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BalanceBlog: Be a Super Step-Mother!

The blog post is contributed by Elaine, Balance Verbier*

Being a step-mother can be a truly amazing experience. When you connect with your step-kid or kids and realise that these little people love and trust you; when you do something unique and special with them; when they come for a snuggle without prompting…well, it feels like your heart might explode with joy!

It can be a confusing role too. Have you ever felt like the stereotypical ‘wicked step-mother’ because you voiced your opinions or wanted your rules in your house or just wanted a weekend when you had some time alone with your partner? Have you bumped into invisible walls where you’re supposed to butt out without any warning? Alongside the intense joy and delight potentially goes the guilt, frustration and hurt. In the midst of it all remains a little person who you opened your heart to and who needs your unconditional love regardless of what the adults get up to.

If you’re a step-mother then you’re an amazing person, so come to a Balance Verbier Super Step-Mom workshop and share your experiences, find great ways to focus on the positives, overcome your anxieties and create a great, unique and wonderful family unit.

Workshops are running on  Wednesday, 01 August 2012 and Friday, 14 September 2012, 13:00-16:30 at the Catalyse Learning Centre, Rte du Port 8, 1815 Clarens-Montreux.  Sessions cost 165CHF per person and include course materials, refreshments and delicious cupcakes.

Booking is required so call Elaine on 076 567 38 70 or email elaine@balanceverbier.com to reserve your place now.


*This is a sponsored blog, the appearance of this information on MiV in no way entails endorsement of the workshop by MiV’s founder.  Readers are asked to do their own research and make informed decisions about their parenting and career choices.

AllegoryBlog: Free reSource© Event for Women

AllegoryBlog contributed by Denise Nickerson-Caudéran, American Expat, Mother, MiV Member and Mompreneur-coach

On Tuesday, 29 May 2012, Allegory House presents reSource©, a free event for women, being held in Divonne-les-Bains, France.   At this evening event women will join other women by walking* networking, breathing, relaxing, learning & writing in order to help them Reconnect to their Source and replenish their personal energy in body, mind, spirit, creativity & productivity.

The evening, running from 17:00 – 19:00 at l’Esplanade du Lac, Divonne-les-Bains, starts with a welcome at the entrance to the Divonne Beach near the Esplanade.   All participants will then walk together around the Divonne lake (weather permitting), returning to the Esplanade about 45 minutes later, where they will be met by  Christine Blom of Sound Touch, who will lead a half-hour relaxation & breathing techniques workshop.   Thereafter Denise will lead a workshop and writing exercise.

Women are promised that they will leave the free event refreshed, relaxed, and motivated with a clear plan of how to replenish and maintain personal energy.

To sign up for this free event, visit the sign up page on the Allegory House website.


Interested in personal coaching?  Cannot make it out to this event?  Check out events and services from our supporters Balance Verbier, Peak-of-Wellbeing, or Viva Consulting.