How to Be an Awesome Au Pair Without Losing Your Mind

Today Emily, who is currently au pairing in Paris, is sharing how to be an awesome au pair without losing your sanity (easier said than done!). Taking care of young children is very hard and often frustrating work, but there are certainly tactics to make it easier. You unlock the front door with the kids … Read more

A Day in the Life of an American Au Pair in Australia

Today we’re hearing from Phoebe, an American travel blogger (and fellow Midwesterner!) who au paired in Sydney, Australia last year. Hearing about her experience in Australia made me green with envy- it sounds pretty glamorous! Read on to hear about what a day in the life of an American au pair in Australia is really … Read more

Au Pair Horror Stories: Why I Left My Host Family in Venice

Venice au pair

Today we’re kicking off my new series Au Pair Horror Stories by hearing from Scottish au pair, Karina. Karina, 24, decided to leave her host family in Venice after only 2.5 months. Karina’s story is a reminder that it’s important to know your rights as an au pair. As Karina’s experience shows, some families will … Read more

The 6 Best Host Countries for Canadian Au Pairs

Today we’re hearing from Canadian au pair Sara about the 6 best host countries for Canadian au pairs. As an American, I found this seriously interesting as we have such different visas and regulations than Canadians- I so wish we were eligible for the U.K.’s Youth Mobility Scheme, for example! . . . . . … Read more