Category - Au Pair and Nanny

GOING-AWAY-BOOK

Hi everyone! 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...

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. 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 the same note, you could...

3 DIY´s for children that ROCK

Hey guys! 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...

5 Reasons NOT to be an Au Pair

You all know I am super pro Au Pair, I´ve had such amazing experiences with families around the world and I am so grateful to have them in my life. However being an Au Pair is not for everyone. So I thought I´d write a post about it. What could be your reasons for NOT being an Au Pair? You can´t stand children. If you don’t like children...

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. 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 to spend christmas back...

The journey to MY BOOK

Dear friends, today I want to elaborate a bit about the story of my newly published book: “Rock Your Au Pair Year” and how it came to this book. WHY WRITE A BOOK? I often get this question: “How did you first come to the idea of writing a book?” And to be honest I hardly remember. I started this blog, went to a...

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...