Monthly Archives: May 2015

Memorial Day Holiday

Memorial Day 2015Memorial Day was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states then others followed. It is now celebrated nationwide each year on the last Monday in May. On Memorial Day weekend people visit cemeteries to honor those who have died in military service, placing flowers and American flags on graves and in parks. This holiday weekend is also known for family gatherings, trips to the beach and participation in parades. For many Americans memorial Day also marks the beginning of summer. Families enjoy picnics or barbecues and open the swimming pool for the summer season. Typical Memorial Day food includes hamburgers, fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, grilled meats and all sorts of pies.

Memorial Day kidsChildren can be a part of Memorial Day too. Here are some links to children’s activities:


Fifty-two Au Pairs Enjoy an America favorite ~ An Oriole Baseball Game in Baltimore

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On May 16, 2015, au pairs from the Baltimore, Columbia and Annapolis clusters came together to see the Orioles play baseball at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Stadium in downtown Baltimore. In total 52 au pairs came out to enjoy the day and to experience one of America’s favorite forms of entertainment!  So many countries from around the globe were represented we lost track.  While the sun was shining and the weather was very hot the Orioles pulled off a win against the Los Angeles Angels!

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Piney Orchard Street Festival May 16th 11AM to 6PM

Piney Orchard Street Festival 2015Interested in learning more about hosting an au pair in your home. Come visit my table at the Piney Orchard Street Festival. I will be located in the parking lot of the Community Center (not on the main street because this festival has grown so much in recent years!) where there will be lots of kid friendly vendors. I will also have au pairs on hand to help answer any of your questions. Great family fun event with lots of live music, food and even pony rides!