Expat Adventures · Life in General

Learn Swedish Chronicles, pt III: Höstdagjämning

Photo by Efdal YILDIZ on Pexels.com Höstdagjämning (Pronounced [ˈhœstdɑːɡjɛmnɪŋ]); n. “höstdagjämningen” “A quintessential example of the Swedish use of compound words is höstdagjämning.” Definition Happy fall, y’all! On this, the autumnal equinox, we say so long to the long days of summer and prepare ourselves for coming months of darkness. We’ve been experiencing the cool,… Continue reading Learn Swedish Chronicles, pt III: Höstdagjämning

#MomLife · Natural Living

Super Simple Hair Care

Before washing my hair - not bad, but looking a little dry and flat. We’re heading into month 6 of the global pandemic, and while Sweden has been notoriously less strict about quarantining than the majority of other countries, that doesn’t mean that everything has gone on as usual. Most services (barber shops, nail salons)… Continue reading Super Simple Hair Care

Apartment Homesteading

Glory Days #4: The Dog Days of Summer and We Need To Talk About Autumn

The fading summer garden... Before I begin the garden update, I just want to say thanks to everyone who reached out to me after last week’s post. Your words of encouragement regarding Darling Daughter going to förskola / preschool soon were so kind and uplifting. I was also heartened to hear how so many Swedes… Continue reading Glory Days #4: The Dog Days of Summer and We Need To Talk About Autumn

#MomLife · Life in General · yoga

Of Boobs and Breath: Live, Love, Latch, and Samavrtti Pranayama (4 Part Breath)

Image courtesy of Breastfeed Durham A 5 minute Yoga practice for stress and focus that you can do literally anywhere - even lying in bed! It’s (US) National Breastfeeding Month, y’all! This month, La Leche League (LLL) Durham, NC is joining with Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities and Breastfeed Durham to move its annual Live, Love,… Continue reading Of Boobs and Breath: Live, Love, Latch, and Samavrtti Pranayama (4 Part Breath)

#MomLife · DIY Toys · Homemade Life · Life in General

DIY Pull-Through Toy, or How I learned to Stop Obsessing and Follow My Child

What do you think? About a week ago I finished listening to Janet Lansbury’s Elevating Child Care: A guide to respectful parenting on audiobook. Lansbury is a mother and teacher who follows the principles of Resources for Infant Educarers (no, that’s not a typo), or RIE, and her book is an engaging guide to raising… Continue reading DIY Pull-Through Toy, or How I learned to Stop Obsessing and Follow My Child

Expat Adventures

Learn Swedish Chronicles, pt II: Fika

Fika (Pronounced [ˈfîːka]); v. “att fika”, n. “en fika” “If I had to choose only one word to bring to the States it would be fika.” Definition Google Translate translates the word to “coffee break” as a noun, or to “have coffee” as a verb, but as any Swede or person familiar with the culture… Continue reading Learn Swedish Chronicles, pt II: Fika

Apartment Homesteading · Life in General

Glory Days #3: Of Wild Weather and Wild Harvest

The Balcony Garden, 15 July 2020. A little rough for wear, but still holding in there. It’s been about 8 weeks since I last posted about my garden, and a lot has gone down since then. Unfortunately, most of it has been bad.  If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably know that, since… Continue reading Glory Days #3: Of Wild Weather and Wild Harvest