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Lina

Cat-calling

About hot dog stands and verbal abuse

„Stop! That’s just not okay!” It’s that easy to call someone out for cat-calling. And yet it’s so hard. Why do we feel that we have to take it, just ignore it and pretend...

Let’s talk feelings

I am an emotional person and leaving my home to go to America was a very hard step for me. Some au pairs are happy to leave their home. Not necessarily because it’s a...
education options

Education options: An overview

Depending on the agency you’re with, as an au pair you have to meet an education requirement. A very common number are 72 hours or 6 credits. Most of the time you don’t need...
How to score the cheapest Broadway tickets

How to score the cheapest Broadway tickets

If you are lucky enough to be staying with a family that lives close to New York City, you might have thought about going to a Broadway show. Then you saw the prices and...
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Trapped in the memories

Memories can be a beautiful thing. They remind us of earlier times. We remember amazing, fun times with our friends and family, we remember concerts, travels and just everyday life. Memories are beautiful. But...

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...

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...