Au Pairs Participate in U.S. Department of State Ocean Cleanup Campaign

Lead by three PROaupair staffers (Claire Traganos, area director South Bay/Peninsula; Jane Smith, area director, Greater San Francisco; and Steven Courtney, vice president of field operations) and done in partnership with the San Francisco chapter of Surfrider Foundation, 22 professional au pairs spent the morning collecting trash on San Francisco’s famous Baker Beach. The au

Dads say Parenting Is Just As Important to Their Identities as Moms

Pew Research recently shared 6 interesting facts about dads and the changing nature of the American family. Below are three of them:#3 – Dads see parenting as central to their identityAlmost just as many dads (57%) as moms (58%) say that parenting is “extremely important” to their identity.#6 – More dads as staying at home

Free, Downloadable Emojis Depict Range of Abilities

According to a recent article in Disability Scoop, Scope, a London-based disability advocacy group, has created a series of new emojis showing people with a range of abilities – all free to download and share. Many of the emojis highlight sports from the upcoming Paralympics, which starts on September 7th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.From

Catching up with our Denver Area Director Julie Stern

What’s Special about Denver?Do you like skiing? How about hiking? Maybe even rock climbing? Colorado really does have it all! Home to world-class ski resorts such as Breckenridge, Vail and Aspen are within 1-2 hours drive from Denver! Amazing hiking is everywhere! In Colorado Springs, there is the Garden of the Gods and the Cave

How to Investigate Your Child’s Special Needs File

Pro Publica investigative journalist T. Christan Miller recently wrote about the topic in his column The Dig, at the bequest of a mom with a child with special needs.He turned to Pro Publica’s education reporter, Heather Vogell, who shared advice for parents including: forging close relationships with classroom teachers and aides, keeping open lines of