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Supermarkets in Germany

Generally we are very privileged in Germany, as we can buy just about anything in a supermarket. Food can be incredibly cheap here, but also very expensive. Discount supermarket chains like Aldi and Lidl are selling food at incredibly low prices, whereas local deli’s and “Bio” stores sell high-quality, locally farmed or rare foodstuffs at the far upper end of the price scale. Here is a guide to supermarkets in Germany, the food they sell, and what to watch out for when going grocery shopping.

7 Handbag essentials

Until children are close to their teens, it makes sense to carry around some essentials in your bag, to make sure you are quipped for all eventualities. These essentials go beyond the usual diapers bag you need when you still have a baby to push around in a pram.

Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip cookies are the loveliest of unhealthy snacks (in my humble opinion). They are incredibly easy to make and, when it’s raining, a great way to keep children entertained.

3 Summer-Craft-Ideas *

Depending on where you are, summer holidays have started and with that the question, of how to keep the kids entertained. We have collected 3 summer craft ideas to try.


Allow for Au Pairs to enter Germany in Corona times We have been asking us for a while, when the big au pair associations would get active to rescue the au pair program in Germany. Currently all embassies are closed […]

Top 5 games for kids

In Germany, due to the bad weather, we spend a lot of times indoors. As a result, we have become accustomed to finding games which keep our kids busy. We have compiled the top 5 games for kids in Germany.

Your guide to winter safety for kids

We would like to remind you of some basic rules and guidelines to ensure that all kids and grownups are safe to enjoy the outside in the winter season.

Mobile phones when working

It is a common complaint from host families that au pairs are playing with their mobile phone when working, instead of playing with the children they are tending to. Please put down your phone and concentrate on what you are […]

7 reasons to love autumn!

Not all of us are delighted that autumn has arrived as it is also the prelude to winter. Here are 7 reasons to love autumn.

Au Pair Dresscode

“Your dresses should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.”
~ Edith Head