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About Cyndi Frick

Cyndi M. Frick, COO at Paris Honoré, 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.
21 08, 2018

Like a Sister or Daughter: What it’s Like Bonding With My Au Pair

By |2023-07-03T16:21:33+00:00August 21st, 2018|Best Practices|

Host Mom says her Au Pair has become like a sister.I’ve been pleasantly surprised to see my relationship with my Au Pair develop into something very much like a sister or daughter.

My sister and I have never been what most would consider “close”, and when we were

21 08, 2018

Little Hiccups: Addressing Issues I Never Foresaw

By |2018-09-21T13:05:16+00:00August 21st, 2018|Best Practices|

We’ve had little hiccups in our placement & I’ve found myself addressing issues I never foresaw before they happened.

When I envisioned hosting an Au Pair, my mind focused on the major issues like:

  • Will my children like her?
  • Will she fit into to our family, or will it be awkward?
  • How will she manage her
21 08, 2018

The Importance of Au Pair Friendships

By |2018-09-19T12:51:55+00:00August 21st, 2018|Best Practices|

Au Pair friendships are an often-overlooked factor in a placement. Sometimes, when we get caught up in our own lives and our own problems, we can tend to forget that our Au Pairs really need to have a life outside our homes. They need friends outside of the family dynamic.

We as Host Parents can (and

21 08, 2018

The Importance of the Weekly Meeting

By |2018-09-21T13:05:41+00:00August 21st, 2018|Best Practices|

So apparently, having a weekly meeting with your Au Pair is a thing.

When I heard we as a Host Family were supposed to conduct a weekly (informal) meeting with our Au Pair, I thought to myself, “This must be meant for other families who don’t have a good relationship with their Au Pairs… not for

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