Monthly Archives: August 2013

September 2, Labor Day

September 2 -Labor Day – Labor Day is the first
Monday in September and was first celebrated in the United States on September
5, 1882 as a trade union holiday.  Now
Labor Day is seen as the end of summer and the beginning of school for many
students. The day is often celebrated with picnics, sporting events and

Surprise your friends and family this year with some interesting Labor Day facts and trivia that you may have not known before.

The first Labor Day Parade held in the U.S. was on September 5, 1882, in New York City. The first week in September was  chosen by workers because it was in the middle of Independence Day and Thanksgiving.

The first Monday of every September was designated as a national holiday by a law signed by President Grover Cleveland. The national holiday has been celebrated in the U.S. and Canada since 1894.

In European countries and China, workers celebrate May Day on the first day in May to celebrate workers and labor unions.

Here’s wishing all host families and au pairs a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend 2013!


Back to School Tips

Back to SchoolBack to School Tips  ~ It the time of year where the schedule changes and the lazy days of summer come to an end.  This can mean changes to the au pair’s schedule.  It’s a good idea that host host parents and au pairs have a discussion about any changes including new school schedules, after school activities and homework expectations.  You can help protect your children from the most frequent kinds of school-related injuries by following these practical, proven tips. according to the National SAFE KIDS Campaign by clicking on this link.

Au Pairs take in an Oriole's Baseball Game in Baltimore

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On Sunday, August 18th, the Annapolis and Baltimore clusters of Au Pair in America got together to see the Baltimore Orioles play against the Colorado Rockies.  They won!!!  A wonderful experience to see a true American sport at Camden Yards.  For some girls this was their first baseball game in the United States.