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RI Events this Weekend!

Do you have plans for this weekend? There is lots to do in Rhode Island – let me suggest an event or two that would be perfect for active families interested in sharing RI culture with their au pair. As part of the Au Pair Program, Host Families share American culture and local cultural experiences…

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South African Male Au Pair Jodi

South Africans make great au pairs! Why? They speak perfect English, first of all, and what could be more important when you leave your children in the care of their au pair for up to 45 hours per week? South Africans are hard workers and excellent drivers too! I implore you to consider a male…

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World Breastfeeding Week!

RI has gone wild! Come celebrate World Breastfeeding Week at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Adults and children 5 and older get in for only $5! Under age 5 is free! Come get some free breastfeeding information, support and advice. ┬áThis is tonight only! As a mom of six who breastfed all of them beyond their…

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Au Pair or Day Care?

The smartest American families know that hosting an Au Pair is the most cost-effective solution available in the child care field. Hosting an au pair is so much more than any daycare or sitter can offer. Let me count the ways! First, daycare costs increase per child! Au pair childcare from Go Au Pair is…

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Male Au Pair Mauro

Your local au pair agency is Go Au Pair! I am here in Rhode Island and, though our main office is in Salt Lake City, we have representatives all over CT and MA, as well as most of the US states! As usual, Go Au Pair is proud to offer our Host Families a wide…

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Do the Rhody Ramble!

Are you doing the Rhody Ramble this year? What? Haven’t heard of it yet? Where have you been? Come explore Rhode Island this summer and visit almost 30 historic places across our great state! You may even meet some members of Go Au Pair Providence at a family-friendly event or two. RI area au pairs…

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Can’t Beat RI Favorites

Welcome to Rhode Island, the Ocean State and home of delicious food! As part of the Au Pair Program, au pairs are supposed to get out there and have a cultural exchange experience of their own. Yes, the program is designed to provide American families with skilled, experienced cultural childcare. But what about the cultural…

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Au Pair Vacations

The Au Pair Program is regulated by the US DOS and your local au pair agency, Go Au Pair, sponsors your au pair’s Visa and handles all the logistics for you! I am Joan Lowell, your Local Area Representative (LAR) for Go Au Pair – contact me at jlowell@goaupair.com or 401.309.1925 with your questions about…

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The Key to Success

I have said it before and I will say it again: the key to success in the Au Pair Program is open and honest communication! Host Family expert and fellow-blogger Summer Blackhurst has 10 tips for Host Families – go read them! She has great advice to boost the Host Family and Au Pair relationship…

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How to Shop in America

Catchy title, eh? I refer to food shopping, specifically for au pairs, young people who have come to live with an American Host Family and care for their children, while attending college or university and having an incredible cultural exchange experience. Unfortunately for Americans, even though we spend tons of money on food, we buy…

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Hidden Costs?

Many Host Families ask me about the hidden costs associated with au pair childcare. I am clear about the specific costs to the Host Family, as required by the DOS, but you should read what real-life Host Mom and blogger Cyndi Frick says about her experience. Here is my take on a few more of…

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Au Pair Program Guidelines

If you read my blog on any kind of a regular basis, you know that I am a LAR (local area representative) for Go Au Pair, the Highest Ranked Au Pair agency for outstanding customer service in the United States, and at your service since 1989. You should also know the Au Pair Program is…

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Meet Grecia from Mexico

You have got to take a look at this excellent au pair candidate from Mexico! Go Au Pair sponsors the Visa and handles all the logistics for you – you simply find your Mutual Match and your family gets Grecia for your next cultural childcare experience! (Click her name to see her youtube application video)…