Miss of the Swiss

ramblings from a Chicago girl adjusting to the Swiss life...

Dec 20

It’s 7:30am on my second day of winter break. I’ve baked peanut butter/choc chip bars, banana muffins, scrubbed the bathroom, and organized all of the cupboards. Still have so much to do. Trying not to be too homesick and make this holiday season a fun one for Baby H.

If you live or have lived away from your home country during the holidays, what did you do to help you feel less distant and alone?


I love this movie. It’s probably one of my all-time favorites. 


Dec 14

cosettethenardiers:

"Sometimes I think I’m a total failure as a parent, but I’m all they’ve got. Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I’ve tried to live so I can look squarely back at him… if I connived at something like this, frankly I couldn’t meet his eye, and the day I can’t do that I’ll know I’ve lost him. I don’t want to lose him and Scout, because they’re all I’ve got."

(via heyjohnlennon)


inmyhive:

important

(via avocadosalad)


Sometimes it really is the little things that make my day. I just found out that if I order groceries online, I can order lots of Osem brand items I ate back in the US. I’m probably way more excited about this than I should be.

Sometimes it really is the little things that make my day. I just found out that if I order groceries online, I can order lots of Osem brand items I ate back in the US. I’m probably way more excited about this than I should be.


Dec 13

Dec 12

I got mail from the state a few weeks ago telling me that: “Your child is now 14 months old. Isn’t it time you started thinkng about another child?”

Are you kidding me?! As if I didn’t feel left out enough already with all of my friends pregnant with their 2nd (or 3rd) child or planning their pregnancy…

As if I don’t get enough pressure from society to have another child. Now the state sends me official mail to get with it already.

What’s wrong with wanting only one child?

I love my Baby H and am 100% happy with our family the way it is right now. So please just let us be.


Dec 11

(via teiira)


During a staff meeting today, my boss told the staff that she “felt sad for children who had to go to daycare from 7-5 five days a week” knowing full well that my daughter is in that position. I don’t think any parent wants their child to be in daycare that much, but sometimes there’s no other option. I hate missing out on so much, but right now there’s nothing I can do but make sure the time I do spend with her is quality.

Anway, after the staff meeting, my boss pulled me aside and told me I would never be able to accomplish what I want to because my German will “never be good enough” and my “commute is too long to have when you have a child to take care of”. 

Don’t ever tell me I can’t do something. Don’t ever tell me something isn’t possible.

I was born and raised in the country where everything is possible (or at least we think it is). I was raised in a place where I learned to pull myself up by my first pair of bootstraps. 

I can do anything I set my mind to


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