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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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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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