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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…

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Your Attitude Says it All!

My mother tells me that I do not hide my feelings well. That is true. If I am annoyed, I cannot help but have a puss on my face, maybe even cross my arms, and I probably will not say much. If I am happy, I will be the hostess with the most-est! I can…

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Let’s Not Forgot Our Friends in MA and CT!

I recently wrote about all of the historical opportunities in Rhode Island. I would not want to forget my friends and neighbors in the Connecticut and Massachusetts areas, since they are just a hop and skip away! I’m sure our Host Families in those states will appreciate the mention. Let’s start with Connecticut, and let’s…

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History Abounds in … You Name the City!

Rhode Island has a wealth of history in nearly every city and town, but let’s not forget nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut either! I mean, literally, you name a city and I will find an awesome historic site to visit or cultural group to learn! Let’s take my hometown of Glocester, RI, for example. You may…

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Improvements Over Time

Progress takes time, right? I agree, but sometimes am not as patient as I used to be, I think. I was just reading a blog post of my colleague, Summer Blackhurst, where she shared how she and her husband had changed over time as parents. I agree, and laugh to think of my first child, still…

Improve your English by writing more!

Consider Writing a Letter

Writing is not a lost art. Cursive writing may be losing ground, but letter-writing is still alive and well! This writer and teacher of English refuses to give in without a fight! Have you considered writing to anyone lately? One of my colleagues in the PA/DE area shares how her au pairs fight off homesickness…

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What Does Au Pair Childcare Really Offer?

I have written many articles about the benefits of au pair childcare. Alas, I still get comments from people who think I am bashing all other forms of childcare. I would like to correct that assumption. I have respect for all parents, as it is the hardest job we will ever have, and it comes…