Au Pair in America: Child Care For Your Busy Season of Motherhood

This post is sponsored by Au Pair in America.

How many times have you wished you had an extra set of hands?

With 8 members in my family, it is exhausting just thinking about all that I have to get done in a day. I work from home, some days with a toddler at my feet. On weekdays I drive kids to and from school and to all sports and extracurriculars. I take the kids to their medical appointments, do the bulk of the grocery shopping, keep the house tidy, prep most meals…..the list goes on and on.

When something unexpected is thrown into the mix like a sick child, snow day, or home maintenance issue, it throws everything for a loop. Our extended family members also live out of state, so it can be difficult to find someone to watch our children at a moment’s notice.

I can’t tell you how many times I have wished that I had a clone of myself to help tackle the beautiful, but overwhelming, load of motherhood.


Enter Au Pair in America


Au Pair definition

Established in 1986, Au Pair in America is the longest-running Au Pair program in the United States. It is also the largest, providing Au Pairs from over 60 countries. Each candidate goes through a multi-tier screening process, as well as an orientation and training process.  This ensures that your Au Pair is well-suited to provide the utmost care for your family.


Benefits of Hosting an Au Pair

au pair sitting on a floor with a toddler doing puzzles

Since they live in your home, your Au Pair becomes a familiar face and presence to your children. They also bring traditions and cultures from their country that can help to broaden your child’s global awareness. If your Au Pair is multilingual, your child can also benefit by learning from the stories and songs they share.

An Au Pair’s schedule is flexible, which is a great benefit for busy households. Your Au Pair can provide child care assistance for up to 45 hours per week. The best part is that you can create your schedule weekly, depending on your family’s needs. You can even fit in weekend or evening care. Yes, mama, you can easily date your spouse or have a much-needed mom’s night out.

And when life throws something unexpected into the mix, your Au Pair is there to help carry the load. 

You really can have an extra set of hands.

Find out more about Au Pair in America and see if it is the right fit for your family by visiting  


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Erica has worn many hats since joining Co Springs Mom Collective in 2017. She first came on as Contributor, then joined the Executive Team as Advertising Manager and is now the proud Owner and Executive Director. With a background in Public Relations and Marketing, Erica has been working in online media since 2008 and loves its ability to create enriching connections and community. Her role of mom is one she is most proud of. She and her husband have a beautiful blended family of eight, including six children who range in age from 3 - 19. It is truly never a dull moment in her home.