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    Helpppp!!!!!!

    I am going to Italy in 2 weeks to Treviso and I have 2 questions. 1: How do you meet other au pairs or new people? 2: how much money should I take with me when I go to them. As I don't have a lot of savings I am really worrying about this. Any thing will help Emmie
    Emskie1 Emskie1 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2012

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    An Unhappy Au Pair Story In France. Need Advice Quick

    Hey im 19 and from Ireland. I cam to france two weeks ago to be an aupair and while everything is perfect I can not get on with the smallgirl I mind andxtremely homesick and want to leave as soon as possible. Has any got experience with quitting so early and disapointing a family...
    bagnallo bagnallo 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    Looking For Girls To Come To Ireland As Au Pairs.

    Hello guys.I'm looking for adorable girls to come to Ireland as Au Pairs.I was in Ireland three years ago and I had the best experienceof my life.If you are interested, please contact me on santinna61 @gmail.comBest wishes and keep in touch.
    santynna santynna 22-25 May 3, 2012

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    My Great Year In Germany

    Hi guys. I would like to share a link to a great web-site: www.web-aupair.net. They have a good choice of host families, useful information, tips and advices. And they are always eager to share their own experience with us. I found my host family there. This is no advertisement...
    Malena26 Malena26 26-30 Dec 7, 2010

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    Au Pair

    Hi I'm not an au pair yet but hope to be. I'm a girl from Lithuania, 24 old. Like to work in some english speaking country for family or couple.
    Lidija24 Lidija24 22-25, F Sep 3, 2013

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    I Want To Be An Au Pair!

    I have really always to travel the world and experience a new life in different countries but but real talent comes under the title of working with kids...I tried university and it wasn't for me, so I'm praying being an overseas au pair will be. I'd love to make friends in other...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    Looking

    hallo im aupair in oberkochen in germany,. is there any aupair i can meet up in aalen,?
    jinky021 jinky021 26-30, F Apr 19, 2013

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    Any Au Pair In The Montgomery County Area?

    Are there any Au Pair's in the Montgomery County area looking to make a new friend? If so, let me know. Would love to meet new people before my classes start.
    justhavefun1981 justhavefun1981 26-30 Apr 21, 2012

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    I am not an au pair yet

    but I hope next year I can start it. :) I am a girl, 19 years old and live in Germany. I'd like to work in Australia or America in a family with young children's because I have experience! :)
    NadiNfly NadiNfly 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    Bad Start To The Day

    So its the 1st day of the Fall break and I am already over it. I hate when the kids are at home. It just means I have less time to myself and more time for arguing with kids - who by the way are not mine. So I made a pact with the boys that if they clean their rooms real good...
    ihmls ihmls 22-25, F Oct 15, 2012

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    Hope To Be An Au Pair

    I'm looking for a nice family to live with in some nicer place. Maybe London,norway or somewhere else cool ! I have always been passionated by foreign cultures and languages, that is why I am willing to travel and be immerged in another culture. I think it is the best way to...
    nora2 nora2 18-21, F Oct 31, 2013

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    Good Au Pair Advice Blog (finally...)

    I've had a lot of trouble finding good au pair advice online - everything seems to either be about impressing host families or for host families. Thinking other au pairs might be as excited as I was to hear about this new au pair advice blog. It's actually written FOR au pairs BY...
    auParis auParis 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2012

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    Au-pair In Germany

    Hi :) I'm Clare from Scotland, and am currently an Au-pair in a town called Brilon. Is there anyone near me that is also looking for friends? haha
    ClareMac ClareMac 18-21 1 Response Sep 1, 2011

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    Male Au Pair In Germany

    I am a new Au Pair and the only thing i hate about it is the amount of time i get off... Also i get the feeling that the parents see me as the employee and not a member of their family; which sucks. I have started a second job and am hoping that it will kill the boredom...
    Solmon2312 Solmon2312 22-25 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    Hope To Be An Au Pair

    One of my passions is cooking, I enjoy it and I'm very good at prepare traditional Moroccan dishes in particular, but I'm ready to learn new recipes from other countries!. I also love face new experiences and to test myself and being ready to learn from everything and...
    nora2 nora2 18-21, F Oct 31, 2013

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    I Wish My Parents Understand Me

    I just knew about au pair job and never thought it will be much easier to get it. We skype and have each other in facebook. They also called me. And now I got the job and I'm just so excited about it. Thing is my parents think this is one of the cyber crimes. I don't know what...
    springDniven springDniven 16-17, F May 31, 2013

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    Hope To Be An Au Pair

    Hi I'm not an au pair yet but hope to be. I'm a girl fromMorocco,19 yrsold. Like to work in some english speaking country for family or couple or monoparental ...
    nora2 nora2 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    Make Friends

    Hey Everyone, I'm Zoe from Malaysia, currently Aupair in Bussum. Is there anyone living nearby? Please buzz me if you guys have any hang out plan! ;) I will be delighted to join!
    zoe529 zoe529 22-25 Oct 6, 2010

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    Welcome To The Country

    Hello. I just started my au pair experience the beginning of January. I am in France, a small town near Brest/Morlaix in Brittany. It is more of a shock than I expected and I actually am homesick. I have been away from home for a while before so I was not expecting this. I like...
    Dbord Dbord 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    I'm A New Au Pair

    I leave mid-January to be an au pair/nanny for a 9year old boy in Australia.  I'm extremely nervous but also extremely excited!  I have only travelled outside of the US once.  I have never travelled on a plane alone, and I will be doing so for a 22 hour flight...
    christinaintheair christinaintheair 18-21 Nov 25, 2009

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    How To Obtain Documents To Be An Aupair In Italy (for Americans)

    Ciao a tutti! My name is Ashley and I am a 20-year-old university student who just returned from Italy after 2 months of working as an AuPair in a very small town in the Provincia di Ferrara. It was an absolutely FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE, but getting permission to work in Italy was...
    cantaballa cantaballa 18-21 Dec 12, 2012

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    Godom Godom 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    This Job Is Sooooooooo Easy. Right?

    Just finished dinner with the boys and host mom. The last topic of conversation was about how easy being an Au pair actually is. Basically I have it so good. The ten year old was even offering to do my job for one day. At first it started out being funny but then I kinda got...
    ihmls ihmls 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    Hi There

    Hi, I just wanted to share my story. I have been an Au Pair for about three years, and recently signed up on www.greataupair.com They provided me with so many opportunites around the world, and everyone has to go through a detailed background check, so safety precautions are...
    etadlock etadlock 26-30 Oct 25, 2010

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    Male Au Pair In China - Story

    Antoine, 24 years old Frenchman, has worked as an Au pair in Gunagzhou, China. He agreed to share his unque experience and answered 10 questions. Do you want to know how it is to be a male Au pair in Asia? Read more below!Antoine, when did you come up with the idea of working...
    AuPairGarden AuPairGarden 22-25 May 21, 2012

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    Loved Being An Au Pair In Germany!

    Hi there,I worked as an au pair in southern Germany, near Stuttgart for one and a half years. Believe it or not, that was ten years ago, and I remember it as if it were yesterday! Ok, that may be a tiny bit of an exaggeration, but I did love my time working as an au pair. Being...
    talyashoup talyashoup 31-35 1 Response Dec 20, 2010

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    Au Pair In Poland

    I was an au pair for a few weeks in Poland summer before last (2008).  I met the family through an au pair service website.  It was really a kind of bizarre thing I guess since I was only 18 and had never been on an airplane even within the U.S.  I've been trying...
    robinette robinette 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2009

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    Au Pair Exchange

    I'm Hana, I'm an au pair here in Amsterdam, Netherlands...My contract will end on February and I'm looking for an au pair who wants to switch with host family..Im staying here for 5 months now,and I have been to 5 countries in Europe because of my host family..They are a family...
    vonalonsagay vonalonsagay 22-25 1 Response Jul 25, 2010

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    Being An Au Pair In Norway

    Hello, my name is Ashley and I am planning on being an au pair in Norway. Since I am already in the country and I have a student residence permit, which is expiring very soon, I was wondering if anyone knows if I can work for the family just with my contract, while I am waiting...
    alisa93 alisa93 18-21, F Jul 12, 2013

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    Norway

    Hi, everybody! I am an-au-pair in norway, I live close to Tonsberg and Sandefjord. I would like to meet new friends. darina-lit@mail.ru
    Danielle777 Danielle777 18-21 Oct 18, 2010

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    Bad Experience, Good Experience

    I've been an au pair since august now. I started with an American family in Italy, where they were on holiday for a month with the whole family. It was really nice (I knew they were really rich, so I just looked past that and enjoyed it) and the family really made me feel at home...
    Quibbler Quibbler 18-21, F 1 Response May 12, 2013

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    Au Pair

    Hi i'm Giovanna, i come from italy and now i'm in german as au pair. i write to find friends around here... i m in neuwied.... :) ciao ciao
    Giowbiz Giowbiz 22-25, F Nov 28, 2011

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    Great Au Pair Work Through Chooseaupair.com

    I found a really great family, through portal chooseaupair.comI think it's because they make personal au pair profiles, which includes a lot of information about au pair, and in that way family can find the best one for them.They made a new website now and are looking for a nice...
    chooseaupair chooseaupair 22-25 Oct 3, 2011

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    Au Pair In Italy

    I have a wonderful time in Italy last summer. It was my first experience being an au pair and it couldn't have gone better. The family were friendly and made me feel like one of their family within days. A huge thanks goes to the Au pair agency that matched us, www.aupairitaly.it...
    isabelolivotto isabelolivotto 18-21 1 Response Apr 7, 2011

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    Horror In China

    ok I think i exagerated with the horror but yes it is kind of a nightmare....I was so excited to come to china as an au pair and the family well seemed very nice and but as i said it seems not it is... I am a german au pair that went to china to a chinese family but the dad lived...
    nickilina nickilina 31-35, F Jul 18, 2013

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    Good morning, I would like to explain my

    experience as aupair. I don't explain all the details (even they are important too) because it would be too long, I was working as aupair in Ottensheim (Austria) during August 2014 with a family with two kids (parents: Gertrud, Berthold, kids: Lorenz and Carolina). I wanted to...
    QuarkAupair QuarkAupair 26-30, F Sep 13

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    Hope To Be An Au Pair

    I have no experiece as an au pair girl but in Morocco I often do it to my sisters ​​baby sittery. I also took care of 2 kids , 8 and 3, and in the past I had the great oppurtunity to be a volunteer in a charity house that help women and children in need. Here I helped...
    nora2 nora2 18-21, F Oct 31, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    A shapely pair of legs leading to a well cared for pair of feet. Heaven
    willylover1 willylover1 61-65, M 6 days ago

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    I just think the thrill of wearing these shoes takes me back to the golden years. Where bowling was the only hobby I had. I want to steal a pair :O
    TheCoitalQueen TheCoitalQueen 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1deZbUOzTQQ LOVE THIS SONG...and these shoes!!!
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    She's not getting these back!
    Marcelhose Marcelhose 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    Yet, all I can do is keep it in and deal with the incompetency.
    thoughtsthatstray thoughtsthatstray 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    Dear future Sponsors I am a 19 year old South African girl. I come from a disadvantage background. I graduated High School in 2013 and would like to further my studies. I want to...
    AltheaDanielleVentura AltheaDanielleVentura 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Nothings says manliness like a pair of stout brogues. I have several pairs in brown, black, tan and ox-blood. I have them in both shoe and ankle boot styles.
    ledertal ledertal 51-55, M 9 hrs ago

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    I have no idea what I would do without my pair of Converse sneakers. It is literally the only shoe I actually wear. Well, that and slippers.
    AlisCookieMonster28 AlisCookieMonster28 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I own one pair of 3 inch black pumps that my sister gave me for special occasions, I wore them twice so far and took them off as soon as I could. I'd rather be in sneakers or flip...
    LilChickadee LilChickadee 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I've just bought a new pair of classic brogues and I love them.I will try to only wear them for special occasions as I want to savour every moment they are on my feet.I have had...
    Mrmeaner02 Mrmeaner02 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    I bought a pair of the baggy style jeans that came out in the 90's because they were fashionable at the time, but in hindsight they weren't a good look. (Similar to 'boyfriend...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    When you’re new to couples portraiture, or your subjects are a tiny bit self-aware, it’s fantastic to get started on the shoot with a longer lens. This allows you to...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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