Ground Hog Day Projects

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 Here’s a link with some fun projects to do that explain this holiday and how shadows work.  Celebrating the Ground Hog and his shadow is an American Holiday!  Crazy!  There is also a movie about it called Ground Hog Day.      


Tips for frostbite

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Here are some tips from the Mayo Clinic for frostbite prevention.  encourage au pairs to keep an eye out for these when playing outdoors. Limit time you’re outdoors in cold, wet or windy weather.Pay attention to weather forecasts and wind chill readings. In very cold, windy weather, exposed skin can […]


Winter driving safety for Au Pairs

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Here are some winter driving safety tips from AAA.  I hope these help spark conversation.  Remember that we do get black ice here in Virginia.  Some au pairs, especially those from South American, might not be familiar with this. Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest […]


Holidays away from home for Au Pairs

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Remember that this may be first time that your au pair has been away from home for the holidays.  Ask about their family traditions.  Include the au pair’s traditional foods in your holiday meals.  this is a wonderful time for sharing and caring.


Au Pair Thanksgiving

Friday, 18 November 2016

It is always exciting to experience holidays in another culture.  Remember that this is a first Thanksgiving for our au pairs.  Explain the national history and your own family’s history.  Share recipes and remember to explain American football!