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 for visiting Cambridge. Our recipes include tortilla soup and yoghurt rice salad, which could be new summer treats for your families.

Enjoy journeys far and near, physical and spiritual, with our writers in this summer issue of Mothering Matters. And we hope that all of your journeys will take you someplace worthwhile and bring you safely back home again.

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– Andrea Snashall, Editor


Invisible Journeys by Monica Shah

Family Holiday – Take a Punt on Cambridge by Andrea Snashall

Food Memories from the Indian Railways by Shinta Simon

A Family Weekend in Bellagio on Lake Como, Italy by Valeria Camia

Yogurt Rice Salad by Maria de Conceicao Wittwer


Baby Baby | Birthing Beads – A Meaningful Alternative to a Baby Shower

Education Matters |  A Parent and Child’s Journey

Expat Corner | Life Is a Journey: Hold on for Dear Life!

Fathering | Sunny Cinque Terre on Our Own Two Feet (Mostly)

In the Kitchen | Tortilla Soup

La Leche League | A Short Guide to Travelling as a Breastfeeding Mother

Loco Parentis | There and Back Again

Out & About | The Swiss National Museum and the Museum of Appenzell Customs

Third Culture Matters | The Chameleon and I

Twinville | A Mother’s Childhood-Inspired Journey

Don’t forget to check out What’s On for June and July 2017.

Illustration by Laura Munteanu

June / July 2017 Issue Contributors

Chief Copyeditor: Carol McDonald

Issue Coordinator: Andrea Snashall

Illustration Coordinator: Laura Munteanu

Webmaster / Layout Designer: Tanya Deans

Column and Feature Editors: Tanya Deans, Dina El-Halaby,  Liz Le Feuvre, Carol McDonald, Karin Mohler, Michelle Seaton Witte, Andrea Snashall

Writers: Bethany Brupbacher, Whitney Bushnell, Valeria Camia, Maria de Conceicao Wittwer, Tammy Furey, Robyn Goss, Dina El Halaby,   Karin Mohler,  Teresa Müller, Johanna Sargeant, Monica Shah,  Shinta Simon, Andrea Snashall, Stacy Streuli, Brian Wilson

Illustrators: Jen Bognar, BVisual (Beth), Valeria Camia (photos), Maria de Conceicao Wittwer (photos),  Lara Friedrich,  Susana Gutierrez, Sebastian Müller (photos), Laura Munteanu, Albina Nogueira,  Johanna Sargeant (photo), Daniel Schnellmann (photos), Shinta Simon (photos), Stacy Streuli (photo), Brian Wilson (photos)

Proofreader: Andrea Snashall

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest Moderator: Andrea Snashall

Advertising Coordinator: Clare Ferrari

Finance: Iliana Eichholzer

Communications: Andrea Snashall, Clare Ferrari

Logo: Suzanne Evans-Ackermann

Web Designer: Maximilian Wulf

Our next issue is appearing in August 2017.

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