What is an Au Pair?

Since I’ve been more actively promoting this blog, a couple of people on Facebook asked me what an au pair is. And it never actually occurred to me that people might not know what this job entails. Now, people with…

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Duties and Responsibilities of Au Pairs

Au pairs have certain duties and responsibilities, and they should all be written down in a contract between you and your host family. Your primary task will, of course, be to take care of the children. The family can also…

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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 favourite city in England that…

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4 Tips For Less Back To School Stress

The first day back to school for the kids is the day when you’re life as an au pair starts to get a little easier. You just have to survive that first day. I did it last year and wasn’t…

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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, and the weather forecast didn’t…

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Interview with Lucia // Au Pair Experience

Lucia is twenty-five years old and decided to move to England as an au pair after she was in a car accident that caused her to be bedridden for a couple of weeks. She decided that she wanted to experience…

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On Holiday in North Yorkshire

“Cold and damp, that’s how the southerners see the North.” – Game of Thrones Cold and damp. That’s the best way to describe how I felt camping in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. During the day, the weather was great, but temperatures…

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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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