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Help! My au pair isn't a strong driver, what do I do?

Posted by Kim Wunderlich-Cady on Mar 29, 2017 10:46:26 AM

 

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Topics: Au Pairs, Host Family, Parenting, Childcare, Au Pair Foundation, Driver's License, Driving, Problem Solving, Expectations, Mediation

Baby talk - helping your baby develop through communication

Posted by Karen Higgs Faretta on Jan 24, 2017 10:26:16 AM

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Topics: Health and Wellness, Parenting, Family, Childcare, Enjoy the Moment

Au Pairs and Driving

Posted by Kim Wunderlich-Cady on Oct 6, 2016 8:25:00 AM

There are sections in the Host Family and Au Pair guides regarding driving but this blog post will provide a quick and easy reference that you may find very helpful.

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Topics: Au Pair Adventures in the USA, Au Pairs, Host Family, Rules, Childcare, Au Pair Foundation, Driver's License, Safety, Driving

Talk to your kids about bullying

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Sep 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Empowering Our Children, Education, Au Pairs, Host Family, Parenting, Childcare

Unique and useful gifts for expectant parents

Posted by Kim Wunderlich-Cady on Jul 17, 2016 7:00:00 AM

If someone you know is expecting a baby and you have the urge to gift them with something unique and truly useful instead of the standard 4-pack of receiving blankets or a squeaking giraffe, we’ve got some great ideas for you.

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Topics: Money, Au Pairs, Parenting, Family, Childcare, Affordable Child Care, Au Pair Foundation, Saving Money, Budget

Cultural exchange opportunities without leaving home

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Jul 5, 2016 9:03:57 AM

With the world feeling smaller and smaller every day, we can all benefit from opportunities for cultural exchange. Not all of us can afford to jet set around and see different countries first hand, though. However, there are some ways that we can experience some of the cultural exchange that traveling can bring without the money and inconvenience of travelling!

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Topics: Au Pair Adventures in the USA, Culture, American Culture, au pair, Au Pairs, Host Family, Parenting, Family, Childcare, Affordable Child Care, Au Pair Foundation, Saving Money, Exchange Students, World Culture, Community, Travel, Vacation

Vacation Childcare Solutions

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Jun 6, 2016 10:04:35 AM

Now that it’s summer, many of us are preparing to take our families on vacation. Vacation can be a really fun time for the whole family, but sometimes you may want to spend some time alone or with your spouse and will want and need childcare. It can be hard enough finding good childcare at home, how are you supposed to find it when you are away from home and don’t know anyone? Here are some ideas for solving your vacation childcare dilemmas.

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Topics: Holidays, Au Pairs, Family, Childcare, Affordable Child Care, Au Pair Foundation, Summer, Travel, Vacation

Sick Days

Posted by Ruth Janzen on May 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The past few weeks have been filled with bouts of sickness for our little family, and in the midst of caring for my husband and daughter as they each take their turn undergoing the not-so-fun rounds of flu, colds, etc., I found myself thinking about memories I have of being sick as a child, and all the that that entailed.

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Topics: Health and Wellness, Parenting, Family, Childcare, Enjoy the Moment

Beyond the beach: Alternative summer activities for kids

Posted by Katie Tastrom on May 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM

The summer can be a fun time for the family to spend time together. With the kids out of school and the long days, it is the perfect opportunity to play outside together. However, it is important to mix it up. While the beach and the playground are fun, there are other ways you can enjoy the outdoors with kids as well. Here are a couple ideas:

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Parenting, Family, Childcare, Summer, Community, Enjoy the Moment

Helping Children Choose Their Heroes

Posted by Kim Wunderlich-Cady on Apr 8, 2016 7:30:00 AM

I was fortunate this past weekend to meet one of my favorite celebrities, Nichelle Nichols.  My fellow sci-fi geeks know her better as Lt. Uhura of the Star Ship enterprise.

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Topics: Empowering Our Children, Teaching Kids Responsibility, Education, Au Pairs, Role Models, Parenting, Star Trek, Lt. Uhura, Nichelle Nichols, Family, Childcare, Celebrities, Heroes

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