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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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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…

Go Au Pair features Poland in July!

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.…

Turn math practice into an everyday game!

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…

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We are Growing Again!

Rhode Island area families are catching on! Congratulations! Why not join the smartest families around by hosting an au pair from Go Au Pair? Go Au Pair Providence continues to grow, as we recently welcomed Yuri from South Korea for a short stay between her first and second year. We are poised to welcome another…

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Where is Your Oasis?

You’ve heard of an oasis, right? A place in the desert filled with water and shade…well, everyone needs an oasis sometime. Today, I would like to introduce the idea of making your home an oasis for your at pair. When a young man or woman leaves their home, family and friends for a new life,…

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Summer Packets Started Yet?

If your child did not receive a summer packet of some sort, I would be calling the school. Even my entering-first grader has two packets of math, reading and writing that could potentially fill several hours of her time! Frankly, I think it may be a bit overkill at that age, but nonetheless, most kids…