Category Archives: Cultural Exchange Experiences

12 Commitments for a New Year

It’s New Year’s Day when everyone makes their annual resolution and like many I am thinking about what goals I would like to achieve in 2011. I am writing them here in hope that commiting them to virtual paper will … Continue reading

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Cultural Exchanges are Lifelong Experiences

My Swedish tour guides 2010 (L to R) Former au pairs: Lisa (2008), Emelie (2006), Maria (2005) and Malin (2007). After nine years of participating in a cultural exchange and childcare program through Cultural Care Au Pair and hosting au pairs … Continue reading

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Swedish Deliciousness – potato salad without the fuss and mess of mayonnaise!

A wonderful summer salad perfect for any BBQ. I call it Swedish Deliciousness but you can call it potato salad without the fuss and mess of mayonnaise. Continue reading

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Summer on the Water: A Cultural Experience!

Enjoying a summer sail in New England and introducing our German au pair to a family passion is all part of the cultural exchange process. Continue reading

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A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…..

Tips for managing through sickness. Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips for Welcoming Your Au Pair

Helping someone new adjust requires having a plan. Here are 10 tips we use when welcoming a new au pair to our home, family and community. Continue reading

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According to kids…..sharing is caring. Even germs!

There are cultural differences when it comes to hygiene. My au pair learned why Americans obsess about washing hands during her week at the au pair training school. Continue reading

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