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Hilary lived two years in Norrland, Sweden (Northern Sweden) and fell in love with the country. While she now lives in a place that is the complete opposite of Sweden (Arizona), she constantly tries to bring Sweden to the desert.

Swedishness Episode #1 Parental Leave
Life in SwedenPiece of SwedenSwedish mediaSwedish podcast

Sweden knows its awesomeness, and is ready to share it with the world!  Has been for awhile, with great sites like Sweden.se.  This year the Swedish Institute has launched a new podcast called Swedishness. Here is a little information about the podcast: Together with co-host Philip O’Connor, an Irish journalist who has

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Life in Sweden

No wonder I want to live there so badly! Recently US News came out with their annual The Best Country For List for 2017. Switzerland took number one spot, but I’m not sure how, because Sweden got number one for being green, being a woman and for raising children.      

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Swedish Dads
Swedish booksSwedish Gem

One of my favorite things about Sweden is that maternity leave is referred to paternity leave, because it is for both parents, not just mothers. One of Sweden’s photographers, Johan Bävman, is showing off the Swedish stay-at-home dads with his photo book “Swedish Dads”, which portrays 25 fathers who stay home with their

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Face Tomorrow Like a Swede
Life in SwedenSwedish media

Swedes are so awesome, they are willing to share their awesomeness with the rest of the world. The Swedish Part Model is a labor union model where workers and employers work together in order to optimize the labor force. I will let the website, LikeASwede.se, founded by a group of Swedish

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Swedish Music
HistorySwedish music

While stalking Sweden online (it is what I’m doing for a living, woot!), I came across the amazing American Swedish Institute.  It is actually a museum, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a museum I managed to completely miss when I was visiting family in Minneapolis! If you are in Minneapolis, do not

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Swedish-Fruit-Flash-Cards
Learn SwedishSwedish languageSwedish vocabulary

I know there are tons of great apps now for learning Swedish, however sometimes I just want to step away from technology for a second and hold something paper in my hands. To get your basic set of Swedish flash cards for fruit food, just fill out the form below.

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Princess Semla
foodSweden Awesomeness

What do you get when you cross a princesstårt and a semla? Why, a Princess Semla of course! A bakery in the town of Nässjö, Sweden (south of Stockholm) has come up with the semla (plural is semlor) of the year. (Don’t know what a semla is? Check out our amazing

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Ice Hotel Sweden
Life in SwedenSweden Awesomeness

The famous ice hotel I’ve heard about ever since I’ve heard about Sweden, it seems like.  The ICE Hotel is built ever year (since it was made out of ice) in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi.  It features not only rooms guests can sleep in (yes, made out of ice), but also

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Sankta lucia Song
Sankta LuciaSwedish HolidaysSwedish languageSwedish vocabulary

I am surprised after all these years I haven’t found the whole Sankta Luica song, nor found the time to translate it! Well, TG for YouTube.  Easy enough to search for one, and I found this great channel that not only has the song, but includes the lyrics in Swedish! Enough

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