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26 02, 2024

How to Navigate Cultural Communication Differences

By |2024-02-26T10:38:18+00:00February 26th, 2024|Au Pairs, Host Families|

cultural communication differencesWorking with an au pair from another country is an exciting opportunity for cultural exchange. However, it’s important to be aware of differences in communication across cultures. What seems rude in one culture might be considered respectful in another,

12 02, 2024

Embracing Cultural Diversity: Examples in Everyday Life

By |2024-02-26T10:59:43+00:00February 12th, 2024|Au Pairs, Host Families|

cultural diversity teamworkImagine a world where every dinner table conversation brings stories from different cultural backgrounds, and every game teaches a lesson from a distant land. This is the vibrant tapestry of cultural diversity. Each culture offers unique norms, values, and

3 11, 2023

2023 LoveMyAuPair Contest Winner!

By |2023-11-01T15:21:50+00:00November 3rd, 2023|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

Embarking on the journey of parenthood has proven to be unexpectedly challenging for both my husband and me. Accustomed to diligent work and more-frequent-than-not success, we naively anticipated that raising children would follow a similar trajectory. However, reality hit hard, particularly with our eldest, a 5-year-old who

3 11, 2023

Our 2023 LoveMyAuPair Contest Runner-up!

By |2023-11-01T15:29:01+00:00November 3rd, 2023|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

A is for A Great Injustice.

Last year, about this time, as the green leaves turned beet-red and golden, A Great Injustice was committed: Our Au Pair was not declared International Au Pair Of The Year. It might be that the title was too lowly, for she would

10 02, 2021

2021 Contest Winner – Au Pair Jomari

By |2023-10-23T10:46:47+00:00February 10th, 2021|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

Our au pair, Jomari Bosch, has been such a life changer for our family. Personally, she is charismatic, smart, practical and loving. Our children love her, beyond words, and she is part of our family. Our extended family is so thankful for her presence in our lives. We feel so grateful to have her and

10 02, 2021

2021 Contest Runner-up: Au Pair Ana

By |2023-10-23T10:55:25+00:00February 10th, 2021|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

Ana our Au Pair

A – Amazing
N – Nurturing
A – Admirable

A – Authentic
U – Understanding

P – Protective
A – Appreciative
I – Intelligent
R – Responsible

Ana is beyond AMAZING; she is first and foremost loyal. From the moment she landed in Los Angeles and her first steps into our car, we

23 06, 2020

10 Reasons Families Love Their Male Au Pairs

By |2023-10-23T10:34:27+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Best Practices, Host Families|

I know, I know. You might be looking at this post title thinking, “Wait, can guys be Au Pairs?”

Why, yes, actually. Not only are there male nannies and Au Pairs, but male Au Pairs can be some of the sweetest childcare providers you’ve ever seen.

A male Au Pair, sometimes referred to as a “Bro

5 05, 2020

Memorable Gifts for Your Host Family

By |2023-10-23T10:33:46+00:00May 5th, 2020|Au Pairs, Host Families|

Thanking Your Host Family After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Au Pairs and Host Families have been coming together like never before due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have heard wonderful stories of Au Pairs going above and beyond for their Host Families, and Host Families being a

5 05, 2020

20 Ways to Thank Your Au Pair For Stepping Up During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2023-10-23T10:33:21+00:00May 5th, 2020|Best Practices, Host Families|

Now is the time for Host Families to show their gratitude for their Au Pairs who have stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have heard a lot of stories about Au Pairs going above and beyond for their Host Family.  Au Pairs have been taking over teaching their host children, keeping their host

17 04, 2020

Child Discipline Techniques that Actually Teach Kids to Behave

By |2023-07-03T16:19:26+00:00April 17th, 2020|Best Practices, Childcare Advice, Host Families|

There are so many philosophies on child discipline these days, it’s enough to make any parent’s head spin. While most parents have an idea of what type of disciplinarian they want to be, it can sometimes be a struggle to stick to your ideal parenting style when your discipline doesn’t seem to be

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