Day in the Life of an Au Pair

Every au pair has a different schedule. It all depends on how old your host kids are, whether or not they go to school, if you have a parttime job to make some extra money…

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How To Deal With Homesickness

“I felt a pang — a strange and inexplicable pang that I had never felt before.” – Alan Bradley Moving abroad is really scary. You’re alone in a new place where you don’t know anyone.…

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Bath // Travel With Me

“Oh, who can ever be tired of Bath?” – Jane Austen As I’m writing the beginning of this blog post, I’m sitting in a Starbucks in Bath. And I feel fantastic. This city might just be my…

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Escape to the Mountains – Peak District

As I said in my travel diary of North Yorkshire, I came to the Peak District a day early. And I left four days early. I wasn’t in a great mood when I got there,…

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How do you live with a host family?

It can be really hard to live with a family that you’re not related to. Every family has their own way of doing things (and annoying little habits. You have to get used to those.…

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Camping in Penzance

When I first told people I was going to go camping, they all looked at me in complete shock. And I get why. I’ve never really been one for sleeping in a tent. I did…

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What challenges do new au pairs face?

I love being an au pair. Even in the beginning, when a lot of au pairs have some issues, I enjoyed every single minute. But, like any job, being au pairs does have its ups…

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Gift Ideas for Your New Host Family

Last year around this time, I was already getting stuff together for my Au Pair year (even though I didn’t actually move to England until the end of August). Part of that was finding suitable…

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What To Ask Potential Families In An Interview

The dreaded Skype-call. Every au pair has to do it. And I can still remember how nervous I was for all of them. I’m already awkward enough on the phone with people I know. How…

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Why being an au pair might not be for you…

I think we all know by now that I am pro au pair. I’ve had an amazing experience with my family in England and am so grateful to have them in my life. But I…

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Why Being an Au Pair is Awesome

I’ve been posting on this blog for almost a year now, and I think it’s pretty clear that I love being an au pair. I’ll say once again that I’m extremely lucky with my host family…

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