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Why raising bilingual children is “a must”…

A spare hour between two meetings today called for catching up on e-mails with a delicious latte made with locally roasted coffee at Carolina Roasters… nothing like the comforting smell and delicious taste of freshly roasted coffee to boost my productivity level! More … 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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‘Happy “Host” Father’s Day’!…by the way…

[tweetmeme source=”FrenchNad” only_single=false] Celebrating fathers all over the world reminded me of the important, often underappreciated role, host fathers play in their au pair’s life. Because they are usually less emotionally involved with the choice of their childcare provider, or they do … 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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Hosting an au pair: is a live-in nanny the right option for me?

If like many American families you are not quite familiar with the concept of “exchange students” or “hosting an au pair”, you may be reluctant to the idea of housing your childcare provider. With childcare, there is not a “one-size-fits-all”, however, with … Continue reading

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Nurturing Family Ties Beyond Distance

Living far away from family you are close to can be a challenge, especially when an important family event takes place, like a wedding or… the birth of a nephew!! I am excited to announce I am a new “auntie”, “tata … Continue reading

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