Au Pair Chores that can save your life (or your time)

Friday, 27 June 2014

In my experience, a great idea for utilizing your au pair’s 45 hours is not only to have a consistent “date night” with your spouse or friends, but also to take each of your children out for a date night with both parents. The other child(ren) can have dinner home […]


Ideas on Resetting Expectations with Your Au Pair or Nanny

Friday, 14 March 2014

Here is some general advice for a “Reset Conversation” from What’s a Reset Conversation? A reset conversation is like a focused, more in-depth family/au pair meeting, where the point is not to discuss the past week or the upcoming week, but to discuss the ‘big picture’. You might need […]


Au pair childcare grows in popularity as day care center costs soar

Thursday, 20 September 2012

by Stephanie Rueter The high cost of daycare As if life wasn’t already expensive enough, Child Care Aware® of America (formerly the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies or NACCRRA), just released its annual report earlier this month and concluded: “Quality child care is becoming increasingly difficult […]



Tuesday, 4 September 2012

As of August 10, 2012, au pairs will no longer receive a stamp from U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Department of Homeland Security on their DS-2019 form when they enter the United States. While this change may not impact most au pairs, there may be some state agencies such as the […]


Fun with languages while traveling

Monday, 6 August 2012

Guest Blogger: Julie Pimsleur Levine, Little Pim With the arrival of the biggest vacation month of the year you may be planning a family trip by car, plane, train, or bicycle! When you have your little ones captive during travel time, it’s a great opportunity to play language games that […]