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6 Steps to Wean Your Children (and You) from Digital Toys after the Summer

Over summer your family probably spent more time connected than they usually spend during the school year. But there is no reason to panic or to feel guilty. You can transition back to school and back to work in a painless manner with a digital detox!
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American Mom in Paris: Docteur Knows Best

An American mom in Paris discovers cultural differences in dealing with French doctors when her daughter develops a middle ear infection.
parenting teens

Teen Coach: Stupid is as Stupid Does

Dear readers, how many of you have a vision of how you would like your teen to be? If your teen is lucky, you ditched that vision somewhere in primary school.
Paris Plages

11 Fantastic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Paris

We absolutely love summer in Paris, when the sun is out and there's a dizzying array of happenings around town! Here are our top picks of unique and fun things to do, from bronzing yourself at an inner-city beach to dancing under the stars!
Paris for Seniors

Meet Genevieve Spicer: Ensuring Seniors Have a Blast in Paris

If you’re thinking of a trip to Paris after retirement or if your elderly parents or grandparents are hitting town for the first time, how best to plan this visit? Meet Genevieve Spicer, who knows how to make sure seniors have a whopping good time in Paris.
parents coping with fatigue

The Motherhood Diaries: Living with Chronic Fatigue

Last week, I plopped down onto the sofa, baby in arms ready for a feed, and asked my husband to pass me a bib. Ever obliging, he brought it over and proceeded absentmindedly to tie the thing around my neck. Once I realized this was not a joke and got over the hysterics than ensued, it struck me just how tired he must be. And how tired I am. All the time.
digital age

Parisian Parenting in the Digital Age

E-safety consultant Elizabeth Milovidov shares her tips and tricks on keeping Parisian kids safe and parents sane in the digital age.
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.
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Expat Parents Open RISE International School of Paris to Rethink Education

RISE International School, a progressive, new international middle school in Mareil-Marly, just west of Paris, aims to inspire confidence, curiosity and adaptability in students.
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How to Throw the Best Kid’s Birthday Party in Paris

A mom and self-professed master at throwing the best kid's birthday party gives the lowdown on all the top workshops, venues and entertainers in Paris.