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Infant Daycare That Doesn’t Cost a Fortune

By |September 20th, 2019|Categories: 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

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

By |September 19th, 2019|Categories: 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,

Healthy Snacks for Kids That Are Delicious & Easy to Make

By |September 9th, 2019|Categories: 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.

Conflict Resolution Techniques for Host Families and Au Pairs

By |September 6th, 2019|Categories: 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

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

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Best Practices|Tags: , |

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

4-Year Old Thanks Mom for Getting an Au Pair

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: 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

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