Au Pair Report

Au Pair Report As a work from home counselor for Everywhere Au Pair Liza Hart is a hand holder and problem solver for au pairs from around the world and their Washington DC host families struggling to do her job w

  • Title: Au Pair Report
  • Author: Kelly Hand
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 323
  • Format: ebook
  • As a work from home counselor for Everywhere Au Pair, Liza Hart is a hand holder and problem solver for au pairs from around the world and their Washington, DC host families struggling to do her job while meeting the needs of her toddler daughter and her mentally ill mother In the sweltering summer of 2010, one host mother s presidential aspirations bring chaos into Liza As a work from home counselor for Everywhere Au Pair, Liza Hart is a hand holder and problem solver for au pairs from around the world and their Washington, DC host families struggling to do her job while meeting the needs of her toddler daughter and her mentally ill mother In the sweltering summer of 2010, one host mother s presidential aspirations bring chaos into Liza s life Carolyn Quiver, a California Senator who dreams of winning the Republican nomination for president in 2012, has au pair problems and her problems become Liza s problems As Quiver embarks upon a pre campaign exploratory stage, the senator and her husband find their au pair problems getting in the way of their ambitions It takes a series of crises with devastating consequences for both Liza and the Quivers, but Liza finds a way to liberate herself and to highlight the issue of child care to the Democrats laying the groundwork for the 2012 election.

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    1. Kelly Hand's Au Pair Report is a finely crafted novel about a mother balancing a job in the field of childcare management set in Washington DC in the age of power couples. Its main character, Liza, struggles to balance the demands of raising a toddler and managing a mentally ill mother (who often acts like a child) with her job counseling au pairs and host families. I am struck by the skill with which Hand's writing shifts between the present and past without losing momentum in the narrative's d [...]

    2. This novel lifts the curtain on the world of au pair childcare, while showing what it means to be a young, conscientious and angst-ridden mother in a fast-paced, career-oriented society.How do you juggle working from home and caring for a strong-willed toddler at the same time? How do you sort through conflicting theories about raising healthy children when you worry your child may have inherited your mother's bi-polar tendencies? How do you support and nurture the young au pairs under your care [...]

    3. The Au Pair Report is a fast-paced and exciting read that offers a glimpse into the heroic and mundane aspects of living and working in Washington, DC. But it is also a snap-shot of this moment in time and Hand's characters, who have timeless narratives, are all creatures of their early 21st century urban progressive moment. You can almost taste the kale. This book is of particular interest for readers with a family history of mental illness. Like many of us, the heroine has access to her mother [...]

    4. This is an absorbing story about an obscure subject namely, au pairs in the United States. The main character, Liza, has the challenging job of placing and assisting these women in and around Washington D.C. She's also trying to raise a precocious toddler. Politics, motherhood and everyday life are explored in an easy to read style. I think this book would be especially appealing to anyone considering a job as a nanny or au pair.

    5. I recieved this book from for a giveaway for a Honest review. First i would like to say that this is my own personal opinion.I do not wish to give anyone a negative view of this book.I hate to give anyone harsh critcism but i am being honest. To me this book was like peeling an onion.I was hopeful that through all efforts to continue to read would payoff. Sadly i was ready to get over with this book.The book has a good concept about the fast pace of business and goverment along with mother's tr [...]

    6. “Au Pair Report” gives readers a look into this variety of exchange program. Also, with placement in the DC area we see inside the household of one high powered senator. The different cultures of the au pairs along with varied US households make for fascinating interactions. Kelly Hand has given readers a study of how we live our lives and the choices families give us.My copy came through First Reads.

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