Christening in Norway – how to welcome the new baby

You have been invited to a christening in Norway but have no clue on what's expected? This is a small introduction, from the ceremony, the role of the god parent to what to wear and what gifts to get! What does it mean to be a godparent in Norway? If you have been invited to be a god parent, congratulations! It's a great honour and it means the parents regard you as someone they would want in...

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...

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...

At the lake house…

After hours in the water I asked her to take a break, get dressed and do something else. Minutes later I found her here... She's officially become a fish! Lake life is certainly bringing a new element to peacefulness and relaxation. A few weeks in a sizzling hot metropolitan city was about what we could take. We mostly walked around Manhattan, trying to cool off together with the locals in the...