Homemade Halloween

Trick or Treat? Halloween is a great excuse to get in the kitchen and create some wonderful treats for your ghosts and goblins. School parties, events and family gatherings don’t have to be filled with the traditional store bought delicacies. Control the ingredients and amp up the fun by getting the kids involved. Just as…

Emotional dad: I’m not crying, the room is dusty! *sniffle*

Finding out you’re going to be a parent can set off a ticking clock in your mind, counting down the days, hours and minutes you have left to get ready for the birth of your child. There are so many things to prepare whether it’s the nursery, the crib, the bags for the hospital stay,…

Mother’s Day – May 14th, 2017

The Mother’s Day Story The Mother’s Day holiday has an interesting story behind it. The idea of celebrating and honoring mothers came about in the year 1905, was first celebrated in 1908 and was formally recognized in all states by the year 1911. In the year 1914 Woodrow Wilson opted to sign a proclamation. This…

Help! My au pair isn’t a strong driver, what do I do?

Your au pair has arrived and his or her driving has you white knuckling the dashboard like you are prepping for the drop on a roller coaster.  The profile said they had been driving for 4 years.  The profile said they felt confident driving in all conditions. You really like your new au pair but…

Can I give my au pair a “curfew” ?

Host families, especially those new to having au pairs, often struggle with the “curfew” question.   We could easily say “Yes” or “No” and leave it at that, but we realize that there are many factors that can and should be considered before trying to give an au pair restrictions around their socializing and personal time….

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