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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


Spirit of the Program

Sunday, 13 August 2017

What is the “Spirit of the Program” anyway? This one is more on the subjective side than the objective side, but after years of hosting au pairs, I would say that I have gotten it narrowed down to a few key points! The Spirit of the Program is one of the biggest […]


Back to School – Lifeline & Calendar!

Monday, 31 July 2017

School is about to begin in just a few weeks and I have your countdown calendar right here!  This year, don’t let this major annual transition period take you or your family by surprise.  Get a head start on organization and planning and make sure you and your au pair […]