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…

April 2016: Caring

Welcome to our spring edition, which is all about caring. The definition of caring is to display kindness and concern for others, and to look after and provide for others’ needs. Some of us care not only for children, but also for pets and elderly relatives. We have features on all of the above topics.…

February 2016: Happiness

Welcome to the Happiness Edition of Mothering Matters. Statistically, we live in one of the happiest countries in the world, Switzerland, although as we know, this is no assurance of personal happiness (ask any mother or father!). In this issue, our feature authors explore how taking the time for gratitude, connecting with nature, participating in…

December 2015: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

    “…nothing better under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry…” (Ecclesiastes 8:15) 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…