Au Pair Stories

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August 16, 2019

A New Teammate

How an au pair becomes a friend, family member, and a co-parent.
July 23, 2019

The Blue Heart Award

Congratulations to our winner, Izabela Cruz!
March 28, 2019

Introducing our 2019 Host Family of the Year

Meet the Samy family!
March 27, 2019

Introducing our 2019 Au Pair of the Year!

Meet Katherine, au pair from Colombia.
March 26, 2019

One Au Pair’s Impact

Brazilian au pair Inaia has won the hearts of her host family in Denver, Colorado.
March 5, 2019

An Immediate Connection

South African au pair Ashleen jumped in to her growing host family and connected instantly ...
February 25, 2019

Our 15 finalists for the 2019 Host Family of the Year Award

Congratulations to our 15 finalists!
February 25, 2019

Our 15 finalists for the 2019 Au Pair of the Year Award

Congratulations to our 15 finalists!
February 8, 2019

Growing Up as a Host Kid

Au pairs help parents raise confident and culturally-curious children.
December 16, 2018

Part of the Family

Brazilian au pair Thais is like a big sister to her host boys.
November 30, 2018

Small Gestures with Big Impact

Home is happier with an au pair.
November 27, 2018

An Instant Fit

Becoming part of the Blinstrub family.
October 9, 2018

Growing a Global Family

When an au pair becomes so much more than a caregiver.
October 3, 2018

Growing up with Swedish au pairs

Having an au pair lays the groundwork for global citizenship in host children.
September 26, 2018

An Austrian Au Pair Reunion

Five au pairs return to the U.S. for a summer celebration.
September 14, 2018

Exchanging Cultures

Hosting an au pair means developing a more global perspective.
September 11, 2018

Host Family Reunites with Au Pairs Overseas

The Epstein family reconnected with 2 of their former au pairs.
August 29, 2018

Two Military Parents, Four Children and One Au Pair

How au pair childcare has transformed the Roman family’s lives.
August 21, 2018

An Au Pair Wedding to Remember

WATCH: Swiss au pair Livia asks her host kids to be her flower girls.
August 21, 2018

German Au Pair Reunites with her Host Family

A story of a host family and au pair’s lasting bond.
April 14, 2018

Introducing our 2018 Au Pair of the Year!

Meet Melanie Ventura, community activist and au pair from Mexico
March 23, 2018

Introducing our 2018 Host Family of the Year!

Meet the Walters family from Seattle, Washington
February 26, 2018

Our 10 finalists for the 2018 Au Pair of the Year Award

This year, we received a record number of incredible Au Pair of the Year nominations!
February 26, 2018

Our 10 finalists for the 2018 Host Family of the Year Award

This year, we received a record number of amazing Host Family of the Year nominations! 
October 10, 2017

Say hello to our Kids First NYC Marathon team

Earlier this year, Cultural Care Au Pair chose five sets of au pairs and host parents to r ...
May 9, 2017

A love of fitness and adventure bring au pair and host mom together

Rikke and Sara's close bond
March 28, 2017

2017 Au Pair of the Year: Julia from Germany

We are excited to announce our 2017 Au Pair of the Year award winner, Julia Brockmeyer, w ...
March 28, 2017

2017 Host Family of the Year: Owens-Dupree family

The Owens-DuPree family has earned Cultural Care's 2017 Host Family of the Year award, an ...
March 15, 2017

Au pairs love living in Florida

The state of Florida is a dream come true for au pairs who love warm weather, beaches and ...
February 6, 2017

Our 10 finalists for the 2017 Host Family of the Year Award

We received a record number of nominations this year for the Host Family of the Year award ...
February 6, 2017

Our 10 finalists for the 2017 Au Pair of the Year Award

We are beyond thrilled that over three hundred of our au pairs were nominated for our 20 ...
January 6, 2017

Au pairs love living in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a lovely mountainous state in the New England region of the United States ...
August 10, 2016

Au pairs love living in Georgia!

Many au pairs call Georgia home and they will tell you it's a great place to live! It offe ...
July 13, 2016

Au pairs love living in North Carolina

If you’re looking for beautiful beaches, southern hospitality and friendly faces, mounta ...
July 8, 2016

Au pairs: find your way in the USA!

In honor of this week’s most patriotic holiday in the USA, we are sharing some of the am ...
June 29, 2016

Au pairs love living in Minnesota

Minnesota is one of America’s most beautiful states! A Midwestern state that borders Ca ...
June 16, 2016

A perfect match after transition

No family or au pair wants or expects to be in rematch, but it can be a learning experienc ...
June 2, 2016

Au pairs love living in Virginia!

Virginia is one of America’s oldest and most historic states, and the home state of 8 U. ...
May 17, 2016

Au pairs love living in Arizona!

If you are an au pair in Arizona, consider yourself lucky! This Southwestern state boasts ...
April 25, 2016

Six months after returning home, German au pair Lena is on her way to a bright future!

Six months ago, Lena Kaltenbach returned home to Germany after one-and-a-half years as an ...
April 13, 2016

Cultural Care au pairs, LCCs and staff volunteer at Cradles to Crayons

Last week, Cultural Care au pairs, LCCs and staff volunteered at Cradles to Crayons in Br ...
April 5, 2016

Au pairs love living in New Jersey!

New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in America. There are farmlands, beaches, for ...
April 1, 2016

2016 Au Pair of the Year award winner: Natalia Gomez Cadavid

Illinois LCC Shannon Summers had the privilege of delivering very happy news to Colombian ...
March 28, 2016

2016 Host family of the Year award winner: the McMorrow family

Swedish au pair Maja Axelsson felt immediately at home when she arrived to her host family ...
March 21, 2016

Colombian au pair Laura has visited 20 states in the USA (and counting)!

Colombian au pair Laura Betancourt hasn't let a single day go to waste during her year as ...
March 9, 2016

Mexican au pair Elisa makes her whole host family—their dog included—smile!

The Caputo family of Connecticut welcomed Mexican au pair Elisa into their home last Mar ...
March 2, 2016

From au pair acquaintance to bridesmaid: a lifelong friendship forms

Gilmar Antonietta Maestre Ramirez, from Venezuela, was a Cultural Care Au Pair in 2012 and ...
March 1, 2016

Featured host family: the Lemek family

Meet the Lemek family and their au pair, Jana. Host mom, Keegan says, "Having an au pai ...
February 25, 2016

Swedish au pair Ebba is a friend, teacher & more for her host family.

The Rickles-Do family of New Jersey has hosted 10 au pairs (without a single rematch) so t ...
February 18, 2016

Au pairs adore Colorado: nicest people, best views!

When we asked our au pairs in Colorado what they love most about living there, the answers ...
January 29, 2016

Our ten finalists for the 2016 Host Family of the Year award!

All we can say is, "Wow". Over 500 au pairs nominated their families for our Host Family ...
January 28, 2016

A host family and au pair reunite in Argentina for holiday roadtrip

The Toth family of Colorado recently decided to spend the Christmas and New Year holidays ...
January 26, 2016

Our 10 finalists for the 2016 Au Pair of the Year Award

Despite the fact that our headquarters are in Cambridge, MA and it's just about this time ...
December 22, 2015

Far away from home for the holidays – au pairs talk about what it’s like

As an au pair, spending the holidays away from home often brings mixed emotions. There is ...
December 14, 2015

Argentine au pair Clara goes on an epic roadtrip out West!

Clara Guerrero is an au pair living in Virginia. She takes care of three little ones when ...
November 30, 2015

French au pair Elisabeth shocks her former host family with a return visit!

French au pair Elisabeth Hurel was an au pair for three different families during her time ...
November 9, 2015

Making memories in Maryland: our au pairs love this state!

Maryland seems to have a little bit of everything that au pairs are looking for, and all o ...
November 3, 2015

Cultural Care au pair finishes the NYC Marathon: “This is one of the biggest achieve

Congratulations to German au pair Dana Hirsch who just completed the NYC Marathon. The ide ...
October 9, 2015

An artistic au pair finds her perfect match in an equally creative host family

The Sirota family had never before hosted an au pair before they started matching this pas ...
October 6, 2015

“My au pair year helped me believe in myself,” says Svenja

Former German au pair Svenja Kluge recently submitted information for our “I love my sta ...
September 24, 2015

Au pairs love Tennessee: “There’s so much to do and see!”

Tennessee has the best of both worlds: a small-town feel but lots of things to do and the ...
September 10, 2015

Why I love caring for 4 little kids: au pair Frannie Barbieri

Francesca Barbieri takes care of 4 little kids—a big job for anyone, but one she has lo ...
September 2, 2015

Family with three adventurous boys finds their perfect match in Maja!

Jason Copestick is a host dad in OH whose family has hosted Germany au pair Maja Hennig fo ...
August 26, 2015

Swedish au pair Erica: my host child is my mini-me!

Swedish au pair Erica Rosander is happy, bubbly and full of life—and her 3-year-old ho ...
August 25, 2015

Au pairs live large in Texas!

There is an expression in the U.S.—"Don't mess with Texas" and it goes to show how very ...
August 11, 2015

Former host child visits 12 au pairs from as long ago as 19 years!

Twenty-one-year old Kathleen LeBar, a former Cultural Care host child, took a trip to Euro ...
July 28, 2015

Loving life in Illinois: an awesome place to be an au pair

Cultural Care au pairs rave about Illinois—the beautiful neighborhoods where families li ...
July 21, 2015

Magical moment: au pair Selma’s Swedish family meets her American host family

Swedish au pair Selma Grytzell joined her host family this January in San Francisco, CA t ...
July 15, 2015

Why Washington? This state is great for au pairs!

There is no shortage of au pair love for our state of Washington, located in the top weste ...
July 7, 2015

“My au pair year helped me believe in myself,” says Svenja

Former German au pair Svenja Kluge recently submitted information for our “I love my sta ...
July 1, 2015

Why I love caring for infant triplets: au pair Clara Guerrero

When Argentinean au pair Clara Guerrero arrived to the Chapman family’s home in VA thi ...
June 29, 2015

Connecticut is a great place to be an au pair — and here’s why

Though Connecticut is the third smallest state in the U.S., it is home to many Cultural Ca ...
June 23, 2015

Aussie au pair Sarah Miles: “I notice the tiniest things that they’ve improved

Aussie au pair Sarah Miles secretly called her former host dad Tony earlier this year to p ...
June 18, 2015

Pennsylvania: why our au pairs love living here

Pennsylvania is the lucky first state to be spotlighted in our U.S. state series. All o ...
June 11, 2015

Au pair reunion: Austrian au pair Steffi shocks her former host child at preschool

When 5-year-old Sara saw her former au pair Steffi walk into her preschool classroom she w ...
June 2, 2015

Au pair Jana: “My best au pair advice”

Jana Puttlitz spent her first 12 months as an au pair in Minnesota. She had never heard of ...
May 21, 2015

A perfect match: au pair Franzi wins her host family over with a simple drawing

German au pair Franzi Hoeppner knew she wanted to be her future host family’s au pair as ...
May 20, 2015

German au pair Nancy Schwerdtner conquers the Boston marathon with her dad

Exactly one month ago today, German au pair Nancy Schwerdtner finished her first marathon. ...
March 3, 2015

Mexican au pair Anebreth helps her host family face serious illness

A serious illness is one of the most stressful and heart wrenching things that can happen ...
February 26, 2015

“Overall we are a happier family with Anika as a part of it.”

Would you believe that right now is the most wonderful time of the year at the Cultural Ca ...
February 25, 2015

While her host dad is deployed, au pair Leonie is a “pillar of strength”

Photo courtesy of: Atalie Day Brown UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POST: German au pair Leonie Hess ...
June 16, 2014

Family spotlight: the Caprons from Massachusetts

Host parents: Erin and Aaron Host children: Maxfield (10), Norra (7), Graham (2.5) Pet ...
May 16, 2014

Featured au pair: Madlen Lipp

Each year, we ask our host families to nominate extraordinary au pairs for the Au Pair of ...
April 7, 2014

Featured au pair: Chloe Greco

Each year, we ask our host families to nominate extraordinary au pairs for the Au Pair of ...
March 26, 2014

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s foreign nanny fuels cultural childcare trend

British royalty seems to be catching on to the trend of incorporating cultural exchange in ...
March 12, 2014

Featured au pair: Marlene Nys

Each year, we ask our host families to nominate extraordinary au pairs for the Au Pair of ...
February 27, 2014

Featured au pair: Sarah Bachor

Each year, we ask our host families to nominate extraordinary au pairs for the Au Pair of ...
January 16, 2014

An au pair and host mom form the "Sisterhood of the Travelling Wedding Dress"

The Kauffman family has hosted 10 Cultural Care au pairs over the years. Through the year ...
December 5, 2013

Interview with the Larkin family: why did they choose an au pair?

Julie and Michael Larkin, dual working parents in a suburb north of Boston have hosted Cul ...
October 1, 2013

A favorite au pair returns to her American host family after two years back home

In 2008, the U.S. Department of State made it possible for au pairs to return to the U.S. ...
September 12, 2013

Where are former Cultural Care au pairs now?

Meet Alexander Kreher, who was a Cultural Care au pair from Germany in July 2008 until Jan ...
March 22, 2013

Featuring: Sara, an au pair in Texas

Each year, we ask our host families to nominate extraordinary au pairs for the Au Pair of ...
March 8, 2013

Featuring: Shirley, au pair in New Jersey

Each year, we ask our host families to nominate extraordinary au pairs for the Au Pair of ...
March 6, 2013

An unexpected au pair departure

From host mom Jill Janson Around the holiday’s our first au pair, whom we adored, told ...
February 26, 2013

Featured Au Pair: Stefania from Colombia

Each year, we ask our host families to nominate extraordinary au pairs for the Au Pair of ...
November 28, 2012

Au Pair Spotlight: Jeniffer Rodriguez Vargas, bringing sunshine into every day

Jeniffer Rodriguez Vargas from Colombia is an au pair with the Morgan family in Connecticu ...
October 8, 2012

The Ohl family, hosts to 17 au pairs, held an au pair reunion in Munich

This summer, Katrina and John Ohl and their two daughters, Kristina and Liana, hosted an a ...
August 24, 2012

Cultural Care au pairs reveal their favorite fun summer activities with the kids

During the school break, au pairs are challenged with keeping their host kids busier than ...
February 10, 2012

Cultural Care au pair chosen "Au Pair of the Year" finalist!

German au pair Alex Krosse with his host children Ilo and Leon. The International Au Pa ...