/Joan Lowell

About Joan Lowell

Joan is a mother of six and is a writer and Local Area Representative in Providence, RI for Go Au Pair. She earned her BS in Elementary & Special Education from RI College and her MEd from Providence College. She helps lead other LARs in writing content and growing their clusters.
10 05, 2024

What is an Au Pair?

By |2024-05-10T13:18:09+00:00May 10th, 2024|Best Practices, Host Families, Interviewing Au Pairs|

Au Pair Meaning / Definition

While each host family will have a different experience and their own version of what an Au Pair means to them, let’s look at a general definition. An Au Pair is a young person from another country, between the ages of 18-26, who lives with a family

26 06, 2021

How does a live in nanny compare to an Au Pair?

By |2021-09-16T09:03:46+00:00June 26th, 2021|Childcare Advice|

Does your family need flexible and reliable childcare? If you are considering a live-in nanny, there may be a more affordable, consistent and memorable option. Go Au Pair offers American families a cultural childcare experience you do not want to miss.

For busy, modern families, Au Pair experiences are far more rewarding

23 06, 2021

It’s Not Too Late to Find a Summer Au Pair

By |2022-01-31T10:53:54+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Childcare Advice|

With spring already here, parents all over are thinking about hiring an Au Pair for the summer and beyond. That’s right, another school year will soon be over! Whether your children have been learning in-person or learning online, summer vacation is definitely well-deserved this year. 

Young people all over the world

17 04, 2020

Child Discipline Techniques that Actually Teach Kids to Behave

By |2023-07-03T16:19:26+00:00April 17th, 2020|Best Practices, Childcare Advice, Host Families|

There are so many philosophies on child discipline these days, it’s enough to make any parent’s head spin. While most parents have an idea of what type of disciplinarian they want to be, it can sometimes be a struggle to stick to your ideal parenting style when your discipline doesn’t seem to be

7 04, 2020

How to Teach Children (and Make Knowledge Stick)

By |2020-04-07T13:32:24+00:00April 7th, 2020|Childcare Advice, Host Families|

Do you feel like you constantly repeat yourself and your kids just don’t listen? Do you experience a daily struggle getting your children to remember what you told them five minutes ago? Well, you aren’t alone.

It’s even worse when you teach your kids something, and they can’t seem to remember it

6 04, 2020

10 Best Outdoor Games for Kids (Without Contact)

By |2024-04-02T06:36:09+00:00April 6th, 2020|Childcare Advice, Host Families|

Families all over the country are either working from home, homeschooling, trying to establish new routines, or all of the above. Now more than ever, it is important for kids to remain active and get outside to play.  I’m here to remind you about some of the best outdoor games for kids.

17 03, 2020

Best Kids’ Movies for Au Pairs to Watch with Host Kids

By |2020-03-17T14:59:46+00:00March 17th, 2020|Au Pairs, Best Practices|

With everyone self-isolating right now, TV is probably on your mind. How much screen time is too much? How can your Au Pair keep your kids out of your hair while you’re working from home?

Kids’ movies are a great tool to pass some time indoors and for your kids to

4 03, 2020

Childcare Duties: Skills Every Provider Should Have

By |2020-02-27T17:55:06+00:00March 4th, 2020|Childcare Advice|

When searching for childcare providers, parents often have a particular type of candidate in mind. There are certain skills every provider should have, and a few that set a candidate apart from the rest.

Writing a Childcare Job Description Can Help You Screen Candidates.


12 02, 2020

What is a Nanny Share? (Worth It?)

By |2020-02-10T15:39:49+00:00February 12th, 2020|Host Families|

You may have seen nannyshare posts trending online. But how do nanny shares work, exactly?

On the surface, a nanny share might seem self-explanatory. Yet, once you start thinking about the logistics, it might lead you to wonder, just how do nanny shares work?

What is a nanny share?

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