The Ups and Downs of Being an Au Pair

Au Pair Guide

Because I have received a lot of questions about au pairing after people have stumbled upon my…

Closing a Chapter

I came to France with the idea I would be here just one year. I wanted to…

10 months of my stuff.

Almost done. 10 months of stuff accumulated. 5 suitcases. 3 bags. (I hope that’s it). I can’t…

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When Being Civil Goes Out the Door

I always used to be one of those au pairs that said I was so fortunate because…

Yet Another Fail

Today was about the 83128430th attempt to get this visa thing sorted. No luck. Pas ici. That…

Attempt #Gadrillion

I am going to try and go to the DDTEFP (French Department of Labor) today. I am…

Mmmmm.... America :)

There is Always Something to Smile About

Today, early this morning, my door bell rang. It was the post and they had a package…

My little monsters

Bitter Sweet

I have been so focused on the chaos and uncertainty in my life that I forgot one…

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What if some things are just impossible?

The whole time growing up people tell you things like: “you can do anything if you put…

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Out of Control

I need to write. It is the one thing I have complete control of nowadays. I hate…

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