Au Pair Tips

These are common issues/concerns that some au pairs have and suggestions on how to avoid them.

5 Ways to Improve Your English and Cultural Experience

September 14, 2014 Make friends with au pairs from other countries. You will be forced to speak English together and you will have the side benefit of learning about their cultures. We even have a few native  English-speaking au pairs in our cluster. In addition to being really cool ladies, speaking with them would be a Read More

Lunchbox Pet Peeves Solutions

September 9, 2014 PET PEEVE #1:“I can’t stand soupy yogurt and warm drinks.” SOLUTIONS Use a frozen juice box to keep yogurt and other foods cold by wrapping the two containers together with a piece of aluminum foil. The night before, fill a freezable drink container halfway with the beverage (noncarbonated) you plan to pack. Read More

American Football Season Starts this Month!

September 6, 2014 This month is the start of the American Football Season.  The college games are on Saturdays and the professional games are on Sundays.  This is a great time of year to gather with family and friends to watch the games and cheer on your favorite teams.  It may seem confusing BUT the Read More

Safety Tips Traveling To and From School

September 3, 2014 The new school year is right around the corner.  Review these safety tips to ensure your kids safety to and from school. School Bus If your child’s school bus has lap/shoulder seat belts, make sure your child uses one at all times when in the bus. If your child’s school bus does Read More

Back to School Safety Tips

September 2, 2014 Here are a few tips for a great start to the new school year: Proper Backpack Use Remember to have your kids always use both shoulder straps on their backpack. Carrying their backpack by using only a single shoulder strap can strain muscles. Riding a Bus Protect your kids from unsafe areas Read More

Au Pairs and Host Families schedules change in Summer!

June 13, 2014 Au Pairs and Host Families schedules change in Summer! It is important to have a meeting to review schedule changes for the summer .  Kids don’t have school, but they still have busy schedules.  There is often even more driving for the au pairs during summer, taking the kids to day camp, Read More

Seasonal Allergy Treatments for Children

April 21, 2014 Millions of people suffer from allergies every spring, including many children. In fact, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about 40 percent of children in the United States suffer from allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever. Hay fever is triggered by breathing in allergens, like pollen, commonly Read More