What is an Au Pair?

Hi guys,

When I talk to people about what I do here in Dublin and tell them that I’m an au pair, I find that they have all kinds of different ideas about what that really is. What is an au pair? It all depends who you ask. My new video shows different answers from different people and my own thoughts, too, after four months on the job.

What’s an au pair? Watch my new video and find out!

Talk to you soon!


The real problems when you’re an au pair

Hi guys,

At first a little warning: The following text has some ironic moments. If you’re allergic to irony, please stop reading immediately.

Last week I met an au pair and we had a little chat about our au pair days and the things that sometimes annoy us. It was a friendly and interesting and honest talk, so I thought I could share some of it in a post with you. Because we were talking about the real problems one has to deal with as an au pair. For example: Continue reading

About the chaos of living with kids

Hi guys,

imageI’m the kind of person who really likes to plan things – my days, my work, everything I can. So, of course, I wanted to do the same here with my host kids.

But they have other ideas and another approach to life – more like John Lennon’s view of things when he remarked:

“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” Continue reading

My host family

Hi everybody,

I think it is time to introduce my wonderful host family. I’ve made a little video for you and I hope you enjoy it!

Talk to you soon!

Ellen :-)