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Lisa Kealamakia

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Thrifting Thursdays,Vintage Rota-bin, Get The Look For Less!
I’m pretty obsessed with vintage rota- bins. The only ones I’ve seen in person, however, haven’t been for sale. And even if they were, they are way out of my price range. 
http://favoritethingsandfriends.com/thrifting-thursdays-vi…/ ‪#‎ftandf‬ ‪#‎ftandfdiy‬ ‪#‎circleoffriends‬
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Hi guys so I want a baby girl but I don't know what the early signs are. Could any of you please help me
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It was deep and and I'm not sure exactly. And I'm now 9 weeks almost 10
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I would like to share a few FAQ mommy questions answered on my channel! 

  #mommy   #mommylife   #moments   #friends  
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You are young and you would like to visit a new country? Then you may consider being an au pair. An au pair is a young person from a foreign country that takes care of the host's family children, and they also receive some monetary allowance for their services.

Sounds good right?
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Do you want to be a good au pair? Then make sure you've checked the points from this quick list bellow:
1. Be a friendly person - Being a friendly person in a new country will help you make friends easier.
2. Keep yourself organized - In your busy days, make yourself a list that covers all that you need to do.
3. Do some baby sitting - You will have to take care of the kids a lot, so knowing how to do that is important.
4. Show interest in playing with children and have patience with them
5. Learn the language of the country that you'll be an au pair in, it will really help you.
6. Learn to drive - You might be asked from time to time to pick the kids from school.
7. Develop yourself some good habits - I'm sure you already have them, but developing some habits that are in conformity with the host's family rules will help you.
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Have you established the things that your au pair must do besides taking care of your children? Have a discussion with your au pair and let him know all the things that should and shouldn't be done around the house.
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Your children should respect your au pair because they will spend a lot of time together. They will play and make a lot of activities together so they should be taught to respect the person that will take care of them.
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Au pairs can help your children with the homework, but before that, test your au pair and make sure that they can explain your your children what they need to know.
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Beautiful girl! What is she thinking about?
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How do you find a good au pair?

Here are some quick tips on what to do to find a great one:

1)It’s best to start the search with a couple of weeks, even months before you actually need an au pair.

2)Establish your needs and what you want from an au pair.

3)Find au pairs through recommendation, au pair job sites, agencies, newspaper ads, or other sources.

4)Make a list with a lot of people interested and gather information about them.

5)Filter through all these profiles and make a Top 10 au pair list.

6)Set up a phone interview.

7)After this, try and get a little bit background check so you won’t have surprises.

8)Set up an an interview in person with the candidates and pick someone you like.

9)Have a try-out period where you can test them to see if they have what it takes to work for you.

How did you find your au pair? What would you do to hire such a person? Share your thoughts so we can help other mothers with precious information.

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Lisa Kealamakia

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One of my favorite things to do is to go JuNkiN’ (finding treasures, thrifting) and some times I LOVE them so much, I keep them for myself but others I part with and sell. Take a look at the before and after desk project at http://favoritethingsandfriends.com/to-keep-or-not-to-keep/ #ftandf   #circleoffriends  
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MakeupByBee

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http://youtu.be/r8V-U1fyQMY

When we are on the go we like to take these things with us!
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FindAuPair

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Have your family got used with your au pair? Au pairs are usually inexperienced young persons so you should help them to accommodate with your family, kids and also teach your au pair what to do and what not to do regarding house job.
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FindAuPair

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What exactly is an au pair? Well, an au pair is a young person from a foreign country that takes care of the host's family children. An au pair can also make some light housework and they can receive some monetary allowance for their services.
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Do you know the differences between a nanny and an au pair? If not, then here are some quick differences:

Au pair:
- An au pair is a person that is between 18 and 26 years old with basic child care or no child care at all that  comes from another country and is seeking for cultural exchange through the job in the host country.
- An au pair usually comes to stay with the host family for a year.
- Au pairs have a limit of work of 10 hours/day and no more than 45 hours/week for taking care of your child.
An au pair should be treated like a member of the family and be included in family activities.

Nanny:
- Nannies care for children as a career and they are usually paid a living wage.
- They have experience in working with children.
- They can go home every day at the end of the program.
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Au pairs are persons from all over the world with very different cultures. Learning their culture and also their local language is something that you might find very useful for you and your family.
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Kids like to play. Your au pair should know that and be a playful person with your kids.
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FindAuPair

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Do you think that your au pair knows the rules of the house? Make sure they know everything before you leave the kids and the house on their hands!
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Annual review for au pairs
 
After you hired an au pair, you need to have in mind an annual evaluation of your au pair. There are a couple of things you should keep in mind.
 
1)First of all you need to review the activity of the au pair throughout the year to see if your au pair is doing a good job. There must be things that you like and thinks that you don’t like.
 
2)Update your au pairs work agreement/au pair contract. If you haven’t done this, is not to late. Put on paper a contract that has a start date and an end date, what your au pair job description is, her duties, method of payment, rules, expectation, and other things regarding your children.
 
3)Set up an annual meeting, and have a talk with your au pair. Talk about what you need, what you want because there are going to be things that went well and things that went not that good. It should be a constructive dialogue. Listen to your au pair to see what ideas she has and what she wants and needs and after this make the right decisions and make the necessary changes.
 
4)If after the evaluation and the meeting you consider your au pair to be a trusted and reliable person and if you are pleased with the amount of work being put on your family then is best to show your appreciation by giving a small raise. Normally a raise should be anywhere between 2-4% of the salary!
 
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FindAuPair

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What is an au pair?

An au pair is a young adult who is between 16 to 26 years old, from another country who lives with your family and takes care of your children. They have an extensive childcare experience, they can help you with housework and they receive a small monetary allowance for personal use. The au pair is the great idea for you and your children.
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