Being an au pair is not always perfect. Nothing ever is. But being an au pair can be almost perfect if you navigate the hurdles. To do that you need to know what hurdles are out there. So you can prepare and don't get thrown sideways when they pop up.
You are desperately looking for an au pair. A couple applies or two friends or two awesome candidates and you wonder, "Why not?" It sounds so wonderful. You start to dream of breathing again and getting things done. So you hire them. And then reality sinks in.
Audio is the most important aspect of a video - with great audio viewers will forgive you almost anything. But poor audio? Good bye. Audio is the area we struggled most with, made the most mistakes and spent the most time and dough on. To save you time and money, here is what we learned.
Coming to Australia is a smart move. And doing an English language course is a great idea. It will teach you the basics. But being in the country and doing a language course can only take you this far. To really learn English you have to go beyond that. But how?
Having just arrived in Australia as an international student can be daunting enough. Finding a job is even harder. At least I found it really hard. I didn't know where to start. I had no idea how to apply. And I was worried that my English wasn't good enough. So I tried anyway, made a few mistakes and learned the following 9 things.
What's It Like To Have An Au Pair? To have a stranger living in your house? What if the kids love her more than you? What if she is French and really gorgeous and throws a spanner into the works? All these questions are covered in this very helpful, funny and entertaining video podcast by Mamamia.
You could experience so much more. You miss out on so much by limiting your search to the big cities. Here is my heart-felt plea to you to push for more. To widen your horizon. To seek adventure. To enjoy different. Here are 5 reasons why you should go bush.