Presidential Proclamation Suspends Au Pair Visas, BUT…

By |2020-09-23T10:27:08+00:00September 21st, 2020|News|

Some Au Pairs Have Arrived Under the National Interest Exception.

Success with Au Pair Arrival

Au Pairs have arrived from two countries since the J1 visa suspension began  (representing over 100 Au Pairs available now), and three other countries have approved Au Pair J1 visas!  We are closely monitoring the progress of Au Pairs applying in additional countries

Co-Winners: Gieseke Family and Au Pair Hendry

By |2020-07-20T15:53:20+00:00July 20th, 2020|Au Pairs, LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

A Loving Experience that Changed My World

My journey with my host family started a long time before I become their Au Pair. I was friends with their 2 last Au Pairs and started to get to know the Gieseke family through them. My host mom being the generous and caring person that she is, she

Co-Winners: Gerzon Family and Au Pair Yuliia

By |2020-07-20T15:52:39+00:00July 20th, 2020|Au Pairs, LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

My Host Family is a Blessing

Hi, dear reader! Since you are reading this, you probably know what this is all about. Is it about being an Au Pair? Yes. Is it about challenges or struggles? Yes! Is it about being all by myself and feeling like no one cares about me? No. Why? Because my

Runners-Up: Ford Family and Au Pair Ana

By |2020-07-20T15:50:54+00:00July 20th, 2020|Au Pairs, LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

I Have the Best Host Family in the World!

I was initially nervous about becoming an AuPair but was excited about a new opportunity.  Upon arriving in Pasadena with my new host family, there were three main goals I wanted to accomplish for myself.  The first goal was to speak English well; second was to

10 Reasons Families Love Their Male Au Pairs

By |2020-06-23T15:27:53+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

Memorable Gifts for Your Host Family

By |2020-05-13T15:27:21+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

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

By |2020-05-14T10:31:04+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

Child Discipline Techniques that Actually Teach Kids to Behave

By |2020-04-30T12:21:03+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

Indoor Activities for Kids During Self-Isolation

By |2020-04-10T10:16:43+00:00April 10th, 2020|Childcare Advice|

If you’re self-isolating, working from home without childcare, and trying to stay on top of your kids’ schoolwork, you might be ready to pull out your hair.

Though it can be frustrating to keep kids occupied while you work, there are many ways to turn this time into a fun, rewarding experience

How to Teach Children (and Make Knowledge Stick)

By |2020-04-07T13:32:24+00:00April 7th, 2020|Childcare Advice, Host Families|

Do you feel like you constantly repeat yourself and your kids just don’t listen? Do you experience a daily struggle getting your children to remember what you told them five minutes ago? Well, you aren’t alone.

It’s even worse when you teach your kids something, and they can’t seem to remember it

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