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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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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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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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“Super Mom” I am not

Welcoming a new member to your family and putting your best foot forward requires planning. Get insight into the first three days orienting my new au pair to my family, community and home. Continue reading

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