Northwest Folklife Festival

Monday, 24 May 2010

It’s time to embrace your inner hippie, and join over 100,000 other Seattlites in the Puget Sound at Seattle Center.  On May 28-31st (Memorial Day weekend) at the Seattle Center there are folk, ethnic, and traditional arts performances, crafts, food, entertainment and some GREAT people watching.  From 11a until 9p […]


January Ice Skating Event

Saturday, 24 January 2009

We had a great time at our January au pair meeting. We went skating at the outdoor skating rink in Bellevue, and had just about everyone there: Anika, Anna-Maria, Juliana, Helena, Sine, Ivona, Kate, Majo, Angie – and guests Magda, Kristin and Anika’s cousin! It was cold, but not enough […]


Holiday Focus

Monday, 15 December 2008

  People often ask for my advice for appropriate gift-giving for families and au pairs during the holidays. While gift cards, photo albums, an extra vacation day, or a picture frame are all great gifts, one of the best gifts a host family can give their au pair during the […]



Wednesday, 26 November 2008

We had a great Thanksgiving dinner with the au pairs as a “warm up” and belly expander, to get ready for family Thanksgiving dinners on Thursday. We had a great time, and almost everyone was able to make it. Each au pair received a very special note from their host […]