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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?
long-distance relations

How to Handle the Holidays When You’re Far Away from Family

Holidays can be an extra-stressful time for long-distance relations. Follow these tips to stay close to your loved ones in spirit when you can't be there in person.
raised on homemade meatballs

Man in the Kitchen: Meatball Raised and Tested

I wrote a tell-all memoir for an Italian chef in New York who claimed, as his greatest influence, his mother’s recipe for meatballs. In fact, read enough chef memoirs and you’ll learn that EVERY chef worth his salt attributes his success to his mother’s meatballs. That includes me and I’m not even Italian.
unwanted advice

The Motherhood Diaries: Facing Unwanted Advice or Worse, Scolding

The usually reserved French love to tell new mothers what to do. Motherhood diarist Joanne Archibald offers helpful strategies when facing unwanted advice.
divorce in France

Le Divorce: Part 2 – Getting a Lawyer (Beware!)

In Part 2 of our three-part series on divorce in France, get sound advice on how to seek the right lawyer to represent you in a split that could bring serious consequences to your life.

12 Famous French Couples in Love, For Better or Worse

French lovers, French kisses... The French have a reputation for love. But, is romance really at the heart of every French coupling?
life with or without children

A Life Well Lived, With or Without Children

Is parenthood a must-have for a "good life"? Nutritionist and mother of four Charlotte Debeugny reflects on the essentials of a happy and well-lived life — with or without children.
Kristin Louise Duncombe

Kristin Louise Duncombe Bares All About Life as a Trailing Wife

Are you a "trailing wife" or a ”trailing spouse”? Few people understand what this wretched expression means, and even fewer are able to express how it really feels to leave everything behind to follow a partner fulfilling his or her career path abroad. Yet Kristin Louise Duncombe has hit it on the nail first with her memoir, "Trailing", and now in her newest book, "Five Floors Up".

Date Night at Home for Mummies Who Can’t Get Out

Don't let kids or lack of a babysitter ruin date night for you! If you can't get out, make a date with your partner at home!
Lovers on a Bridge

How and Where to Find a Date in the City of Romance

Paris is known as the City of Romance, but is love really around every corner? Chloe Martin shares her take on the cultural differences of dating in Paris and the latest hotspots where you just might meet Mister Right.