January 20, 2017

Today PROaupair announced the winner of its 2017 Au Pair of the Year competition. PROaupair host families nominated their professional au pairs by submitting a short essay sharing why they thought their au pair should be the Au Pair of the Year. As with previous years, one winner and two runners-up were selected from among the many submissions. [...] Read More »

January 18, 2017

This Sunday, January 22, 2017, professional au pair Johanna Dittmar will perform with the Oakland Civic Orchestra, a community orchestra and established East Bay institution comprised of more than 50 adult musicians who gather to share in the joy and magic of music-making, offering free concerts to the local community. [...] Read More »

January 13, 2017

There is no quicker way to realize you don’t know much about a particular tradition or superstition than to have someone from another country – like your professional au pair – ask you to explain it to her. Case in point: Friday the 13th. [...] Read More »

January 12, 2017

Study after study shares the long-term benefits of exercise for both adults and children – treating everything from depression and low self esteem to back pain and stress. Over the last several years, a number of studies – focusing on everything from yoga to “cybercyling” – have shown the benefits that regular exercise has for children with special needs. [...] Read More »

January 10, 2017

For some American families, particularly those that are monolingual, hiring an au pair might seem daunting. All au pairs are foreign nationals, which means they will speak English as a second (or sometimes third) language. If you don’t speak another language, or if you’ve never communicated regularly with someone who isn’t a native English speaker, you might wonder if you’ll be able to understand your au pair and vice versa. [...] Read More »