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Water Safety for Kids: What Every Parent & Au Pair Should Know

By |July 5th, 2019|Categories: Childcare Advice|

Every summer, the media hypes up the importance of water safety for kids, and for good reason! Drowning is one of the leading causes of unintentional death for children, and young children are at a higher risk. According to ON SCENE: The Journal of U. S. Coast Guard Search and

Can I Afford an Au Pair?

By |July 5th, 2019|Categories: Host Families|Tags: , , |

If you've ever wondered, "Can I afford an Au Pair?" you aren't alone. Tiffany is a Host Mom who was weighing the cost of various childcare options. "The idea of my child being one in such a large number of [daycare] children terrified me... [but] I thought, 'I couldn't

Find the Right Au Pair for Your Family

By |July 5th, 2019|Categories: Interviewing Au Pairs|

Host Dad Tom shares his insights on how to find the right Au Pair for your family. Tom is the Host Dad to Jolin, 2019 #LoveMyAuPair Winner. Watch the video to listen to Tom's thoughts on interview best practices. He brings up many important insights to consider when interviewing Au

Hiring an Au Pair: Things to Consider Before Matching

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: Host Families|Tags: , , , |

There are many things to consider before hiring an Au Pair. Between living with another person and following State Department regulations for the program, it's a lot to think about. Here's a quick run-down of the things you need to know before deciding if Au Pair childcare is right for

Why and How to Interview Rematch Au Pairs

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Interviewing Au Pairs|Tags: , , |

Many Host Families interview Rematch Au Pairs. If you're unfamiliar with the term, "Rematch," it refers to an Au Pair who's looking for a new Host Family because their first placement didn't work out. It may seem surprising at first that there's a demand for hiring Rematch Au Pairs.

How to Limit Screen Time, Keep Your Sanity, and Have Fun!

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: Childcare Advice|Tags: , |

It's no secret that some of us scratch our heads over how to limit screen time. It shouldn't be so difficult. Just turn off the TV, right? But if your kids are anything like mine, it seems like that's all they want to do! Even my granddaughter, who is only

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