Who We Are

Since 1994, Family Matters Switzerland, previously Mothering Matters, has been providing parenting information, in English, for families in Switzerland. It emerged from the La Leche League as a newsletter, and quickly grew to become a print journal for a wider audience. Since 2013, Family Matters Switzerland has been online. The online magazine is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and remains not-for-profit. Advertising and sponsorship contribute to the running costs and charitable organisations we support.

The online version of Family Matters Switzerland (formerly Mothering Matters) was founded by Mary Bider, Tanya Deans, Iliana Eichholzer, Carol McGinty, Andrea Snashall.

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Our gorgeous logo was designed by Laura Munteanu whose style has contributed so much to the look and feel of Family Matters Switzerland.

Our team over the years

Mothering Matters team members at the AGM brunch, 11.11.17.

The Mothering Matters team was present at the Zurich Women’s March in May, 2017.

Mothering Matters family picnic September, 2013.

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With author Andrea Cheng at the Words and Clay event Mothering Matters organised in May, 2014.

Team brunch 2012

Mothering Matters Team

6 thoughts on “Who We Are

  • March 6, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am just checking that we can use an article published on your Mothering Matters site, by Monica Shah called Across Cultures on a blog for Global Mobility.

    We would of course reference Mothering Mater and state that is was first published in Feb on this site.

    Let me know at the above email as soon as possible,

    Best Wishes,

    Judy Hicks

    • March 6, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      Hi Judy, Thanks for your message. It is was nice of you to ask permission. The request has been forwarded to Monica. We’ll let you know soon.

  • April 13, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Dear Editorial Staff of MOTHERING MATTERS,

    As the founder/President of Voices of Women Worldwide Inc. & VOWW-TV, I would like to invite MM to one of the fastest growing GLOBAL multimedia network communities, offering PR and multimedia for promoting the “voiceless” women, young girls/boys and men who support the female gender. I was reading Karin’s “Culture of Caring” which I would like to share as her blog on VOWW’s website… in order to promote MOTHERING MATTERS ONLINE Magazine …

    VOWW’s vision focuses on gender equality and female empowerment – strong voices for and of the “voiceless” worldwide – ordinary grassroots women and young girls working on incredible projects in their rural and urban cities, small towns and villages. VOWW “unites” their voices, offering them multimedia tools and visual databases to authentically express themselves; in order to build thriving networks and prosperous entrepreneurial businesses via the Internet and create greater impact of positive happenings in their lives.

    VOWW invites members to take ownership of their personal lives and business dreams and step into becoming leaders of their own destinies towards sustainability … It combines ” their voices and powerfully motivates and inspires women and young girls, bringing forth radical transformation in their lives …

    Come review and join VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE INC. & VOWW-TV NETWORK at http://voicesofwomenworldwide-vowwtv.ning.com — by invitation only. And lets find ways of partnering, collaborating and joint-venturing events, etc. – not to duplicate women’s work through small successes and failures … but maximize their potentials of what can be done … even though it may seem “being a drop in the ocean …” VOWW is here to bring about changes in the lives of women and young girls around the world to reach their highest potentials !

    Looking forward to a favorable reply,

    Ms Vinanti Castellarin, Founder/President, (Headquartered in New York) with 143+ countries with Representatives/ Board of Advisers and Youth Ambassadors.)
    Ms Sharon Mather, Co-Founder/Vice President – Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific …

    • April 15, 2016 at 6:50 am

      Dear Vinanti
      Thanks for that useful info & congratulations on this project.

      Thank you , too, for offering to share Karin’s article. She has agreed to that. We also think it’s fine but please credit Mothering Matters – Switzerland too.

      Many thanks and all the best!

  • March 27, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I really enjoyed the 2016 poetry competition. Are you planning to have a writing contest for children this year?

    • April 3, 2017 at 7:40 am

      Hi Ora, So glad you liked the last Poetry Contest, thanks for letting us know. The good news is that, yes, we are having another contest. Please check back here on our website or on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MotheringMattersSwitzerland/) for the details which will be announced soon!


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