Starting out with your au pair
You’ve chosen your agency and matched with your au pair. These posts are for au pairs and host families who are just starting out.
Here is help with pre-arrival and first day, first week, and first month tips to make onboarding your au pair go smoothly.
If you’re a host family or thinking of being a host family, consider joining the My Au Pair and Me Facebook group. (No au pairs or coordinators, please.) We’re your tribe and place to ask questions.
Host Parent Interview With Lisa Sanabria
This blog post is part of the host parent interview series where we get to know other families who are hosting au pairs. Every family is different and we like to represent a variety of views. We’d love it if you’d consider being a guest on our blog. Message us on...
Practical Guide to Au Pair Welcome Baskets
Hi, Abbie and Maddie here. We’re all about keeping it real. Some people are super-artsy and create Pinterest- and Instagram-worthy au pair welcome baskets. (If you’re one of those people, more power to you!) For the rest of us, it’s possible to create a nice, simple...
Host Parent Interview With Jenny Coleman
This blog is part of the host parent interview series where we get to know other families who are hosting au pairs. Every family is different and we like to represent the variety of views. We’d love it if you’d consider being a guest on our blog. Message us on...
Host Parent Interview with the Jones Family
Today we interview the Jones family. They tell us about life during the COVID-19 quarantine and adventures with their three French au pairs.
Should I Pay for That? A Guide to Au Pair Expenses
Who pays for what can get a little complicated. This guide outlines who is typically responsible for common au pair expenses.
Interview with host parent Carrie
We sat down with host parent Carrie M to find out more from other host parents like her what her experiences have been with her au pairs, her experiences with rematching, and her advice to other host families.
3 Tips to Help Your Au Pair Pass the Driver’s License Test
In the USA most au pair host parents need an au pair who can drive. We have 3 tips to make the au pair driver’s license process a little easier.
How to Get Your Au Pair’s Social Security Number
The social security office isn’t a regular visit for most Americans. So helping your au pair get her or his social security number SSN can be intimidating.
3 Tips for Controlling Au Pair Cell Phone Expenses
Because your au pair needs to call you in case of an emergency, you need to provide a cell phone and pay for a basic plan. But cell phones can be expensive. The cost of the phone, the accessories, and the usage plan really add up. There are a few ways to keep these costs in check. These are my tips for controlling cell phone expenses for your au pair.