Take it Easy with Cécile #2 : séparation with kids

Christmas holidays are almost here… 15 days during while your kids may have to be separated from you and to go to their grandpas’s : a joy of course, but also a source of anxiety for both of you… So here are some tips to help you separate from your kid in a soft way. *** Anticipate and talk about this separation : your child has to know why is going to go his grandpa’s. You can explain it with a few words that are meaningful, you’re…

Mum at work : Cristina, The Middle ‘s founder and designer

Cristina is a 46 years-old mum from Madrid. She’s got two kids : Claudia, 14 and Hugo, 12. After many years in Paris where she was married, she moved to Madrid after her divorce in 2012. She completely changed her life : from super manager, she became jewels designer. She tells us everything about this move and her new life here… *** How did it come to your mind to create The Middle? I had been working for 6 years in Paris as a…

Kate and Joel, London

Today, we meet a wonderful family of 4, living in Northern London (Hampsteas Heath) : Kate, 35 and her husband Joel, 34. They have two cute kids : a tir of 6 anda boy of 4. Kate is an Interior designer and her husband works for a property company in central London. *** What do you like in your city? As much as I moan about the cold wet weather here in the UK I do love witnessing the changing…

Sweet Cabane celebrates Christmas

  It’s Christmas time on Sweet Cabane in many ways… After a painful November month, we’ve opted for joy and hope! First, Sweet Cabane’s site has completely changed. The new template permits to find and read articles more easily… It’s fluffed up, and more visual with lots of photos. There’s also a new space on the homepage, dedicated to things we’ve not tested yet, but we’d like to : ‘WE’D LIKE TO…’ (pink frame) I really hope you’ ll like this new…

See a friend in tears

See a friend crying. Relaying here my friend’s tribute to her brother-in-law, Matthieu, who died in Le Bataclan, last Friday evening. Sorry there’s no translation here. I hope you will understand. Emilie. Vendredi soir, mon amie Fabienne a perdu son beau-frère Matthieu. Nous étions réunis chez des amis ce soir-là, avec Fabienne, son mari, le mien et des amis, pas très loin, en train de bavarder, contents de nous retrouver et de partager un bon moment ensemble. Au milieu du…

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…

Fabulous family journey in Le Perche, Normandy

Fabulous family journey in Le Perche, Normandy. During our Autumn holidays, we made a family break not far from Paris, in Le Perche (Normandy). We were absolutely charmed by the area : luxuriant nature, warm light, golden colors… And charming family hotel!  This is all I’d like to share with you here to have a breather before starting working again… We lived in a small village : Moutiers-au-Perche (2 hours from Paris downtown). There are lots of walking trails starting here…

At home with #12 : Olivia and Raphaël, Lyon (France)

At home with #12 : Olivia and Raphaël, Lyon. This Wednesday, we go and talk to a French family from Lyon. Olivia and Raphaël have three daughters : Capucine, 7 years-old, Pia, 5, and Brune, 2. Raphaël works as a sales rep and Olivia, after stopping working for years, starts a new professional project. Olivia gives us here lots of good tips for an easy and happy family life in Lyon. *** IN THE CITY What do you particularly like…

Take it easy with Cécile #1 : how to survive homework?

Take it easy with Cécile #1 : how to survive homework? You’ve already met Cecile through our Family Connexion‘s section. We’re proud to say that she’s now part of our team as she will be in charge of a new section dedicated to family relationships : ‘take it easy’. In parallèle, Cecile writes in her blog for working parents,  La Turbulette. Today, our new collaborator, will talk about a crucial question : how to really help your kid to do…

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…