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vineyards in Meursalt, France. © Diane Roberts

Backbreaking Grape Picking in France: You Can Do It!

Is picking grapes in the idyllic French countryside by day and enjoying wine by night the ideal summer job? Find out from 18-year-old Diane Robert...
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 our top picks, 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!
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Man in the Kitchen: Short Order Cook in a Commuter Marriage

Ken Carlton shares his first in a series of ruminations on food and life ...
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Dance Classes for Little Girls and Boys in Paris

September is not just back-to-school time in France, it’s also back to after-school activities. The time when Parisians sign up their daughters up for ballet and their sons up for judo – or in my case, the reverse.
Oriana Timsit School Choices

Teen Scene: The Difficult Choice between Fromage and Cheesecake

It’s hard to believe that just one month ago I was landing in New York with a very busy schedule and some important decisions to make. Now it’s time to go back to school in Paris. Yes, the dreaded “rentrée” has arrived. But before I return to sneakers, alarm clocks and the airless metro wagons of line 13 (or as I call it: purgatory on wheels), let me recap my summer.
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Why Baby Teeth are Important Even if They Fall Out

Yes, the sweet little baby in your arms, already has 20 teeth forming underneath his or her pink gums- like tulip bulbs waiting to sprout. Although the process isn't as poetic as flowers, involving lots of drool, red swollen gums, crankiness…believe it or not little is known about the causes and management of the presumed discomfort.
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American Mom in Paris: After School Picnics

When an American woman planned a move to Paris with her French husband, she was preparing to embrace a very temporary stay-at-home moment. Here's what actually happened.