This weeks best reads, from the Fatherland to Sleek Holiday Homes

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With Bank Holiday Weekend and Half Term fast approaching… Welcome back to the Little Scandinavian Weekend Edit, presenting what we read this week that we think is worth sharing!

Fathers Day is coming up soon. And instead of only thinking Father’s Day Gifts we thought I’d share this article about paternity leave ‘Norway, the Fatherland‘. Did you know Norwegian parents can divide up 46 weeks of paternity leave at full pay and that 90% of fathers take at least 12 weeks’ paternity leave? One Scandi dad stated; “If we want women to have equality in the workplace, we have to share the responsibilities in the home better.” See the Scandi dads in action through photo series the ‘Swedish Dads’.

In Finland the government hand new parents a box full of essentials for their new arrival. A local North London newspaper have taken it upon themselves to reimagine the tradition for Londoner’s in well off NW3 area, with a list of necessities for a Hampstead childhood. Baby essentials includes pint sized yoga mats and babyccino espresso machines… See the rather entertaining (and rather desirable!) list in Ham & High

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Cutest onsie, seen this week, from Lilli & Leopold.

Then there is this holiday home, posted to our Instagram this week, that received a lot of interest! A super sleek contemporary cabin by the sea, located in the beautiful Stockholm archipelago, designed to give a true connection to the surrounding nature. The cabin can accommodate up to 5 people and the indoor space is maximised by a private deck for al fresco dining, sunbathing and just enjoying the fresh sea breeze. When you’ve had enough tranquility, the Swedish capital is just a short boat ride away. Available to rent through airbnb.com

And then there’s a bank holiday sale not to be missed, as super lovely kids store Mamaowl is celebrating their 4th Anniversary! What started up as a maternity leave project has turned into a thriving business for the owner Anna, a East London based Danish mum-of-two.
And the recipe for success is simple; good quality, beautiful, ethically made, organic children’s clothing.
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To celebrate their 4th Anniversary Mamaowl has a 20% discount on this weekend. Use discount code FOUR at checkout online at mamawol.net Offer ends on Monday Midnight!
We would like to say Happy Birthday to Mamaowl and well done Anna. Keep up the great work!

And to you all – We wish you a very happy Bank Holiday weekend and Half Term! x

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