Zurich Women’s March – We Were There!

Members of  the Mothering Matters – Switzerland team enthusiastically joined in the Zurich Women’s March on 18 March. It was grey, wet and cold but that didn’t stop our motivation as we walked, danced and sang through the streets of Zurich with thousands of others. Signs, pussy hats, bubbles and music created a festive atmosphere…

Donate a Book for a School Library in Ethiopia!

We’re looking for NEW or AS-NEW children’s books in English, to donate to a school in Mohoni , Ethiopia . Can you help? The school needs books for preschoolers, teens, and all ages in between. Hardcover books are preferred, if possible. Mothering Mattters Switzerland supports the registered Swiss charity Ethiopian Enterprises, who are building a…

BeautifulYou Contest Winner!

These gorgeous photos are of Rebecca Woods, winner of Mothering Matters’ BeautifulYou Mother’s Day contest. Rebecca won a free portrait session with Cloudia Chen from Cloudia Chen Photography. Rebecca, who has lived in Zurich for nine years, has two daughters and has worked in several international schools. She was delighted to have won our contest…

Announcing A New Writing Contest: An Autumn Adventure

Dear Readers, Sponsors, Teachers and Children, Mothering Matters Switzerland is sponsoring a writing contest for kids. The theme is An Autumn Adventure. Writers should submit stories that take place in autumn and include either a drawing or a photo. The story can be fiction or non-fiction. There will be two categories: ages 6-8 and ages…

Working with Words and Clay Workshop

As part of their 20-year-anniversary, the Mothering Matters team invited website members and guests to a celebration of poetry and ceramic art in May 2014. American children’s book author Andrea Cheng offered words of inspiration to young writers and the children created their own clay pieces at the Fire-Works Ceramic Studio in Dübendorf. What an…

Introducing Mothering Matters Charity: Ethiopian Enterprises

Ethiopian Enterprises is a recognized Swiss-based charity which finances sustainable projects in rural communities in northern Ethiopia. Over the past 5 years, we and our local team of soil experts and engineers have helped several thousand farming families in our project area of Hagereselam to acquire water and food security for the first time in…

Poetry Contest Winners!

Thank you and bravo to the young poets who sent in poems to our Poetry Contest this spring. We had 30 entries in three age categories, and it was a pleasure to read your poems. Our judges (a teacher, a children’s author, and a children’s librarian) worked hard together to decide on winners in each…

Writing Contest Winners!

The Mothering Matters writing contest has been a great success! With over 60 entries in two age groups, it was truly difficult for our judges to choose just a handful of winners. We would like to thank all the authors who submitted their unique stories. What talent we have here in Switzerland!  Click on a…