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I Am An Au Pair

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 31, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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 26-30, F Jul 18, 2013

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    Godom Godom 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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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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    Related Experiences

    I always want a pair of new shoes...the urge never stops!
    Laffalott Laffalott 22-25, F Apr 2

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    Yes I am In my late 20s and just started to really have a thing for heels
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 1

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    Said all I want from you Is to see you tomorrow And every tomorrow Maybe you'll let me borrow, your heart And is it too much to ask for every Sunday? An while we're at it throw in...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    When it comes to comfortable shoes the first name that comes in our mind is the espadrilles. It is a casual flat shoe that has become extremely popular over the years. They are...
    renia168 renia168 22-25, F Mar 19

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    MAKING OF A MOTHER By the time the Lord made mothers, He was into the sixth day working overtime. An Angel appeared and said "Why are you spending so much time on this one?" And...
    wvtxpen wvtxpen 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I have a superman quilt on my bed, 3 superman pillow cases, a superman wallet, superman back pack, many superman keychains, half of my tshirts are superman. I have 3 zip up hoodies...
    Lynzee13 Lynzee13 18-21, F Apr 1

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    It was my daughter's 17th Birthday last year. My son had arranged a cake and invited all building children for wishing her at mid night. Everybody came, cheered her cut the cake...
    vdambal vdambal 56-60, M Apr 6

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    I was tired, lonely and needed to relax. I went to the local adult video store and picked up a video. In it, there was a woman who was really cute who wore a white corset, and a...
    wistfulmiles wistfulmiles 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 23

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    I took some advice and bought a pair of pants from Layne Bryant. I was very nervous upon entering the store and I felt as if all eyes were upon me. I was honest and told the...
    Varience Varience 70+, M 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I want to share the wonderful experience I had shopping for shoes today. It was at a Payless shoe store near Toronto. I went there because I was told they have women's sizes up to...
    KimberleeRoseBee KimberleeRoseBee 41-45, T 10 Responses Apr 9

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    The Favorable Decision awarded Melindo Persi $21,000.The clothing retailer also lately announced Middlesbrough model Josh Crow, 19, as being the Face of Socialstore.But TOMS Pop...
    mnb1314 mnb1314 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    So I've been reading about some experiences here that relate to wearing high heels. I have been wearing heels on and off for many years, buying a pair and then throwing them away...
    GiselleB GiselleB 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Like I was at Macys in Greensboro NC off i40 when it happened,. So there I was in the ladies shoe dept when I ranaacross this black lady with her young son, when they both noticed...
    metalman9780 metalman9780 41-45, M Mar 24

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    This past weekend I decided to go shopping for shoes. I was dressed in skinny Aztec print jeans with knee high boots with 2.5" heels, a white ruffle blouse and a short black...
    Brandie1960 Brandie1960 41-45, M Apr 2

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    Dear family, friends, and all seven billion people in this world, First off, let me tell you about myself. I am a thirteen year old girl, I have two sisters and one step-sister. My...
    mcsunshine09 mcsunshine09 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I saw a little boy (barefoot) staring in a shop window looking at shoes..this young lady ( 30's) stopped and ask the young man what he was looking at ...he said shoes I have none...
    CaptCrunchUSA CaptCrunchUSA 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    As a crossdresser myself I'm really interested on buying Women's Sandals made of Patent/PVC with heels in Black. As for Women's Shoes I usually wear a Size 11M. Yesterday I went to...
    HuskyFetish HuskyFetish 26-30 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I too like women's clothes far more than men's clothes. To illustrate this, I currently own more than 100 dresses and gowns. I Own 2 men's suits. I have over 50 pairs of women's...
    lassy3132 lassy3132 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I enjoy cooking and I have been cooking since I was about 12 years old. I love the creative outlet that cooking provides me and find it to be a form of stress relief...
    SimplyMarah SimplyMarah 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Right now, the concept of fashion suggests a good deal. With the revolutionary changes on the planet of fashion it can be now noticed to have with the adjust of taste and selection...
    shellyzheng7415 shellyzheng7415 22-25, F Mar 21

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