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22 03, 2019

Is Living with an Au Pair Right for You?

By |2019-04-10T12:01:33+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Interviewing Au Pairs|

To Host or Not to Host? Is Living with an Au Pair the Right Choice? The thought of living with an Au Pair is often jarring to families. It feels like a lot to consider. Whether hosting is really worth the time and effort. Whether you have enough room in your life to be a

20 03, 2019

Au Pair Stories: Oh, the Crazy Things Kids Do!

By |2019-03-20T13:43:11+00:00March 20th, 2019|Au Pairs, Best Practices|

Of all the Au Pair stories I've heard, this has to be one of the funniest (but maybe that's just because it happened to me). When I received Adriana's text, I felt like I was watching one of those videos you see on social media, where the mom is taking a video in disbelief, just

19 02, 2019

2019 #LoveMyAuPair Contest Runner Up

By |2019-02-19T12:51:17+00:00February 19th, 2019|Host Families, LoveMyAuPair Contest|

My latest ah-ha moment of when Mariia has truly become part of our family was when my 6-year-old, Mariella, needed to go to the hospital after an injury in gymnastics class. Imagine the worst happening in the middle of gymnastics class and your child comes out bleeding from her chin with a deep cut. I

19 02, 2019

2019 #LoveMyAuPair Contest Runner Up

By |2019-02-19T16:20:06+00:00February 19th, 2019|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

In the fall of 2016, our 3rd child- Graham Michael Rosenthal was born. Graham was our 3rd boy. I could not believe he was our third boy. Graham’s older brothers, Drew (4 years at the time) and Bennett (2 years at the time), were already the most active, busy, demanding, crazy fun boys. Adding another

13 02, 2019

2019 #LoveMyAuPair Contest Winner

By |2019-02-19T12:52:05+00:00February 13th, 2019|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

We’ve had our au pair, Jolin, for over one year now and we honestly cannot imagine life without her. Her impact on our daughters Chloe (3 years) and Catie (21 months) has been immeasurable. Jolin’s kindness, compassion, and unwavering patience have been evident from day one in our household. It’s hard to put a finger

10 12, 2018

40 Ways Au Pairs Rely on Their Host Parents

By |2019-03-05T16:23:16+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

29 11, 2018

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

28 11, 2018

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

26 11, 2018

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

31 10, 2018

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

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