Back to School – a little behind schedule

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Back to school came way to soon this year for some reason – well maybe it does every year!  Summer just is not long enough for most of us.  I think there might be some that would disagree, usually childcare givers that have school age kids in their care!  The […]


Day Care Crisis in Minnesota is a Statewide Problem

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

If you are a parent in Minnesota, and you are looking for child care that is affordable, you may be noticing that it is harder and harder to find!  Over 3000 home day cares have closed in the last 7 years leaving less than 8000 in the state.  Along with […]


I’m From Minnesota Video!

Monday, 3 September 2018

This is a must watch for anyone who does not understand the wonderful state we live in.  Share with potential au pairs – they probably don’t realize that we have more shoreline than California!


Four Reasons to Host An Au Pair

Friday, 20 July 2018

Read here the recent Cultural Care Blog about hosting an au pair:  


Vacations – Au Pair, Family, Work?? Help!

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Another area I get asked about frequently is vacations!  What is considered vacation, what is not.  How does it work when the au pair travels with the family?  Here is an attempt to clear up any confusions and give you the U.S. State Department view on family and au pair […]