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, […]


26 Ways to Reduce Homesickness

Saturday, 21 January 2017

As an Local Childcare Consultant one of the biggest questions I get is what if my au pair is homesick, what should I do?  The most common thing I tell them is get busy!  Find friends, volunteer, sign up for classes, get out in the community and explore.  This time […]


Some tips to prevent the winter spread of germs

Friday, 20 January 2017

Winter is one of those times of year when we are in the house a lot more than we should be!  The germs we share seem to build up rather than go away.  The endless runny noses, coughs, fevers, ear infections, etc. etc.  The best way to get through it […]