Tag: Au Pair

Wondering if you should extend your time as an Au Pair?

There comes a time, about nine months into their year, when an Au Pair is asked the question “would you like to extend with us?” Alternatively, you can choose to extend for a year with a completely different family and live in a different city. I was lucky enough to live for nine months with […]

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The Curse of the American Soccer Mom

Au Pairs have to deal with a lot of crap. Soccer moms fall into this category. We don’t really have these in New Zealand, at least nowhere near as bad as I’ve seen here, but we’re also starting to see these moms who are raising wimpy, bratty kids, who will eventually be wimpy, bratty adults. Because […]

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5 reasons why you should be an Au Pair in America

I’m getting close to the end of my time here in America now, and it’s a very bittersweet feeling. Of course it’s exciting thinking about my travel month, and working and traveling in Australia, but it’s definitely going to very hard to leave my kids and not be able to wake up to the Californian sun anymore. […]

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Orientation with Au Pair in America: What to Expect.

A lot of future Au Pairs wonder what Orientation is going to be like so here’s how mine went: Au Pair in America sent us to Connecticut which is around two hours from New York City. I flew into JFK, and after a short wait, I was met at the baggage claim by an Au Pair America representative. […]

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Working as an Au Pair- Some Lessons I’ve Learned.

Since I’ve been doing this for awhile now, I thought it would be a good idea to share some tips and hints for anyone thinking about working as an Au Pair in America. Some of my friends also contributed to this list, and believe me I wish I’d known half of this stuff before I started! So here are […]

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