Advice for Host Families
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June 20, 2014
Host Family Poll: How to welcome a new au pair
Welcoming an au pair and bringing a new person into your home is a big change for everyone ...
June 19, 2014
How to keep kids learning all summer
Friday, June 20, 2014 is Summer Learning Day, designed to raise awareness about the very r ...
June 13, 2014
The key to success with live-in au pairs
As a host family and au pair get to know each other, the communication and understanding e ...
June 4, 2014
Taking your childcare provider with you on summer vacation
Summer vacation is nearly here and with it comes family trips to the beach, to the mountai ...
June 3, 2014
What happens if it doesn’t work out with my au pair?
Most of the time the au pair/host family relationship works out really well and it’s a p ...
June 2, 2014
What to expect when you’re expecting…your first au pair      
When you were preparing to bring your first child into your family, you probably spent mo ...
May 15, 2014
Interviewing your au pair? Advice from the experts.
Are you unsure of where to start when interviewing an au pair or your future childcare p ...
April 24, 2014
Choosing the right email service for your kids
The inevitable question will come one day to parents in this digital age: "Can I have my o ...
April 14, 2014
Your child’s digital identity
Within the last few years, more and more parents are creating ‘digital trust funds’ fo ...
April 10, 2014
7 Parenting books for the mind, body and spirit
Recently, there’s been a lot of mom-guilting in the media.  Between the reactions to Gw ...
March 17, 2014
Considering live-in childcare? Advice from the experts
We recently asked our host families what advice they would give to someone who is consider ...
February 19, 2014
What to do when your au pair likes you (a little too much)
Does this sound familiar? A host mom recently reached out to her local childcare consultan ...
January 24, 2014
Use the DISC assessment to help find the right au pair for your family
Choosing an au pair is important decision, so it only makes sense for families to look at ...
December 18, 2013
When one spouse is reluctant about hosting an au pair
I was talking to host mom Sneha Campanella about hosting an au pair this September— spec ...
December 16, 2013
Last minute au pair gifts
The holiday season happened FAST this year so finishing up holiday shopping has proven to ...
December 13, 2013
7 gadgets and apps to make parenting easier
One thing is certain, our parents did not use iPads or Facebook when we were kids. While p ...
September 16, 2013
8 sports injury prevention tips for parents and caregivers
When my 9-year old nephew recently suffered a concussion from a skateboarding injury, it w ...
September 4, 2013
Downloadable household chore list for your kids
Growing up, I had lots of chores to do. Make my bed, do the dishes, clean our bathroom, du ...

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