What to expect when you’re expecting…your first au pair

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

When you were preparing to bring your first child into your family, you probably spent months reading up on what to expect and what you should do to prepare your home, yourself and your family for your new arrival.  While there aren’t thousands of books devoted to the subject, it’s equally important […]


Back to school: tips for success

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

  It’s no secret that summer is a wonderful time for all; trips to the beach, family vacations, and lazy days by the pool. But by the end, chances are you are looking forward to sending the kids back to school. You’re not alone! With more defined schedules, you’ll actually […]


Au Pair Buzz: 5 tips to avoid ticks and Lyme disease this season

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

  5 tips to avoid ticks and Lyme disease this seasonPosted: 23 Jul 2013 10:26 AM PDT My baby girl loves being outside and there are amazing parks and paths near our house to explore. But, I’ve been hesitant to venture with her into the wilderness because of all of the […]


Unique au pair or nanny interview questions

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Posted: 04 May 2013 04:54 AM PDT If you have never interviewed a childcare provider, the responsibility can seem daunting. How do you determine if this nanny or au pair candidate, who looks good on paper, is going to be a good fit for your children, your family and your household? […]


Cultural Craft for Kids: Polish Easter eggs (Pysanska)

Thursday, 21 March 2013

To make this craft with your kids, download the Polish Easter egg (Pysanska) template from Cultural Care Au Pair at the bottom of this article. Pysanka are beautiful eggs decorated using a wax-resist method. They are traditional to the Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe including Poland. Most designs […]