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6 things you should know when becoming a parent in Sweden

We have prepared an informative list for you who are parents-to-be (or considering to grow the family). 1. Pregnant Newbie in Sweden: First Steps Pregnant Newbie Jessica Arifianto shares her experience on several steps of becoming a parent, including confirming pregnancy, choosing between public and private systems, midwives, first appointments, and birth location. 2. Giving […]

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Beating the winter blues in Stockholm

The festivities are over at Littlebearabroad HQ. The twinkling strings of lights have been taken down and we’re bracing ourselves for the bitterly cold months of January and February in Stockholm. The kids are sick of wearing their winter-overalls and are just… well, sick. In collaboration with LittleBearAbroad Parents all over Stockholm are dreaming of […]

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What happens when you divorce in Sweden?

You never want to start a new chapter in your life or an exciting adventure thinking about the worst, or what could go wrong. It seems almost fateful to even indulge the consequences of what would happen if your family’s immigration didn’t work out. It’s a reality that even the most pragmatic amongst us shuns. […]

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Giving birth in Sweden: an introduction to newbie moms

Giving birth

As my child’s birth inched closer, a friend encouraged me to attend an English language introduction at Östra Sjukhuset.  Having learned that birthing location would not be decided until labor begins, I readily agreed.  The regimented way in which some aspects of Swedish society run intimidates me.  Arming myself with knowledge before this foray into […]

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Parental leave

parental leave

The Swedish parental leave – the so called föräldrapenning is a generous one. Parental leave is paid out for no less than 480 day (approximately 16 months) for each child. Parents are – because of gender equality aspects – encouraged to share the leave. That is why 90 days out of the total 480 days […]

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