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Why It’s Awesome Living Outside Of Stockholm

When we first moved to Sweden, like many foreigners, we landed in Stockholm. We were lucky enough to live the city life for a full six months (thanks to my husband’s employer). We spent every weekend exploring neighborhoods, discovering the best playgrounds and playspaces in the museums, and becoming a connoisseur of child-friendly cafes and […]

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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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Littlebearabroad – the Parental Guide to Sweden

Littlebearabroad helps international families feel at home in Sweden by organizing events and meet ups. Their aim is to make the expat experience more family-orientated, in which every member of the family is supported in their transition to a new life in Stockholm. Where? Stockholm What? Events and meet ups to support the integration of the whole […]

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Julia, USA

Seattle

Julia came to Sweden in October 2014 to live with her husband. She was five months pregnant and remembers that getting through the first Swedish winter was challenging. She appreciates the predictability and reliability of the Swedish way of life and the balance of responsibilities between mothers and fathers but misses the energy of people from […]

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