As a Cultural Care local childcare consultant (LCC), I invite our host families and au pairs as well as those considering Cultural Care Au Pair to explore my site and learn about what is going on in our community. I provide year-round support to host families and au pairs, and also talk to families considering the program to help them determine if Cultural Care Au Pair is the right childcare solution for them.
Industry Leader In Cultural Exchange
In my childhood, I had the opportunity to participate in a soccer exchange program and lived for a summer in Germany. This experience changed my life. It made me want to travel and see the world. So in between my graduate and undergraduate studies, I took a semester off to travel to 13 different European countries. When I returned to school, I ended up writing my thesis on a worldwide study of happiness and life-satisfaction, where I traveled multiple times back to Europe to collect my data. Then, a few years later, my husband and I lived in Tokyo, Japan for a 3-year period. It was there that my first child was born.
The “MommyMates” Philosophy
Now I have 2 daughters and live in Mountain View, California. I can easily say that having children and living and traveling abroad, are two of the biggest impacts on my life. The au pair program, encapsulates both. My girls and I call ourselves “MommyMates,” when we participate in activities that empower children and that are good to our mother earth. I understand the importance of raising children in a loving environment, with an openness to different cultures and ideas. When you become a host family, and model for your children the idea of being good to the planet and the people on it, you become a “MommyMate.” It is a pleasure to be a part of a program that unites cultures and people together, while providing a quality childcare opportunity for American host families. I am excited to be part of this exchange and look forward to meeting you!