HUB Share

Our parenting blog sharing our experiences with each other.

 

We’re here to share real stories and conversations about the issues that matter to you most. 

The topics are always varied, relatable and sometimes downright hilarious.

We are not afraid to reveal our truths either, because belonging here means we acknowledge that times can get tough.

So sit down, grab a cuppa and read on….

Latest Blogs

Languishing…….moi?

Languishing…….moi? Elaine’s story of moving, languishing and ultimately launching The Hub Geneva - Launched last year to provide emotional support to English-speaking families. Languishing? Languawhoty????  Another label … another term.  But actually, this one struck...

Move, restart, adjust and repeat…….

......finding a better way to make positive change  Niki’s story While moving to a new country can be exciting and adventurous, it also has the potential to be challenging and sometimes can range from a little to completely overwhelming. In fact, in my own experience...

Covid Quarantine is emotional. Quarantini anyone?

It’s a month before Christmas and my daughter has Covid.  At home, we took precautions to prevent transmission, but she has lovingly passed it onto me.  Quarantine is our priority.  Fortunately, we have both had mild symptoms and are very lucky to be emerging out of...

Christmas cheer … do you have it?

Do you celebrate Christmas?  And if so, how does it make you feel?   Christmas is a very difficult time for many people, and brings up so many emotions. Personally we are extremely fortunate not to be in need or distress. For which I’m immensely thankful. However,...

Finding your Tribe and defining yourself – wherever you land!

“I'm a British Mother of 3 who has moved countries 3 times and reinvented myself professionally a few more times than that! During my early professional years I worked with disaffected teens in the UK. I took a break to travel the world, then did NGO Fundraising and...

Registering a birth in Switzerland – extra admin?

We all have admin to deal with in our lives.  And it seems that the Swiss in addition to loving chocolate, cheese and cows also love admin.  Well if they don’t, then they must find it much less stressful, because it always seems to be the international community...

Call the Midwife? But how?

Call the Midwife?  But how?  Learning that you’re expecting a baby can be so exciting, but it can also be stressful as you worry how your baby is growing, moving and developing as the days and months pass.  With your first pregnancy you have lots of questions and...

Becoming a Mum in Switzerland

After three years teaching abroad in China, Switzerland was a calculated move for my partner and I. After years breathing polluted air that left us coughing up black bits after a run round the local park and having our photo surreptitiously (or not so subtly!) taken...

Le Français – a worthwhile journey

“Speaking French, that’ll be easy to crack”.  That’s what I thought when we started to plan our new life in Geneva.  “A bit of hard work, a few embarrassing episodes but then it’ll start to slot into place.”  I couldn’t envisage an alternative.  And anyway I was sure...

Gemma’s Love of Le Lac

“What is the best part of your new life in Geneva?”, was the most asked question by family and friends back home in the first few months after we moved here.  My answer...always, “the lake!”   I don’t know why, but I absolutely love it. Every time I see it - which I...

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