Update on Ellen from Au Pair World

I interviewed Ellen from AuPairWorld last year when she was an au pair in Ireland. You can read that interview here. Today I have an Update on how she is doing since she left her host-family. A while has passed since you left your host family last summer, how was saying goodbye and were you sad to leave? Of course! But as we say in German, I left...

The truth about rematch.

Have you ever thought of rematch? Are you in your home country considering being an Au Pair, but then had this dark thought: “What if I need to go into rematch one day?” Pretty scary..or not. Rematch doesnt have to be scary. So what´s the truth? The truth is that avoiding isn’t living life. Have you noticed that if you avoid...

What do I do after the Au Pair Year?/ Mindfulness

Many if not all Au Pairs ask themselves the question: “What do I do after my Au Pair Year? Do I extend? Do I study? Do I do something completely different?” It´s not the easiest decision. In one of the chapters in my book I talk about this topic. One of the ways to address it is doing a mindfulness. What is mindfulness? You may never...

Do I need a University degree to be successful?

Every now and then you hear about these people who are successful even though they never went to or dropped out of University. Who are these people and how did they do it? Uni is mainly about theory Here´s the thing: University for the most part is a very theoretic place. I´m not saying its a good or a bad place, but its mainly about theory and...

Au Pair in England/ Interview with Victoria

I met Victoria in the UK, she was an Au Pair in a small town very close to where I was a Nanny. She looked after two children of the age 4 and 6. Why did you decide to be an Au Pair? Well, my best friend did a Work and Travel in Canada and I also wanted to go away. I wanted to see something new and improve my English language skills. What was the...