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teen smoking

The Smoking Gun: Parisian Teens and Cigarettes

Nearly every day for seven years now, my morning ritual has included a cloud of smoke hanging over a throng of students, many of whom have a cigarette in hand... No matter which arrondissement teens come from, the clothes they wear and the music they listen to, their main accessory is a cigarette (aka a “clope”).
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.
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.
Paris for seniors

Never Too Old to Enjoy Paris

It's hard to resist Paris at any age, but for some people this city is not particularly user-friendly. Find out how Paris for Seniors is making the city an accessible travel option for seniors and also for those who may need a little extra TLC.
Elizabeth Milovidov

Meet a Cyberspace Cop Protecting You from Internet Abuse

Our children live and breathe the language of computers. But how much is too much for a child? What should a parent do to protect a child’s journey into cyberspace? Meet Elizabeth Milovodov, who's showing children, parents and educators how to get the most from the Internet, safely.
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".
Open Letter to parents with children in French schools.

Teen Coach: Open Letter to Families in French Schools

Many of us bash the French school system because our teens are subject to rigorous requirements, tough grading, and receive sparse encouragement from their teachers; while “at home” teachers encourage their students and reward them with easy grading.
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Mr. Picky Eater And His Food Allergies

Having a child with food allergies means you probably have a picky eater. As babies, they have a natural defense/instinct to reject foods that could harm them. Nature is well made. As they grow older, they become a bit fearful of food and trying new things, which makes feeding an allergic child more challenging.
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15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris

Looking for a spot for an indulgent weekend brunch with family or friends? Check out INSPIRELLE's roundup of 15 best brunches in Paris, from the simple to the simply spectacular!
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!