We’ve been married for more than 10 years
and are now enjoying our first child, a boy, who was born in September 2001. We
also have a dog, who’s well and truly part of the family. We call our dog
our cartoon dog because she is very entertaining. If you like dogs, you would
have lived in a town in New Jersey, a suburb outside of New York for 2 years. The
area is like a resort. It’s a very comfortable place that’s laid
back, carefree and minutes away from what a large city, like New York, has to offer.
We have a large home on a mountain top that on a clear day allows you to see the New York skyline and it has a beautiful
private backyard with a spa lined by large, mature trees. In the summer, we enjoy
the spa and golf. During the winter and spring, we get together with friends
for dinner and movies.
seldom get bored in our family. If you like the outdoors, especially water sports,
you will be very happy. We normally take several trips a year and you will be
invited to take part in most of them. We tend to visit Florida 2 – 4 times
a year and have a ski vacation every winter to California’s Lake Tahoe. Our
reasons for contacting Au Pair in America are very simple – each of us work. While
I will work inside the home, I won’t be available frequently during the business day.
As an au pair, we will look to you to assist us in monitoring and caring for our son during typical daytime business
we ask of you is that you observe some basic house rules, take care of our home as you would your own and focus on keeping
our son safe and happy. We want you to be like a member of our family. We’ll provide you with a large, comfortable room with a beautiful view and it’s own bathroom
and well as cable TV and phone. You will also have your own car to use.
want you to enjoy your time in America, and will ensure that you’re able to go to school and have time for other interests. We appreciate your decision to be an au pair and will make sure your time in America
is well spent. Wishing you the very
We are a family from Illinois, Chicago, located
about 40 miles out of the city. Our family includes my husband, our four sons,
our current au pair and myself. Our family would probably be described as a big
sports family. All of our boys are very involved in hockey and baseball. We go to many games each week.
My husband is a contractor who owns his own business
with his brother. They build homes. He
leaves home early in the morning on weekdays. I am an attorney working for an
insurance trade association. This summer I will have beeen at my Company for
18 years. My company has allowed me to work out a schedule, which is very good
for raising a family. I currently work Mondays and Fridays from home, and go
into my office only on Tuesday and Thursdays. I do not work at all on Wednesdays,
which allows me time to take the kids to school and participate in some of their activities like a regular stay at home Mom.
Our 12 year old has just completed 6th
grade. This was his first year of Middle school and really enjoyed this new experience and did very well. He is generally well behaved and can be very helpful with his younger brothers. Our 10 year old has just
completed 4th grade. He can best be described as a character. Not a day goes by when he does not have us laughing about something. Our 6 year old has just had is birthday. He is generally very
easy going, but sometimes needs a little attention. He likes to take his time
about everything and do things at his own pace. This year he was in Kindergarten
and went only half days in the afternoon. He routinely sleeps until about 8 or
9am so it will be an adjustment for him to get up for school in the fall. He
will go to the same school as his big brothers. Our 4-year old is very flexible
since he is used to being in the car a lot going to all of our family activities. He
loves having all of his brothers around him and already loves playing sports.
We live in a great neighborhood with lots of friends
for the kids. We just built a pool last year so we need an au pair who likes
to swim and spend a lot of time out at the pool. Our desire is that our au pair
will spend her time with the boys. When they’re not in school I want them
to have fun, so someone who likes fun and hopefully sports is what we are looking for.
We want an au pair who is active and interacts with the boys inside and outside.
The only chores I ask of our au pairs is that they help keep the toys tidy, make sure the boys keep their rooms tidy
and do the boys’ laundry once a week. Reminders should be always be given
for the boys to pick up their stuff in the house and outside. In the area there
are many au pairs who like to meet up in the evenings at local restaurants or coffee shops.
It’s a very nice area with restaurants, bike paths, shopping areas and a good Community College. When a new girl arrives, the other au pairs have generally been kind in showing her around and introducing
her to the other girls. Chicago is a very accessible city by either car or train.
Although we will miss our current au pair
tremendously, we look forward to the opportunity to welcome another au pair to our home.
See you soon!
Our family consist of four children, aged 15, 12,
9 and 4. The children are quite busy and we have to keep up with them! Despite having four active children the pace of our lives is not too hectic, and we consider ourselves
fun-loving and easy going.
I am a physician and my offices are in Baltimore. I work approximately 4.5 days a week. My
wife was an attorney for a law firm in Washington D.C. When working, she generally
works 2 days a week (Monday and Wednesday) from 7:30am until 6:30pm but her hours may be flexible. We spend most of our free time with the children. She’s
chosen to work part time so that she can spend more time with the children. When
we’re not with the children we enjoy exercising, running, golfing, boating and skiing.
We take most of our vacations as a family. We generally travel to Florida, or to Utah for skiing in the winter. In the summer we often go to the beach where we have a house. The
children have a lot of friends there and they love the beach and the ocean. We
also spend a week at a girl’s camp in the mountains in Maryland where I am the ‘camp doctor’ and the children
participate in camp activities.
We have had live in au pairs in our home
for about 10 years. The children enjoy having people from other countries in
our home. We have had au pairs from France, Poland, Sweden, Hungary, Germany
and England. My wife and I have traveled extensively and always enjoy meeting
people from other countries with different cultures. We think the children could
learn many things from an au pair about her culture. The au pair would be responsible
for all household chores relating to the children, including driving them to and from school, doing the children’s laundry,
preparing meals for the children during the day and cleaning up after their meals.
Our home is in Columbia, Maryland. Our neighborhood is very residential with parks, shopping, pools and places to exercise very close by. A community college is located 10 minutes from our house and two major Universities
are about 25 minutes away. Everything you need is really close by!
Your living space is on a separate floor and is
a spacious room, with a private bathroom / shower. It is fully furnished with
lots of closet space, dressers and cable TV / VCR. You’ll also be given
a car to use. We are looking for an au pair that is loving, responsible, energetic,
helpful and generally happy person. We have a very loving family that can offer
a great experience for a young woman. We will provide many opportunities for
our au pair to experience life in the United States. Because we live between
two major cities there are many places to visit and cultural events to take part in.
There are also many au pairs in the area so you’ll get to be involved in a big circle of friends.