How to get a Social Security Card

Monday, 16 October 2017

Getting a Social Security Number (SSN) is a very important part of your Au Pair year. This is your United States Identification Number. It is also the one thing you will need to get BEFORE you get anything else. It is a very simple process, but something you should do […]

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Getting a Texas Driver’s License

Monday, 16 October 2017

Whether or not you have an International Driver’s License, you will still need to obtain a Texas Driver’s License as a resident in our great state. Don’t worry, it is very easy to get a License here and remember, you already have one in your home country, so this will […]

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American Medicines – What to buy when you are sick!

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Want to know what to do when you are sick? Follow this post to see how to avoid getting sick and how to take care of yourself! But… if the dreaded sickness creeps in, make sure you have access to these Over the Counter medicines that will help you in […]

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10 Hour Rule

Saturday, 9 September 2017

I sometimes wish that I just had a clone of myself. This also might be why I love the au pair program, because it is a clone, just looks different, speaks a different language, and always has her own flair that my kids love! Compliance: Au Pairs cannot work more than 10 Hours […]

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Saying Bye to an Au Pair – Reverse Culture Shock

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

  As you and your au pair reflect upon the year spent together, it is natural to feel a range of emotions from sadness and confusion to relief and excitement. You might experience a renewed closeness or a loosening of bonds as you prepare for separation. In the latter case, […]

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