What´s next? 5 Tips for getting ahead

If you are an au pair, but you have no idea what comes after your au pair time. This article is for you! I have 5 tips for getting ahead! Here are the tips: If you haven’t taken any classes during your Au Pair time, that is something you can do to find out what could be next. What interests you? What would you like to dive into? What do...

Interview mit Louisa/ Au Pair Extension

Louisa is 20 years old and currently looks after 3 children of the age 1, 5 and 7 in the US state Minnesota. She left Germany in March 2017. You can follow her journey on YouTube (her channel is in German). She recently decided to extend her Au Pair time for a whole year, therefore this interview will mainly focus on the extension program. Why did...

KiwiOzNannies Interview with Teagan

KiwiOzNannies is a London based Agency who place live-in and live-out nannies, in temporary, permanent, full- and part time positions all year around. They are a very friendly and open minded team that offers placements in London and the UK/ International as well as support. How did KiwiOzNannies come about? In 2002 the owners of KiwiOz came to...

READING CHALLENGE 2018

Hey guys! I have a really cool activity for you in the new year. The READING CHALLENGE is coming up REALLY SOON! Early January: This will be the beginning of my raffle on lovelybooks.de. You will have the chance to win an e-book of “Rock Your Au Pair Year” and participate in the reading challenge, but you don’t have to win to...

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...