‘It often feels like Christmas in Sweden is only about presents’

‘It often feels like Christmas in Sweden is only about presents’

Rampant holiday consumerism is hard to avoid, writes US-native and parent Rebecca Ahlfeldt, as she struggles to reconcile competing Swedish and American Christmas traditions in finding gifts for her children.

Meeting your neighbours, the Swedish way

Meeting your neighbours, the Swedish way

‘Being a stay-at-home mum is easier for expats’

‘Being a stay-at-home mum is easier for expats’

‘The child I nearly hit could have been my own’

‘The child I nearly hit could have been my own’

‘Unlike Sweden, when you call an ambulance in the US, it comes’

‘Unlike Sweden, when you call an ambulance in the US, it comes’

‘Swedish is now our kids’ dominant language’

‘Swedish is now our kids’ dominant language’

Melodifestivalen: an expat parent’s gateway to Swedish culture

Melodifestivalen: an expat parent’s gateway to Swedish culture

‘Stockholm has to fix its housing problem’

‘Stockholm has to fix its housing problem’

‘Sweden and the US treat death differently’

‘Sweden and the US treat death differently’

‘What about Sweden makes it feel so safe?’

‘What about Sweden makes it feel so safe?’

‘It’s hard to know how to find a good school’

‘It’s hard to know how to find a good school’

‘Do expat friends make it harder to integrate?’

‘Do expat friends make it harder to integrate?’

Why I finally decided to seek Swedish citizenship

Why I finally decided to seek Swedish citizenship

Why I chose to say goodbye to Sweden

Why I chose to say goodbye to Sweden