I didn’t find this job – it found me! They say that if you find your passion, then you find your purpose in life.
Well, I have found my passion and purpose with helping families: whether it is a single mom that works a full-time job and can’t afford day care for her two children, or a family that lives far away from their relatives and have no local support system, or a family that wants to spend quality time with their children but can’t with all the carpools, kid’s activities and other demands that today’s parents face. I have a special place in my heart for those with special needs children (I grew up with special needs foster siblings) and multiples (I had four children in 20 months including triplets, lived far from relatives and we couldn’t have survived let alone thrived without our au pairs).
If I work with you, you are a customer for life! I am here to help you over the years – to pick your 2nd and 3rd, etc. au pair and to give advice as needed. I always
return a phone call (remember – it’s my passion!). I call this my “feel good job” as it puts a smile on my face most days – especially when I get a phone call from a host mom saying that I saved her marriage, or from an au pair who tells me how she is back in the U.S. visiting her “second family”. This is why I do what I do.
Regarding the photos – that my Scottish husband Anton (met the young traveling lad on the boat to Alcatraz, but that’s a whole other story), our family on the beach in IOP (couldn’t figure out how to crop out the Iphone header!) and Emma, our beloved 3rd au pair from Australia who when I had breast cancer 3 years ago offered to come and take care of the kids, even though she was pregnant – it doesn’t get much better than that and shows why I have a passion for what I do.