13 Jun 2024
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International Parents Integration Project Stockholm launched

Surprising figures show that over 60%⑴ of expat working immigration assignments fail due to lack of support for the accompanying family. Despite the best intentions of integration projects, business and the families themselves, there is a clear lack of dedicated integration initiatives aimed at this particular demographic. The International Parents Integration Project Stockholm (The IPI […]

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Inskolning Diary – day 1

It’s coming up for that time of year again! The new round of inskolning starts at förskolas all over Stockholm. If you don’t know what that is, well, you are in for a treat! Before S started her inskolning experience, M and I decided to keep a diary of the 3 days we spent at […]

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Winter Gear in Sweden for Kids

I have never, ever, ever felt this cold… I thought I was a seasoned pro-skier but still I have NEVER felt cold like I have in the last couple of weeks in Stockholm. So, as you can imagine, my ritual ‘is she too hot, is she too cold’ dance has become twice as agitated as it […]

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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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Baby Talk: Top 10 Tips to Help You Sparkle over the Festive Season!

Top 10 tips to help you sparkle over the festive season: 1.  Smile! This season offers so many opportunities to be social and the warmth and positivity you’ll receive in return is a boost. Even with two hours sleep and a howling baby, smile!   2. Coffee – this cannot be overstated. You’ve moved on from […]

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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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Stockholm Parents: Back to Work, Off to School

Heading back to work? Sending the kids to preschool? Savvy Stockholm parents give us their top tips!

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Family Lifestyle

Daddy State: Fuzzy Math

“Why is your hair fuzzy?” my daughter asked me. Sweden, I thought. Another thing to blame on Sweden. As an American, prices here in Sweden seldom fail to surprise me. After 13 years here, I still convert price tags into dollars and I’m still hurt by what the computation works out to. The pain doesn’t […]

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Daddy State: Obama and I

People ask me what’s like to take care of three kids for the day. I can say modestly but truthfully that it’s like being President Obama…

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Daddy State: The Battle of Flat Pack City

As an American father of three and resident in Sweden since 2001, there is little YLC’s Joel Sherwood doesn’t know about the danger zones of Stockholm living…

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