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...

Au Pair in Seattle/ Interview with Hannah

Hannah is currently an Au Pair near Seattle. She looks after three children of the age 4, 8 and 14. Her family is half American/half German. Why did you decide to be an Au Pair? In 9th grade I wanted to be an exchange student in the US, but somehow that didn’t work out, so I made up my mind and decided to be an Au Pair when I graduate. I´ve...

Au Pair in Spain/ Interview with Natalie

Natalie was an Au Pair in Spain last year from September until December. The family she stayed with lived an hour away from Malaga and she looked after 7 year old twins, a boy and a girl. Natalie, what made you want to be an Au Pair? I have been a babysitter for about 6 years and as I got older, I noticed that the tasks, the parents gave me...