Should I go into rematch?

Going into rematch was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made. For some au pairs, it comes easy. For others, it’s a very hard choice to make. If you’ve landed on this blog...

Tips and tricks from former au pairs

When you want to become an au pair it can be difficult to find stories of how your life in America will look like. The good and the bad can be told best by...

The hidden gem of NYC: East River Ferry

Most of the attractions and sights available in New York City are pretty expensive. This one’s free and many people like to do it: walking across Brooklyn Bridge. And if you start your walk...

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When you feel like giving up

When you feel like giving up, ask yourself this one question: Why did I decide to become an au pair?  There are so many different, diverse and complex reasons as to why people choose...

Don’t make business with shady security!

The other day a friend and I wanted to go to a concert in New York City. However, we did not have tickets to the concert, because by the time the tickets were released,...

How I made the decision to go into rematch

I’m a very indecisive person. Going into rematch is a huge decision. It literally changes your life. In a lot of ways. Naturally, I had an incredibly hard time with that decision. I was...

A guide to concert tickets in America

Recently a friend and I were in New York city, because we wanted to go to a concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom. However, we did not have tickets to said concert, because by the...

Letting go of life at home

In order to have a good au pair year, there are a couple sacrifices that you will have to make, the first one being probably the biggest step: moving away from home and leaving...

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Must see in New York: Arcadia Earth

When in New York there are many things to see and to do. The classic walk across Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and of course the countless viewpoints. But if you’re looking...

Embracing the American lifestyle

I’ve often heard au pairs say that they want to “experience the American way of life”, when asked why they wanted to become an au pair. The American culture and lifestyle plays a huge...