Open and Honest Communication

Friday, 13 November 2015

This is a very important topic and I would like every au pair to know how serious I am about what I am preaching in the orientation meeting: Please communicate with your host parents!!! And I don’t just mean talking about irrelevant things or making polite comments about every day […]


Passport Gone?!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Au pairs, please make sure you have copies of your passport, J-1 visa & I-94 card. Do not carry your documents around in your purse or have documents scattered at different places. My recommendation: Keep all your official documents together and in a safe place! If a passport is lost, […]


The au pair — an equal member of the host family

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Back at home your own family is different from your next door neighbors. In the same way your host family is different than your friends, your relatives and any American family you might have seen on TV. Almost every au pair writes in their application that they want to be […]


Things Your Local Childcare Consultant Wishes Host Families Knew

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

One of my wonderful co-workers — Julie Dye, Local Childcare Consultant (LCC) for Cultural Care and host mom in Colorado — has published this online article as a guest post for the “AuPairMom website”. In it she describes the things your LCC wishes all of her host families knew: Our […]