“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – PLATO A happy new DECADE to all of you! A new decade, can you believe that? I was pondering a lot this month on how we gain so much motivation every new year to get us to our future, we rush through our thoughts … Continue reading JANUARY, 2020
“How wild it was, to let it be.” – Cheryl Strayed. Ever since I was a little girl, books have always been my favorite thing. When you read as frequently as I do, once in a few dozen books you find one that alters your reality. It changes your views and you find yourself struggling … Continue reading W I L D
“…the skyline is etched in my veins You can never put that out, no matter how hard it rains…” – Macklemore/ The Town We met under dark skies, her skyline illuminating my path. She was a mystery and I was born curious. I found myself desperate to know her secrets, the treasures she’s hiding between … Continue reading SEATTLE.
Living in a new country is an exciting adventure for new au pairs but the first few weeks of excitement slowly fades while you try to find your daily rhythm. Some may find they get homesick very early in the program, it either goes away gradually or it may become stronger. In the midst of … Continue reading Overcoming homesickness and culture shock
I dread packing for any trip and packing for a year abroad brings a stress I desperately did not need. It’s hard to think of what you may or may not need with all of the excitement going on and there’s no doubt you’re going to pack things that will never be of use. Keeping … Continue reading PACKING for your year abroad: what stays and what goes?
After you have completed your application, it will be reviewed by the staff of your agency and once approved you will be put online so that potential host families may look at your profile. When, after viewing your profile, a family thinks you will be a good fit for them they will request an interview … Continue reading Choosing the right host family
Once you have officially made the decision to become an au pair, have understood the requirements and have chosen an agency, you will begin your application. The application can be lengthy and you must use your time efficiently. Aside from filling in an application that will be published online for potential host families to find … Continue reading Beginning Your Aupair Application
As with any job, there are requirements you must fulfill before you get the job. This is the same with being an au pair, you can’t JUST BECOME AN AU PAIR. There are age requirements and restrictions, as well as a minimum amount of childcare hours. Depending on the agency you choose, some requirements might … Continue reading Au pair requirements & choosing an agency