Boy Or A Girl? – I’m not saying

Boy Or A Girl? – I’m not saying

You might have been there before with your cute little one.  Someone asking innocently if it's a boy or a girl.  How about refusing to say whether it's a boy or a girl?  This is something some (weird) Swedish parents are doing. The idea of this approach is great.  It's simply wanting a child to [...]

Swedish Car Seat Questions

Swedish Car Seat Questions

Update: CarSeat.se now online! Rear facing and general car seat advice.  Online store with sales of most Swedish car seats which allow 55 lbs (25 kg) rear facing. I get tons of email from parents all over the world asking about the great Swedish car seats.  It's questions about the high 55 lbs (25 kg) [...]

How To Avoid Financial Ruin

How To Avoid Financial Ruin

Someone I know just lost all family savings. Over half a million dollars gone.  What happened? Stanford Financial Group happened and their scam has ruined many thousands of people.  My friends family lost every penny saved during the past 10-15 years. A complete disaster of course.  This is the second scam in a short time, [...]

A Pill Which Makes You Forget

A Pill Which Makes You Forget

A pill might making us forget about bad memories might soon be available. It's unknown years into the future, but bad memories with our kids are not.  How do you currently forget about the bad things you have done or said to your kids?  Crying, alcohol, depression, guilt or other ways? I'm known as the [...]

Where Should a Baby Sleep?

Where Should a Baby Sleep?

The number of babies sharing bed with their parents have increased a lot during the past twenty years.  So have the amount of babies strangled and suffocated.  This is a heated subject which many parents can't discuss objectively.  Since dangers are apparent and many lives are saved, how come parents don't use a crib more [...]

Dinner At United Nations

Dinner At United Nations

We like to have people over for dinner and our crowd resembles United Nations. There's always a cool mix of people from all over the world.  We discovered the pleasure of having people over while living in New York and found no reason to stop after having children.  Children are almost always present but this [...]

Tri-Lingual Update – Mamma Mia, We’re Learning English

Tri-Lingual Update – Mamma Mia, We’re Learning English

Our tri-lingual adventure continues and as the kids get older it just keeps getting more interesting. What became clear early on was to get ready for surprises, one never know at what pace children will pick up a new language (or three).  Our latest surprise was a huge boom in English language and also singing [...]

Europe Is Asking – What Is Wrong With Great Britain?

Europe Is Asking – What Is Wrong With Great Britain?

Europe is wondering what is wrong with Great Britain after 18 month old "Baby P" was physically abused by his own mother until he tragically died.  Normally I would not write about this kind of stuff. But this tragedy is over a year old, just became public, and is unlike anything I've ever heard of.   [...]

Make Some Cash For Christmas

Make Some Cash For Christmas

Need a little extra money for Christmas?  Who doesn't.  Stock markets are down 35-60% just this year and real estate prices are not looking good, especially if you're in California, Las Vegas, or Florida where prices have dropped 30-50 percent in just a year. Steve Olson has some great advice of how to scrape together [...]

Weekend Photo – Swedes Can’t Dance

Weekend Photo – Swedes Can’t Dance

…but my son is working on it.  Since I'm married to a Mexican it's funny to see the difference in rhythm. Latins know how to move, it's a natural thing for them.  Swedes?  Not so much.  More like stiff, rigid, uncomfortable, and awkward looking. It's tough to say if my kids got any of that [...]