Nanny (or Au Pair) vs Day Care?

Friday, 10 March 2017

There are various advantages and disadvantages to all types of child care. The options are many but not all fit with the needs of a child or family.  I came across this article balancing the perspective of a nanny vs a day care. Although it does not include the option […]


Welcome to Minnesota Serena!

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Serena arrived last week from Italy and we are excited to have her join our local au pair group as she begins her year with her host family.  Serena will be taking care of two kids in Elk River, MN!  Serena enjoys rollerblading, hiking, camping, and drawing.  She hopes to […]


Free Tax Help for ESL filers

Monday, 23 January 2017

It’s that time of year again, time to start preparing for that tax season.  All au pairs are required to file a tax return, regardless of if they owe or not.  You should also plan to pay what you owe so that you don’t pay any penalties.  The date that […]


The holidays are over, now what?

Sunday, 22 January 2017

For those that know me, I am a mom that is watching her kids grow up and no longer need me like they did when they were little.  The time seems to be going by like lightening.  I remember the days of them being so needy- feed me, change me, […]