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What Speaks to YOU?

Recently, I wrote about how the Au Pair Program offers many firsts to both au pair candidates as well as Host Families. One of my colleagues in Pennsylvania is a champion of good causes, and her cluster recently volunteered to raise money for Autism Speaks. Polina also strives to educate not only her au pairs…

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Au Pair Experiences – Many Firsts!

When you invite a young adult from another country into your home to live and help care for your children, you are exposing your family to a wonderful cultural exchange experience. The entire year is probably going to be full of “firsts,” like the first time your au pair tastes something uniquely American, or the…

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Repeating Myself Here: Clear Expectations, Please!

You may have heard me tell my Host Families and Au Pairs to make their expectations clear from the beginning. This can help us know what the other person wants or expects from the relationship. This can avoid communication issues or surprises when it comes to your new living situation. I cannot express enough how…

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Terri Shares Her Au Pair Experience

I hope you have had time to read my first installation of her au pair experience, as Terri shares more of her first month in America. Terri is an au pair, young, adventurous and brave, who came from South Africa to MA to live with a single mom and her two kids. Terri provides full…

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Celebrate South Korea in September!

Go Au Pair has announced that South Korea is the Featured Country of September! Host Families may be eligible to save $100 off program fees when the match with a South Korean au pair this month! Cultural childcare is just around the corner! If you miss the end of the month deadline, don’t worry! Rhode…

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Learn About South African Culture!

I have introduced you to Go Au Pair Providence‘s newest au pair. Now let me share a bit about her homeland, South Africa. What do you actually know about South Africa? You probably know English is spoken there, but did you know it is only one of eleven official languages? Others include Zulu, Afrikaans, Xhosa,…

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Meet Terri from South Africa!

Go Au Pair offers cultural childcare experiences all over the country, but I am lucky enough to share this experience with several families in the RI, CT, and MA area. Au Pairs, aged 18-26 years, come to live with their American Host Families for up to two years while caring for their children, taking classes,…

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You Are Invited to Our September Event!

Each year, I plan at least six events for my local area Au Pairs and Host Families. Each Host Family is supposed to attend at least one event, but my events are almost always parent and kid-friendly, since I often bring a couple of my own! Au pairs are required to attend four events each…

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Keep Your Cool in the Evenings, Too!

The school year is underway! Congratulations! You got the kiddos on the bus and have made it to mid-afternoon. Perhaps you followed some of Polina’s advice: How to Speed Up Morning Routines. So now you think you have some time to relax….what? not yet? The evening rush will be coming at you very soon, so…

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New School Year, New Expectations

Welcome to the 2014-2015 academic year! Just this morning I read another article about school starting, written by fellow-LAR and educator, Nikki in Toledo. My colleagues all over the country are writing about the start of school, and so here is my little contribution for you, my faithful reader. Hopefully, you have been reading my blog…

Go visit MASSMoCA in the Berkshires!

Visit MASS MoCA in the Berkshires!

  Host Families and au pairs often have time to travel on short day-trips. Here is a great one to try! The Berkshires of Massachusetts are a short 3 hour drive from my Rhode Island home, but a beautiful ride well worth the $1.60 toll on the Mass Pike! This area of Massachusetts is dotted with little…

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Prepare Now for School Next Week!

This is it! The final countdown is underway. My kids go back to school one week from today! Have you done all your school shopping and preparation for the new school year? We have backpacks, lunch bags, boxes and containers, new clothes and shoes and even new hair ties and jewelry! But guess what? We’re…