Interviews de ceux qui aident les familles et les entourent : nounous, personnel de crèche, pédiatre, grands-parents, coiffeurs enfant,…

Family story-telling

In our Family Connexion section, we ‘re used to talking about people whose purpose is to  help families and support them through their professional activities or passions. Caroline Albou is at the crossroads : when she launched Porte-Plume in 2008, she decided to combine her passion for writing and publishing to her love for family stories  to transmit precious memories. Initially, Caroline deeply wanted to democratize the edition fiels and gave the opportunity to anybody to make bespoke books. It must be said that since childhood…

Blandine Pommier, Luciole&Cie designer

Sweet Cabane’s slowly returning  from Autumn holiday  with a ‘Family Connection’ interview which talks about motherhood. Blandine Pommier, mother of three ex-resercher and creator of the French nursery brand Luciole et Cie, not only talks about the genesis of her products specially designed for children, but also gives plenty of advice to young mothers. *** How and when did you get the idea to create Luciole et Cie? After stopping scientific research, I wanted to create something without knowing very well what. I’ve…

Mama Blues

Pregnancy and motherhood were at the heart of my last ten years, since I had three children between 2005 and 2012. Eleven years ago, I became a mom for the first time. This was a real upheaval in my everyday  life of course (logistical issues;) …), but also in my ‘inner’ life since I had to learn how to become a mother. At that time, the model given by my own mother was very present, very rooted, as if the rules of…

Family report

Some time ago, I met Marine whose work I immediately liked: she’s a life photographer. This young woman, who has long worked as a press photographer, reoriented her career after the birth of her two children and chose this new path coming from the US (still little known in France). Marine loves capturing small family joys and habits to create a sensitive and poetic photo album. To achieve this album, she takes the time to immerse herself in the daily family…

We meet Astrid Desbordes, writer for children

As part of our series ‘Family Connexion’, dealing with all the persons who help families, I wanted to interview Astrid Desbordes, author of the recent children book, Mon Amour, which was a huge bestseller here in France. The children literature allows  expression and dialogue between parents and children. It is also an opportunity to dream and to share a beautiful moment together. As a break from the whirlwind of the day … That’s why I’ve wanted to learn more about this wonderful job that intimately contributes to…

Family connexion #4 : Sophie, Grand-Mercredi’s co-founder

Sophie gaillet, Grand Mercredi, Sweet Cabane

Family connexion #4 : Sophie, Grand-Mercredi’s co-founder. Today, Sweet Cabane goes and meets Sophie Gaillet, that founded Grand-Mercredi with Vincent Broux, the only French website and newsletter dedicated to grandmothers. We love their generous approach that aims at reinforcing the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. This is why we’re so happy to talk about this project here! Sophie, how did it come to your mind to create Grand-Mercredi? Vincent and I were working in the digital industry for years. But, one year ago, when…

Family connexion #3 : Cécile

Cécile Schneider, Sweet Cabane, La Turbulette

Family connexion #3 : Cécile. Today, we meet Cecile in our Family Connexion’s section. This mother of three teaches parents how to better communicate and behave with their kids, following Faber and Mazlish methods. *** How did it come to your mind to learn  Faber and Mazlish’s communication methods? When my son was 3, a friend of mine talked to me about Faber and Mazlish workshops tooking place in my own town : ” How to talk so kids will listen”. I immediately thought…

Family connexion #2 : Fabienne, psycholigist in a maternity

Fabienne Sardas, Sweet Cabane

Family connexion #2 : Fabienne. To continue the ‘Family connexion”s series we started last month with the Parisian nanny Caroline, let’s interview a psychologist working in a maternity.  Fabienne Sardas had been working in a maternity for 15 years to help pregnant women to deal with their pregnancy and their new mother status.  Sure that this interview will talk to you… *** How did it come to your mind to become a psychologist and work in a maternity? At the beginning of my…

Family connexion #1 : Caroline, nounou

Family connections, super nanny, Sweet Cabane

Family connexion #1 : Caroline, nanny. Sweet Cabane launches today a new appointment in the Family Life’s section : Family Connexion. We’ll talk about the persons who help, look after or protect the family members, such as pediatricians, grand-parents, nannies, teachers, and so on. We often forget to talk about these amazing people and I personally think it’s a pity!  On Sweet Cabane, we’ll interview them to higlight, each time, one person who’ll tell us all about her job/role in the family’s ecosystem.   We…