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Man in the Kitchen: Can Parallel Lives Run on the Same Track?

How do two people living under one marriage make emotional ends meet when their careers operate on such separate tracks? And, does whipping up a decent risotto equal support?
American Library of Paris

The American Library in Paris: Great Books and So Much More

Paris has always attracted great writers. They come seeking inspiration and weave the city into the tapestry of their stories. But Paris is also a great city for readers. Even with the closing of some beloved bookstores, a rich literary community thrives here, and at its center lies the American Library in Paris, the largest English-language lending library on the European continent.
getting married in France

Paris Plunge: Hot Off the Press-Engaged and Planning a Wedding in France!

After just three months in France, I feel like my story is just getting started. There’s no way I want to limit myself to one country or the other – I want both! So my Frenchman and I are getting married in France. But I'm getting ahead of myself. As with all things French, there are a lot of hoops to jump through before you get to walk down that aisle.
teen coach

Why Teens Will Talk to This Woman Before Opening Up to Parents

Teens face both an exciting and a challenging time when growing up. More freedom and independence, combined with new choices and expectations can get pretty overwhelming. Often the last person a teen wants to talk to is a parent. Perhaps your teen will open up to a life coach.
refugee camp in northern France

Expat Women in Paris Wade into the Heart of the Jungle to Help Refugees

For the past few months, a small group of women have been driving from Paris to northern France and Germany with carloads filled with blankets, clothing and food. They leave the comfort of their own homes behind in search of broken families in need of immediate assistance. INSPIRELLE spoke with Kelly, Reema and Carina after their latest road trip to northern France, where refugee children and adults are struggling in dire, freezing conditions.
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...

Marathon Woman: 5 Parisian Races to Run in 2016

If you’re looking to become more active this year or maybe shave off some of that stubborn holiday weight, consider signing up for a race to help motivate you to get out running on a regular basis. Paris is host to dozens of great races throughout the year, and here are some of my favorites to get you started.
fish

Man in the Kitchen: A Symbol of Peace and Friendship

As I write this with Paris on my mind, I am staring at a view of the San Bernardino Mountains from the desert in eastern California. Christmas lights ring the palm trees on El Paseo. The holidays are in the air. At a time when suspicion reigns supreme I wonder what good tidings could I possibly bring? This of course led me to think about salmon.
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.

Child Bullying: How to Help Your Child Stand Up for Himself

Your emotions run high: you’ve just discovered that your child is bullied, anger or fear are rising and you want to take action right now! Not so fast....First, find out why & how YOU can empower your child to fight back the bully.