My favourite doll

Just two days before Christmas, as we’re all looking after our latest gifts, I would like to introduce you to the work of Merrilee Liddiard, an American mother of three, living in Utah. Ttwo years ago, this young woman, originally illustrator and blogger, began to create life-size dolls  for her little girl. These dolls are the fruit of her imagination, but are also inspired by a childhood with a very creative mother. Faced to the success of this doll on her blog,…

Norwegian Christmas

Today, we’re going to Norway, where Christmas traditions are very important all along the month of December. It’s all about making wreaths, decorating the house and cooking! My dear friend Birgitte, I’ve already interviewed with her sweet family on Sweet Cabane, is telling us about beautiful Christmas cookies tradition in her country and gives us, at the end of the article, the delicious gingerbread recipe she’s used to making every year in December. So let’s go to the Norwegian enchanting…

Pink Christmas mood

A few weeks ago, I fell in  lov ewith pink pepper and its pretty stylish little balls … To such an extent that I decided to make it a central element of our Christmas décorations … This pink pepper is so lovely directly placed  on a table, or in a pretty plate. It can also make pretty bouquets in metal tumblers … And if you have more time and you’re ready for a DIY activity, here are some simple decorative ideas which immediately bring a festive…

Delphine, student in family mediation

For our new ‘Mum at Work’ interview, we’re meeting a student mum. Delphine, 45, resumes her studies to become a family mediator, after working as a lawyer and taking care of her children. She is married and is a mother of 3, two girls and a boy, aged 17, 15 and 12 years. She lives in Paris. She tells us about her life choices, her studies and her family life. *** What was your activity before studying family mediation? Initially, I studied Law and worked as a lawyer in…

Anne Claire & Nicolas, Lyon

This Monday, we’re meeting the charming Anne-Claire, her husband Nicolas and their three children: Anton, 5 years old, Scarlett, 3 years, and Albertine, just 6 months. They live in a nice village near Lyon, in a house from the 1900’s that they renovated 4 years ago. Anne-Claire has just founded her linen brand, Maison Margaret, which will be on the market in the early 2017. Nicolas is a commercial manager. Anne-Claire is talking here about their family life in the Lyon…

California by Cécile

This summer, our eldest daughter had the privilege to choose the destination of our family holiday trip as a kind of gift for her 18 years-old birthday. She said, “California.” Then, my husband took the tickets and I found myself with a big long 15 days’ trip to organise. In my mind, California was synonymous with palm trees, waves, surfers, breathtaking views … After  a month at the beach in France, I was a little afraid that this could be a bit repetitive ……

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…

Night stories

Night is for all of us, a special moment. Once the sun sets, emotions and feelings change. For little ones, this passage from day to night is rarely serene, perceived rather like a rupture. The period before bedtime can also be a time either of anxiety, or excitement. I imagine many of you have experienced, like me, these moments : crying, multiple round-trip, the last kiss (third time), the glass of water asked for the night … . All of…

Classy coats

As Fall is progressing  and  temperatures are becoming cooler, looking for the right coat becomes a real issue. Precisely, I find it very difficult to find  the  ‘right’ coat, the one that is lovely, cozy and convenient … That brings a ‘plus’ to the outfit… instead of completely hiding it ! And if it’s not easy for little girls, it’s even more complicated for  boys! So I hope you will enjoy this selection I’ve made for you from my own research.    *** GIRLS 1….

Fed up with labels!

On the home, Daphne wears a Lililotte Nantes dress.  A friend recently told me: “When my son was born, I was a bit disoriented because he did not sleep much. “Ah, well is that it’s because your baby is hyperactive” told me one of the maternity childcare assistants. How many times have I later thought about that sentence? Whenever I ran after him to the park? Whenever, at a party, I found that all the children, except my son, remained still ? When my daughter was…