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native language

How you can share your native language with your host kids

Part of being an au pair is that your native language isn’t English (unless you come fromSouth Africa or England). Maybe, part of the reason why you came to America was toimprove your English...
trivia night

Host an online trivia night!

Let’s be honest: this quarantine has been going on for long enough. We, as I can speak for a lot of us, can’t see any of our friends at the moment. We are stuck...
5 simple things you should do

5 simple things you should do every day during quarantine

Routine is my biggest enemy right now. I can’t seem to find a good routine because I’ve been spending all my days in the house. I found five things that I want to share...
homesick

What to do when you’re homesick?

When you’re living abroad, feeling homesick is something normal to experience at one point or another. Some people experience it very early, some feel it a little later and others might not get homesick...
extend

Why should I extend my stay as an au pair?

When you leave your home country to become an au pair you think a year is freaking long. Then you arrive, are with your host family and before you know it, eight months have...
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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...

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...
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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...

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...