Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving can be traced back to 1863 when Lincoln became the first president to proclaim Thanksgiving Day. The holiday has been a fixture of late November ever since.  The Pilgrims who sailed to this country aboard the Mayflower were originally members of the English Separatist Church.  They had earlier fled their home in England and Read More

Visiting Tulane University Campus

Tulane University, established in 1834 and to this day one of the most well-regarded and prestigious universities in the country, is a favorite places to visit for au pairs interested in life in the States and educational opportunities here. A long walk across the campus took au pairs past the Gibson Hall and quad down Read More

Ghosts in the Oaks

Au pairs enjoyed volunteering at Ghost in the Oaks event in City Park. They had fun helping kids at the arts and crafts table, handing out trick-or-treat candy and watching little monsters, princesses and pirates scream their heads off while going down the slides and on merry-go-rounds. Night of Fright Monsters, stalking through the night, Read More

Host Family International Day in City Park

Host families, children and au pairs gathered for our annual picnic and Host Family International Day in City Park this past Sunday. Great company, delicious food and beautiful weather made the event especially successful. While the parents enjoyed conversation, the children exercised their creativity at the crafts table, tried to eat a bagel off a Read More

At Lakeside Shopping Center on Labor Day Weekend

The start of school year coincides with the arrival of many new au pairs who join their host families just in time to help with childcare, driving, schoolwork, sports and playground activities. For au pairs getting to know all the new friends is exciting, especially when combined with a bit of shopping (and bargain hunting) Read More

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day to all hard working au pairs! Labor Day is a legal holiday in the USA, celebrated on the first Monday of September. It was established in 1882 to provide working people with a guaranteed free day for rest and enjoyment. Most Americans celebrate Labor Day by having picnics, parades, and cookout. Many Read More

Au Pairs Participate in Color Run

Following the example of thousands upon thousands of participants across the globe, several au pairs in our cluster took part in the Color Run in City Park, New Orleans on August 26th. The Color Run is an event series and five kilometers paint race that takes place in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Read More

Back to School Check List

Many children in our cluster have already started school and the rest will start it shortly. To ease the transition, it’s important for host parents and au pairs to discuss changes in schedules, duties, and routines. You may want to review the following: Au pair’s schedule The children’s schedule, including school and extracurricular activities Breakfast Read More