Welcome to expatparent.ch

Hi, my name is Michelle Walz and I am the founder of expatparent.ch  As a hobby and passion, I offer this website to help parents, parents-to-be, and new arrivals to Switzerland.  I also offer consultations and lead workshops for perinatal professionals. Take a look through my pages, below at the blogs, or use the search to browse through old topics.

What’s On – 11-12 October 2014

This weekend in Western Switzerland, what is there to look forward to?

  • Holidays begin in Canton Vaud
  • Swiss Fantasy Show in Morges
  • 50e expo de Coss in Cossonay
  • “Enfance” exhibit at the Alex Forel museum in Morges
  • Brocante de Morges
  • Nyon Basketball vs. Meyrin
  • Nyon Rugby vs. Lugano
  • Titanic Exhbit starts at Palexpo
  • International Children’s Clothing and Toy Sale, Geneva


  • Morges Tourism is seeking volunteer tour guides.  Phone 079 691 2373

Fall Troc Season & Wine Season

trocThe Desalpe de Saint-Cergue marks the official start to autumn in Western Switzerland, and with autumn we have the onset of second-hand sales, fairs, trocs, vide greniers and puces.   The first weekend in October is also the onset of the “Fete de la Vigne” or the Festival of the Vine.   Something for parents (to pick up things for their kids) and something for parents (without their kids).

Here’s a short line-up of the sales :

  • Troc de Cheserex, 27 September 2014
  • La Cote Autumn Fair, Founex, 27 September 2014
  • Troc de Prangins, 27 September 2014
  • Bourse aux Velos, ProVelo, Morges, 27 September 2014
  • Puces de Nyon, 28 September 2014
  • International Children’s Clothing Sale, Eglise Sacre-Coeur Geneva, 12 October 2014
  • IWCN Charity Bazaar, Nyon, 26 October 2014
  • Troc de Jouets, Crans-pres-Celigny, 01 November 2014
  • Troc de Chavannes-de-Bogis, 8 November 2014

More will be added as dates discovered, so come back soon.