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!


Playing with my host kids

Hi guys,

As we all know, there are lots of things you can do with kids. In my new video I share some of our more playful moments together.  What I like best is giving the kids a chance to be creative. When I was a little one myself, it was always the most fun to create my own games, and that’s what I try to let my host kids do now, too. Sometimes I help them a little bit to get started with some small idea and then they take the story from there. Beside that, we love the classics. Just take a look at the video and you’ll see what I mean :-)

Talk to you soon!

Ellen :-)


PS: What are you doing with your host kids?

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