So, I recently did the APIA Instagram takeover. I covered this topic on there, but I wanted to put these words in a document and blog because I’m sure it will get lost in the swarm of amazing photos that is on the Instagram. And this list is just WAY TO GOOD to get lost in the swarm of photos.
Au Pair in America Bloggers
Introducing our latest addition to the Au Pair in America blogger team – Isabella from Brazil!
“A couple of months ago, I started my au pair adventure. And each day, I’m feeling more and more sure that I made the right choice.”
As an au pair you get the chance to travel and see different places. And you might even get the chance to travel with your host family! A host family doesn’t need to bring you with them on their vacation. They could travel without their au pair. During that time, the au pair is off and can stay at home relax or travel somewhere else! I was fortunate enough and my host family took me on their trips. In this blog, I will tell you guys about two of my trips with my host family, and I will give you some advice when traveling with your host family.
“I’m not sure if I want a stay-at-home-mom, I’m afraid that she will look over my shoulder and that I don’t get along with her!” These were my thoughts in the beginning of my application process, before I even had one interview. I think that this a common prejudice and in some cases it can be true. But I also believe that if you choose your family wisely and talk to the family about any concerns you have, it will turn out good for you.
Hey guys… During the baseball season my family needs me a lot on the weekends so I try to use my free weekend as best as possible. Last weekend I went on a trip to New Orleans with two of my closest friends here…
Hi again! I feel like you all got to know me a bit better in my last blog post, both in terms of myself but also my host family. I’m so excited for my life in Boston to begin! But before my departure, I have quite a lot of stuff to do! Some, I have already ticked off of my list, but I thought that in this blog post, I could share one of the bigger things on my to do list; namely my appointment at the American Embassy here in Sweden for my J-1 visa.
Many of you have followed along my journey over the last year or so. And the time has come that my au pair experience is over. It’s a bitter-sweet feeling. On one hand, I’m excited to start my new chapter as a married woman and begin my new life, yet on the other hand it’s the end of an era…
I have been very busy with travelling, thinking about extending and if not what to do next and, of course, I am still au-pairing 5-6 days a week… Besides all that, I also had a little bit of a writers block and I had no idea what to write about. I was procrastinating, but I am hoping to make it up to you by sharing all of my travel tips with you!
Many au pairs simply have to drive their kids to after-school-activities. But this is not the case for me this year… Even if we don’t have any activities planned, our days are packed!
New blogger alert! We’re beyond excited to finally introduce to you: Minna, our first ever Swedish Au Pair in America blogger. Minna will be heading to the states in July of this year – so you will be able to follow her journey from day one, including her last final weeks back home in Sweden. Ready or not – here she comes!