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10 03, 2020

New Here? Best Tips for Host Families & Au Pairs

By |2020-03-06T14:31:13+00:00March 10th, 2020|Au Pairs, Host Families|

If you’re new to the Au Pair program, you might be wondering where to start. Between federal regulations and finding the best match, there’s enough information out there to make your head spin.


These terms will help you understand the nuances of the Au Pair program.

What is a Host Family?

19 02, 2020

Au Pair Travel Requirements & Tips for Budget Vacations

By |2020-02-23T22:24:23+00:00February 19th, 2020|Au Pairs, Host Families|

Au Pairs love to travel. If you’re an Au Pair, one of your motivations for joining the program might’ve been a love for the USA. Your desire to get out and see the world can be infectious, and can even cause your Host Family to start exploring more.

And if you’re a Host Family, you may

12 02, 2020

What is a Nanny Share? (Worth It?)

By |2020-02-10T15:39:49+00:00February 12th, 2020|Host Families|

You may have seen nannyshare posts trending online. But how do nanny shares work, exactly?

On the surface, a nanny share might seem self-explanatory. Yet, once you start thinking about the logistics, it might lead you to wonder, just how do nanny shares work?

What is a nanny share?

5 02, 2020

What Goes Into an Au Pair Contract of Employment?

By |2020-02-20T10:24:25+00:00February 5th, 2020|Interviewing Au Pairs|

Hiring an Au Pair is an adventure. As exciting as it is to find your ideal match, the process can also be full of overwhelm and uncertainty. However, if you have a solid contract of employment in place before your Au Pair arrives, you’ll feel much more certain.

Go Au Pair has a standard Host Family

29 01, 2020

Au Pair Tax Deduction Guide for Host Families

By |2020-02-20T09:09:23+00:00January 29th, 2020|Host Families|

Hooray, It’s Tax Season!

“Hooray” is probably the last word that goes through your mind when tax season begins. No one really likes taxes (unless you’re getting a sizeable return).

As a Host Family, filing is difficult enough without having to understand the ins and outs of Au Pair taxes. You may be wondering, “Is any aspect

7 01, 2020

*WINNER* She Gave Us Faith to Face Our Child’s Diagnosis

By |2020-01-21T17:15:17+00:00January 7th, 2020|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

Finding, interviewing, and connecting with someone thousands of miles, countries, even continents away can feel daunting and frightening. However, the hardest decision, and the one that takes the most courage, is putting the hearts that walk outside of your body into the

7 01, 2020

*RUNNER-UP* Au Pair Learns ASL for Special Needs Host Kid

By |2020-01-23T17:25:39+00:00January 7th, 2020|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

In July of 2018, I was not thinking too much about having a super close friendship with another live-in helper, because we’ve had many. But after beginning a regular-communicating relationship with Juan, I am thankful for this young man. Here’s what having

7 01, 2020

*RUNNER-UP* Male Au Pair’s “Patience Has No Limit”

By |2020-01-23T17:29:52+00:00January 7th, 2020|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

It is a pleasure to nominate Nicholas for the Au Pair of the year. Nick comes from South Africa, he is our first male au pair (a result of our boys declaring firmly “no more girls!”) and we are extremely grateful for the relentless energy

7 01, 2020

*HONORABLE MENTION* “The Missing Piece to Our Family”

By |2020-01-30T13:20:37+00:00January 7th, 2020|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

I am writing to express my unending gratitude and appreciation for how our Au Pair, Melany, has changed our life and I don’t say this lightly. I mean, she has literally changed our life. Let me tell you why.

Our daughter is adopted and comes out of a not just a broken home, but the broken

7 01, 2020

After “Many Doubts,” Family Finds Perfect Match

By |2020-01-24T14:48:27+00:00January 7th, 2020|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

I am thrilled to nominate my au pair, Johanna, for the 2020 Love My Au Pair contest! Johanna is a joy to be around and an indispensable part of our family. Johanna has consistently demonstrated how devoted and driven she is through her enthusiasm for her work,

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