17 04, 2018

Can I Rematch with a New Host Family?

By | 2018-04-18T10:27:39+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Au Pairs|

Local Area Representative, Patti Hahn McHugh from Northern New Jersey, answers this question: Patti: First, you should always talk with your Local Area Representative about your problems. If you’re not sure if you should rematch, a LAR can help you figure out if what you are upset about is valid or if it is

17 04, 2018

Cultural Differences: Dish Liquid vs. Dish Detergent

By | 2018-04-17T15:11:29+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Au Pairs|

In America, we use lots of different types of soap. There is soap for dishes, soap for dish washers, soap for laundry, soap for hands, soap for body, soap for hair, soap for pets, soap for the car…the list goes on and on! Something that is easy to get confused about is the difference

16 04, 2018

Physical – Indoor Foot Volleyball

By | 2018-04-16T14:47:33+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Au Pairs|

This fun game will keep the kids moving and it is very physical…trust me! What a workout! To play this game, you will need: A balloon A piece of string At least 2 players First, you will create a barrier to make sides for each team. The pin suggests using a string tied across about 2 inches

16 04, 2018

The Difference Between Jelly and Jello

By | 2018-04-16T12:37:05+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Au Pairs|

While our Cultural Difference topics are typically more serious, this is a topic that I have heard mentioned over and over again. American find it difficult to explain the difference between Jelly and Jello. From what I have learned, Jello is known as Jelly and there is no Jelly. Since a common spread in America

15 03, 2018

How to Write an Effective “Dear Host Family” Letter

By | 2018-04-12T12:04:09+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Au Pairs|

An Au Pair’s profile includes a “Dear Host Family” letter which is available for Host Families to read. This is an opportunity for an Au Pair to not only to tell the Host Family their qualifications, but also show them their personality. The following is a list of items you should include in your letter: Who you