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Christine Bliven

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Don’t Worry, Bee Happy

“The only reason for being a bee is to make honey. And the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it.” Winnie the Pooh On a hot day in mid July, my family and I had the privilege of visiting Jennifer Rohr, owner of Primrose Secret Garden, … Read more

Kuerzi Chocolate

Zürich’s Bean-to-Bar Chocolate

I met Britta Kürzi, owner of Kürzi Kakao, at a cozy soon-to-be Cafe in Zürich Wiedikon. Not just any cafe, but one that she co-owns with Bianca Legorreta, the talent behind White Rabbit Bakery. Together they will open the doors of Moon Cafe in September of 2021, offering visitors a … Read more

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Family Hike Zugerberg

This past weekend we ventured out to Zugerberg to do the “Zugiblubbi Erlebnisweg” as suggested by Swiss Family Fun. It was a great family outing and I can highly recommend it. Our kids are 5, 4 and 1.5 and they all loved it. There’s lots of great information about it … Read more

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5 Bedtime Tricks for Toddlers

I don’t know what bedtime looks like at your house, but for us it’s often an endless loop of directives coming from me which aren’t being heard (or followed anyway) by my 3 and 5-year olds, then me repeating said directives at a slightly higher volume, again being ignored, and … Read more

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88 Christmas Letters

A lot of things are being cancelled or moved online this Christmas. No big family gatherings, no visitors from abroad, no Christmas markets or Christmas parties. So many things are being taken away from our usual Christmas traditions. It seems like a cruel blow at the end of what’s already … Read more

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