features From littlebearabroad
Lifestyle, fashion, inspiring insights and Scandi-life. Plus, get to know some of the most successful immigrant Stockholmers living the Scandi-life.
“There’s nothing like being verbally insulted in your home country and told you don’t belong to reinforce that growing feeling you already have. Perhaps I’ve just been lucky here in Sweden that no one has ever shouted at me to go home. An added factor to this “where is home?” conundrum…”
One of my sisters is going to visit us in Sweden for the first time this January. She asked me what to expect so I decide to write this post to her and many others travelling to Sweden, especially the northern parts for the first time. I will share a few tips on what to do in summer, briefly, and then explain why I describe the winter in the north as good, bad and ugly. Stick around and you can find out also how to hack the bad and ugly periods of winter
Most cultures continue on from one generation to the other by passing down ways and beliefs from parents to children. Since there exists so many different cultures in the world, views on raising children tend to also differ tremendously. This is apparent if you come from one cultural background and are raising your children in a different country and culture.
My name is Patricia alias Pati. I’m originally from Venezuela and moved to Umeå in 2013, then to Stockholm in 2018. My daughter was born two years ago. Entrepreneurism and life-learning have been an invaluable way of opening doors and meeting people since moving to Sweden. I’m dedicated to international mothers and women seeking to make their own mark on their adopted country.
Littlebearabroad’s guide to Valborg celebrations in Stockholm. All suitable for kids between 3+
***Trigger Warning*** be aware that many of these celebrations are EXTREMELY BUSY and there are lit torches, open flames and often (not always) fireworks. If you’re not sure, you can always watch them on TV (like me)
Could the winter have BEEN any longer?? Are we still in it? Will the snow EVER STOP FALLING… who knows. After a brief pause in March, the April features on Littlebearabroad are spring themed and bursting with new life. We look forward to Easter events, outdoor activities and more exciting updates about the International Parents Integration Project launch.
New Year, new look for Littlebearabroad and we’re talking school places. January is often associated with getting ready for grundskola, the first, obligatory, school experience for kids in Sweden. This month we’ll be sharing the experiences of parents starting grundskola, some facts about the queue system in grundskola and how it differs between kommun.
December in Sweden is all about the lussekatter, glögg-mingel and casting out the dark with twinkly lights, Luciatåg and looking ahead to a New Year. In this month’s edit, we’ll be focusing on Christmas traditions, new businesses and brands, mellandagarna and why you or your friends should be coming to Stockholm in 2018.
Playgroups in Stockholm for kids aren’t as tricky to find as you might expect. You just need to know where to look. We promise, there are no secret handshakes or hidden passwords to get in either! In this edit, Jill collates her top 10 favourite öppna förskola in Stockholm.
Eline Alcocer and her husband both grew up in different countries to the ones their parents were from. As adults they couldn’t quite let go of that sense of wanderlust. 4.5 years on, an international wedding and one little boy (now almost 4), they decamped to Lund in the very south of Sweden.
Eleanor Jordan moved to Stockholm 5 years ago with her husband, Will. Eleanor firmly believes that, “apart from having our two gorgeous children, moving [to Sweden] was the best thing we have done for our family. We LOVE Sweden so much! Sure, there are negatives, but that is the same with every country.”