Giving Candid Feedback – Communication

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

I was chatting with fellow long time host mom/LCC/AP Mom regular Julie Dye this week and when she quoted her college professor R Wayne Boss at the University of Colorado – Boulder and it prompted me to shout “Amen” on the spot and ask if I could share/write a post about […]


Finishing Strong – How to Have a Proactive Conversation

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Photo by Alora Griffiths on Unsplash Over the years in part thanks to some great advice I have had many “we really need you to hold it together” proactive chats with our au pairs.  Some didn’t really need the chat and finished the last day with the same zeal and commitment that they […]


Back to School – Easing the Transition

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Can you believe it’s that time of year again?!  If you are anything like me, in spite of how awesome my kids are about this time every year I am counting the days back to school (and the routine it brings back into our household)!  So how can host parents and […]


Au Pair Monthly Meetings!

Thursday, 2 August 2018

  One reason I decided to become a local coordinator is because I wanted to support the local au pairs and create a strong local hosting community here in Southlake!  I love getting to know everyone, hearing your stories, celebrating your successes, being there for you during difficult times and […]


How to get a Texas license as quickly and painlessly as possible

Monday, 30 July 2018

License exchange – Texas has license exchange agreements with Canada, France, South Korea, Germany and Taiwan as of this moment.  This has been static for years but always double check before you count on it.  If you do not want to tackle the dmv and have an au pair take written and […]