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19 09, 2019

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

By |2019-08-29T13:25:24+00:00September 19th, 2019|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, because it offers insight into

8 08, 2019

**2019 Winner** Au Pair Discovers a “New World”

By |2019-08-23T08:58:39+00:00August 8th, 2019|LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

Do you know what roti, chapati, and samosa mean? Maybe you are thinking that those are cities or exotic fruits, but if you know that those are Indian dishes, you are going to understand me when I say, "Your tongue has found a new world," because that's exactly

8 08, 2019

**2019 Runner-Up** My Host Family Saved My Vacation

By |2019-08-23T08:58:59+00:00August 8th, 2019|LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

My Host Dad Asked Me To Say with Them Another Year By "Proposing" I’m so grateful that I have joined the Wharry family for over one year already. As their Au Pair, I am treated truly like a part of the family. My host kids, 9.5 and

8 08, 2019

**2019 Runner-Up** The “Spartz” in My Heart

By |2019-08-22T13:49:41+00:00August 8th, 2019|LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

The Spartz Family Makes My Heart Spark! My name is Kristel Maulhardt and I am from Guatemala City, I’m currently an au pair in Minnesota. ‘Why did you choose to come to Minnesota?’ is the normal question I get from EVERY person here, and is

2 08, 2019

“I am definitely blessed to have the best host family.”

By |2019-08-08T13:01:23+00:00August 2nd, 2019|LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

I am very excited to be able to tell you a little bit about one of the best moments with my host family. I am definitely blessed to have the best host family. From the first day I arrived at their home they made me feel included and welcome, I could feel like in

2 08, 2019

My Host Family, “The Incredibles”

By |2019-08-08T13:01:00+00:00August 2nd, 2019|LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

The Incredibles! You are wondering why THE INCREDIBLES? Well, I will by mentioning that this movie is one of the favorites of my host family but also, they are very similar to the characters. The super father, super mother and the three super kids, the only difference is that Jack-Jack is a boy in

30 07, 2019

“You always have something to give to others.”

By |2019-08-23T09:04:30+00:00July 30th, 2019|LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

A year ago, I made one of the most important decisions in my life, being a part of the AuPair program. I was so excited to have this new experience and I did not realize how huge the change would be. Once here in the US, I started to feel out of place. The culture,

30 07, 2019

“I Was Looking for an Understanding Host Family… and I Got One.”

By |2019-08-08T13:00:11+00:00July 30th, 2019|LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

It is really hard to think about how life can be really changed if you need to move to stay with strangers in the different country. How could I imagine having a happy life without my real family in America? But, I decided to join Au pair program because I want to know how

30 07, 2019

My Host Family Made Sure I Was Never Homesick

By |2019-08-23T09:06:58+00:00July 30th, 2019|LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

Making new decisions sometimes comes accompanied by insecurity, fears, anxiety ... and so it happened to me. When I decided to become an Au Pair! Another country, with a new language and culture, to live and share a place with new people. But nowadays, I can guarantee that becoming an Au Pair was one

26 07, 2019

Au Pair’s Host Kids Teach Her “Valuable Life Lessons”

By |2019-08-08T12:33:48+00:00July 26th, 2019|LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

How I know my host family is amazing: I see the faith they have in me. And I see those incredible human beings they made. And here’s the secret: over time, I start to love their children as my own children too. I love and worry about you them. I dream about who they

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