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An Au Pair can become mom’s built-in best friend and a big sister to the kids, which of course also makes dad happy. This unique friendship and daily childcare also keeps busy families all on the same page.

“Our Au Pairs feel like an older sister rather than another parent,” said Host Dad Joe Budelli from California.

Author: Go Au Pair

Thanksgiving is an important American holiday that au pairs love to celebrate with their host families.  The Suffolk County cluster of Au Pair in America took the time to express what they were grateful for this Thanksgiving. Here is a sampling of what they said:

Host Families are grateful to their au pairs because:

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Au Pairs living with American host families in Redding, Ridgefield and Brookfield, CT participated in the Women's Center of Greater Danbury 4K Safe Walk on September 30th.

The team consisting of au pairs from Germany, France and Thailand along with their local counselor was sponsored by Au Pair in America. 

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Growing up, Macion Chagas from Sao Paul Brazil dreamt of the day he could travel the world; now as a young adult, Macion is living his dreams. Macion spent this past year living with a host family caring for two young children in New Jersey and he describes his experience here in the United States as one-of-a-kind. 

Macion’s Brazilian culture and the American culture he has come to know here in the United States are so different that a big part of the cultural immersion process has included learning a new language, social skills and everyday routines.

Author: Go Au Pair

This summer, Katrina and John Ohl and their two daughters, Kristina and Liana, hosted an au pair reunion like none other in Munich, Germany.  Since 1995, the Ohl family has hosted 17 Cultural Care au pairs – most from Germany or Austria, and one from Poland. Host mother Katrina explained that just as she grew up bi-lingual, “We wanted our children to have the experience of cultura

When Annika Ritter traveled to Westport, CT as an au pair in August of 2010 she was full of hesitation and uncertainly about this place where she would be living and working for at least the next year. She knew through Wikipedia that it’s a wealthy town with expensive homes and shops; but her online research could never tell her about the wonderful people she would meet, the ways in which she would integrate into the community, and how, after two years with her host family in Westport, it would become her home away from home.

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