While the primary responsibility of au pairs is to care for your children, au pairs can also help with “light household chores”. Beyond an expectation for a program that is focused on childcare, it is also a U.S. Department of State regulation that host families abide by when joining the program. Let’s define what “light household chores” are and what tasks au pairs can or can’t do.…Continue
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An au pair…Continue
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While reviewing an ARTICLE from Reuters titled “Study shows consistent benefit of early daycare”, I was reminded of the challenges parents face while evaluating options for entrusting their most precious beings in the hands of a childcare provider. There are so many studies out there though that either support or discredit the concept of “childcare” versus full-time parenting.
The Parental Role vs.…Continue
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A face-to-face meeting between the new host family and the au pair candidates is usually not possible, because an au pair will come directly from his/ her home country on a J-1 visa to live with the host family. However, there is the possibility of interacting through a live Skype conversation including a webcam, via e-mail and most importantly by phone.
The phone interview is a key portion of the selection process for an au pair. In addition to some questions suggested…Continue
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Valerie Rempe is a veteran host mom and has balanced a full-time career with her family life through the au pair program for over 10 years. In today’s article, she shares her experience and unique perspective on hosting an au pair for full-time childcare:
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July 4, 1776… the signing of the declaration of independence by the Founding Fathers. What an important day for America!
QUALIFYING TO BE “AMERICAN”
Notice I wrote ”OUR country”. It has been 10 years since I have been living in the USA, and it has taken me that long to finally feel like I belong here. I even took the citizenship oath a couple of years ago, and had…Continue
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