An interesting, short article on the Wall Street Journal’s online site appeared over the holidays, when I was so crazy I barely had time to turn on my computer, much less post. But, even 2 weeks later, the article Foreign Exchange: Au Pair Care On the Rise is worth a quick read.
Apparently, the number of Au Pairs in the US has risen 40% since 2004, to about 22,000!
That means that there are at least 20,000 host parents who haven’t visited Au Pair Mom yet… If you know any of these families, send them over!
Be sure to check out the comments under the article– it’s always nice to know that, with both the challenges and the delights of having an au pair, you’re in good company.