AuPairWorld Blog

The AuPairWorld Blog – Lifestyle, Sharing, Discovery

We're writing about au pairing in a completely new way. And you're invited to join in the discussion! There's lots to discover and lots to share. Check it out!

How to spend your Christmas as an au pair

Reading a book with kids at Christmastime

November 10, 2023

Christmas is just around the corner and you're not quite sure what you want to do? Should you celebrate as usual with your family at home? Or would you rather stay in your host country? There are lots of great options and we have a few ideas to share with you. 

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Discovering the world (and myself) in my summer break

Looking for a destination

October 05, 2023

Abby Egnatz explains how as an American student she makes the most of her summer breaks from university by pursuing new experiences as an au pair in Europe.

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Being a better mother - with the help of an au pair

Mom working at home with her kids

July 10, 2023

Mother of two, Catherine Miller, explains how hosting an au pair has made it possible to manage the demands of work and family life so that everyone benefits, herself included.

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Multigenerational living with an au pair

Three generations in the kitchen together

April 28, 2023

Inviting an au pair into your home gives you the diversity of 3 generations living under one roof. Host mother Catherine Miller looks at the benefits of multigenerational living that au pairing delivers to everyone involved - parents, kids, and the au pair in the middle. 

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The Au Pair Podcast

Au Pair Podcast logo

April 18, 2023

In the "The Au Pair Podcast", Rebecca Chapman shares tips and insights about how to manage and make the most of an au pair stay - based on her ongoing au pair experience as a British au pair currently staying with a German family in Frankfurt.

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How expat families can benefit from hosting an au pair

Parents play with cardboard moving boxes with their kids

March 06, 2023

Many expat families choose to host an au pair as part of their childcare solution. Here expat mother and author Catherine Miller outlines the advantages that expat families get from having an au pair… 

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Five ways an au pair can improve your family dynamic

Family in the forest

December 13, 2022

What sort of impact will an au pair have on your family? Catherine Miller explains how hosting an au pair can enhance your day-to-day family interactions. 

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Having an au pair in a single-parent family - What's important?

Father holding his daughter

June 28, 2022

Katlyn Rainier writes about what an au pair can bring for a single-parent family from her perspective as a daughter who grew up with a single dad.

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Your coping strategies as a working parent

A mother copes with everyday stress - at the kitchen table with a child on her lap, looking at her laptop

May 31, 2022

The multiple roles we occupy as working parents are sometimes kind of crazy. How do you deal with a (too) busy life?

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Video: how to travel as an au pair

Travelling young woman looking at a bay

May 19, 2022

As an au pair, you will have right to have holidays and free time. During your time off, you will probably want to discover your new country. That's what Rosina did and she's come up with 5 pieces of advice on how to travel as an au pair. Enjoy the video and put into action her tips to save time and money!

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