Mothers & Careers London

Juggling family and a career can be a difficult task with short maternity leaves, lack of flexible working hours, wage gap, and a constant feeling of guilt of not having spent enough time with your precious little one. Mothers & Careers Ltd was launched in 2017 by Norwegian Anette Beelaerts van Blokland. With her Nordic experiences on parental leave, childcare, flexible work arrangements she...

Scandinavian forest school in the UK.

Children climb and balance, observe seasonal changes in nature and explore the environment on their own terms, playing with what they find. No, it's not a scene from Hundred Acre Wood... It's just another day in Wildflowers Kindergarten. To explain, forest schools take learning outdoors for a part of the day, exploring the woods and collecting treasures, building a den and climbing trees and...

20 Norse baby names that are on verge of extinction.

Looking for an uncommon baby name? Often parents choose what they might think is a rare name only to realise that lots of other children have been given the exact same name. Old Norse names dominate Viking and Scandinavian history and seem to be as popular as ever, with famous names including Odin and Freya. But there are some Norse names that are about to go extinct... Less than 10 babies a...

How to improve a teenagers sleep

You might ask, 'Is EVE a Scandi brand as it's featured on your all things Nordic blog?' The answer is no. But one has to sleep! With two teenagers in the family, one doing her A-levls and the other GCSE, how to get enough quality sleep is a constant concern. Proper sleep for teenagers is extremely important for proper growth and to stay healthy. According to NHS advice, a minimum of 8 to 9...

Introducing Kidswear Collective

BoyswearExample: Burberry dress, was £150, now £45Girlswear Kidswear Collective is a brand new kids concept store based on the circular economy, with past collections (some new with labels) as well as pre-loved authnticated designerwear, sold up to 80% off their original retail price. The items are all uniquely sourced by the founder, Shoshana Kazab, who's been in the kidswear industry for...

My 10 First Friends on Instagram.

Is it possible to find true friends on Instagram? They say friends come and go but some you keep forever. In the fast paced space of social media you might say that nearly a decade equals 'forever'. So I thought I'd share the top ten friends whom have all been with me from the beginning. The iOS app Instagram was officially released on October 6, 2010 through the App Store. I signed up...