Family

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becoming maman

Becoming Maman: A 24-hour Mother and Part-time Comic Tackles Motherhood à la Française

A comedian describes her journey Becoming Maman, bringing to the stage with humor the ultimate expat experience: birthing a French person.
clean up

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.
toddler

Teen Coach: When Your Teen Reacts Like a Toddler

Has your teen turned back into a difficult toddler? Check out this advice on how to sidestep the nagging and have a grown-up conversation.
Halloween Haunts

7 Spooky Haunts Where You Can Celebrate Halloween in Paris

Looking for a place to celebrate Halloween in and around Paris? INSPIRELLE spotlights 7 spooky haunts where you can show off your costume and get your thrills, no matter what your age!
empty nest

Man in the Kitchen: Table for One in the Empty Nest

No matter how much you prepare, empty nest syndrome can hit you hard. Ken Carlton, author and father of two boys off to college, describes the heartbreak of cooking and eating alone.

Newcomers to Paris: Don’t Miss “Bloom Where You’re Planted” and “Paris College Day”

Don't miss Bloom and Paris College Day, two key Paris events for English-speaking newcomers that could help you better navigate your life in France and make the right educational choice for your university-bound kids.
Pools in Paris

How to Cool Off at the Coolest Paris Pools on a Budget

Finding great things to do in Paris during the summer isn’t easy. Parisians abandon the city, leaving it to the tourists, and it seems like all the best spots are closed — or are they?
#metoo

Man in the Kitchen: What Do We Tell Our Kids in the Age of #MeToo?

A father contemplates the best way to educate and protect both boys and girls when out on the dating scene in the age of #MeToo.
Hopways

Hopways: Safe Ride Sharing for Busy Kids in and around Paris

Struggling to keep up with your family's hectic schedule? For reliable, flexible and kid-friendly transportation in and around Paris, it's Hopways to the rescue!
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.