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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.
French mother-in-law

What Should “Brow-beaten Jane” Do With Her Unbearable French Mother-in-law?

Family therapist Kristin Louise Duncombe gives helpful advice on how to deal with a bossy, critical French mother-in-law without losing your cool.
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.
married to a French man

25 Things to Know When You’re Married to a French Man

When you’re married to a French man, you've wed a man intrinsically tied to his culture and country. So, get ready for passion, culture and compromise...
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.

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!