December 21, 2012
The BEST approach to finding educational gifts for kids
When I shop for presents for children, I try to make sure that they have at least some edu ...
December 13, 2012
Happy Santa Lucia Day!
Today is a very special holiday for our Nordic au pairs: Santa Lucia Day! This holiday is ...
November 28, 2012
Au Pair Spotlight: Jeniffer Rodriguez Vargas, bringing sunshine int...
Jeniffer Rodriguez Vargas from Colombia is an au pair with the Morgan family in Connecticu ...
November 9, 2012
Recognizing au pairs during National Caregivers Month
Each year in November, the President of the United States makes a proclamation to acknowle ...
November 2, 2012
Child care challenge: what to do with sick kids?
As the weather gets colder, my toddler son seems to have a runny nose, cough or other ailm ...
October 29, 2012
Fact or fiction? Transition au pairs are just other host families’ ...
Before tackling this statement, let's first define transition au pairs for those readers ...
October 25, 2012
How to establish household rules for your childcare provider
Many of us are uncomfortable around confrontation. Some avoid it at all costs while others ...
October 23, 2012
13 great alternatives to traditional Halloween candy
While traditional Halloween candy remains popular with kids, there are plenty of parents o ...
October 19, 2012
Host Family Poll: Does your au pair regularly join your family for ...
Au pairs tend to have dinner with their host families often, according to a recent Cultura ...
October 11, 2012
What do the best cities for working mothers have in common?
What do Forbes “Best Cities for Working Mothers” have in common in addition to job opp ...
October 8, 2012
The Ohl family, hosts to 17 au pairs, held an au pair reunion in Mu...
This summer, Katrina and John Ohl and their two daughters, Kristina and Liana, hosted an a ...
October 5, 2012
6 Ways Au Pair Childcare Improves Work Life Balance
As working families across the country are struggling with the dual demands of work and fa ...
October 1, 2012
Daycare vs. nanny: socialization or one-on-one care?
If you’re a working parent, you’ve probably faced the question of what to do about chi ...
September 26, 2012
Au pair childcare grows in popularity as day care center costs soar
As if life wasn’t already expensive enough, Child Care Aware® of America (formerly the ...
September 24, 2012
Fact or Fiction? Families need a big home to host an au pair
“How big does my home have to be in order to host an au pair?”—it’s a question tha ...
September 19, 2012
Sports injury prevention tips for your childcare provider
As part of our au pairs' continuing education during their time in the U.S., local childca ...
September 14, 2012
Host Family Poll: How did your children adjust to getting a new au ...
Once you have said good-bye to your au pair, it may take your children a little time to wa ...
September 5, 2012
Setting guidelines for your au pair
House Rules It is very important for host parents to establish their au pair house rule ...

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