+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,909
    Thanks
    217
    Thanked
    381
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Yes, do it! Trust me when you've started working it's so much harder to just get up and go!


    My little munchkin due May 2012! So to keep me busy till then, I'm learning how to use my iPhone.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Launceston
    Posts
    13,466
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    2,355
    Reviews
    35
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I say DO IT!!!!

    A friend of mine did it. She looked after an autistic boy and loved it! When they went on holidays she went too. During the day she took the boy "site seeing" a lot.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    12,222
    Thanks
    457
    Thanked
    533
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    defibibtly leaning towards it the money isnt a huge issue for me as I'm more after the experience anyway

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Here there and everywhere
    Posts
    3,095
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked
    53
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    That's the best way to go into it Em.... There is nothing better than the experiences that u would get. If it weren't for my host family, I wouldn't have gotten to the USA at all, not flown to Miami 3 times (didn't pay for a thing down there - not even room service) and had so much fun.... The only time I got homesickness was when I returned to Australia and not the other way around...

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Mad House
    Posts
    12,508
    Thanks
    663
    Thanked
    1,268
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator - Thank you
    A friend of mine is over there doing it now. She is absolutely loving it. She has extended her visa twice now and has been with 3 different families.

    Such an awesome experience I'd say go for it

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    12,222
    Thanks
    457
    Thanked
    533
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    yeah think I'm too late for thi year tho as it takes like 4 months for the application process apparently so there goes that idea haha as I'd need to be back by end of feb next year for Uni . ah well!

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Here there and everywhere
    Posts
    3,095
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked
    53
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    They do monthly intakes for Au Pairs, and from memory it didn't take that long for everything to be processed.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    12,222
    Thanks
    457
    Thanked
    533
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by OneNowOneLater View Post
    They do monthly intakes for Au Pairs, and from memory it didn't take that long for everything to be processed.
    4 months on 2 of the websites. my thing is I need to be back by next feb so too short haha may go June ish

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    12,222
    Thanks
    457
    Thanked
    533
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    bump foe today's viewers. I asked on fb and everyone told ne to do it so why do I feel guilty about deferring second semester of Uni haha !

  10. #20
    rainbow road's Avatar
    rainbow road is offline look at the stars, look how they shine for you
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    in a glass case of emotion
    Posts
    12,424
    Thanks
    1,193
    Thanked
    8,072
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Do it. I deferred a year to travel and it was without a doubt the most life changing experience I've had. If money isn't an issue, defer and do it. Even just travel and find random jobs to make a bit of cash instead.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to rainbow road For This Useful Post:

    babycake  (16-01-2012)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Can anyone give me an advice on how to find a good au pair?
    By Lidi in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16-06-2012, 18:07
  2. Buying a Bugaboo in America
    By BlueLips in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28-02-2012, 17:58
  3. soooo.... America :)
    By EmPowering in forum General Chat
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 10-02-2012, 07:11

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Be In Blossom
Keen to up the intensity of your exercise after having your baby but unsure how? New physio-led Bootcamp Workshops aim to bridge the gap between low and high intensity training, teaching ways to reduce pelvic floor load in gym and bootcamp settings.
featured supporter
Hills Swimming Kenthurst
Located in the beautiful suburb of Kenthurst and boasts a heated 25m pool. We conduct world-leading Baby and Parent Classes, Preschool Classes, School Age and Squad Training. Our classes are small, our service personal and our quality of the highest.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!