What is Light Housekeeping? Guidelines for Host Families and Au Pairs

Saturday, 15 February 2020

ACCEPTABLE HOUSEHOLD DUTIES RELATED TO THE CHILDREN: In addition to taking care of the children, au pairs may be responsible for light housekeeping related duties as it pertains to the children. If so, all childcare and light housekeeping must not exceed more than 10 hours per day/45 hours per week. […]


Au Pair Travel: Making Your Plans!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

The places you will go and the people you will see! It’s one of the many wonderful perks of being an au pair! Per the U.S. State Department, au pairs are required to receive 2 weeks (14 days) of paid vacation time. The weeks can be broken up into two […]


9 Ways To Help Kids Stick To Their New Years Resolutions

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Looking for a surefire way to get your kids to stick to their New Years Resolutions? It’s all in the wording! Here’s to setting goals in 2018, checking those boxes, and being proud of their incredible accomplishments! (1) Rather than: I’M GOING TO EXERCISE MORE. Recommend: I am going to […]


What To Do When You Are Having Second Thoughts About Your Au Pair

Monday, 4 December 2017

A question I often receive when families are considering the au pair option is, “What will we do if it doesn’t work out?” Believe it or not, I appreciate when potential host families are this direct. It means they are really thinking about their options and ensuring that au pair […]