Halloween Celebrations

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

For many au pairs, Halloween in the United States is an…EVENT.  Brazilian au pair Luis Costa says “all of the holidays here are like, bigger than everywhere else.  And halloween is the biggest.” Our October au pair meeting had us carving pumpkins, and for most it was their first time. […]


American Birthday Party

Monday, 10 July 2017

In July, au pairs gathered to celebrate their birthdays with homemade cakes, balloons, singing, and, of course, ice cream! Each au pair sang their home country’s birthday song, many of which did not follow the traditional tune of “Happy Birthday.” Happy American birthday to all of the au pairs celebrating […]


Downtown Raleigh Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Who is considered the “father of Raleigh?”  What was the first city in North Carolina?   Take a picture of your team: holding up the world, with a police officer, in front of the giant acorn. These are just some of the tasks set upon over 20 au pairs living in […]


Myth Busting!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

  Au pairs only come from Sweden! I don’t want a stranger living in my house! Au pairs are too expensive!   These and other myths are debunked in this article, which also includes a multiple-choice quiz on which childcare option is best for you. Contact me with any questions! […]


How To Encourage Cultural Exchange

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

    Cultural exchange can mean more than dining out at different restaurants.  It can also mean learning a different language, celebrating holidays from another country, and learning new games! Click here for ways to encourage cultural exchange in your home!