Welcome to our cluster Noelin!!!

It is almost summer dear people and we have a bunch of au pairs join our cluster soon. Thats exciting! Let me welcome to our first au pair from Uganda Noelin, she is 25 years old. Learning more about our new members helps us to find things in common with them, so we did interview them and they in a friendly way helped to know more about them:

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  1. Let me ask you, Why do you want to be an Au Pair? well, I want to be an aupair because l want to live different American tradition such as thanksgiving and Halloween. I can’t forget to mention that spending time with kids is one of my passions , so living in the US and watch kids motivate me to be a great au pair. 
  2. What are your hobbies and interests? My hobbies are swimming ,watching movies, singing and listening to music, as well as travelling and spending time with my friends.
  3. What was the best event/happening during last month? Last month I went to restaurant exhibition where l tasted different kinds of food from the best restaurants around Kampala. That sounds tasty!!!
  4. What three adjectives best describe you?I am a friendly, respectful and honest person.
  5. What place would you like to visit? I would like to go to Hawaii.58579382_601953160311131_518612885765619712_n
  6. What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?I usually on Saturdays l like to go out with my friends.
  7. What was the best complement you have ever received? My best complement is when my friend Angella told that shows grateful to God for meeting me.
  8. What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at?I consider myself as a friendly person.

Thank you so much for your time Noelin! From the bottom of our hearts we wish you the best. Once again welcome to our cluster!

 

 

Congrats to local Au Pair Mariia who is a runner-up of Love My Au Pair Contest!

Our warmest congratulations to Ukrainian Au Pair Mariia Belous and her Host Family- the Gerzon family! They became the runner up of 2018 Love My Au Pair contest with Go Au Pair and won Amazon gift cards, ❤

Mariia, Au Pair from Ukraine, is a local Au Pair who lives in Bucks County.  She came to the US 20 months ago and became a part of the Gerzon family –  single mom with two adorable girls. Alla, the host mom said “Mariia has made our lives richer, easier and more fun and this is why she deserves to get the best au pair award! As the 2nd year of Mariia being with us draws to a close, I’m saddened to think about how my girls will miss her when she leaves.Maria Au Pair from Bucks County We have formed an incredible bond with Mariia that will stay with us for a lifetime.My children, although they are adorable, are not the easiest to take care of because they are so close in age and often “team up against you”. Maria from UkraineMariella is such a picky eater, and Mariia has the patience to make sure Mariella eats a proper meal with enough variety. With Mariia’s help, Mariella grew so much since her arrival because Mariia insists on proper nutrition. I really have to thank Mariia for that because Mariella has always been the smallest in her class, but now she is catching up to the other kids.Au Pair Bucks County PA

 

Mariia also keeps my kids entertained without depending on the TV for entertainment. Some of the things she does to entertain the kids are dance parties, karaoke concerts, and dress up games! She will make up imaginary games and stories. She also does arts and crafts with them, and makes sure they create artwork to give as gifts to me and our relatives. She has organized playdates with local kids and visited a local police station to meet a policeman! Maria au pair from Ukraine

However, it is not all fun and games with Mariia, as she also helps my daughter do homework as well as her Kumon work. With Mariia’s help, Mariella learned to read and does math problems like a pro (for a 1st grader). She taught my kids responsibility like cleaning up after themselves after dinner and an important life lessons like “eat your food before having dessert”, or “homework/work before playtime”.Au Pair from Ukraine

I love to travel, and with Maria by my side, I have been able to take my family on vacations without too much stress for me. Some of my favorite memories with Mariia and my girls was when we went on family vacations together. We have travelled a lot including going to Florida, Mexico and Baltimore/ Washington. Normally I would be the one watching my kids, but this time with Mariia, I got to relax and actually enjoy the vacation. I would never dream of taking vacations as a single parent without help because, it is just too hard to watch two when you are only one. Now with Mariia we can team up and watch the girls with no problem.”love my Au Pairs contest

Congratulations, Mariia, on being nominated for Love my Au Pair contest for the second time and becoming a runner up of Love My Au Pair contest  this year! We wish you the every success.

 

Thanksgiving – time for family, friends, food and giving thanks.

Hey guys,  I’m here today to talk about Thanksgiving as an Au Pair with my lovely host family. As you already know I’m au pair from Ukraine, and we don’t celebrate this Holiday there.Au Pair Bucks County Maria 2

It is my second Au Pair year in Bucks County, PA.  Last year I had my first thanksgiving day with my host family and I absolutely loved it.

It is a special holiday when a whole day focused on spending time with families and friends.  Everyone trying to get together for the dinner and it is the busiest day for traveling.  People are driving home to see their parents, siblings and friends.  It feels like as important as a Christmas time.Maria Au Pair from Bucks County

For the dinner must have thing is of course turkey.  Most of the people buying already cooked turkey but there are still some very traditional families who cooking by themselves. The hosts are usually getting the main meal and guests bring salads, mushed potato, some deserts, and drinks. People chatting and saying what they are thankful for the past year. Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks for our good fortune and most of all for family, host family and friends, those treasured people who make our lives extra special.

I’m looking forward for my second Thanksgiving in the USA! It is one of my favorite  holidays that I experienced in USA.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!!!

Xoxo, your Ukrainian au pair Mariia

I love my host kids with all my heart!

Au Pair from Brazil Nadia who used to  live in Bucks County, PA moved to Florida with her amazing host family. Nadia’s family hosted many Au Pairs and has a great experience with the Au Pair program. We will miss you!  Read Nadia’s POST.Au PaIR NADIA

My host family means to me much more than they can imagine, this has been the craziest, hardest, most incredible, amazing and with no doubts the happiest experience of my life, I know I’m young and this is just the beginning of my life and I’ll live many more amazing experiences, but I’ll never ever forget all the moments I’m living here, I’ll always be grateful because I’m a better human because of what I’m living here and because of these three little human being! And don’t get me wrong I love the other kids as well, Cole (train), Luke ( Cookie man), Jaxon ( action Jaxon!) Chase (he’s on the case!) and even Joey (the pain in the ass, handsome though!)

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Thank you to my host parents for trusting me with their precious kids, it’s an honor to know that you trust me with the people you love the most in this world and thanks for letting me be part of this crazy family of 8 KIDS!

I know I have a second family for life and it’s good to know that I’ll be welcome to visit you guys, I’m glad I took the decision to stay one more year with this family!
I just wanted to say that I love these kids with all my heart!

The Au Pair program – a life changing experience!

The Smolarski family has been with Go Au Pair for 15 years and has a great experience with 10 Au Pairs! It’s really a joy to see how the Smolarski family bonds with their Au Pairs and develops long-term friendships through this program. You may think that there are a lot of responsibilities to take care for many kids and the little triplets and it is hard to find an Au Pair.  Not really- many Au Pairs extended with the Smolarsky family for the second year and said that it was a life changing experience!

“Not even in my best expectations for this program I could possibly imagine how much love could be involved between me and these three kids”,- says Nadia, the second year Au Pair with the Smolarski family.

 

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“I’m already suffering just for thinking about the day I’ll say for the last time as their Au Pair, “good morning guys”, “Julia, you’re my bruxa”, “Ellie girl, you’re my peanut”, “Drew, you’re Nádia’s boy”, “I’ll be your friend forever guys”… And I mean it if they let me, I’ll be there to be anything they need me to, forever!

I know I have a second family for life and it’s good to know that I’ll be welcome to visit my host family in the future. I’ll always be grateful because I’m a better human because of what I’m living here and because of these little human being!”

Thank you to Smolarski family and many host families for welcoming Au Pairs to your home and making them part of your family.

 

Halloween in the US. Cultural differences.

Hey guys, It is Mariia, Ukrainian au pair again. It is my second Au Pair year in Bucks County, PA with my awesome host family I want to share with you today about my Au Pair experience and cultural differences.

Happy Autumn and enjoy the magic of this beautiful season! Fall in the US has two my favorite holidays – the first one is Halloween and the second one is Thanksgivings.  Thanksgiving dinner get together is very important for everyone here.Au Pair from Ukraine Maria 1

So let’s start from Halloween. For me as a person who came from Europe (Ukraine)  Halloween is supposed to be the scariest day of the year. So you have to look as scary as possible. Your costume, your make up  and even a hair style should be very scary. So my expectation about Halloween was really wrong.

For American Halloween is a big exciting day.   Here, in the US,  you  don’t need to be scary and you don’t really need a special make up. It is just a day for dressed up. More like a carnival.

Kids in costumes go from house-to-house asking for treats with the phrase “Trick or treat” and American are happily waiting for kids to give them the sweets.  There are many people outside dressed up. Almost every single house decorate nicely and it’s just cool to watch while you drive at night.  It makes me feel really special and I like it!  Kids are getting as much candies as possible and enjoying  their”treat or tricks” adventure.

Happy Halloween  “Щасливого Хелоуіну”,  Trick-or-Treat “Пригощай або пошкодуєш” 🙂  and you are ready to celebrate Halloween in Ukraine!

 

 

 

 

 

Welcoming new Au Pair from Mexico Hannya!

Hannya is a new Au Pair from Mexico who joined the Philadelphia, NJ and Bucks  County cluster this week. I would like to welcome Hannya to the cluster, Go Au Pair and the US.  Hannya already made a lot of friends on FB and she is looking forward to meeting them soon. Hannya also made a great connection with her buddy Karla, Au Pair from Ecuador.
Let me introduce Hannya. Hannya is 20 years old and she is from Torreon, Mexico.  She likes kids and spends a lot of time working and teaching the kids and volunteering for  different projects.

Hannya says, ” I consider myself a patient, smiling and outgoing person.  I like to spend my free time with friends or go to the cinema.  When I was in Torreon, one of my favorites hobbies was playing soccer or going to soccer matches.
Last month I was traveling with friends and family through México and we visited a lot of places! I learn fast and If there something that I don’t understand I like to research about that thing.”
Hannya’s dream is ” to visit all possible places.” Good luck with that  – there are many places to visit during your Au Pair year!
We are all looking forward to meeting you, Hannya! Welcome, again!

Congratulations, Maria, with your second Au Pair year!

Maria, Au Pair from Ukraine, starts her second Au Pair year with her host family today! Congratulations, Maria! Best wishes and Good Luck! We love to hear many new stories about your Au Pair journey in the US!ukrainian Au Pair

“I am starting another year with my American family in Bucks County,  PA! I am really happy and I’m looking forward to spending my second Au Pair year!

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Since I have been here I learned a lot about American culture and lifestyle! It is really impressive and nothing I could compere with. It is just very different! But I absolutely love it with all my heart! IMG_1251

I met so many nice people, made new friends, did a lot of traveling, was a volunteer for the international spring festival, went to an American college, ate a real Philly cheese-steak, had an American camping experience, went to Mexico, saw so many deer, foxes, learned about the American way to raise kids.Au pair from Ukraine

I learned lot of new cool things! I am so thankful for everything that I have done and I’m looking forward to many new adventures with my host family and my friends!

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I am really happy and I’m looking forward to spending this awesome time of my life as an Au Pair!”

Good Luck again, Maria. Thank you for sharing about your Au Pair journey in the US!

Welcoming our new Au Pair Paulina from Poland.

Warm welcome to our new Au Pair Paulina from Poland. Paulina is 25 and she will live in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA with a host father and two kids.Au Pair from Poland P

We like to interview our new au pairs. Today we all get a great chance to learn a lot about our new Au Pair Paulina!

What are your hobbies and interests? Sport, personal development, travels.

What three adjectives best describe you? Friendly, honest, respectable.Au Pair from Poland

What is your favorite way to spend your free time? I love to spend time with family and friends, the best if we do some activities outside, close to the nature.

What place would you like to visit? Seven Wonders of the World. Au Pair from Poland Paulina

What was the best complement you have ever received? I liked when someone compared me to an angel and said that my heart is pure.

We are very excited to meet the first au pair from Poland Paulina. In addition, we never had Polish Au Pairs in our cluster, so we are looking forward to learning more about Polish culture as well.

Meet our new Au Pair from Brazil Lavinia!

Lavinia, our new au pair from Brazil, is joining the Philadelphia and Bucks County Go Au Pair agency cluster today! We are very excited to meet her! Welcome to the cluster, Lavinia!

Lavinia is 20 years old and she will live with her host family in Bucks County, PA. Lavinia has a few buddies – Au Pairs Maria from Ukraine and Jackie and Nadia from Brazil. They are eagerly looking forward to  spending time with Lavinia, becoming close friends, and helping her to adjust to new life in the USA.

Au Pair from BrazilLavinia’s favorite way to spend a free time is doing anything with her family and friends. Lavinia said that,”I really like to dance, listen to music, sing, play volleyball, read books, talk with my friends, among others … In Brazil we have a national event called Carnival, it’s party days! We went out in the streets to have fun and dance with our friends.”

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Three adjectives best describe Lavinia are Sympathetic, Determined, and Patient. The best compliment Lavinia received was that she is an honest person. Two things that she consider herself to be very good at are driving and giving an advice!

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We asked Lavinia, “What place would you like to visit?” and she sad, ” I want to know the whole world! especially, Disney!”  Goodluck with your traveling, Lavinia. You can take a lot of classes with Cultural Hi-Ways!

Welcome to the cluster again, Lavinia.  We are looking forward to meeting you soon.

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