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In the US and other English speaking countries you had the "Breakfast Club". In France we had a movie called "La Boum", the ultimate 1980s teen movie. It was the movie that propelled Sophie Marceau into stardom. It had a very simple plot: teenage girl fancies boy and wants to have a party at her ...
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FOOD
No-knead bread
A bit over two years ago there was a little article in the NY Times with a recipe for  'No-Knead Bread'.  I remember reading this article (I even watched the video), totally impressed with how easy it seemed and how yummy that bread looked. I scribbled down the recipe and threw it into my recipe ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Packing tips!
This week over at Cookie mag's Going Places blog, they're featuring a week of packing tips from all the traveling experts. Of course we had to chime in... with all our traveling experience. So head on over to 'Going Places' to check out our tips... some of which were learned the hard way -- like ...
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FOR MUMS
Just awful
As I'm sure many of you know by now, Australia has just experienced its worst natural disaster after ravaging bush fires killed hundreds of people and destroyed many more homes. I received an email yesterday from a woman in my mother's group who said that her brother had lost his home and all its contents, ...
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BABY
Very Sisters
I have a little silver necklace with a little silver pendant dangling from it. I was given it as a present when I was about 3 years old and I wore it all the time -- it even has my little tooth marks on it, as I used to bite on it when I was tired. ...
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FOR MUMS
One meatless day per week?
My husband is, if I can toot my own husband's horn for a minute, one of the most forward-thinking people I know. He has been on the environmentally conscious bandwagon since before it ever became the thing to do.  And, while he kills me sometimes with his turning off of every wall switch, electric appliance, ...
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FOR MUMS
A little dirt can't hurt!
Having been raised on a farm surrounded by plants and animals, I'm pretty sure I ate my fair share of dirt, sand, and maybe even the occasional worm! (I remember my older cousins daring me to eat one!) While we were always told to wash our hands before meals, my four siblings and I grew ...
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FOOD
The bitter after-taste of Chinese pine nuts
It started yesterday. A strange, bitter taste in my mouth -- especially when I was eating something. My dinner, even my glass of wine tasted funny (what a waste)! I didn't think much of it at first; normally strange things like this just go away by itself. But this morning, my oatmeal tasted bitter, as did everything else I ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Easy decorating idea
One of the great things about being back at work is being in contact with creative and inspiring people again. I’m always bowled over by the depth of talent in Australia. Carli Jeffrey is one such woman I have recently been in correspondence with. She wrote into the magazine where I work to share one ...
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FOR MUMS
A big bed
When I first got to know my husband, I was living in Delft (where I studied), in a tiny studio apartment. I loved this place -- it was my first little house completely for myself and I thought it was just perfect. It was so tiny that it would only fit a very small bed, about 90 cm (3 feet) ...
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BEAUTY
Nuxe Facial Oil
I am a bit of a victim of my genetic heritage. I have very dark hair, like my French mother and yet I have my father's typical Irish skin, pale and covered in freckles. My skin does not cope well with the cold, dry winters here in Paris. Add onto this the hard Parisian water ...
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BABY
Good food choices
Okay, so I don’t want to sound like I’m having a meltdown but I am in a bit of a major adjustment zone at the moment. (Haha. It’s not going to last until he’s 18 years old, is it???) While I feel more comfortable with my baby being at daycare -- he’s slowly settling in ...
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FOR MUMS
Secret support vest
I've never actually gotten used to the term 'vest' for what I've always called a 'tank top', but nonetheless... this secret support vest by Séraphine has got to be one of my all-time favorite pregnancy wear staples. Super soft and perfectly stretchy, it fits nicely over your bump (no matter how big it gets -- ...
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BABY
Arty & Bella
Last year (2008, can you remember?) we were invited to a Christmas party at my friend Petrina's house, which by the way was lovely. There, I met a cute woman named Laura, and I ended up chatting with her a good part of the evening. She at some point told me about her friend, Zelda, ...
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BEAUTY
When the sun doesn't shine...
When I was home for the holidays last month, my sister (who is not even really a make-up expert herself) looked at my face and told me I needed to find a new make-up.  Really? I thought. Was I doing a bad job putting mine on? Was it really that obvious that I don't have ...
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BABY
Mum and Babe
A while ago I wrote a blog post about one of my favourite streets here in Paris, rue Keller. Rue Keller has just gotten even better. It is worth visiting for this place alone -- Mum and Babe, Paris' first Hairdresser and Beauty Salon with creche. A beautiful separate room with a professional child minder ...
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BABY
Food Phases
Both of my children are healthy eaters and not overly picky. That is - until recently! For about 6 weeks, my toddler son refused to eat anything other than bananas and cookies (which of course I did not give in to, most of the time). At the dinner table he was extremely picky, often only ...
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FOR MUMS
Send a thought!
Do you have a friend who just found out she's expecting? Wouldn't it be cute to send her a little gift box to show her how excited you are for her?  Or perhaps you have a friend (or many) who are sick with a flu bug, and you just want to tell them you're thinking ...
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BABY
A letter a year
Last week I read the most lovely idea in the new Dutch 'me-time' magazine 'Flow'. Judith (38) writes that every year around their kids' birthdays, her husband Jacques writes a letter to their children Joseph (16) and Hanna (9). In this letter he discusses what happened the previous year: sad things, happy things, the development of ...
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BABY
A beautiful record
One of the joys of the past six months has been looking through old photo albums from when both my husband and I were babies and trying to work out who our baby looks like. So far my husband is winning out! But it got me thinking it was time to start creating a photo ...
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FOR MUMS
Victoria Beckham
I am hoping I'm not bringing the tone down here at Babyccino, but seriously, what do you girls think about Victoria Beckham? (You can really tell that I am thinking deep thoughts today....). I really, really used to dislike her -- she represented everything to me that is wrong with today's celebrity culture. But recently ...
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BOOKS
Quick fix
When faced with a list of 22 name label retailers recently I did what any time-starved mum does. I phoned a friend. She used Stuck On You. And so that’s were I headed the day before Little C was due to start his first day at daycare (whoops!). At first I was a little bamboozled ...
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FOR MUMS
Barbie
I was never allowed a Barbie. My mother  was a student of the 68 era, so Barbie went against all of her principles. I was even taught at the tender age of four why Barbie was so wrong. I think I must have been a little know-it-all, as I would consequently lecture my little girl ...
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