How an Au Pair Can Help With Your New Year’s Resolution

New year, new you! Well, at least that’s what I told myself just over a week ago. Now that we are in the second week of January, New Year’s Resolutions are starting to become a pain instead of a refreshing awakening. It’s time to bring in reinforcements. Mine is a cross stitch I created of [...]

How an Au Pair Can Help With Your New Year’s Resolution 2018-01-08T10:01:00+00:00

Au Pair’s Expectations of Their Host Family in Canada

An Au Pair (AP) comes to Canada to live-in because they have an interest in childcare AND they want to learn the Canadian way of living. In order to do that, they have certain expectations of their host family to make their experience in Canada special and rewarding. Here are some of those expectations: Show [...]

Au Pair’s Expectations of Their Host Family in Canada 2017-11-22T10:27:53+00:00

How an Au Pair Will Save You Time

Recently I went to a meeting with local entrepreneurs to collaborate on our business ventures, personal journeys and to provide a space of encouragement. There were people from all backgrounds, ages and businesses. A constant through the conversations was finding time. One person even expressed their struggle with expanding their business because of coordinating child [...]

How an Au Pair Will Save You Time 2017-10-14T15:08:06+00:00

Self-Reg and the Three R’s

This is the third blog post in our series on Self-Reg. Our first blog post explained what self-regulation and stress is, and how caregivers can help children with managing their stress. Our second blog post was about self-regulation and the Interbrain (the communication channel between a caregiver and a child). Now we want to provide [...]

Self-Reg and the Three R’s 2017-08-29T14:11:59+00:00

The Rising Costs of Daycare and How That Compares to an Au Pair

An article was recently released by Jaqueline Hansen, of CBC, who reported on the rising costs of child care in Canada; specifically, the rising costs of daycare across Canada. Her report, based on a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, displayed how much Canadians actually spend on child care. The results were both [...]

The Rising Costs of Daycare and How That Compares to an Au Pair 2017-06-06T10:11:40+00:00

Celebrating Canada’s Winter Holidays With Your Au Pair

It’s that time of year again where temperatures go down and twinkle lights go up. This is a special time of year for many families to celebrate important traditions and a great opportunity to share new experiences with your Au Pair. This may be your Au Pair’s first time spending the holidays in North America, [...]

Celebrating Canada’s Winter Holidays With Your Au Pair 2016-12-07T12:42:30+00:00