Can Au Pairs Drive? (More importantly, are they safe?)

By |May 17th, 2019|Categories: Best Practices|Tags: , , , , |

Today a mom asked me, "Can Au Pairs drive the kids around?" If you have children who need you to drive them here, there, and everywhere, you might also wonder whether an Au Pair can help you with driving. Well, good news! Yes, Au Pairs can drive. Parents are

Toddler Hitting, Biting, & Acting Out? Here’s Why.

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: Childcare Advice|

Is your toddler hitting, biting, or showing aggressive behaviors? If your child acts out on a regular basis, you may wonder why, or what you can do to prevent it. Hitting, biting, kicking, pushing, screaming at other kids, and snatching toys are common behaviors among toddlers. However, most parents agree

Au Pair Duties- What’s Allowed & What Isn’t

By |April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Best Practices, Host Families, Interviewing Au Pairs|Tags: , , , |

How can an Au Pair's responsibilities help my family? Specific Au Pair duties vary between Host Families, but can include a huge range of direct childcare and childcare-related duties and tasks. If you have kids, you could probably use some help with childcare tasks. When it comes to Au Pair

Foreign Exchange Programs: What Hosting is Really Like

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: Childcare Advice|

Foreign exchange programs are increasingly popular. After all, the demand for learning a foreign language is on the rise. Living with a foreign exchange student like an Au Pair, is a great way to help someone study abroad at an affordable price. Plus, you'll give your family a unique cultural

Cost of Having a Second Child (& How to Save Money!)

By |March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Childcare Advice|

Is having a second child more expensive?  The cost of having a second child is a concern for many parents. If you're already a parent, you'll hardly be surprised to learn that families spend an estimated $233,610 on child-related expenses, which breaks down to about $12,978 a year, or roughly

10 Toddler Activities that Engage & Educate

By |March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Childcare Advice|Tags: , , , , |

Toddler activities can range from the simple to the utterly frustrating. Particularly when you're trying to engage, educate, and avoid screen time, it can become difficult to stay creative. Don’t worry, though. Here are some toddler activities to engage and educate your little one, while having fun and bonding, too!

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