Author - Mel

My Secret Diary

Today I want to tell you about my secret diary. Do you remember the days when people wrote on blank pages?! Sorry…but sooo boring! I used to do the same thing though. And these diaries of mine…I don’t want to read them again. That´s why I am so excited to tell you about this diary! So what is so cool about my new secret...

GOING-AWAY-BOOK

Yesterday was the first time that I heard of the going-away or goodbye book via this video (German).  I really didn’t know it was “a thing” and maybe you don’t know either. But I quickly thought to myself that this is a super cool thing to do when you are planning to be an au pair. I obviously did not do this, but I would...

5 easy Gift Ideas for Your Host Family

As it is Christmas soon I thought it would be nice to share some gift ideas. Of course these could also be used for other occasions. Here are my gift ideas: A photo album of your time together. I know it is kind of “old school” to print out pictures and make an album but that´s why it´s even cooler. I´m sure they will love it! On...

3 DIY´s for children that ROCK

I´m sure especially during this season you are looking for more indoor actives, therefore today I will introduce you to 3 diy´s that the kids I used to look after loved. Self made PLAYDOH. This was an all time favourite for the 2 kids I used to look after, we could seriously do that every week and not get bored of it! But of course, you...

5 Reasons NOT to be an Au Pair

You all know I am pro Au Pair, I´ve had such amazing experiences with families around the world and am so grateful to have them in my life. However being an Au Pair is not for everyone. So this time I write about 5 reasons why you should not be an au pair. What could be your reasons for NOT being an Au Pair? You can´t stand children. If you...

Being an Au Pair at Christmas Time

As I have returned to the US to spend the most wonderful time of the year with my American Host family, I thought back to the time when I was an Au Pair here and christmas was coming up. How did I feel back then? I DIDNT ENJOY IT To be completely honest with you- back then I did not enjoy christmas fully. I was missing my family and I was wishing...

Interview with Lea Alexandra

Today I interview Lea Alexandra. She has an au pair/ fitness YouTube channel and you can follow her here. She is originally from Germany, now based in California and just started her second au pair year in the USA. Why did you originally decide to become an au pair? I was following an Instagram account by a girl. She was an au pair in the US in...