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Even the French Need a Supernanny

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 3:48 PM

Progress Report, à la French Supernanny

Whilst researching French parenting techniques to use on my two young daughters in an attempt to reign in the chaos, I discovered that France had its own supernanny. Initially, I was slightly confused. Why would the French need a hero nanny to swoop in...

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How French Films Like Amour Made Me A Better Mom (I Hope)

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 10:49 AM

All the Oscar talk about this year's Best Foreign Film, Amour, has me thinking about the many French films I watched during my yearlong experiment of importing certain French parenting lessons to use on my two daughters. My aim with the Frenchifying was to see if I could...

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L'Amour With Less

(1) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 10:49 AM

My husband doesn't do Valentine's Day. He's dreamy in other ways, so I don't hold it against him. He just hates feeling that it's compulsory to act loving. Also, my birthday arrives three days before and now that we have kids, we've usually already decimated our babysitting/restaurant allotment for the...

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'The Event': How My Kid Learned About Humanity's Ugly Side

(23) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 11:30 AM

It all started in the car. I was with my two young girls, looking for a radio station more kid-friendly than NPR -- something poppy, mindless and happy. Except I flipped to a local rock station right as a commercial was beginning. The ad said something along the lines of:...

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