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Elizabeth Milovidov. Photo © Alexis Duclos. All rights reserved.

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!
picky eater likes his food

Picky Eater Saga: He Likes It!

Imagine my joy and relief when I discovered my picky eater put on weight the last few months! For the past few months, my little bub has not gained any weight. This all changed when we took a recent trip to NYC and discovered new non-gluten tasty treats.
Toussaint holiday camps

Awesome Toussaint Holiday Camps for Kids in Paris

Need ideas to keep your kiddos busy over the mid-term break? Check out our shortlist of tried and tested Toussaint holiday camps for kids in and around Paris!
vineyards in Meursalt, France. © Diane Roberts

Backbreaking Grape Picking in France: You Can Do It!

Who hasn’t dreamed of drifting to the idyllic countryside of France to work side by side with farmers and grape pickers from around the region and the world? 18-year old Diane Robert signed up this summer and shares her experience on her first "vendanges".
child with food allergies

Help! My Allergic Picky Eater Is Eating Behind My Back

I’ve been on a roller coaster ride watching my son totally understand his allergies (checking with me if he can eat something) to witnessing my worst nightmare- my son eating his friend’s snack at the park. Then, this weekend came the big shocker. He picked up his baguette and said, “Mommy, this is how I eat my baguette in school”. Then, he took a huge bite and said “miammmm”. I almost had a heart attack.
nanny

15 Important Things to Know Before Becoming or Hiring a Nanny

Are you thinking of becoming an au pair or nanny as a way of traveling to France or finding work? Or are you an employer seriously looking for that special someone to take care of your most valuable possessions: your children? Here are some things both sides should discuss before the deal is done.

Paris Compass: Let “College Day” and “Bloom Where You’re Planted” Guide You

Don't miss Bloom and Paris College Day, two key Paris events for newcomers to the city that could make a difference on how well you live your life in France and whether your teenager makes the right educational choice for their future.
Children's weight

Nutritionist in Paris: How to Handle Children’s Weight Issues

Nutritionist Charlotte Debeugny offers parents her top tips on how to handle children's weight gain in a healthy and positive way.
internet safety resources

Parenting in a Digital World: The Best Internet Safety Resources

Digital parenting is no different than ‘regular’ parenting and one of the first things that a parent does is memorize the contact information for emergency services. Well my Digital Parenting friends, this post contains all the contact information that you need in the event of a digital emergency in France, the UK and Belgium. And I hope that you NEVER EVER need them.
parallel lives

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?