Keeping Au Pair Expectations Realistic

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Building a strong relationship, despite cultural differences, starts with setting realistic expectations. Please be mindful of your own expectations. Are they fair? Realistic? Consider the following points to make sure you are paving the way for a successful exchange year with your au pair. You might expect that your au […]


Au Pair Stipend

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Let’s talk about the au pair stipend! These young men and women are part of a Cultural Exchange J-1 Visa program regulated by the Department of State. These guidelines include the au pair stipend and is based off of the federal minimum wage, taking into account a small deduction for […]


Our New Video Series!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

  Missed the News? Guess who became video famous? Thanks to all of you, my little au pair obsessed heart was blasted all over the internet to help families learn about what it is like to host an au pair. Many of you know my story and how I became […]


Au Pair Spotlight – Ylva, Sweden

Monday, 10 July 2017

Ylva is from Sweden and is pictured here with her host kids! 🙂 She is a fun loving, slightly quiet (at least with me) young girl who has been living on the Northside! She has a big heart, I’ve learned, in the few weeks that I have known her. She is confident, […]


Sparks in July

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

July signifies the Birth of our Great Country and of course the midway point for SUMMER! This month, celebrate this great country, and state, by participating in the fireworks, barbeques, potato salad, burgers, hot dogs, sweet treats, and RED, WHITE, and BLUE! Yay! It’s also a great opportunity to learn about […]