7 Tips for Living with a Host Family

It can be challenging to live with a family that you’re not related to. Every family has its quirks, and you have to get used to those. So, here are eight tips that will help you survive while living with a…

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Challenges New Au Pairs Face

Being an au pair is pretty amazing but, like any job, it has its ups and downs. These are some of the challenges au pairs face when they first start doing this job. Adjusting to a new environment When you…

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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 gifts for my host family.…

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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 was I going to sell…

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Reasons For Not Becoming an Au Pair

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 also know that being an…

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Interview with Kaitlyn // Au Pair Experiences

About six months ago, I did a post about the experience of another au pair in Aldershot, and I want to continue that. I am going to be interviewing au pairs in Aldershot and London (and in other places if…

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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 and they are a huge…

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English Habits I’ve Picked Up Over the Past Year

I never really thought English culture was that different from the Netherlands. But, after a year in England, I have noticed a couple of different ones, and I have also picked up a couple of habits that are definitely not…

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