December 2017: Let’s Celebrate

Mothering Matters – Switzerland is celebrating five years online, but in total our magazine is 24 years old, having begun in 1994. In “those days,” the Internet wasn’t used as much, and a printed journal with useful articles for families in Switzerland was very welcome. In 2012 we started working on publishing Mothering Matters solely as…

What “Celebrating Together” Means

In many cultures there are community festivals at this time of year to brighten up the darkening days and symbolise the lightening of our moods through dressing up, eating and drinking together. The wonderful range of cultures in the international community in Switzerland make for a great number of celebrations to attend, either to share…

Let’s Begin Again

Do you remember when you first took the step into the great unknown of the Expat Life? When everything was new, shiny and weird (and a tad frustrating – I have to do what with the bin bags? What colour? Who sells them? Really? Under the counter like a strange drug exchange?). After a number…

New Beginnings

I love new beginnings! That’s why I’m always excited as we approach a new year. It’s a good time to reflect on the experiences lived and the knowledge gained in the year that is ending, and to consider how that will shape the plans and expectations of the new year. 2017 witnessed two important events:…

Salt-Dough Ornaments

A fun project to do with your kids for the festive season, salt dough ornaments are very simple to make; calling this a recipe is making it sound more complicated that it really is! With a few ingredients that are sure to be in your pantry, you can make these precious mementos that last for…