A Host Mom’s Tribute to her Au Pair: Goodbye Caroline!

Monday, 16 May 2016

Caroline left today. She stopped back in for a few days after her travel month, then flew home to Switzerland this morning. Saying goodbye to our first-ever au pair was difficult. My emotions swelled, in particular, as we approached Denver International Airport. As a busy mom, it has meant so […]


Unique au pair or nanny interview questions

Friday, 4 December 2015

If you have never interviewed a childcare provider, the responsibility can seem daunting. How do you determine if this nanny or au pair candidate, who looks good on paper, is going to be a good fit for your children, your family and your household? Start with basic interview question.  Cultural […]


Things Your LCC Wish Host Families Knew

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

An article I wrote for the fabulous, Au Pair Mom blog. I hope you find it helpful! As a host family with an au pair, there are a lot of things you need to know—State Department regulations, your agency’s rules, and how to help your au pair get everything from […]


Advice: Overlapping Au Pairs

Monday, 16 March 2015

I am posting this excellent article written by a colleague in the industry. One Au Pair is leaving and a new one is arriving. Should they meet? Should the departing Au Pair help in training the new arrival? How do the children handle the transition? For expert advice on the […]