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Planning back-to-school with your au pair

[tweetmeme source=”FrenchNad” only_single=false]For many international host families, with summer being the arrival season for most au pairs (particularly European and Central American), their au pair may have arrived in the middle of family vacations, summer camps and other activities planned … Continue reading

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Transitioning from the summer back to school

[tweetmeme source=”FrenchNad” only_single=false] Summer is so much fun for children, with more family time, vacation, summer camps, fun outdoor activities, water fun and just pure bliss. Summer time represents a break from the old routine and a chance to just “be … Continue reading

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Responsibilities beyond childcare…

[tweetmeme source=”FrenchNad” only_single=false]While the primary responsibility of au pairs is to care for your children, au pairs can also help with “light household chores”. Beyond an expectation for a program that is focused on childcare, it is also a U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Do I need an au pair for my school-aged children?

[tweetmeme source=”FrenchNad” only_single=false]As full-time childcare is usually mainly required before the children attend school, the au pair program option is considered an alternative to full-time daycare or a nanny. However, there are many busy families with children ranging from 3 months … Continue reading

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5 Summer Safety Tips For Your Au Pair!

Today is my 101st post on this blog, which is exciting! Similar feeling as when my Honda Accord reached 200,000 miles: a milestone, a special number and personal record reached… I know, I do wish it was a more worthy record, like running a … Continue reading

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Summer Childcare… Year-Long!

Just a few more days and it will officially be the SUMMER! Welcome school-break for the kids, welcome swimming at the lake or neighborhood pool, welcome family vacation and overnight camps! The summer also represents a lot of planning for … Continue reading

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Eating Healthy As A Family

More than a trend or personal preference, eating healthy is a very important undertaking for most families. Ensuring your children receive all the nutrition they need while limiting the amount of sugar (good and bad) they eat between school, friends … Continue reading

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A Family Vacation With Your Au Pair

One of the advantages of the au pair program is that you don’t need to give up childcare when your family goes on vacation! Although the goal is of course to spend time with your children, having a childcare provider with … Continue reading

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What is an “au pair” anyway?

Au pairs are caring and committed, adventurous and educated young people (18 – 26 years old) from abroad. They are eager to experience American culture while sharing their own unique backgrounds. In exchange for the privilege of living in an American home … Continue reading

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