Last Minute Gift Ideas For Your Host Family

The holidays are just around the corner and there are some people (stop looking at me!) who hold out on gift buying until the very last minute. Fear not procrastinators, for I am here to help you with gift ideas you can make/buy for your host family on a budget! 1. Picture book If you [...]

Last Minute Gift Ideas For Your Host Family2018-12-17T11:43:04+00:00

Top 7 Way to Deal with Your Au Pair’s Homesickness During Holidays

Between holiday prep, party and post-celebration naps, your Au Pair’s emotions about the holidays may get lost somewhere between the first day of advent and New Year’s Eve. Part of the reason your Au Pair came to Canada was to live the life of a Canadian. That means learning how to manoeuvre around Costco without [...]

Top 7 Way to Deal with Your Au Pair’s Homesickness During Holidays2017-12-05T13:21:09+00:00

How an Au Pair Can Save You Time This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a time of joy, gathering and delicious food. For about 6 hours, in total. The rest of the time is planning, cooking, and finding new spots for your Elf on a Shelf! Having an Au Pair around to provide an extra set of hands can save you time and help keep [...]

How an Au Pair Can Save You Time This Holiday Season2017-12-01T15:32:07+00:00

My Favourite Canadian Holiday Traditions

When I was an Au Pair, I decided to stay in Europe for the holiday season to travel around instead of returning to Canada to be with my family. As magical as it was listening to Mozart’s music in Vienna, there were a few traditions that I truly missed while being away. Since I grew [...]

My Favourite Canadian Holiday Traditions2017-02-17T10:11:48+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 Pair2016-12-07T12:42:30+00:00