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MothersTalk: why choose to talk about career & motherhood?

Natalie, co-founder of MotherStories went through a career change in 2019. We will use her experience to illustrate the theme of our next MothersTalk on how to balance career & motherhood. Natalie is an ambitious woman who always liked to work and spent the past 8 years in merchandising for an international corporation. After her Read more

Breastfeeding Tips in Geneva

I am a first-time mother living in Geneva – I knew I wanted to breastfeed but did not really know how long for. I had a wonderful pregnancy, but far from the birth I had hoped for – I breastfed for 16 months (I went back to work following mat leave), and although I had Read more

Breastfeeding: I did not want to breastfeed.

Discover the sincere testimony of Karine who did not want to breastfeed. We are delighted that she agreed to answer our questions because around breastfeeding and motherhood in general, there are many judgments. We hope, that this #boobstory, will allow some mothers to have more confidence in themselves and in their choices. Why didn’t you Read more

The famous Elvie breast pump tested for you!

On the occasion of the Swiss Breastfeeding Week, MotherStories received the famous Elvie breast pump. So, is it as practical, design, compact, and silent as promised? Leah, a full-time working mom of 2 children, is still breastfeeding the last one tested it for 1 month. She shares with us her experience in this video below. Read more

Breastfeeding: all you need to know about lactation!

Baby is finally here, we think that the hard part is done but quickly comes the questions about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding or bottle feeding? If you choose to breastfeed, how does it work in practice? When does the lactation happen? Is it instinctive? Is it painful? Will there be enough milk? On the occasion of the Read more

Breastfeeding: our book selection.

In book stores, you can find many books about breastfeeding. Some deal with the subject in a very general way, others with very clear-cut points of view. A handful of practical guides received ideas to be deconstructed. The benefits of breastfeeding are no longer to be proven, but how to manage this new organization? How Read more

Parenthood: one is not born a parent, one becomes one.

The birth of a baby is an unforgettable moment this new baby brings a new member to the family. However, this new family configuration can sometimes prove to be more complicated and less intuitive than expected. Don’t worry, you’re not born a parent, you become one! In this article, we introduce you to some educational Read more

Back to school: check-list & how to prepare your kids?

It is a big step for parents but also for the kids to go (back) to school. Indeed, becoming an independent, sociable, and capable of self-development can represent a challenge for both the children and the parents. In this article, we will try to give you some tips to better prepare for the new school Read more

Shrimp and pineapple skewers with quinoa salad

Healthy, simple and delicious recipes imagined by our nutrition coach Lauriane Frichment, founder of Nutrition Family Coach. Do not hesitate to contact her for specific advice and/or to make an appointment. Read more

Lentil Salad with Sweet Potato Fries & Roasted Carrots

Healthy, simple and delicious recipes imagined by our nutrition coach Lauriane Frichment, founder of Nutrition Family Coach. Do not hesitate to contact her for specific advice and/or to make an appointment. Read more

Méli-Mélo Beans, Corn and Beetroot Salad

Healthy, simple and delicious recipes imagined by our nutrition coach Lauriane Frichment, founder of Nutrition Family Coach. Do not hesitate to contact her for specific advice and/or to make an appointment. Read more

Rice, Tuna, Avocado & Egg Salad

Healthy, simple and delicious recipes imagined by our nutrition coach Lauriane Frichment, founder of Nutrition Family Coach. Do not hesitate to contact her for specific advice and/or to make an appointment. Read more

Home birth & birthing center

Returning to home births & birthing centres is a real social phenomenon and is closely linked to the desire to be, quite rightly, the main actress of this very special moment that is birth. Hospitals are making more and more efforts to move in this direction by now offering “natural” rooms such as in the Read more

Travel pharmacy: the essentials.

You’re going on vacation with the kids? To enjoy and have peace of mind, plan a travel pharmacy with well-thought-out essentials. Here’s an overview. Anti-coronavirus pharmacy: Masks (for you but also for children) Hydroalcoholic gel Gloves Paracetamol Soap Above all, respect the barrier gestures at all times! Pharmacy for the little boo-boos: Bandages Gauze Plaster Read more

Activity ideas to do with your kids this summer without leaving Switzerland

Working Mom part-time or full-time Mom, a well-deserved summer break is a must! Here are our ideas of activities to do with your family this summer that will allow you to recharge your batteries without even leaving Switzerland! Parks in Geneva On the left bank, there is the playground of park Bertrand in Champel, de Read more

Pregnancy: the prenatal tests

Finding out you are pregnant by surprise or after multiple attempts is in both cases a life-changing event. There are a thousand questions that go through our mind that need to be answered. In this article we take you through the first prenatal tests to do in order to best prepare you for the arrival Read more

How to find childcare for your baby in Geneva?

Where and how to look for childcare for your baby? Organizing the family’s schedule requires a good knowledge of what the offer is in the area and understanding how to balance out all the options. Now that baby is on its way for a 9 months trip during which you as a mother will devote Read more

Pediatric ward: a medical center for children by appointment!

It’s 6:30 pm when Magali finally gets home after a long day at work. She sends the nanny home who informs her that her daughter wasn’t feeling well today. Magali takes a bath and has dinner, but her daughter doesn’t really want to eat anything and looks sick. Magali takes her daughter’s temperature, 39°. She Read more

Elvie: a connected device dedicated to the rehabilitation of the perineum

The perineum is a small muscular hammock that holds all our organs, which we do not talk enough about. Today, we present you Elvie: a connected device dedicated to the rehabilitation of the perineum. It does not in any way replace sessions with a professional but it can be complementary. Sarah, gave birth to her Read more

Mother’s Day: Motherhood is…

Today, for Mother’s Day, we asked the following question to several of you: for you motherhood is… We also have a tender and special thought for those who have lost their mothers. “There is something stronger than death, it is the presence of the absent in the memory of the living.”  J.Ormesson For us you Read more

Lockdown – Week 7: almost the end of the confinement with a mixed feeling between impatience and apprehension!

Almost the end of the confinement with a mixed feeling between impatience and apprehension. As of today, it is a leap into the unknown for some of us. Will there be a new wave of contamination? Is it safe to put your child back in the nursery/ school or would it be better to keep Read more

A special collaboration with sisters stories: postcards for Mother’s Day.

Once upon a time, there were four women passionate about stories who, on Mother’s Day, decided to come together. A creative and narrative collaboration between MotherStories & sisters stories to express their love to their mother, sister, grandmother or best friend through our special Mother’s Day postcards.  2 postcards / 2 different messages: “Mum, you Read more

Lockdown – Week 6 : How to do a Home Detox Marie Kondo style with your family?

Deconfinement is on its way. There are three key dates: April 27, May 11 and June 8. It is still unclear to what is going to happen and how but in any case, we have to start mentally conditioning ourselves for the after Covid-19. We don’t know about you, but we’re starting to get used Read more

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MOMS COMMUNITY

As you know, we unfortunately had to cancel all our events and many collaborations with partners. This was a hard blow because we were counting on it to continue developing MotherStories. If you share the values of MotherStories. If you think this project makes sense. If the content created and shared is useful to you. Read more