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June 10, 2018

Happy summer for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere! I’ve just reached my eighth month living in Australia (minus one of travel back to the US), and more than half of the time felt like an endless summer! While I do thrive in the warmth of the sunshine, I have to...

April 15, 2018

Every au pair experience is a different one, but here’s a day in my life....

I typically start work at 7am every weekday morning. There are instances when I’m asked to begin earlier or later depending on a change in the family’s schedule. Communication is key, and I dis...

March 4, 2018

While I’ve fallen in love with the city of Sydney (as you may have read in my last post), I’ve had the opportunity to visit a couple of other parts of the beautiful country of Australia. Every au pair’s schedule is different and many make big travel plans for after the...

January 28, 2018

When I first arrived in Sydney I was lucky enough to have my host family’s previous au pair to show me around the city. I arrived on a Friday so I had the entire weekend to explore. The previous au pair had a friend who had reached the end of her au pair experience, so...

December 16, 2017

Australia, beautiful Australia — it’s a country that I always dreamed of visiting for as long as I knew it existed. Gorgeous beaches on the Travel Channel, incredible wildlife and desert life on the Discovery Channel, and tanned surfers on magazine centerfolds excited...

November 18, 2017

I know we're excited to give thanks this Thursday, but did you know that Australians are too?!

The residents of a small territory of Australia called Norfolk Island love Thanksgiving just as much as we do and claim that it's one of the biggest holidays celebrated on Nor...

October 19, 2017

1) Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone

The quote "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone" rings true.

While growing up you are surrounded by familiar people and places such as your friends, family, and neighborhood. You fall into a routine and become comfortable in t...

October 17, 2017

Ah, the beautiful and majestic Queenstown, New Zealand!

After spending two months working and traveling in Sydney, Australia, My friend and I took the chance to spend a week in New Zealand, our first stop being Queenstown, which is located on the South Island and is fai...