Living in the northern latitudes we can’t rely on the amount of daylight to guide us on the time of the day. Without sunlight cues, our kids easily get confused when our days quickly transition from long and dark days in the winter to long and bright days in the spring and summer.
How many times in the summer have you heard, “But, it’s still light outside, it’s not time for bed!”
And conversely, in the winter, “What do you mean it’s only 2 pm? I thought it was bedtime.”
Not only have my kids ...
On Episode 30, I chat with crowdfunding consultant, Lisa Ferland!
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A Bit About Lisa
Lisa Ferland is a crowdfunding consultant for authors and has helped authors and illustrators raise over $100k on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.
Laurie: Hello everybody. Welcome to another episode of The W...
Lisa Ferland is a US citizen who has called Sweden home since 2012. Together with her husband, they have embraced the Swedish lifestyle and are currently raising a five-year-old Lego-lover and a two-year-old Pippi Longstocking fanatic. Lisa recently published a heartwarming anthology called Knocked Up Abroad and can be reached on Facebook and Twitter.
Why did you end up moving to Sweden?
We are four Americans—two adults and two children (one was born in the US and the other in Sweden)—and we ...
With so many indie authors feeling constantly under pressure of time, it’s tempting for us to rush through our tasks with one eye constantly on the clock. ALLi author Lisa Ferland, who lives in Sweden, makes the case for slowing down and embracing mindfulness in your writing practices.
My Definition of Mindfulness
Mindfulness is all about slowing down and being present, but you can incorporate mindfulness into aspects of your writing as well as every aspect of your self-publishing business.
Dr. Sebastiano Garroni brought his 4-year-old daughter to his laboratory to show her what father did at work all day. Excited to expose his little girl to the thrill and magic of science, he asked her, “Would you like to be a researcher like Dad?”
She turned and said, “Sure, Dad, but sorry, researchers are men, and I’m a little girl.”
Where did she get such a thought? Could it be that his daughter was seeing only men in the scientist role? Were there not enough females in the lab for her to i...
Australian co-founders give us an inside look at Stockholm’s 100 Point Challenge and how tourists and locals can interact with their city in meaningful ways
Lisa Ferland interviews author Alaine Handa about her passion for one of Sweden’s favorite sweets, chokladbollar. Go beyond Swedish tradition with these innovative recipes inspired by Alaine’s international upbringing and lifestyle.
Lisa Ferland describes why the International Library in Stockholm is more than a library—it’s a cultural center and a home for all. Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life with a good book in the quiet hush of the International Library in Stockholm.
The town of Mariefred has numerous playgrounds, parks, a steam train museum where you can ride an old steam train, impressive 15th-century church, and delicious baked goods and ice cream overlooking the harbor. Leave time in your day to explore the idyllic town of Mariefred after you’re done storming the castle.
Swedish animal health and agricultural law ensures that all cows are allowed to graze outside in the summer. This outdoor grazing rule is for the animals’ welfare and gives them a life with natural grazing behavior and exercise.
It’s also fun to watch as it means that the cows leap for joy when they run in the green grass for the first time after a long winter.
You’ve probably never seen a happier cow in your life than when it is released into a field of fresh green grass after being indoors all winter.
Every spring, Arla dairy farms host an all-day event showcasing the cow release and givi
Nestled between Stockholm and Norrköping, Trosa was built on the Baltic Sea and has a population of around 10,000 residents. The town becomes a bit crowded in June and July as it is a popular summer house destination.
The town offers Stockholmers a welcomed break from busy city life and a rare chance to escape the usually crowded tourist destinations of castles, royal residences, and historic churches.
This year’s O/Modernt Festival’s theme was Mis/Reading Beethoven and highlighted the immense impact Beethoven’s music had on musicians worldwide.
The 18th century comes alive in the Ulriksdal Palace Theatre Confidencen, Sweden’s oldest rococo theatre.
The air is filled with grace and anticipation as audience members enter the theatre and take their seats. With throats cleared, and phones silenced, the audience prepares to sit in rapt attention for the next 60 minutes.
O/Modernt celebrates history and brings it to life for modern audiences with a twist. Audiences always receive a fresh and i
Here are five steps to help you raise your own little Viking, Scandinavian-style, through outdoor play.
I just returned from an exhilarating dragon expedition.
After picking up my children from their Swedish preschool, my son frantically dragged me to the woods they had explored earlier in the day, eager to show me what they had discovered. We came upon the “dragon” quickly enough and to my eyes it was an old felled tree but to my five-year-old son and two-year-old daughter, it was a massive,...