Knocked Up Abroad
Heartwarming and emotional stories of pregnancy, birth, and raising multicultural kids from around the world.
“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. […]
The snow crunched beneath my thick soled boots. After a week without snow and temperatures that rose during the day and fell at night, the ground was covered in patchy bits of hardened snow. The top layer was icy, and a confident stride would degenerate into walking like a novice tight rope walker with both […]
Today is Santa Lucia and children everywhere in Sweden are honoring the faithfulness of an Italian woman and martyr, Lucia. Lucia’s Story—The real stuff The year was 283 and Lucia was born to rich noble parents. Lucia’s father died when she was just five years old and in an attempt to look after Lucia, […]
A pile of clothes littered the bedroom floor. Stuffed animals sat on bookshelves wearing my daughter’s underwear after she dressed all of her furry friends in her clothes. Usually, I let the kids manage their rooms and pick up after themselves, but this time I had to intervene. The mess was at my limit. We […]