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Man in the Kitchen: A Symbol of Peace and Friendship

As I write this with Paris on my mind, I am staring at a view of the San Bernardino Mountains from the desert in eastern California. Christmas lights ring the palm trees on El Paseo. The holidays are in the air. At a time when suspicion reigns supreme I wonder what good tidings could I possibly bring? This of course led me to think about salmon.
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.
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".

Date Night at Home for Mummies Who Can’t Get Out

Don't let kids or lack of a babysitter ruin date night for you! If you can't get out, make a date with your partner at home!
Lovers on a Bridge

How and Where to Find a Date in the City of Romance

Paris is known as the City of Romance, but is love really around every corner? Chloe Martin shares her take on the cultural differences of dating in Paris and the latest hotspots where you just might meet Mister Right.
married to a Frenchman

Paris Plunge: From Romance to Marriage in One Year

One year after moving to Paris, a newlywed reflects on her whirlwind romance and the rewards and challenges of being an expat married to a Frenchman.
divorce in France

Le Divorce: Part 2 – Getting a Lawyer (Beware!)

In Part 2 of our three-part series on divorce in France, get sound advice on how to seek the right lawyer to represent you in a split that could bring serious consequences to your life.
teen coach

Why Teens Will Talk to This Woman Before Opening Up to Parents

Teens face both an exciting and a challenging time when growing up. More freedom and independence, combined with new choices and expectations can get pretty overwhelming. Often the last person a teen wants to talk to is a parent. Perhaps your teen will open up to a life coach.
life with or without children

A Life Well Lived, With or Without Children

Is parenthood a must-have for a "good life"? Nutritionist and mother of four Charlotte Debeugny reflects on the essentials of a happy and well-lived life — with or without children.
Competitive mother

The Motherhood Diaries: Are You a Competitive Mother?

If motherhood were a competitive sport, the Olympic committee would be overrun with candidates. Every decision you make is judged by someone, and the worst culprits are other mothers clearly going for gold by comparing your pregnancy/delivery/baby/post-baby body with their own. But do you have to enter the competition?