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Distinctly American Holidays: July 4th

It’s  11pm, and you’re relaxing after a long day of chasing children when suddenly, you hear what sound like gunshots.  If it’s the end of June or early in July, chances are, there’s no need to be alarmed, it’s just fireworks.Fireworks

July 4th, or Independence Day, is celebrated in the U.S. every year.  The anniversary isn’t actually the day the U.S. was independent of British rule, but the anniversary of the colonies declaring their independence.  And it’s a pretty big to-do.  Generally, the celebration includes parades, cookouts, parties, and, official fireworks displays.

Unfortunately for Hoosiers who like to get to bed early, it also means a few weeks of amateur fireworks displays, as Indiana is one of many states that does not place much restriction on fireworks.

If you’d like to join in the festivities, here’s a list of this year’s official displays, most of them sponsored by cities/counties, companies, or civic organizations.  And if you’re planning to have your own DIY fireworks display, please be safe and check out these tips!


Farewell to Andrea

This month, we say farewell to Au Pair, Andrea.  She’s had a great year with her host family and we’ll miss her!  She’s returning to her home country to study hospitality.  Best of luck in your studies, Andrea!

Welcome, Families and Au Pairs!

Thank you for visiting the blog for Go Au Pair in Indianapolis.

If you’re already a Go Au Pair host family or au pair, this is where you’ll find information about scheduled activities and other items of interest.  I welcome your suggestions, comments, and questions.

If you’re thinking of using au pair childcare, I’ll be adding informational posts to help you get started as well.

Please feel free to contact me with questions about this flexible childcare option that you’d like to see covered in future posts.  Comment below or contact me via email at aformo@goaupair. com.

-Aimee, Local Area Representative for the Indianapolis Area