Talya portrait


Hi, and thanks for stopping by! I’m Talya. Right now I live in Berlin, where I am raising my three kids, working as a Recruiter for Start-ups, writing, and helping singles meet through matchmaking services.

In my pre-mom life, I worked as an Au Pair in south Germany for a year and a half. I loved the experience and wouldn’t trade it for the world, but it was hard work and at times challenging. I wish there had been more information out there for Au Pairs, so that I’d been more prepared.

Which is why I started this blog and wrote an Ebook – to help au pairs – and anyone thinking about becoming an au pair – to find out all they need to know. I tell you everything you need, from packing, to language learning, to deciding whether or not to extend your stay abroad.

I love to hear from you, so please feel free to  email me with any questions or feedback comments and I’ll do my best to answer. You can also find me on Twitter – @onlyonetalya.



the girls and me as au pairs

Me and my best au pair friends in Stuttgart, Germany, 2001