Memories We Will Cherish Forever

By |2019-12-13T16:44:58+00:00December 6th, 2019|LoveMyAuPair Contest|

Rainbow crepes, Harry Potter spells, sleepovers and Frozen sing-alongs; these are the memories we will cherish from our time with Marion. She is a big sister to our boys, a partner on our parenting team and a great new member of our family. Marion is exceptional in

How to Get Kids to Do Homework Before Dinner

By |2019-12-02T11:10:54+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Many parents worry over how to get kids to do homework. With all the distractions and obligations in our lives, it's easier than ever for kids to find ways to avoid homework time. We've all seen memes and online conversations about changing the WiFi password until kids do homework and finish their chores. But

How to Find Time to Work Out (and More!)

By |2019-12-13T15:10:30+00:00November 19th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

How do you find time to do anything for yourself, like work out? As a mom of six kids, I get that question all the time. Clever Host Families utilize the Au Pair Program and Go Au Pair to find time for work outs and so much more.  Finding time for things (like workouts) is

The Most Affordable Daycare Is In My Own House!

By |2019-11-27T14:49:05+00:00November 12th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Affordable daycare can be difficult to find. When you do find something reasonably-priced, there's always that lingering question, If I pay less for childcare, am I getting lower-quality care? Like many working moms, I struggled with the expense of daycare. I weighed the benefits of working versus the exorbitant fees. And even after reviewing

Affordable help for parents of special needs children

By |2019-12-13T15:25:56+00:00October 31st, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Affordable help for parents of special needs children is hard to find. And it's a too-often overlooked need. Parents of special needs children need help, possibly more than most people understand. My years as a special educator and friend to many parents of children with special needs have taught me humility. Parents of children with

Finding Work-Life Balance: How Au Pairs Can Help

By |2019-10-07T15:09:58+00:00October 24th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

At times, finding work-life balance can seem like a far-fetched dream. Working, commuting, caring for kids, finding time to work out and practice self-care, and managing a household can take its toll. If you sometimes feel like there isn't enough time in the day for everything, you aren't alone. Many parents struggle with finding work-life

19 Rainy Day Activities to Chase Away the Winter Blues

By |2019-12-13T14:51:32+00:00October 17th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Rainy day activities (or snowy day activities, if it's cold enough where you live) are a great way to chase away the winter blues. They are also a pretty great way to encourage positive family vibes, no matter the weather. 19 Rainy Day Activities for Families & Au Pairs Parents and Au Pairs can use these

Affordable Childcare: How Au Pairs Help Parents Save Money

By |2019-09-18T14:31:49+00:00October 10th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Affordable childcare can be difficult to find these days. Between the cost of enrolling kids in daycare and paying increased fees for infants and kids under the age of two, it's no wonder parents often stay home instead of paying for childcare. Why an Au Pair = Affordable Childcare for Any Family Depending on where

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