How to build a Growth Mindset in your Kids with Positive Affirmations

How to build a Growth Mindset in your Kids with Positive Affirmations

Back to school! Whether you school-school, homeschool or online school, there is a good chance that the young people in your life have recently started or are about to a fresh new academic year. Nearly 2 years later (I know) the jury is still out on how the pandemic is affecting our children. Older children [...]

10 Tips: Establishing A Good Relationship With Your Child’s Nanny

10 Tips: Establishing A Good Relationship With Your Child’s Nanny

An oft-quoted African proverb states that it takes a child to raise a village. It is not necessarily possible to go it alone. Storytime. For awhile, I raised my first child in India. We lived in an ancestral- family household, we needed an additional caregiver to raise our child. Both my husband and I worked [...]

#fieldnotesfromamuminprogress: Framing The Talk

#fieldnotesfromamuminprogress: Framing The Talk

So...I thought that writing this blog post would be a breeze. Or, as the children I teach have learned to say - easy peasy lemon squeezy (they’ve learned that from me, of course) but I digress... Where were we? Oh yes, I thought that writing this article would be a breeze. After all, puberty hit [...]

Sibling Relationships: Field Notes from a Mum in Progress

Sibling Relationships: Field Notes from a Mum in Progress

I am an only child. I like to think that I defy the stereotypes that go hand in hand with only children but here we are. My mother was an only child too. My father is the eldest of six. My husband is the eldest of two. My mother-in-law is the youngest of nine while [...]

The Minimalist Mompreneur: how to juggle a home, business, and family life.

The Minimalist Mompreneur: how to juggle a home, business, and family life.

By Helena Zachariassen, Home EditorSunday, May 9th is Mother's Day, both here in Switzerland as well as in many other countries worldwide. If you're a mom yourself, you know how unique a mother's love is. There is nothing like it. Parenting is the greatest gift of all, and the biggest challenge of a lifetime. Playing [...]