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Competitive mother

The Motherhood Diaries: Are You a Competitive Mother?

If motherhood were a competitive sport, the Olympic committee would be overrun with candidates. Every decision you make is judged by someone, and the worst culprits are other mothers clearly going for gold by comparing your pregnancy/delivery/baby/post-baby body with their own. But do you have to enter the competition?
Paris Attacks reflections

Reflections from Paris

This week, as a shadow of darkness hangs over our beloved Paris, we have struggled to find the right words to share with you. So we reached out to our amazing contributors and friends, who have helped produce this special issue of INSPIRELLE...
married to a Frenchman

Paris Plunge: From Romance to Marriage in One Year

One year after moving to Paris, a newlywed reflects on her whirlwind romance and the rewards and challenges of being an expat married to a Frenchman.
refugees

Don’t Shut Doors to Refugees Once We Open Them

Should we aid the growing millions of our displaced and distressed brothers and sisters? If so, how? Who, as winter encases this saga in ice, should generate the needed human heat that could save the exiled? And how can we keep our and others’ hearts from freezing over with fear or suspicion...
moving to Paris

The Love-Hate Bug: 8 Things to Grin and Bear Moving to Paris

Moving to Paris may be a dream come true, but there are bumps along the way to becoming a true Parisienne. Lizzie Harwood breaks it down for you.
Roland Garros 2017

Roland-Garros 2017: Insider Tips on Tennis, Tickets and Star Players

A die-hard tennis fan runs down the lineup of Roland Garros 2017 and gives her tips and tricks on how to score the best tickets in town.
Policeman in tears after Paris attacks

Paris Attacks: A French Police Officer’s View

In the aftermath of the recent attacks on Paris, Christophe Gadenne, a former French police officer and currently a security consultant, shares some insights into the battle against criminals from the perspective of local law enforcement officers.
cooking for your children

Man in the Kitchen: When You Cook for Your Kids, Who’s Feeding Who?

While keeping food on the table has long been a litmus test of sound parenting, at a deeper level I believe cooking for your children is the ultimate nourishment for your soul.
child's sexual identity

Man in the Kitchen: Embracing Your Child’s Sexual Identity

When your child is ready to share with you who they really are, expect the unexpected and the rest will follow.
moving to Paris

Paris Plunge: 5 Things I Learned When I Moved to Paris

I've learned a lot in a short time here in France. And not just about France, either. I’ve learned about myself, what kind of strength and resolve I might have even when I can’t see it, about my friends and family, and about risks being worth it even if they’re scary.