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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!
Baby teeth

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.
trans child

3 Ways Having a Trans Child Has Inspired Me

A mom in Paris describes how embracing her tween's gender identity brought unexpected rewards to the whole family.
internet safety resources

Parenting in a Digital World: The Best Internet Safety Resources

Digital parenting is no different than ‘regular’ parenting and one of the first things that a parent does is memorize the contact information for emergency services. Well my Digital Parenting friends, this post contains all the contact information that you need in the event of a digital emergency in France, the UK and Belgium. And I hope that you NEVER EVER need them.
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.
Easter in Paris

6 Egg-cellent Ways to Spend Easter in and Around Paris

Spending Easter in Paris? For a twist on the traditional egg hunt (chasse aux oeufs), why not get out to explore some of the spectacular museums, gardens and parks in and around Paris? Here are some of INSPIRELLE's top picks to ensure you have an eggs-ellent weekend:
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”).
music teacher

My Career Makeover from American Executive to Paris Music Teacher

Discover how a US Executive found her true calling as a music teacher after her move to Paris to start a new home for her young family.
Man in the Kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: Shake Up Your Rentrée Routine

As you pack away the flip-flops and settle into the school and work routine, Ken Carlton offers this new recipe for fall: Think hard about that one project that has been mothballed in your emotional closet for years...
pet

The Joys and Downfalls of Having a Pet in Paris

A dedicated pet owner recounts the surprising highs and lows of moving her beloved cat and dog to a small Parisian apartment.