/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.
31 10, 2019

Affordable help for parents of special needs children

By |2020-02-25T13:12:04+00:00October 31st, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Affordable help for parents of special needs children is hard to find. And it’s a too-often overlooked need.

Parents of special needs children need help, possibly more than most people understand. My years as a special educator and friend to many parents of children with special needs have taught me humility.

17 10, 2019

19 Rainy Day Activities to Chase Away the Winter Blues

By |2020-02-25T13:05:37+00:00October 17th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Rainy day activities (or snowy day activities, if it’s cold enough where you live) are a great way to chase away the winter blues. They are also a pretty great way to encourage positive family vibes, no matter the weather.

Rainy day activities to chase away the winter blues

3 10, 2019

Hiring an au pair is easier than it sounds!

By |2019-12-13T15:25:50+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Host Families|

American families are excited to learn that hiring an Au Pair is easier than it sounds! Au Pairs can help with all things childcare-related. Hosting an Au Pair provides so many more benefits than just childcare for kids.

Hiring an Au Pair is more convenient

26 09, 2019

Build Confidence in Kids: 7 Secrets You Haven’t Heard

By |2019-12-13T15:23:10+00:00September 26th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Many parents wonder how to build confidence in kids, whether their children have faced bullying and confidence issues in the past or not. But what’s the best way to do it?

Life can be hard and full of struggle and disappointment. How can parents give

5 09, 2019

Child Safety at Home: What Parents & Au Pairs Need to Know

By |2019-12-13T15:11:22+00:00September 5th, 2019|Best Practices|

When people think of child safety at home, they often think of baby-proofing their home. But I’m here to tell you there’s no such thing as kid-proof, or even toddler-proof.

So how can parents keep their home safe for kids? Well, you could always just buy an inflatable human hamster ball and

30 08, 2019

Keep Kids Safe in Public: Guidelines for Parents & Caregivers

By |2019-12-13T14:43:47+00:00August 30th, 2019|Host Families|

Parents are always conscious about keeping kids safe (sometimes to the point of paranoia). Many, especially those with more than one child, would welcome an extra set of eyes, ears, and hands. Let Go Au Pair be your solution!

Hosting an Au Pair brings peace of mind to parents who need to

16 08, 2019

Childcare with After School Pick Up + Homework Help

By |2020-03-09T13:49:19+00:00August 16th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

It’s hard to find childcare with after school pick up, unless you host an Au Pair.

Finding reliable & affordable childcare with after school pick up is a major problem facing many American families. So is getting good homework help. Go Au Pair has your help!

Hosting an Au Pair is a great

3 08, 2019

Help Kids with Homework & Cultivate Good Habits

By |2020-03-09T13:43:08+00:00August 3rd, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Helping Kids with Homework Isn’t Always Easy

Helping kids with homework seems simple on the surface, but helping your kids develop good study habits can be frustrating.

Even the best study habits are just that, habits. Good habits are learned behaviors.

Even the brightest children don’t automatically know how to

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