Tag - Au Pair

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...

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...