How to Nail School Shopping on a Budget!

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

A special visiting post by Kris Louis: While many of us are quarantining at home, online shopping has become the norm. Following the initial rush for groceries and cleaning supplies, shopping goals have shifted to entertainment, home improvement and supplies for children’s activities. Now is a great time […]


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 […]