair so you know how to bring the zen back into your life, but do you ever wonder what the Au Pairs think about this childcare option? Au Pairs know that this program is the best choice for families because they have seen how their Host Families lives have improved under their care. 
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Posted: 9/23/2016 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis

Personal Growth Through the Au Pair Program

Are you considering becoming an Au Pair? Are you just beginning your Au Pair journey and wondering what to expect? Even seasoned Au Pairs will be able to relate and will enjoy watching these 10 videos as Au Pairs share how they have benefited from the Au Pair program. ...Continue to Full Article
Posted: 9/16/2016 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis

Au Pairs are No Ordinary Nanny

The Au Pair program is no ordinary program. An Au Pair is no ordinary nanny. They are brave. They gave up family and friends for a year or two to come learn and experience and take care of children.  
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Posted: 9/15/2016 8:00:22 AM by Summer Blackhurst

7 Au Pairs Share Their Arrival Experience

Are you an Au Pair wondering what it will be like when you meet your Host Family for the first time? A Host Family interested in making the arrival experience a pleasant one for your new Au Pair? Listen to what this experience was like for these 7 Au Pairs! 
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Posted: 9/9/2016 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis

Hilarious video about Mom Sending son back to school

Whoa Susannah and I might just be singing or crying the same tune this next week. I might just be one of the thousands and thousands of moms who will drive away from an elementary school, forcing the tears back....Continue to Full Article
Posted: 8/23/2016 8:00:16 AM by Summer Blackhurst

The Au Pair and Host Family Bond

When a Host Family chooses to welcome an Au Pair into their home, they are inviting that Au Pair to “join their team”. Together, they play roles in the lives of the children and they form a lasting bond. ...Continue to Full Article
Posted: 8/19/2016 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis

Why location is not essential when matching with a Host Family.

When searching for a Host Family, it is not uncommon for an Au Pair to consider what it would be like to live in a place that they might have seen in the movies. Living in a state that might not get much recognition from Hollywood may seem scary as an Au Pair won’t know what to expect. These six Au Pairs realized that it was more important to match with a family and not a state...
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Posted: 8/12/2016 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis

9 ways of Keeping up with Back to School schedules

There are not enough hours in the day. Especially for moms trying to balance a career, children and keep a clean house. A few weeks into the school year they often find themselves drowning in laundry and ice cream. Starting with a plan helps moms to get on top of the very busy school year. The following are eight ideas on how working moms can get on top of the school year this year....Continue to Full Article
Posted: 8/4/2016 8:00:13 AM by Summer Blackhurst
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