13 Jun 2024
Pregnancy & Baby
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Home Birth Is Now A Real Option In Stockholm

Home Birth Is Now A Real Option In Stockholm Many of us in the birth community, as well as expectant parents, have been wondering why home birth has not been a common choice, or even much of an option, here in Sweden. The great news is that now, at least in Stockholm, it is! Karolinska […]

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Maternity & Paternity Leave in Sweden

Sweden has one of the most generous parental leave (föräldraledighet) systems in the world. Parents are given 480 days of leave per child, and 390 of these days are paid at a rate of 80% of your salary up to a capped limited of 1006 SEK a day. If you are coming from the USA, […]

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Why a Doula is a Must for Birthing Abroad

Having moved from the UK to The Netherlands at the age of 22 with no job, nowhere to live, and a partner who’d never even visited the place, I figured that moving to Sweden thirteen years later would be easy. Sure, I didn’t speak much of the language, but I could understand some, and yes, […]

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Fab VAB

It’s FEBRUARY!! Or, as parents in Sweden like to call it, VABruary… This month has honestly put me off having more children. Like an annual contraceptive. I can’t stand it, I’m moving to Antigua next February. Today is day ten of illness in our home and I’m freaking out that this is it, we’re in a spiral of sickness for the rest […]

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The expat identity

According to social sciences identity is the conception, qualities, beliefs, and expressions that make a person e.g. self-identity   Identity has never been something that has kept me awake at night. I don’t mean the really awful film with John Cusack and Ray Liotta. I mean the social construct that is meant to make a person e.g. […]

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Community Family Pregnancy & Baby

Baby Talk: The First of Many Top 10 Lists

Baby Talk: The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned since becoming a Mom In no particular order Always shop around.  Try to withstand the appeal of beautifully laid-out baby shops and look online as well.  Gently used second-hand products can be found on Facebook – use the search function to find groups or pages.  The closed […]

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Pregnancy & Baby

Baby Talk: The Baby Bag

Forget what they told you about packing Champagne. The Baby Bag, a symbol of completion and order.  To have used one means that you’ve successfully gone through pregnancy and proudly delivered your baby.  It’s also one of the few things you actually have complete control over. Plan well, pack every possible thing you’ll need but […]

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Spotlight On Catie Rix Photography

Hi, My name is Catie and I’m a recent addition to the Your Living City: Stockholm team and also the face behind the name, Catie Rix Photography.

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Family Pregnancy & Baby

Daddy State: The Remarkable Effect of Powerpoint

This week Stockholmer, American and father of three Joel Sherwood dips his toe back into the corporate environment – bringing Baby with, of course. It’s the time of year to be returning to work after vacation. I’m not back full-time though. That would be crazy. I’ll work just one day a week this fall and […]

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Parenting +46: Dressing kids for Swedish winters

Getting cold feet as temperatures plummet and the kids want to make snow angels in sandals? No worries, YLC’s got your winter wardrobe woes covered – booties, bags and beanies! If you’ve been in Sweden for a while, you may find yourself well aware of what winter is like, but still overwhelmed by the daunting task […]

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