April – Causes, celebrations and silliness

April is full of fun and interesting things to celebrate and also highlights some causes that use April to raise awareness (like Stress and Sexual Assault Awareness).   Take a look at the following list and links and try to think of some fun things you can do as a family or as an Au Pair…

Gift ideas for moms

Moms are the rock of the family! They kiss our boo boos, they find our missing favorite jeans and they never find time for themselves. Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to do for Mom what she never finds time to do for herself … pamper her! There are some amazing products that your mom…

Go green for St. Patrick’s Day

Go Green for Saint Patrick’s Day! As a young child I remember the sound of children teasing one another, hinting at the possibility of an impending pinch for those not wearing a bit of green on March 17th in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. Though certain traditions, albeit largely commercially-focused ones, are well known surrounding this…

Can I give my au pair a curfew?

The quick answer is that the word “curfew” has negative connotations to some.  What we would recommend is telling your au pair that they need to be well rested and alert before caring for your children. This means that you need them home and settled in no later than 8 hours before their work start…

Kid Passport – take your child around the world, no airfare required

Exposing children to other cultures is a wonderful way to cultivate their minds and open them to countless possibilities in the world. Your Au Pair may be the first person they met who resided outside of the United States and I’m sure this experience is full of excitement and questions. A great way to feed and encourage…

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