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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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5 Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas – Just in time for 19th June!

This year Father's Day falls on Sunday June 19th, so be sure to get that date in your diary to celebrate your superhero! Besides breakfast in bed and lots of cuddles... what do give him for his big day? Counting on that the Scandinavian Dad will not read this... But we will be treating him to breakfast in bed; Newspaper, a double espresso in his favourite cup, Miss A will probably be making her...

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Packing for a picnic: healthy snacks and other great food ideas

Enjoying a meal al fresco with family and friends is always a good idea on a sunny day! It serves as an opportunity to get a proper break from everyday chores, some much needed fresh air, time to relax and space for the children to run around. Here are our Packing for a picnic ideas including healthy snacks and foods. Bringing a picnic is also a great idea when visiting special places, such as...

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Bloomon – fresh flowers delivered to your door

Bloomon flower home delivery represents a new trend; flowers straight from the grower and delivered to your door. You choose how often you'd like the delivery as well as the size of the flower bouquet. The delivery includes product details, tips and tutorial on how to arrange your bouquet. The true beauty of Bloomon flowers is fresh, quality flowers, straight from the grower and delivered to...

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Scandinavian Royal Baby Names

Choosing a name for your child can sometimes feel overwhelming. It's the only thing the parents give their children when they are born, a gift meant to last for the rest of their life. Finding the right one, that will define your newborn, is important. The best tip is to start research early - and we are here to help you on the way! One thing is to find a name you will agree on with your...

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Living Abroad And Missing Family and Friends ‘Back Home’

What's the most difficult thing about living abroad? For us, it's missing family and friends. Frequent visits as well holding on to our traditions is what helps us getting by. When first moving abroad you almost have holiday feeling. You discover your city with the passion of an eager tourist. Then after a while, you get used to it all, and feel more settled. And as everyday life goes by you can...

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10 ideas on Kids Activities in the garden this Summer Holiday

8 ideas on what kids can do in the garden - amazingily easy and 'why did't I think of that!?' activities that will make your children remember this Summer holiday as the bestest ever! "I'm bored" or even worse, an argument escalating between the little ones... The best thing to do when this happens, just like our parents used to do, is to send the grumpy children outside to play. And to get you...

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