Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden

How to Make Sure You Are Washing Your Baby Bedding Safely

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Your little bundle of joy deserves all the best things in this world – the coolest toys, the cutest clothes and the cleanest bedding. Babies have practically no immune system, so everything around them must be as clean as possible, but without using harsh chemicals and other possibly harmful substances, which can cause illness and skin irritations. Even though it seems like an impossible mission, there’s no need to panic. Here are some very useful tips which will help you wash baby bedding easily and properly.

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Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden

Pregnancy Tips We Can Learn from Scandinavian Women

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While I will admit to being an Aussie woman with a thriving Scandinavian design addiction, I have found that there is much more to Scandinavian women than their sense of style and beautifully designed home decor. According to the organization Save the Children, Finland is the best country in the world to become a mother, with Sweden coming in behind at a close second. What makes this so? Is it the culture and perception of happiness, or statistically are women and babies healthier in Scandinavian countries?

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Danish Cuisine, Denmark, News, Norway, Norwegian Cuisine, Sweden, Swedish Cuisine

Stay healthy the Scandinavian way

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In 2016, Scandinavian countries (including Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland) ranked in the top 10 countries when it came to happiness. People within these societies were found to be more generous, healthy, and social. There are many ways Australians can improve their happiness and wellbeing by implementing Scandinavians practices into their daily lives.

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Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Food & Cooking, National Holidays, Norway, Sweden, Traditions

Shrove Tuesday Scandinavian Way – Sledding, Eating Whipped Cream Buns and Flogging People with Birch Twigs

Shrove Tuesday Buns from Estonia Photo by Tuuli Mathisen
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Shrove Tuesday Buns from Estonia. Photo by Tuuli Mathisen 

The Day before Lent* (40 day period of fasting and repenting, originating from Christianity) is internationally known as Shrove Tuesday across the world. It is called “Mardi Gras” in France, “laskiainen” in Finland, “Carnaval” in the Netherlands, “Vastlapäev” in Estonia, “Fettisdagen” in Sweden, and “Fastelavn” in Denmark.

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