Interview an Au Pair – Part 3

We continue our 3 part series on Au Pair’s for childcare. Before you start interviewing au pair’s, write down the must-have qualities and nice-to-have qualities that you are looking for. Your search criteria will be dependent on how many children you have and their ages. My criteria for one 5 year old is not the […]

Choosing an Au Pair for In-Home Childcare – Part 1


This is part 1 in a 3 part series on au pair’s. Before returning to work after giving birth to my daughter, I had to figure out what childcare option would be best for our family. I visited daycare’s in our area, looked at the possibility of hiring a nanny, and finally, I researched au […]

Ten Days, a Damaged Car, Multiple Lies, and One Next Step


After 21 months, our incredible first au pair (aupair 1) finished her time with us last week. Our new au pair arrived ten days ago and they had a one week overlap to transition. As I mentioned in Monday’s post we have been dealing with issues with our new au pair. Even in the best […]

New Mom in Charge

First off, I apologize that things have been quiet around here, but there’s a good reason! For those of you who do not know, Rebekah has decided to move on to other endeavors, so there’s a new¬†sheriff¬†mom in charge! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Viva, and I’m a single mom to Serena, […]

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