Great Holiday Gift Ideas for your Professional Au Pair

If your professional au pair loves to try new things…For au pairs who are constantly trying new things, give the gift of experience. A couple of tickets to a local concert, comedy show, sporting event, or theatrical production make a great gift. Or, what about a class or series of classes in something she’s always

Learn about Your German Au Pair’s Holiday Traditions

Most of PROaupair’s professional au pairs are German, and will likely introduce you and your family to various German traditions throughout the year. Some of them will seem almost familiar to you – that’s because many of the American Christmas traditions we celebrate are modified versions of traditions that originated in Germany.St. Nicholas Day (Nikolaustag)St.

Submissions Now Being Accepted for Au Pair of the Year!

We are on the lookout for the professional au pair who embodies the spirit of cultural exchange and provides exceptional childcare. Last year’s winner, Robert Isemer, went on to win the international au pair Association’s Au Pair of the Year Award.Apex PROaupair will select one Professional Au Pair of the Year and two runners-up. Winners

American Christmas Traditions and Their Origins

Consider the strings of lights on Christmas trees – how did this tradition get started? According to an article in Smithsonian Magazine, the history of Christmas lights stemmed from the invention of the light bulb. One of Thomas Edison’s colleagues, Edward Hibberd Johnson, who was also an investor in the Edison Lamp Company, wanted to

Pediatric Nurse Grateful for Moments of Compassion, Endurance, Laughter and Hope

At PROaupair, the majority of our host families have children with special needs. For many of these families, these special needs require frequent doctor’s visits, hospital stays or ongoing therapy sessions. As we read this post, we saw – in the nurse’s stories – our host families and the children we serve. We also saw