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Birth Energetics courses

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Here it is, my first guest article. Thank you Mariann for sharing it with us.

Mariann wrote:
Hi There,

I just wanted to write you about a great pregnancy exercise class
called Birth Energetics in Zürich.
I have been attending the Birth Energetics class since I was 20 weeks
pregnant (I am in the 32nd week now). The class is wonderful! We do
a lot of stretching, breathing, back, pelvic floor and spine exercises
which helps so much especially now that my belly is getting very heavy.
The class also helped me to meet other English speaking, new “mom to-be”-s;
in fact last week we had our first Pregy-dinner outing.
Carol (the instructor) is very helpful; she provides a lot of useful
information about other classes, having a baby in Switzerland and she listens
to your individual needs during class.
I can certainly recommend this class to everyone.

Family Life Balance

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

September 22nd: Workshops with focus on Exercise, Nutrition and Quality of Life

The workshops will take place in Kindercity AG, Chlirietstrasse 12, 8604 Volketswil. The entrance is free, but you have to register in advance by telephone at 043/ 204 30 60.

Teddy bear dressed as a Mexican China Poblana

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

On my blog vacation, I have been exploring different activities that I have never done before. One of them is making crafts. Since I never considered myself as a talented crafter, I have to say that I am very proud now that I have given it a try.

I include one of my latest creations that we are going to use in a teddy bear contest held on my daughters play school. All I can say about making it, is that it takes a lot of time by attaching every single piece of bead of its dress. For the dress, I used one blouse of my daughters and the hair is made of wool. I got all the material in a local crafts store. I visited the main department stores (Coop, Migros) but could not find so specific materials.

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New Course: Sing and Sign Level 1 and 2

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Course 1:

At the French Church, Schanzengasse 25, 8001 Zurich
11:00am – 11:45
Every Tuesday starting April 17th through June 26th
(no class 15th May)

Course 2:

At the Birthlight Centre, Grüngasse 21, 8004 Zurich
10:00am – 10:45 (Level 1)
11:00am – 11:45 (Level 2)
Every Thursday starting April 19th through June 28th
(no class May 17th)
We have attended Mary’s lessons. All I have to say is that she is doing a very good job, filling Jane’s shoes (Jane has years of experience on this course but she is taking a leave until September) is not an easy task. She is a very sweet woman as well.

For more information go to Sing and Sign

Parenting Fair Bake sale

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

A quote from Esther de Vries:”The Fair is a wonderful way of finding out all about parenting resources in the area and even beyond” .

  • Where: in the Kirchgemeindehaus in Kilchberg
  • When: this Saturday, 17 March 2007
  • Time: non specified
  • Who: For all parents with children that would like to have fun with Face Painting, Magic Show, Story Telling, International food stalls, PC Help, and over 60 Exhibitors.
  • Comments: Refreshments all day and much much more

UPDATE: We did attend this event and it was quite good. The entrance was free of charge and there were lots of activities for children. There were also many information booths and very tasty international food.

Overall, what we found it of most interest was the information that we got about all the DayCare institutions as well as Kindergartens as we might enroll our daughter in one of them.

I certainly recommend it to you in case you are interested in attending next year.

Gymboree Zug: Open day

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

The Gymboree site located in Zug is having an open day for you and your baby to “sniff in Music, Play and Arts”.

  • When: 17 March 2007
  • Where: At Gymboree Play & Music Zug, Bahnhof Zug (second floor), 6300 Zug.
  • Time: 14:00pm – 16:00pm
  • Who: For all parents with children from 0 to 5 years old.
  • Comments: Drinks and snacks will be offered.

UPDATE: We did attend the open day at Gymboree located in Zug. Having already experience with Gymboree sites, we did find the open day not very enthusiastic. We really went just to sniff because we did not feel very attracted by the way the organization was conducted. I have to give credits though to the music teacher who did her best to keep everyone focused in the class and not get distracted by the crying babies attending.

FamExpo, Kinder und Familienmesse

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

FamExpo is organizing the children and family expo. More information as follows:

  • When: 4-6 May 2007
  • Where: ABB Event-Halle 550 Zurich-Oerlikon
  • Theme: Helden des Alltags (Everyday heroes)
  • Comments: It is quite expensive for what they offer. At least, that was our impression last year that we attended. Anyway, you might find it interesting and worth the 15CHF admission price.

New Course: Sing and Sign

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Course 1:

At the French Church, Schanzengasse 25, 8001 Zurich
Every Tuesday starting January 16th through March 27th
(no class February 13th)

Course 2:

At the Birthlight Centre, Grüngasse 21, 8004 Zurich
Every Thursday starting January 18th through March 28th
(no class February 15th)

For more information go to Sing and Sign

Ludothek in Wädenswil

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Last Wednesday, my baby and I were enjoying the weather by walking across town. While we were walking I spotted a building which had toys inside. I thought, it was a new toystore and went inside. What I found actually, was a Ludothek which happens to have several toys for children up to 1 year old as well as board games for adults. The Ludothek is not very fully equipped, but it is worth to check it out.

The Lady at the Ludothek was very friendly and helped me to find a nice toy for my baby who happens to be less than one year old. She said that the ludothek is expecting to have more toys for babies around 8 to 12 months this week.

For more information, you can stop by the ludothek at:

Altes Gewerbeschulhaus, 2. Stock, Zimmer 10, Schönenbergstrasse 4a 8820 Wädenswil

New course: Play-dance for children with Mommy

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Place: Tanzschulcenter Wädenswil

Ages: From 2 to 4 years old with Mommy

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am


  • Group 13 (K13) starts at 13.12.2006
  • Group 14 (K14) starts at 14.12.2006

Duration: 6 lessons, 1 hr each lesson

Costs: CHF 90.00

For more information or enrollment go to Kinderspieltanz für 2-4 Jährige mit Mami

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