Today was my first go at snowshoeing in the Alps. Since my hiking group regularly hikes on Tuesdays, once the snow hits in winter, we exchange our hiking boots for snowshoes. Every Tuesday until Spring, this will be our routine. It was a beautiful day in the Toggenburg area, and we hiked at Alt St… Continue reading Snowshoeing begins for mama!
I am proud of my kids. I spent much of the weekend watching my son do what he loves: play sports. I had a recurring thought all weekend. I am so proud of him for continuing to go out of his comfort zone here. We are on a beautiful adventure in Europe, but there are… Continue reading The expat kid life: Supporting kids through the daily struggles of living in a foreign land
Swiss Alp skiing? Check! We eased into European Alp skiing with a great trip to Flumserberg in Switzerland. The kids did really well. We had a wonderful ski instructor named Barbara, who was very patient with us. I’m sure it was not easy to teach five people of very different levels of ski ability! We… Continue reading Our first experience skiing in the Swiss Alps
After a nice time in the city of Lucerne, we hopped into the car to our next adventure, a Swiss farm. I had always wanted to do a farm stay to teach the kids about ethical farming and life on a humane farm, so why not do it while in Switzerland? It was pretty idyllic,… Continue reading A Swiss farm stay
Sophie left on Monday on the train to go with grade 6 and grade 7 from ISSH on a school trip to Scoul, Switzerland. She was very excited to go, but also very nervous. It was her first long train ride without us, and her first long trip away from home without mom and dad.… Continue reading Sophie’s trip to Scoul
While my mom was here, she wanted to take a trip to stay in the Alps. When in Switzerland, right? Grindelwald had long been on my “must see” list, so we figured now was as good a time as ever. We loaded up our hiking boots and got in the car for the beautiful drive… Continue reading A hiking weekend in Grindelwald
We had our first day of school in mid-August, and it was a success! The kids seemed to like their first impression of their new school, the International School of Schaffhausen (ISSH). I did not get many photos of Sophie, since she is now in middle school (grade 6!) and did not want her mama… Continue reading First day of school