Journal series – part 2: Prepare and start writing

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Now that you got yourself a journal (if you did not read our first post, find it here: The journal series – part 1 / Die Tagebuch-Serie – Teil 1), lets get started with filling it with your own story. Preparation of your journal Open either the first page of your journal or use the back of the cover page […]

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Summertime, heat, and kids in the car

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Finally! Summertime!!! Well some of you may have already realized that summertime also means no school and therefore adapted work-hours. In a previous post I gave you already some recommendations of what to do with kids during the summer (Summer ideas for kids from camps to workshops) and today I want to talk about a typical thing AuPairs do – […]

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Lebensmittel und Produkte – Gibt es in den USA…? Ergänzt Fehlende und Funde!

Lebensmittel und Produkte
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Häufig kommt die Frage auf welche Lebensmittel, Süßigkeiten und andere Produkte es in den USA gibt. Daher will ich das heute mal ein wenig beleuchten. Die USA sind jedoch nicht nur ein relativ kleiner Staat und daher kann es ganz schnell zu regionalen Unterschieden bei den Produkten und deren Verfügbarkeit kommen – dies ist schon daran zu erkennen, das es […]

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8 tips for future AuPairs in the USA

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Previous AuPairs (we like to be called Returnees) can often provide plenty of interesting thoughts, tips, and reminders for future AuPairs. Here are 8 tips for future AuPairs in the USA: Tip #1 – Don’t limit yourself to certain areas! Locations in California, Florida, or big cities like New York are always in high demand when I hear future AuPairs […]

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Communication with your host-family

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Communication with your host-family is a very important topic. Check out my 5 tips how to improve your communication with your host-family! Here is the video on our Youtube-Channel:  And here is the link to the Facebook-Post: Communication with your host-familyA quick video with 5 tips to communicate with your host-family! Post your own for future AuPairs!5 Tips die Kommunikation […]

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Summer ideas for kids from camps to workshops – free ideas available

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School is (almost) out and you are wondering what to do with your kids over the summer? Maybe you can dig them into the beach-sand like I did? If this is not an option, many websites offer summer ideas for kids. They are collecting ideas and I want to bring some together so you don’t have to search all over. […]

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Ideas to keep in touch with your family and new AuPair-friends

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So you are getting ready to leave your home country and become an AuPair in a different country. You are probably going through ups and downs of moods and feelings because you are going to leave your family and friends behind and you are going to meet lots of new people and live with a family that you hardly know. […]

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Feiertage und Festtage

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Bald schon ist Independence Day hier in den USA und daher ein guter Anlass einen Post ueber Feiertage und Festtage zu schreiben… Hier ein Post den ich vor einiger Zeit fuer das AIFS-Forum erstellt habe und fuer die Webseite ein wenig ueberarbeitet habe. =============================================== In den USA werden zehn Feiertage begangen. Im Vergleich zu Deutschland ist folgendes zu bemerken: Der […]

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Measurements for cooking

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I had a funny encounter in Walmart yesterday and I want to share it with you. I was looking for measuring cups which you can take quite literally in the United States. Whereas the Germans and most of the world measure in ml and l, the US uses a slightly different system of “cups” and oz. I will do a […]

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