Knocked Up Abroad
Heartwarming and emotional stories of pregnancy, birth, and raising multicultural kids from around the world.
It was a dark and stormy Halloween night…actually, it was. October in Sweden is really dark, and it wasn’t nighttime per se, but rather 3 pm which is quite night-like in terms of daylight. The kids and I were at the dentist’s office for my daughter’s wellness check-up. She opened her mouth wide, and we […]
My daughter told me I don’t work with such authority that I discovered that maybe, just maybe, I wasn’t forward enough about what I do.
Having moved from the UK to The Netherlands age 22 with no job, nowhere to live, and a partner who’d never even visited the place, I figured that moving to Sweden thirteen years later would be easy. Sure, I didn’t speak much of the language, but I could understand some, and yes, I’d miss my […]
“What is it like when your American friends visit you? Are you totally overwhelmed with culture shock?” Our Swedish neighbor asked one night at dinner. “No, the culture shock doesn’t happen when friends and family visit because we’re still in Sweden. They are only a tiny piece of America in an ocean of what’s familiar. […]