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About Jenni Julander

Jenni writes about the amazing experiences Au Pairs and Host Families have in the United States Au Pair program. If you are interested in sharing your experience, or if you have questions or would like assistance, please reach out to @JenniAuPairSis on Facebook or email jjulander@goaupair.com.
20 05, 2019

Toddler Bedtime Routine Strategies for Frustrated Parents

By |2019-05-20T17:40:19+00:00May 20th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Implementing an effective toddler bedtime routine is easier said than done. And if you're like me, the real question isn't how to create a routine, but how to get your child (and you) to stick to one. Have you ever found yourself yelling, "Get back in bed!" and making threats at midnight? If your

29 04, 2019

Toddler Hitting, Biting, & Acting Out? Here’s Why.

By |2019-05-09T22:36:24+00:00April 29th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Is your toddler hitting, biting, or showing aggressive behaviors? If your child acts out on a regular basis, you may wonder why, or what you can do to prevent it. Hitting, biting, kicking, pushing, screaming at other kids, and snatching toys are common behaviors among toddlers. However, most parents agree that these behaviors are unacceptable

1 04, 2019

Foreign Exchange Programs: What Hosting is Really Like

By |2019-05-01T09:22:29+00:00April 1st, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Foreign exchange programs are increasingly popular. After all, the demand for learning a foreign language is on the rise. Living with a foreign exchange student like an Au Pair, is a great way to help someone study abroad at an affordable price. Plus, you'll give your family a unique cultural exchange experience in the comfort

22 03, 2019

Cost of Having a Second Child (& How to Save Money!)

By |2019-04-30T16:22:25+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Is having a second child more expensive?  The cost of having a second child is a concern for many parents. If you're already a parent, you'll hardly be surprised to learn that families spend an estimated $233,610 on child-related expenses, which breaks down to about $12,978 a year, or roughly $1,082 per month. Though the

20 03, 2019

Au Pair Stories: Oh, the Crazy Things Kids Do!

By |2019-03-20T13:43:11+00:00March 20th, 2019|Au Pairs, Best Practices|

Of all the Au Pair stories I've heard, this has to be one of the funniest (but maybe that's just because it happened to me). When I received Adriana's text, I felt like I was watching one of those videos you see on social media, where the mom is taking a video in disbelief, just

19 02, 2019

2019 #LoveMyAuPair Contest Runner Up

By |2019-05-02T22:05:56+00:00February 19th, 2019|Host Families, LoveMyAuPair Contest|

My latest ah-ha moment of when Mariia has truly become part of our family was when my 6-year-old, Mariella, needed to go to the hospital after an injury in gymnastics class. Imagine the worst happening in the middle of gymnastics class and your child comes out bleeding from her chin with a deep cut. I

19 02, 2019

2019 #LoveMyAuPair Contest Runner Up

By |2019-05-02T22:03:36+00:00February 19th, 2019|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

In the fall of 2016, our 3rd child- Graham Michael Rosenthal was born. Graham was our 3rd boy. I could not believe he was our third boy. Graham’s older brothers, Drew (4 years at the time) and Bennett (2 years at the time), were already the most active, busy, demanding, crazy fun boys. Adding another

13 02, 2019

Love My Au Pair Contest Winner (2019)

By |2019-04-29T16:00:58+00:00February 13th, 2019|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

Winning 2019 Love My Au Pair nomination: We’ve had our au pair, Jolin, for over one year now and we honestly cannot imagine life without her. Her impact on our daughters Chloe (3 years) and Catie (21 months) has been immeasurable. Jolin’s kindness, compassion, and unwavering patience have been evident from day one in our

10 12, 2018

40 Ways Au Pairs Rely on Their Host Parents

By |2019-04-23T16:54:54+00:00December 10th, 2018|Best Practices|

Au Pairs rely on their Host Parents in many ways. Though the Host Parent-Au Pair relationship can often mimic an employee-employer relationship, Host Parents often find themselves supporting their Au Pairs in ways that mirror the support parents give to their teenage or adult children. Au Pairs are adults, and they don't need to be

29 11, 2018

Jenni Au Pair Sis Became a Host Mom!

By |2018-11-29T22:05:18+00:00November 29th, 2018|Host Families|

This past Thanksgiving week, the Au Pair Sis became a Host Mom. That's right. I'm Jenni, the Au Pair Sis, and I just matched with my first Au Pair! It's an amazing feeling. This last week has been a whirlwind. I didn't expect things to go so quickly! Through my role as the Au Pair

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