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cooking for your children

Man in the Kitchen: When You Cook for Your Kids, Who’s Feeding Who?

While keeping food on the table has long been a litmus test of sound parenting, at a deeper level I believe cooking for your children is the ultimate nourishment for your soul.
commuter marriage

Man in the Kitchen: Is Commuter Marriage the Way to Go?

Author Ken Carlton lays out the advantages of a commuter marriage and warns which traps to avoid to make a long-distance relationship work.
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.
parent letting go of child

Motherhood Diaries: When Letting Go of Your Child is Hard to Do

Recently, my daughter had her first ever rentrée –an initiation to a ritual every mom faces. My 14-month-old simply started going to a childminder, and while Alice is taking the rentrée in her stride it doesn’t mean that I am. I’m experiencing a host of classic feelings.
french woman returns home

Bienvenue en France! French Woman Returns Home Feeling Like an Expat

After a decade in the US, a French woman returns home to face the challenges and beauty of rediscovering her roots in France.
divorce

Le Divorce in France: Part 1 – Hard Facts and Painful Truths

Even in a country known for romance, half of all marriages fail. In the first of a three-part series, get valuable tips on “le divorce” in France.
life after the Paris attacks

Today

Executive and teen coach Jane Mobille shares her reflections on life after the terrorist attacks on Paris in a touching poem.
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".
mental load

La Charge Mentale: Do You Suffer from Women’s Mental Load?

Women still shoulder the burden of most household duties. How to identify an overdose of mental load and what you can do to lighten the weight.
empty nest

Man in the Kitchen: When Your Kids Leave the Nest

A father contemplates his future empty nest and recalls the home-cooked meals that fed his precious boys and fuels their shared memories.