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26 07, 2019

New Dad Terrified of Leaving Baby at Daycare… Until THIS Happened

By |2019-07-02T16:33:23+00:00July 26th, 2019|Best Practices|

Mike is a new dad who was terrified of leaving his baby at daycare for the first time. Regardless, he needed reliable childcare so he could support his adorable baby girl, Ruby, without worrying about her. Mike and his wife, Susie, agreed that the Au Pair program seemed like the best solution. But he

18 07, 2019

Cultivating the Right Frame of Mind About Hosting an Au Pair

By |2019-06-26T11:22:43+00:00July 18th, 2019|Best Practices|

Having the right frame of mind about hosting an Au Pair can simplify your efforts to cultivate a successful year with your Au Pair. In this video interview, Tom, a Host Dad with proven success in the program, shares his thoughts about having the right frame of mind. What Frame of Mind Should Host Families

11 07, 2019

How to Have a Successful Year with Your Au Pair

By |2019-06-25T16:23:18+00:00July 11th, 2019|Best Practices|

In this video interview with the Au Pair Sis, Host Dad Tom shares his thoughts on how to set yourself up for a successful year with your Au Pair. Tom & his Au Pair, Jolin, have had a very successful year. So successful, in fact, Tom nominated Jolin as the #1 Au Pair in the

5 07, 2019

Find the Right Au Pair for Your Family

By |2019-06-25T16:02:48+00:00July 5th, 2019|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 Pairs. With any Au Pair

27 06, 2019

Why and How to Interview Rematch Au Pairs

By |2019-05-28T11:47:19+00:00June 27th, 2019|Interviewing Au Pairs|

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. It's easy to think that

13 06, 2019

35 Things That Stress Moms Out (and How To Solve Them)

By |2019-05-24T04:09:50+00:00June 13th, 2019|Best Practices, Host Families|

There's no shortage of things that stress moms out. Whether you're a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, stress management may be something that's been on your mind lately. Juggling the responsibilities of parenthood, work, managing a household, and generally just being an adult can be exhausting. We all know prolonged periods of stress

10 06, 2019

How to Find an Au Pair You & Your Kids Will Love

By |2019-06-19T12:55:04+00:00June 10th, 2019|Interviewing Au Pairs|

If you're considering Au Pair childcare, you may be wondering how to find an Au Pair you'll love. Many American families find the benefits of hosting an Au Pair meet their childcare needs. Particularly attractive are the affordability and flexibility of scheduling, not to mention the cultural benefits. That sounds great, but how does it work? A

23 05, 2019

5 Things to Ask During Your First Au Pair Interview

By |2019-05-30T12:47:11+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Host Families, Interviewing Au Pairs|

Now that you've thought through your household's needs and expectations, you may be wondering which things to ask about during your first Au Pair interview. Living with one person is complex enough. Add in an entire family, cultural differences, and the fact that your Au Pair will also be caring for your children, and

17 05, 2019

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

By |2019-05-30T12:48:19+00:00May 17th, 2019|Best Practices|

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 busy and our kids are

23 04, 2019

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

By |2019-05-14T12:13:52+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Best Practices, Host Families, Interviewing Au Pairs|

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 duties, the true value of

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