Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in 82 countries and territories around the world, including Australia, the United States, China, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Vietnam and South Africa. Mother’s Day is celebrated in different ways around the world.flowers

People of South Africa celebrate Mother’s Day in its true spirit by acknowledging the importance of mothers in their lives and thanking them profusely for all their love and care. Young children present their mothers with homemade gifts while the elder ones buy gifts for their mothers.

In South Africa, Mother’s Day is taken as an opportunity to thank not just mothers but also grandmothers and women who are like mothers.

Holding Daisies

There are hundreds of  the host mothers, who became like mothers to their Au Pairs.

Host mothers, who opened their homes and hearts for Au Pairs!
Host moms, who are very busy with their work and family, but still have time to spend with their Au Pairs.
Host moms, who are considerate, warm and friendly and always willing to help.
Host moms, who are caring, respectful and teaches their Au Pairs in a positive way.

One Au Pair recently shared with me, saying that her experience being an Au Pair in america is very valuable.  She said, “I have grown as a person,  have learned many things first of all, I learned from my host mom how to be a good mother. My host mom is such a busy person and successful in her career, but with the kids she is very loving, patient and respectful to “the little people.” I believe my host mother is a  good example how to raise children.”mothers day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms! 

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!!!!

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