How to Save Money as an Au Pair

When it comes to saving money, I go through periods where I save all my money followed by periods where I buy way too much stuff that I don’t need (mostly books). Here are some tips on how to save…

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Interview with Lisa // Au Pair Experiences

Another au pair, another interview. I’m really excited about this one because Lisa used to be au pair for the same family that I am with now! She was only here for a few months, but she still got to…

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How To Make Yourself Feel At Home

It can be scary to go to a foreign country and leave behind your family, friends, pets and all earthly possessions. You have to start all over, and while I just thought it was very exciting, I understand that it’s…

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When You Start to Forget your Native Language

It might sound weird, but after spending a year and a half in England, I find it easier to speak English than Dutch. Sometimes, when I’m talking to friends and family back home, I start a sentence in Dutch and…

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Holiday Gift Guide for your Host Family

It’s November which means that everyone in England is getting ready for Christmas. And Christmas means presents. Now, as an au pair, you’re not obligated to buy your host family anything. I like to, though, just to show them I love…

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Can You Put Au Pairing On Your Resume?

Most people become an au pair during a gap year. This means that they are putting off going to university for a year to move to a different country. Maybe you are not sure if this is a good move.…

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5 Differences between England and the Netherlands

Having grown up in the Netherlands, there were a lot of things that I considered normal. And then I moved to England, where they do things differently. I love those differences, and they are part of what I like so…

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How to Earn Extra Money as an Au Pair

Before I start talking about all the different ways you can earn extra money as an au pair, I want to make one thing clear: your priority should be with the host family and the kids. That’s your main job,…

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