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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!
road trip

Helping My Expat Kids Discover Their Roots on the Ultimate US Road Trip

How to teach expatriated kids where they are “from”? What does it mean to be from a place – especially if you were not born there, have never lived there, but hold the passport, speak the language, and even have the requisite accent? And so was born the fantasy of taking my children across the USA, of sharing with them that quintessential American experience: the cross country road trip.
back to school

The Essential Parisian Back to School Survival Guide

C’est la rentrée! INSPIRELLE's handy back-to-school survival guide will make getting back to school as stress-free as possible for you and your family!
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.
mental load

La Charge Mentale: Do You Suffer from Women’s Mental Load?

Women still shoulder the burden of most household duties. How to identify an overdose of mental load and what you can do to lighten the weight.
ISP Plus

ISP Plus Offers Fun, Skill-Building Holiday Camps for Kids in Paris

Looking for activities to keep your kids engaged over the school holidays? ISP Plus offers fun, innovative and educational programs for kids on Saturdays and during all school holidays in Paris.
Man in the Kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: Shake Up Your Rentrée Routine

As you pack away the flip-flops and settle into the school and work routine, Ken Carlton offers this new recipe for fall: Think hard about that one project that has been mothballed in your emotional closet for years...
rainy day activities

15 Indoor Activities for Children in Paris on Rainy Days

It’s raining, it’s pouring and the kids are bouncing off the walls. Fear not—there are plenty of indoor activities in Paris to keep your wild bambinos happy!
children's allergies

Adventures in Allergies: Where It All Began

Like many allergic kids, my three year old has the trilogy of allergies, eczema and asthma. Just three weeks after his birth, he began having red rashes on his cheeks... The pediatrician told me he had eczema. What? I didn’t even know what eczema was!!!
Paris in August

5 Reasons to Love Paris in the Month of August

46 million visitors hit Paris every year, with many arriving during the peak summer tourist season. Yet, during the month of August, people IN Paris find it easier to get around because many locals are OUT of the city.