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Where is Home When You Have Moved Your Family 20 Times?

Where is home — for the countryless, the homeless, exiled, expatriates, nomads, pilgrims or refugees? Is it about where or more about what, how and whom?
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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Internet Age Restrictions: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

At what age is it safe to let your kids use social media? You can say NO — and, for things with age restrictions, here's why you really should.
Fashion Extreme Paris

Paris Fashion Week Goes to the Extreme for a Great Cause

Fashion Extreme Paris, now in its third edition, kicked off Paris Fashion Week (Sept. 27 to Oct. 5) with a spectacular array of designs from 13 international designers. Founded by expats Suzette and Ryan Riego, the proceeds are donated to Cœurs à Cœurs Foundation.
moving up to CP

Have Kids Moving Up to CP in Paris? AAWE Can Help

Within the French education system, the transition from maternelle (pre-school) to primaire (primary school) is an exciting and huge step for children. The Cours Préparatoire (or CP) is the first year of primaire, or primary school. AAWE is holding "Moving Up to CP" at the American Library of Paris to offer parents insights and practical advice to help their children thrive in this next stage of their education.
French mother-in-law

What Should “Brow-beaten Jane” Do With Her Unbearable French Mother-in-law?

Family therapist Kristin Louise Duncombe gives helpful advice on how to deal with a bossy, critical French mother-in-law without losing your cool.

7 Startling Observations on Dating a Frenchman

An American expat steps out of her bubble to share what to look for -- and what to look out for -- when dating a Frenchman in Paris
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5 Ways to Celebrate Deconfinement in Paris

With lockdown restrictions easing in the coming weeks, we're looking forward to enjoying the small pleasures of life after deconfinement.
Ken Carlton in kitchen.

Man in the Kitchen: The Joy of Cooking (alone)

Man in the Kitchen Ken Carlton finds precious solace cooking alone while his busy wife works and the kids lead their independent lives.
Kristin Louise Duncombe

Kristin Louise Duncombe Bares All About Life as a Trailing Wife

Are you a "trailing wife" or a ”trailing spouse”? Few people understand what this wretched expression means, and even fewer are able to express how it really feels to leave everything behind to follow a partner fulfilling his or her career path abroad. Yet Kristin Louise Duncombe has hit it on the nail first with her memoir, "Trailing", and now in her newest book, "Five Floors Up".