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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!
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Expat Parents Open RISE International School of Paris to Rethink Education

RISE International School, a progressive, new international middle school in Mareil-Marly, just west of Paris, aims to inspire confidence, curiosity and adaptability in students.
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The Motherhood Diaries: Facing Unwanted Advice or Worse, Scolding

The usually reserved French love to tell new mothers what to do. Motherhood diarist Joanne Archibald offers helpful strategies when facing unwanted advice.
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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!
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...
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HOPWAYS Provides Innovative Carpooling Solution for Parents in France

When one expat mom got together with two Parisian mothers to start a carpool for their children’s activities, they had no idea it would evolve into a successful community sharing venture called HOPWAYS. Now over 1,000 families in and around Paris use the online service to organize pools by car, foot and public transport to help parents keep up with all their children’s activities.
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How to Get Everyone in the House to Clean Up the Mess!

Struggling to get everyone at home to clean up - including yourself? Try these fun, effective tips from a Parisian home organizer to make life easier.
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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.
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Man in the Kitchen: Feed Your Marriage

Routine is the enemy of romance; fear, the dividing line between meal and feast. The answer is only as limited as your imagination. It’s never too early for that first Pernod. Unpack the groceries. Put on some nice music. And experiment the afternoon away in a cramped kitchen with a sharp knife and a hot stove. The results can be tasty, if not an awful lot more.
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5 of the Best Public Courses Where You Can Learn to Play Golf in Paris

You’ve been thinking about it for quite some time: GOLF. Do you, can you, swing a club and hit a tiny ball across a big lawn? You won’t know till you try. Signing up for a golf lesson is the best way to learn how to play.