Welcome Camila!

After our last meeting a new au pair, Camila is joining our cluster.  She is 22 years old, from Brazil. The best thing: she loves cooking! Let’s get to know about her! 16804675_366192147112931_1998194231_o
She wanted to be an au pair, because she loves children, wanted to improve her English and meet lots of people from other cultures.
She loves cooking and learning gastronomy. She would like to take some culinary course in the USA.16763668_366191970446282_1809872770_o

She lives near the beach ( Florianópolis Island in Brazil), so she loves going to the beach.She, also likes to ride a bike,  watch films and read books.

She considers herself as a funny person full of life and energy. Her friends say, that she is a good chef and great friend.

She would like to visit California, Colorado, New York, Europe and Caribbean – many places!

We are looking forward to meet you soon, Camila! Have a safe flight! ♥

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New au pair from Brazil: Nadia

Welcome to the cluster Nadia Souza! She is 20, going to live in New Hope, Bucks County! Her friend is Valentine.

She chose to be an Au Pair, because she knows that through this program she will have a wonderful intercultural experience.

“I am going to be with kids what is perfect ’cause I love them, of course I am going to improve my English and I know I will have new and good friends.”

Her favorite hobbies are reading books – she really loves that, watching sitcoms and cuting hairs.15909326_820044464800729_1397386545_o

She thinks, that it was very special, that she could spend Christman and New Year’s Eve with her family and boyfriend.

She says, that it’s  quite difficult to her to define herself, but she can say, that she is a good friend, an honest and a little bit anxious person. She is a very good driver and also, can learn how to do things very easily.

I wants to visit a lot of places, but the one that she most wants to visit is California. 15857480_820044991467343_546810276_oI hope, I can meet you soon Nadia! Enjoy every moment here! ♥

Join us for a Family Day Conference.

This year we are going to Grounds for Sculpture  for a Family Day Conference on October 13, 2013. 

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A portion one sculpture (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grounds for Sculpture is located at 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, New Jersey 08619. We explore this park every year and it became a favorite place for my Au Pairs and Host Families to visit.  Attending the Family Day Conference is valuable and  fun experience. Host Families and Au Pairs leave the event with unforgettable memories.

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When Host Families,  Au Pairs and a Local Area Representative from Go Au Pair agency meet for a Family Day Conference they have an opportunity to meet other Host Families and Au Pairs in the area, share their experiences and get to know the Local Area Representative better. The Family Day Conference gives parents and children the chance to meet and interact with Au Pairs from other countries – there are Brazilian Au PairsChinese Au PairsColombian Au PairsSalvadorian Au PairsEcuadorian Au PairsPanamanian Au PairsSouth African Au Pairs, Cameroonian Au Pairs in my cluster.

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It is fun and enjoyable experience and chance to meet new friends. I like  the Family Day Conference  because the social atmosphere is very relaxed and everybody is so open and fun to be with. In addition, it is an opportunity to gain cultural and social experiences and make new friends from different cultures.
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The Family Day Conference is required by the Department of State and Host Families are obligated to attend at least one while hosting an Au Pair. It is also a favorite activity:  Au Pairs, host families and the  kids have lots of fun while making lasting friendships and unforgettable memories.
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 The prospective Host Families are welcome to join. Au Pairs from Go Au Pair and their friends, Au Pairs from other agencies are welcome too!  Please check  other our activities. I hope you are able to join us.
 
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20,000 views on my blog.

Another blogging milestone. Today I reached 20,000 page views of my blog! I’m excited to receive this many page views.  Thank you to everyone for spending a little time with my blog.

I started Go Au Pair blog at September 2010 to support Host Families and Au Pairs in Philadelphia and suburban, Montgomery, Bucks County and close NJ. It took me one and a half years to reach 20,000 page views of my blog.

My blog contains 132 posts and 28 pages. Many people contributed to my blog, writing interesting posts and even series of posts. I would like to thank you my former Au Pair Lala from South Africa, who wrote My Au Pair Year.

The host mom Anna, who is in her six year of hosting au pairs,  kindly contribute to this blog. She wrote many posts which are very  popular in her series From An Au Pair mom. Anna also answered many questions that new host families often ask. How can a young Au Pair be a good caregiver?  Which country is the best au pair from?   No doubt that many of her posts have so many hits!

I also would like thank you the Au Pair Juliana,  from Brazil, who lives now in Bucks County near Philadelphia, for writing her wonderful Au Pair Journal, and many other Au Pairs. I can’t do this without your help and support.

I enjoy working as a Local Area Representative for Go Au Pair. We do many interesting things together with Au Pairs from my cluster: going to the interesting  places, organizing parties, volunteering and supporting each other like a big family. This blog is the place where we can share our wonderful experience with each other and you, my dear reader.
If you are reading this blog for the first time welcome to Au Pair world!
Thanks for checking out my blog  and I hope you’ll return soon!

YOU KNOW YOU’RE AN AU PAIR WHEN…

Hi, everyone!

Here are my friends Au Pairs from Go Au Pair agency and I at the Brazilian Festival  which we had recently, here, in Bucks County, near Philadelphia. It was the best event ever and we had a lot of fun.

Spring is coming, the weather is getting warmer and warmer and our host kids are becoming VERY excited about all the activities we’re about to do.

I often find myself more excited about some things than my kids, though…

and that’s the topic of this post.

  You know you’re an au pair when...

You have a list of  your favorite Sesame Street videos (and insist with a two year-old that that’s better than others).

Here’s a list of mine:

Ok Go: colors

C is for Cookies

Elmo’s song

Elmo’s got the moves

Feist’s 1234

Ricki Gervais’ Elmo Lullaby

Well, that’s it for today. I’ll be back soon with more fun stuff.

See ya!

Feel The Love.

Yesterday was Valentine’s day and everyone woke up really excited.

Joey got dressed and before he ate his sereal he wished me “Happy Valentine’s Day”-So cute!

My host mother, Allison, was eager to start her day and was in a great mood, as usual. She’s the best.

Olivia has been difficult in the past week – terrible twos – but today she behaved a lot better.

I was happy to be celebrating this special day in U.S for the first time and texted my friends in Brazil, sending them a video of the song “Friends”, by Band of Skulls.

When Allison came home from work she surprised me by giving me a card and a heart-shaped box of chocolate, with the condition that I keep the candy away from her. 😀

Joey’s day at school was really good, too. He came home with a bag full of candy his friends gave him. He did his homework, played on his computer and went out with his parents for chinese food – his favorite.

Livy stayed home with me and she Party Rocked a lot. “Party Rock” is her favorite song, but she also likes “Moves like Jagger”.

I’m blessed and so happy for the opportunity of working as a au pair and experiencing so much, getting to know amazing people and making a difference in their lives.

This was my V-Day… And today’s my day off, so I guess I’ll Just check on those chocolates now.

See you soon!!!!

Au Pairs share their smiles.

All people smile in the same language. Proverb.

Go Au Pair agency sponsored the FRUA  Holiday Party. Several Au Pairs from Philadelphia, Bucks County and close NJ and I volunteered for  this event.

They shared their time and smiles with FRUA families and kids adopted from Russian speaking countries.

It was a great cultural experience for Au Pairs, who came from Germany, Brazil, El Salvador and Panama.  Now they live with American families, take care of the kids and learn about American culture. They also have a unique opportunity to learn more about different countries.

The FRUA party was great. It really was. Everyone learned a lot about Russian culture tradition and heritage there.

Russian speaking kids prepared a special concert and then they played together with kids adopted from Russia and former Soviet Union countries.

The families enjoyed delicious Russian food and a huge cake that Go Au Pair agency kindly presented for this special event.

It was a very special time for all of us.  Au Pairs enjoyed painting on children’s face. Several Au Pairs are experienced face painters. Kids loved the face painting that Au Pairs did for them.

Au Pairs were busy helping with preparations for the event, playing with kids, and smiling.

There is a well-known Russian song ” Smile”

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A smile will make a dull day brighter,
A smile will make a rainbow appear in the sky…
Communicate your smile,
And it will come back to you more than once.

Au Pairs volunteered and smiled, smiled and smiled because smiles are contagious!   

A Brazilian Festival in Philadelphia. Com certeza!

Com certeza! (koh-oong seh-teh-zah; Literally: With certainty!) translates to Of course! or Definitely!

If someone asks you Vai para a festa? (vah-ee pah-dah ah fehs-tah; Are you going to the party?), you can answer Com certeza!

WOW, only one week  till a Brazilian Festival in Newtown,  Bucks county, near Philadelphia with my friends Au Pairs from Go Au Pair Philadelphia.

 Vai para a festa?  Com certeza!

Definitely!!!  We are going to have a lot of fun-a costume party, a Brazilian food cooking class, a costume competition, games, Brazilian music and dance. Brazilian Au Pairs and I am very busy with the preparations.

Now I will tell you a little more about  my lindo maravilhosa (marvelous) Brazil.

We are also known for our most important party, one that bring people together in the states of Bahia (Northeast), Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo (Southeast): Carnival.

People get together in the streets or in arenas like Sapucaí (in Rio) and Sambódromo (in Sao Paulo) and watch the parade of floats and dancers present sambas about different themes related to our culture.

Every state and city offer something special, but Brazil’s most important ones are:

Sao Paulo: The Picture shows Paulista Ave.

Rio de Janeiro: Cristo Redentor.

Brazil’s music is also known worldwide. From Bossa Nova and Tropicalia to Axé and Rock.

From artists like Gilberto Gil

and Tom Jobin to Cazuza and  Ivete Sangalo.

Our most famous Music Festival has traveled around the world and came back to Brazil in 2011.

We’re also big on fashion. With fashion designers like: Alexandre Herchcovitch: (Stop drooling, ladies!)

And brands like:  Rosa Chá (Yep, that’s Naomi Campbell)

And Colcci:

And, well…Some of us are present in America’s runways and imagination:

My au-pairs friends, come join us!

My beautiful Brazil, Lindo maravilhosa!

Lindo maravilhoso  (leen-doh mah-dah-veel-yoh-zoo) is a Brazilian saying that literally translates to Beautiful, Marvelous!

Hello All,

As you may know, I am from Brazil and we have three more Au Pairs from Brazil in Philadelphia cluster of  Go Au Pair agency. Jessica, another Au Pair from Brazil, suggested switching  an aupair meeting to a Brazilian Festival. Sounds like a great idea, a Brazilian Festival, here  in Bucks county, near Philadelphia.

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Our Brazilian party is coming and here’s a few things you should know about Brazil.

Our flag is composed by four colors:

Green representing our forests;

Yellow representing our gold;

Blue representing our Sky and

White representing peace.

The stars represent the Brazilian states and “ORDEM E PROGRESSO” means “Order and Progress”.

Brazil is located in South America, here’s a map

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Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff, was elected in October 31, 2010. She’s the 36th president.

The President’s official residence is located in Brazil’s capital, Brasília.

Brazil is famous for its success in Soccer World Cups (we are 5-time champions), for our famous soccer players Pelé, Ronaldo and Kaká, for instance.

You will be hearing from me soon,  the next part is coming.

Au Pairs’ Chinese New Year celebration

Au Pairs from Go Au Pair agency are going to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Chinatown in Philadelphia, which is the nation’s fourth largest Chinatown.

The Chinese New Year is the oldest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year 4710 begins on Jan. 23, 2012. Read more:

We will observe the Year of the Dragon with delicious foods, music and fun. We are going to learn Chinese heritage, traditions and culture. I may finally learn  how to use chopsticks :-).

The Au Pair program helps Au Pairs to learn the American culture. Au Pairs have many activities in historical and cultural places where they get together, get to know each other better, make friends and have fun.

But here is much more. This amazing program helps Au Pairs also learn about other cultures and celebrate holidays that are unique to Au Pairs countries. For example, an Asian au-pair can bring  the unique Asian culture and host family get to experience the world without leaving their house. :-).

Right now there are Au Pairs from 9 different countries: China, Brazil, Ukraine, Panama, France, Colombia, El Salvador, South Africa, Russia in Go Au Pair’s cluster in Philadelphia, Bucks County and part of NJ. We will  use the opportunity to celebrate many holidays, make up the events and learn more about different countries.

Our next meeting will be the Brazilian Festival with a costume party, Brazilian food cooking class, costume  and dance competition, Brazilian music and much more. Then we are going to volunteer for children adopted from Russia and learn all about Russian culture, tradition and heritage.

Chinese people say that a celebration of  Chinese New Year attracts prosperity, abundance, success and good fortune  into our life.  Come join us if you need good luck in the New Year!

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