Dec 2018: Traditions


Swiss Christmas Markets 2018  by Tracy Wellons

A History of Sleep across the World by Kate Fergusson

Easy Ukrainian Sauerkraut by Masha Ellis

Cool Things to do in Winter in the Geneva Region by Jessie Mitchell

Rewriting Tradition for the First (Expat) Thanksgiving by Tracy Wellons

Simple Apple Cake by Vicky Bogers


Breastfeeding Matters | The Tradition of La Leche League Meetings in Switzerland

Education Matters | School Traditions in Switzerland

Expat Corner | How to Survive “Adulting”

In the Kitchen | Simple Apple Cake

Loco Parentis ‘Tis the Season to Be Greedy

Twinville Enriching Traditions

Don’t forget to check out  our listings:

What’s On for Families in Zurich and What’s On for Families in Basel 

Cover illustration by Laura Munteanu

Our next issue is appearing in February 2019. The topic is ‘Babies & Toddlers’.


December 2018 Issue Contributors

Webmaster / Layout Designer: Tanya Deans

Chief Copyeditor: Carol McDonald

Issue Coordinator: Andrea Snashall

Column and Feature Coordinators: Dina El-Halaby, Andrea Snashall

Writers:  Vicky Bogers,  Beth Brupbacher, Dina El-Halaby,  Masha Ellis, Kate Fergusson, Tammy Furey, Robyn Goss, Jessie Mitchell, Monica Shah Zeeman,  Tracy Wellons

Illustrators: Vicky Bogers (photo), BVisual (Beth),  Children First (photos), Masha Ellis (photos), Lara Friedrich, Robyn Goss (photos), Aleksandra Koroleva, Laura Munteanu, Lemady Rochard

Proofreader: Andrea Snashall

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest Moderators: Tracy Wellons, Andrea Snashall

Advertising / Finance Coordinator: Clare Ferrari

Social Coordinator: Iliana Eichholzer

Communications: Andrea Snashall

Logo: Laura Munteanu

Family Matters Switzerland only exists due to the tireless efforts of our dedicated team of volunteers. They plan issues, source material, manage writing teams, research and write excellent content, copy-edit, run the website, manage social media, plan and host events, manage sponsors, run contests, and many other small, unseen tasks that help get our bi-monthly issues out the door. A big thanks to all of you!

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