Tag - Au Pair

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...

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...

Au Pair in England/ Interview with Victoria

Victoria was an au pair in a very small town about 30-45 mins from London. She had an amazing time! Today we find out how she made her au pair time the best in her life! 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...

Au Pair in Seattle/ Interview with Hannah

Hannah was an au pair in Seattle and looked after 3 children. Today she shares with us what she learned on her exciting au pair journey! She looked 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...

Au Pair in Spain/ Interview with Natalie

Natalie was an Au Pair in Spain. She does not regret her journey, yet it was different to what she expected. Natalie was an au pair from September until December 2016. 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...