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…

October 2017: Shadow and Light

‘Shadow and Light’ is the topic for our current October / November 2017 issue. Life, in general, is filled with shadow and light, ups and downs, highs and lows and family life is not exempt from that. In fact, as a parent, you may at times feel there is more shadow than light as life’s…

August 2017: Mixed Bag

Mixed Bag is the topic for our August / September issue – dip your hand in and surprise yourself with what you pull out! It may be a great recipe for Romanian Dumpling Soup or Teriyaki Skewers. You might find yourself more informed about E-cigarettes or learn how to make an accordion photo album. Perhaps…

June 2017: Journeys!

Summer vacation… it’s a great time to appreciate family, catch up with friends, and relax after a hectic school year. Perhaps you even have a journey planned. Whether you’re in Switzerland for the summer, or off elsewhere, we have great ideas on how to enjoy your summer journeys. There are tips for travelling in the Lake Como region and…

April l May 2017: The Future

There are no crystal balls in this issue but we’re considering the future and what it will hold for our families. Our writers muse over topics such as the expat issue of moving to a new country, how to know when your family is complete, preserving your children’s artwork and memories, and how to determine your kids’…

February 2017: That’s Funny!

Everyone could use a good laugh these days, especially families. Humor doesn’t just entertain. It brings us together, dispels tension, helps us relax, and builds friendships. Our February / March issue is full of ideas on the role humor has in our every day lives, from education to health, even to discipline. Enjoy! Features: A…

December 2016: Celebrations

We have reached the festive time of year where holidays and celebrations can crowd the calendar. It is great fun to cook, bake, eat, and drink with our friends and family, and food is a crucial element of our cultural celebrations. Food is memory, love, and life (literally and figuratively) for us. In this issue…

October 2016: All Natural

Features: Switzerland: Before and After by Jennifer Dziekan Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Life in Switzerland by Tanya Deans Another Mother’s Milk: The All-Natural Alternative by Johanna Sargeant Celery Root Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds by Heddi Nieuwsma Seven Natural Strategies for a Flu-free Winter by Masha Ellis Out in the Garden on a Fine Day by Aradhna Sethi…

Sept 2016: Our Swiss Neighborhood

Features: Becoming Swiss: a Fun Ride! by Aradhna Sethi Lauterbrunnen – The Perfect Weekend Getaway by Kate Prinsloo Living a Local Life by Roz Bonomally The Wonderful World of Knöpfli and Spätzli by Franziska Wick When Gardens Are like Gingko Trees by Karin Mohler Columns: Baby Baby | My Battle with Morning Sickness Ends as War with the Sugar Monster Begins Crafty…

June 2016: Summertime Fun

The warm and sunny summer months are here. Whether you go inline skating or fishing, take off hiking or travel to France or Italy – it’s time to boost your Vitamin D levels, spending time outdoors. And don’t forget to cool down with some colourful cocktails! Enjoy the lovely long days and have fun in…