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Flexible and Reliable Childcare

Attention parents! Work-from-home, one-parent households, working families of all sorts, Go Au Pair offers a creative solution to what you need most – flexible and reliable childcare. We all need to make our unique situations work, but how? Real-life Host Mom Cyndi Frick is a lot like you and me; she works from home at…

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Missing Home?

Homesickness. It is the nature of the beast, as we say, when Au Pairs who leave family, friends, home, their culture, language, everything familiar, come live with American strangers who will become his or her family for a year or more. Like nervousness, grief and most emotions, people deal differently. Maybe you’re an eater, or…

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Finding Your Family Fit

Parents, need someone to keep the kids on track when you can’t? Do they need a disciplinarian? Do you prefer fun and friendly childcare for your kids? Maybe you’ve heard about the Au Pair Program but have already decided that is not for you. When you discover how much an Au Pair can bring to a…

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New Year, New Habits?

As we enter a new year, many of you are making and breaking your New Year’s Resolutions. Au Pairs may have never heard of this American phenomenon, and they often laugh when they hear of some resolutions people make and break. As a mom of six, I can recognize that these good intentions often fall…

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Work-from-Home Help is Here!

Go Au Pair understands not all American families are the same, but all parents want what is best for their children. We find a cultural childcare experience with an au pair can be an exciting and rewarding experience for the entire family. Although many American families are double-income, many families, like my own, have one…

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Safety First!

Attention parents and au pairs! Go Au Pair has your child’s safety in mind. I’d like to share a few tips with you to make your holiday season as safe as possible. Please share these tips with family and friends, au pairs, nannies and babysitters alike! Let’s start with the babies. Crib bumpers are a…

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Parents Need Au Pairs

Let’s face it. Life is busy and it’s not slowing down anytime soon! Parents of today are spread more thinly than ever. That’s where me and Go Au Pair come onto the scene. Could you use up to 45 hours each week to get more done? Would you like to leave the kids at home…

On an Equal Par

The meaning of au pair, in French, is “on an equal par with” as in a caregiver who is considered equal with the parents. If you are interested in a terrific cultural exchange program and need childcare as well, you may be interested in the Au Pair Program, overseen by the US Department of State.…

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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…

Be Safe this Summer - Go Au Pair Cares!

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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Compare, then Agree to Save $ and Get More!

As parents, we all want the best for our kids, no matter what our lifestyle. If you don’t believe me that Au Pair Childcare with Go Au Pair is blowing away the competition, look around the country! My counterpart LAR, or Local Area Representative, from Philadelphia & Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is in a growing area…

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Build Your Family – All the Right Supports

When I recently wrote about building your family right, I neglected to mention a couple of other great guys who can help. George “Buster” Steere is your go-to guy for excavation jobs, and Barnes Concrete can handle all your concrete needs. Who is there for you? Could the answer be Go Au Pair? Perhaps you…

Engage the kids to do it right

Are You Building Your Family Right?

I have heard many people comment that anyone can have kids, children do not come with an owner’s manual, or being a father isn’t the same as being a dad. The same can be said of moms, of course. I wonder, though, why more of us haven’t tried to give even a lame attempt at…