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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…

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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…

Go Au Pair celebrates Argentina in August!

Celebrate Argentina in August!

                          Go Au Pair has announced Argentina as this month’s Featured Country! When Host Families choose to match with an au pair from Argentina during the month of August, they will be eligible for $100 off program fees! So, how is your geography?…

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Familytopia Celebrates Five Years in Rhode Island!

Congratulations are in order for Johanna Corcoran and Familytopia!  Although their main page seems to be undergoing some reconstruction, I checked their Facebook page after a friend recommended her family programs. According to their “About” page on Facebook, Familytopia strives to build families from the inside out with a holistic approach by offering workshops and…

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Bike and Boat Safety in August

This summer, this past weekend, in fact, there have been a number of terrible accidents involving safety precautions where injury and tragedy could have been avoided. Education is the key to most of these incidents. Read, learn, share! Please keep in mind some of the following basic measures while enjoying what is left of summer:…

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Go Au Pair LOVES La Gondola in Providence!

Picture yourself on an authentic Venetian gondola with your lover, being serenaded by your Gondolier with beautiful Italian love songs as you gently float by the hustle and bustle of the city. You have not a care in the world as you ride past cafes and parks full of onlookers. Welcome to the Renaissance City…

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One More Week to Save on Polish Au Pairs!

Go Au Pair offers a discount each month for hosting an au pair from a given country. We call it our Featured Au Pair Country and this month, we celebrate Poland. American Host Families all over the country can save at least $100 when matching with a Polish au pair during the month of July.…

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Build Math Fluency This Summer!

Math fluency? Really? I know it is summer, but math opportunities are everywhere! Older kids can help calculate tips in restaurants or calculate discounts when sale shopping. Little ones can identify numbers on road signs and on menus. It doesn’t have to be a formal lesson for it to be math practice. What is more…

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How are YOU Spending Summer?

Summer is a time for bike-riding, berry-picking, B-B-Qs and beach days. How have you and your au pair been spending your time this summer? I would like to make a few suggestions. First things first, every day does not have to be filled with car rides and ice cream cones, and everything fun doesn’t have…