Author - Mel

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...

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. But mindfulness can help. 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...