40 Ways Au Pairs Rely on Their Host Parents

By |2018-12-10T13:50:49+00:00December 10th, 2018|Best Practices|

Au Pairs rely on their Host Parents in many ways. Though the Host Parent-Au Pair relationship can often mimic an employee-employer relationship, Host Parents often find themselves supporting their Au Pairs in ways that mirror the support parents give to their teenage or adult children. Au Pairs are adults, and they don't need to be

Jenni Au Pair Sis Became a Host Mom!

By |2018-11-29T22:05:18+00:00November 29th, 2018|Host Families|

This past Thanksgiving week, the Au Pair Sis became a Host Mom. That's right. I'm Jenni, the Au Pair Sis, and I just matched with my first Au Pair! It's an amazing feeling. This last week has been a whirlwind. I didn't expect things to go so quickly! Through my role as the Au Pair

5 Big Reasons Why Au Pairs Need to Attend Cultural Events

By |2018-12-04T18:25:00+00:00November 28th, 2018|Au Pairs, Host Families|

You may have heard your Local Area Representative (LAR) speak about why Au Pairs need to attend cultural events. The importance of these events can't be understated. Sometimes, it may seem like an inconvenience. (And Au Pairs sometimes have other things they'd rather be doing!) It's important to recognize that not only are cultural

Vegas Family Makes Exchange Student’s Dream Come True

By |2018-11-28T13:37:23+00:00November 26th, 2018|Best Practices, LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

Host Parents Jake & Rachel made one exchange student's dream come true by asking her to be their Au Pair. But for Adriana, it meant more than just fulfilling her dream of becoming an Au Pair-- in this unique situation, she was able to Au Pair for two of her best friends. Jake & Rachel

How to Write the Best Live-In Nanny Interview Questions

By |2018-10-31T10:33:51+00:00October 31st, 2018|Interviewing Au Pairs|

Families frequently ask how to come up with the best live-in nanny interview questions, and for good reason. It's an important step in hiring a live-in nanny (or Au Pair), whether it's your first live-in arrangement or not. That's because, if you can create a list of the best live-in nanny interview questions, you are one step

D.C. Au Pair Saved Her Host Granddad’s Life by Calling 911

By |2018-10-16T14:31:28+00:00October 15th, 2018|Au Pairs|

It was just an ordinary day when one Au Pair saved her Host Granddad's life by calling 911 at the right time. Runsi Luo's Host Parents were at work when she noticed something wasn't quite right with her Host Granddad. "I noticed something was wrong," she said, "and called 911 in time to save him."

Forever Changed by the U.S. Au Pair Program

By |2018-10-09T15:39:27+00:00October 9th, 2018|Au Pairs, LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

Topic: How the Au Pair Program Has Impacted Your Life Reezah, from South Africa, talks about his experience and how his life has been forever changed by the U.S. Au Pair Program in this interview with the Au Pair Sis. Reezah has had such a wonderful time with his Host Family, he was the

Cultural Differences Between Ukraine and the USA

By |2018-11-09T16:55:20+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Au Pairs, LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

20 (Generic) Cultural Differences Between Ukraine and the USA Parents often send their children to the store for bread or salt, and it's normal for children to walk themselves to school from age 6 or 7 Grandparents typically live nearby their grandchildren People from Ukraine are used to fresh food that doesn't use pesticides

How to Develop Career Goals as an Au Pair

By |2018-09-28T14:56:12+00:00September 28th, 2018|Au Pairs, LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

Topic: Career Development, Travel, & Cultural Differences Are you wondering how to develop career goals as an Au Pair? Are you a Host Family who likes the idea of contributing to your Au Pair's future when they return home? In this interview, Au Pair Marina shares how she's been able to develop career goals as an

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