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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 09, 2019

Infant Daycare That Doesn’t Cost a Fortune

By |2019-08-30T15:33:41+00:00September 20th, 2019|Host Families|

Infant daycare is notoriously expensive and often comes with a long waiting list. Many daycare centers charge extra fees for babies, and parents often worry their baby won't receive the same one-on-one attention that they get at home. Parents' Worst Struggles with Infant Daycare- From Expenses to Anxiety In addition to the expense of infant

19 09, 2019

Why Volunteering is Important to Americans (and Au Pairs!)

By |2019-08-29T13:25:24+00:00September 19th, 2019|Au Pairs, Best Practices|

Many people wonder why volunteering is important- to Americans, or just in general. Your Local Area Representative (LAR) might even schedule volunteering as a cultural event. In fact, volunteering is such an integrated part of American culture, many Au Pairs name volunteer work as an important aspect of their year, because it offers insight into

9 09, 2019

Healthy Snacks for Kids That Are Delicious & Easy to Make

By |2019-09-09T13:30:55+00:00September 9th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

It's important to have healthy snacks for kids on hand. Kids seem to be constantly hungry. While it's easy to let them snack on things like bread or fruit snacks, easy snacks aren't always the healthiest. Of course, it can be difficult to prep healthy food 100% of the time. You're busy, and healthy food

6 09, 2019

Conflict Resolution Techniques for Host Families and Au Pairs

By |2019-08-20T12:58:19+00:00September 6th, 2019|Best Practices|

Conflict resolution techniques are vital in a placement. Even if your placement is going well, conflict is a natural part of life and human relationships. When viewed this way, conflict in any living arrangement seems inevitable. That can sound scary and is often the reason many families choose not to host an Au Pair. Living

2 09, 2019

4-Year Old Thanks Mom for Getting an Au Pair

By |2019-07-02T16:34:29+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Best Practices|

Emily, the mother of two little girls, had been struggling to find decent childcare. She was wary about hosting an Au Pair but knew their family needed more consistency. From Host Mom Emily: Our Au Pair, Theresa, has made a major impact on our family. My ‘ah-ha’ moment came during a quiet car ride after

23 08, 2019

Live-in Au Pairs Eliminate Daycare Problems

By |2019-08-07T13:54:27+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Daycare problems are a concern for many parents. A daycare center is a solution many parents turn to out of necessity, but even the most awesome daycares have aspects that aren't ideal for every family. While daycare solves one problem, it can also come with its own problems, including lapses in communication, inconvenience to the

22 08, 2019

Top 5 Back to School Hacks for Busy Parents

By |2019-09-11T10:42:37+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Childcare Advice|

The Best Back to School Hacks for Parents If you're looking for back to school hacks for parents, you've come to the right place. This is one of the most stressful times of year for parents. You have school shopping, carpools to arrange, and somehow you have to fit everything into your already busy schedule.

15 08, 2019

How Living with an Au Pair Gives Working Parents Peace of Mind

By |2019-08-20T13:08:25+00:00August 15th, 2019|Success Stories|

Living with an Au Pair may sound like work for the Host Family. But many parents say it gives them peace of mind above all else. Living With an Au Pair Alleviates Many Parenting Concerns 1. Au Pairs help relieve stress & anxiety for parents From finding a daycare for an infant to rushing the

8 08, 2019

**2019 Winner** Au Pair Discovers a “New World”

By |2019-08-23T08:58:39+00:00August 8th, 2019|LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

Do you know what roti, chapati, and samosa mean? Maybe you are thinking that those are cities or exotic fruits, but if you know that those are Indian dishes, you are going to understand me when I say, "Your tongue has found a new world," because that's exactly

8 08, 2019

**2019 Runner-Up** My Host Family Saved My Vacation

By |2019-08-23T08:58:59+00:00August 8th, 2019|LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

My Host Dad Asked Me To Say with Them Another Year By "Proposing" I’m so grateful that I have joined the Wharry family for over one year already. As their Au Pair, I am treated truly like a part of the family. My host kids, 9.5 and

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