Autumn Activities for Kids

Whether you're a professional au pair or a host parent, fall is a fantastic time of year to get out and play. Here are a few ideas to help you make the most of this season.Create an imaginary world with fallen leaves.Raking leaves and jumping in the pile is a classic autumnal activity and for

Professional Au Pairs Visit the Ronald McDonald House

Not only did our professional au pairs and their Area Director, Eva, enjoy the opportunity to give back- they had fun doing it by baking lemon bars and banana muffins! (From left: Area Director Eva, Professional au pairs Lisa, Monika, Stephanie and Kira.)Area Director Eva shares about their experience below. My wonderful professional au pairs and I just got done with our

Target Launches Clothing for Kids with Special Needs

Released as part of the Cat & Jack line (image above via Target), the clothing is unique in featuring heat transferred labels in lieu of tags, flat seams and one-dimensional graphic tees so that every item is soft and soothing on the skin.  Many of the items also have more room in the hips and a higher rise,

Advice for a Successful Year with Your Professional Au Pair

Below is a compilation of advice from our blogs where you'll hear from Area Directors, host moms, and professional au pairs. Let's all combine our knowledge and learn from one another!Area Director Emily in Northern California Set-up a routine time each week for both parents and the professional au pair to have a family meeting. It