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French Mothers

I Love My Baby But Hate Being a Mom

Toni Nagy | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

I am no longer just a woman anymore. I am a mother. And that will be my defining descriptor from now on. I am a mom before I am anything else. And as much as I honor this new identity, I am also disillusioned by how modern society has defined and condensed my role.

Just Say 'Non'

Pamela Druckerman | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents
Pamela Druckerman

When it comes to parental authority, we Americans could take some more lessons from the French. They work hard at being "the one who decides," and believe that kids blossom best inside limits, and that it's reassuring to know that a grown-up is steering the ship.

Universal Preschool Implicates More Than Government Budgets and the Middle Class

Rachel Ryan | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
Rachel Ryan

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama insisted that working families ought to be provided access to early education. Translation: Get ready for a universal preschool push.

French Parents Don't Freak Out

Debra Ollivier | Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents
Debra Ollivier

Though they love their kids passionately like everyone else, the French generally don't subvert their identities to the lives of their children.