Would you make one of my own Christmas wishes come true?
Would you be my päkapikud?
A päkapikud is a little Estonian elf. Our very first Au Pair, Margit, used päkapikud as a nickname for my daughter. I would love to get a few more päkapikud involved in AuPairMom.
How can you be a päkapikud?
1. Invite your host parent friends to read AuPairMom!
- If you are a host mom or dad, tell your cluster about www.AuPairMom.com.
- If you are a Local Community Counselor, tell your LCC colleagues about www.AuPairMom.com.
2. Invite your host parent friends to subscribe to the AuPairMom email newsletter!
Have you ever thought:
“I wish CV would get onto that topic I suggested….. or
“When are we going to discuss (your favorite issue here)?” or
” I completely disagree with where this conversation is going” or
“I wish I had a place to share this insight”, or even better …
“No one but another host parent is going to believe this story… but who can I tell who can really appreciate it?!”
I really enjoy writing posts for AuPairMom, especially when writing these posts is a respite from the demands of my actual work. (You’ve probably realize that this blog is not my real gig (that’s AuthenticOrganizations.com, and consulting).) It can be so much fun when we hit on a topic that turns out to be popular.
I love to sneak over here during a break in my other work to see the latest comments. And I know you do too, because AuPairMom’s biggest traffic spike is at around 11:15 a.m. on the weekdays that a post goes up ….)
I always hope that this conversation translates into new knowledge for you all, that makes hosting (and au pairing) more rewarding. But I must admit, I can only write sporadically when I find the time, and that means that my posting rhythm is not consistent (a big blogging no-no). I would love to be able to have a constant flow of posts, advice, questions, and insights… and I would love to have readers (like you! yes, you!) get more involved in the blog.
What would it mean to “write for AuPairMom”?
Writing something for AuPairMom could be a one-time thing, an occasional outlet for your parenting brilliance, or even something more regular. It could be a chance for you to experiment with blogging, to write for fun, to clarify & share what you know, and to make a difference in the world of a host family. It could be as easy as sending me an email with the draft of a post, or as complete as signing into the blog as a contributor and posting just the way I do (easy to learn!).
I’d love to be able to share the role of ‘convening conversations’ on this blog with some host parents (or even a motivated au pair), so let me know if you’re interested. Just send me an email at mom at au pair mom dot com.
I’m thinking– the more, the merrier — so let’s get some more of you all involved.
– Invite your host parent friends to read AuPairMom!
– Invite your host parent friends to subscribe to the AuPairMom email newsletter!
– Write for AuPairMom!
Be our päkapikud?