Our family is looking forward to finding an au pair who
would enjoy our fun and active family! We have had a wonderful au pair who was
truly a member of our family and we hope to repeat our good-luck with our new au pair.
My husband and I are both physicians in Boston. We enjoy football, skiing
and activities with the children.
Our oldest boy is eight years old. He is a smart, helpful child with lots of energy and creativity.
He likes reading, skiing and basketball. He takes the bus to school. Or daughter is three years old. She is
a delightful, cooperative girl who enjoys arts and crafts and gymnastics. She
likes helping out, doing things herself and being the big sister. She goes to
preschool four mornings per week. Our baby is 6 months old. He is a happy baby who likes to be with everyone where the action is.
Our family is familiar with and enjoys many cultures. My husband and I have traveled in Europe, Asia and Africa and hope to do some more
in the future. We enjoy various cultural events in Boston. We are moving to a new home in Massachusetts and our au pair will have her own bedroom and bathroom on
the lower level. There is also a recreation room on that level, which she will
be able to use on her own in the evenings to relax. She will have a car to use
for transporting the children and getting out on her own.
Our home is in a beautiful country town, an easy 20 minute
drive to Boston. There is also a train from our town. Boston is a wonderful, accessible city with many colleges and educational programs, museums and shops. Beaches and skiing are nearby. New York
City is a 4 hour train ride away. Our family enjoys traveling and we would
hope that our au pair will join us on our trips to Florida, New York, skiing in the American West and elsewhere.
In terms of household rules, we only ask for sensible
and safe behavior. We also ask for no smoking in the house. We hope that our au pair will have an outgoing and sensible nature, with a good sense of humor and lots
of love and patience for our children. We are sympathetic, generous people who
would be delighted to welcome someone who is flexible, reliable and smart in our home.
I would like to tell you some things about our family
so that you can get to know more about us! We are a family of five. We have two girls and a son. Our eldest will be ten years
old in May, our daughter is eight and our youngest has just turned three in January.
My husband and I have lived in New Jersey since we were married in 1992. My
husband works as a president of a local firm and I stay at home to care for our children.
I am a school volunteer, helping with fund raising and school activities when needed.
Up until our eldest’s first birthday I worked full time as a teacher in a local public school district.
We live in an area that offers many opportunities and
our neighboring communities offer historical museums, nature centers and a planetarium.
New York City is 30 miles north west and there are a few local colleges that offer courses appropriate for study by
au pairs visiting the United States. Our town is small but comfortable. Our neighboring streets are scenic country roads but there is a shopping center with
most of what you need only a mile away. We have 2 libraries and a few restaurants
very close by. An hour’s train ride will take you directly into New York
Our home is very comfortable. The girls each have their own room and bathrooms. They have
a great playroom and a pool that is fun for us in the summer. You would have
your own bedroom and bathroom, which is very comfortable. Our property borders
on a land reserve where many deer and small animals make their home. Our two
eldest children go to school five days a week from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Our eldest
has ballet and figure skating classes when she’s not in school. Our youngest
is at home with me now but will go to nursery school three afternoons a week in September. When the girls are at home together
they enjoy playing with their toys, using the computer or doing artwork. Our
son enjoys being with his sisters and playing with toys and running outside with a ball taking walks.
Our reasons for having an au pair become part of
our family are many. Firstly we love the notion that an au pair becomes ‘like
family’. Our previous au pair from Germany is greatly adored and respected
by us. The girls have loved the special bond they share with her and have shared
many great American ways of living with her in return. Secondly, although we
adore our children, we are aware of how necessary it is for us to have time together alone.
It’s a wonderful help having an au pair living in our home because it allows our family more flexibility. We hope to be able to maintain our home as a comfortable and supporting environment
for both our girls and the au pair.