The Nordic Mum

The Nordic Mum

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Lover of All Things Nordic, exploring Scandinavian life as expat.


Top 5 Tips When Travelling With Kids
Aug 22 • 14 min
When you are planning long haul travel I can ensure you these 5 tips when traveling with kids will help you to keep your kids entertained and content. I did not believe some of these tips would be beneficial for us but they were.Sit back and listen this…
All Things Iceland part 2
Aug 17 • 31 min
Satu and I discussed the life of a working mother in Iceland. Parental leave in Finland and Iceland are different. It appears that Iceland has one of the most advantaged policies on maternal care than any other country. Women get 3 months paid leave,…
All Things Iceland part 1
Aug 10 • 32 min
It does not get any further apart from Australia than living in Iceland. Magical Scandinavian country where I have always wanted to visit. I had the pleasure to talk with Satu Ramo a Finnish author, blogger and entrepreneur. We sit down to the virtual…
For the Love of Sweden
Jul 7 • 50 min
Karin Rosenquist Schager is from Sweden, but she lives in Chicago with her three year old twins. She has graphic designed background and came to Los Angeles to study and has since lived in Honolulu, San Diego and now in Chicago. We discussed how early on…
Eco -friendly Living
Jun 29 • 20 min
Cars release approximately 333 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, which is 20 percent of the world’s total, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) estimates that on-road vehicles cause…
All Things Scandinavian Design by Anna-Carin McNamara
Jun 23 • 42 min
Talking with a fellow Scandinavian mother is always such a treat. I was excited about this podcast episode as I like to indulge on Scandi Design and to talk to Anna Carin McNamara about Scandinavian design was such a treat. Anna-Caring works as a…
Clean Living Lifestyle with Small Steps
Jun 16 • 25 min
Clean living is living more simply, less processed foods, consuming less products that can be harmful to nature, or human. In Scandinavia we are better on cooking from scratch, using more healthy alternatives like rye, seeds, berries and mushrooms that…
How I Keep My Finnish Roots Alive Henna Pollard
Jun 9 • 37 min
How you keep your culture and heritage alive when you live overseas? My guest Henna Pollard from Valo Yoga Mats knows all things living overseas after falling in love with Aussie has kept her in Australia. Henna is originally from Finland but has called…
Scandinavian Minimalism and How to Achieve it in Your Life
Jun 2 • 19 min
I am talking not just minimalist design in furniture and home. But about life in general. How we can be minimalist the Nordic way and enjoy some Hygge in our lives. Or Mysig as they Swedes call it. If you look at Scandinavia house you will see that every…
Flexible Work While Being Expat Parent by Ulrika Lilja
May 26 • 43 min
Talking all things Scandinavian, how to keep your culture alive when you have kids. Also how need for change of better working hours pushed Ulrika to change her career after having her two kids. Why so many parents leave the corporate career, is the life…
Why Mindset Matters in Business by Lindsay Joseph
May 19 • 39 min
Talking all things mindset. I had a pleasure talking to Lindsay Joseph about her journey as head of her own business the My Greater Now. Lindsay has carved a career as a coach, finished her Phd and raising up her two boys as single mother all while…
Blogging About Finland for Living by Varpu Poyry
May 12 • 48 min
When you love what you do it is easy to make a living out of it. My guest Varpu Poyry has done exactly that. Her website Her Finland is blog posts about all things Finnish, traveling in Finland how to be Finnish, how to date a Finn you just name it and…
How to Start Your Product Business by Sumi Mayadunne
May 5 • 34 min
Motherhood did not come easily Sumi admits. Being organised person that is the accountant Sumi talking she was having difficult time to have her life organised and more so her mum bag after having her two boys. She realized that she cannot find anything…
8 Tips on How to Market Your Podcast Better
Apr 28 • 30 min
Okay. I admit it is more than 8 tips. But this episode was so easy to make. I was on a flow about podcasting as you can hear when you listen to me. I just loved sharing these tips to my fellow podcasters on how you can get yourself heard and seen ! It is…
Taking Small Steps to Grow Your Business by Lisa Corduff
Apr 21 • 42 min
Listening Lisa telling us her journey was such a treat. She has bubbly personality and her story and how she tells is mesmerizing. Lisa’s journey to whole food blogger and head honcho in Small Steps Living started when she looked into the ingredients that…
How Re Branding Can Be a Good Thing by Angela Sibley
Apr 14 • 33 min
Talking to lovely Angela from Ever So Homely was such a treat. She has transformed her Instagram account (over 20K followers) to an income stream and she has recently been in national television showing on how to transform your spaces. We sit down with…
Where Is Nordic Mum Heading Next?
Apr 6 • 20 min
I have been recording this episode so many times that it is not funny anymore. Why it took me nearly 6 takes to record this episode? Well I was not sure that to talk about. Should I sum up the past 51 episodes? Should I talk about my learnings from my…
What KonMari Teaches Us About Life By Sharon Chisholm
Mar 30 • 39 min
Have you heard of Marie Kondo and her KonMari method of cleaning and clearing your house looking at all things you have with question ” Does this spark joy? Yes that Marie Kondo. No I did not get her on my podcast but the next best thing. I spoke to…
Launching Your Own Vegan Skincare By Renee Tilley
Mar 23 • 41 min
I am sucker when it comes to skin care products. I love them and I use them a lot and I am in the look for new ones all the time. I have been following Vegan Skincare brand Paudha Healing for a while. And I could not wait to get her on this podcast to…
Making Social Impact Through Your Business By Liz Volpe
Mar 16 • 29 min
I had the pleasure talking to Liz Volpe about her journey on self discovery and purpose in business. Liz had carved a living running her successful marketing business however it was her trip to Cambodia that opened her eyes for children who were living in…
Why Finnish Schools Are Different?
Mar 9 • 28 min
This episode I have wanted to do for a long while. But I wanted to wait until my son had finalized his first first year in school here in Australia. In this episode I talk about the differences about schools in Finland and in Australia. I talk about the…
Happy Healthy Body By Belinda Byrnes
Mar 2 • 42 min
Living a healthy happy life is directly linked on the way we are feeling about ourselves and what food we consume. I really wanted to talk to Belinda Byrnes about diet changes on how these can help you feel better. Belinda has background on personal…
Growing Your Business Using Instagram By Roberta Fairbanks
Feb 23 • 47 min
When you start your business do you know that its going to be a success? Not necessary as sometimes you just need to try a new thing to see if it works. That is exactly how Roberta Fairbanks started Stylish Kids Pop Up Store back in 2015. This Instagram…
Making Living Out Of Monochrome Baby Book By Chloe Watts
Feb 16 • 39 min
After having her child Rosie returning to work as landscape architect was not how Chloe saw her future. She started looking on business ideas and when she could not find a baby book that she really liked she created her own color in monochrome baby book…
Running A Million Dollar Business From Home By Natasha Stewart
Feb 9 • 33 min
Do you have an idea of an business? Not sure what direction you want to go? Or too many business ideas and you just don’t know how to start your own business? My next guest knows all about setting up your own business. She has done it few times herself…
Behind The Scenes Of Podcasting World By Karly Nimmo
Feb 2 • 42 min
Karly Nimmo is the queen of podcasting. She has worked in this industry for over a decade as voice over artist and then as a podcaster. Even prior she worked in radio so holding a mic and talking is second nature to her. We talked about her journey so…
Looking For The Next Adventure By Tash Guthrie
Jan 26 • 32 min
When you transfer from one business to another. Talking to Tash Guthrie about her business journey while being a mother of two and teacher and living in the country NSW. She is a work/life harmony strategist for mums in business and the creator of The…
Are You Ready Kids To Return To School?
Jan 19 • 23 min
Are you ready for your kids to return to school. The holidays are nearly over and I don’t know about you but I am kind of keen for he holidays to be over and normality to commence ! I have decided to be more organised this year with my son and here are…
Coding For Moms As A Career By Erica Peterson
Jan 12 • 36 min
Moms can code is start up by Erica Peterson where she teaches mothers on how they can code. I was so intrigued when I came across Erica that I had to have her in my podcast to talk about her career, why coding, what obstacles she has had on her career as…
How To Set Up Goals For Your Business
Jan 5 • 28 min
Have you set goals for your business this year? What are they? Have you shared them? Do you think you have too many? I cover all this and more in my podcast about business goals. I cover SWAT analysis on how you can make sure your business goals are set…
40 Work Experiences And How This Changed My Life By Bec Fisher
Dec 29, 2018 • 32 min
Ever thought how nice it would be trying different jobs when you are not really clear on what you want to do? Bec Fisher did exactly that. Bec is a teacher and have been stayed at home mum with the kids when she decided that she wanted to find her passion…
Praise Yourself And Planning A Happy Christmas With Family
Dec 22, 2018 • 22 min
End of year is a great way to look back of what you have achieved in business and in life. It is also good time to relax and get away from the day to day of running your business. I talk about what you can do to minimize the amount of stress during…
Juggling Online Business And Motherhood By Caroline Fenton
Dec 15, 2018 • 37 min
Today I have lovely Caroline from Avidiva.com.au joining me talking about motherhood and running your online business from your spre bedroom. We talk the reasons on why she started her online business, her testing the products on her babies, how she…
How To Get FREE PR Without Spending A Dime
Dec 8, 2018 • 23 min
My five tips for how you can leverage FREE PR for your brand and it does not need to costs you anything. I get it you are in shoe string budget. But PR does not need to be so hard. You just need to be savy on how to found the right opportunities for your…
What Is Naturopathy And How It Can Balance Your Life By Vesna Hrsto
Dec 1, 2018 • 39 min
Are you tuned into your body and soul? Do you exercise and meditate to keep you zen with the world? I don’t but I would like to hence I asked Vesna Hrsto who is a naturopath to come to my podcast and talk about tuning in with your body and mind. We talked…
Who Is Susanna The Nordic Mum?
Nov 24, 2018 • 18 min
Hi am Susanna the Nordic Mum. If you have not yet figured from my funky accent English is not my first language. I wanted to re introduce myself and what I do, why I started this podcast, what to expect from every episode. So stay tuned and listen when I…
SEO How You Can Improve Your Website Traffic By Belinda Irvine
Nov 17, 2018 • 30 min
Getting organic traffic to your website does not need to be hard. I talked to SEO expert Belinda Irvine about how you can improve your website functionality with few simple tricks and some of these tips you can implement right away. Belinda is experienced…
How To Start A Podcast
Nov 10, 2018 • 19 min
I you dreaming about starting a podcast? Then don’t dream anymore but listen the podcast that I have created for you. I talk about my journey with podcasting, why I started and mistakes I have done. This episode will help you if you are wanting to start a…
How Life Assistant Can Change Your Life For The Better By Caroline Guillemain-Brunne
Nov 3, 2018 • 31 min
Do you feel overwhelmed? Things to do but not sure where to start? Keep forgetting those important dates? I had the please talking to Caroline Guillemain-Brunne who is owner and creator of Organise.Curate.Design. (OCD) Caroline starter her business from…
Anxiety And How You Can Find Peace With Yourself By Katherine Tate
Oct 27, 2018 • 38 min
Anxiety is a common problem and at times we do not even know that we are suffering from it. I talked to Katherine Tate from Worry Warrior about her journey with anxiety, what are the common problems and misconceptions out there about anxiety. We also…
How To Be Financial Grown Up By Bobbi Rebell
Oct 20, 2018 • 30 min
Do you want to be Financial Grown Up? My guest Bobbi Rebell is. She has written a book about it called How to Be a Financial Grownup: Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom. Bobbi also host Financial Grown…
Tips To Get Motivated
Oct 14, 2018 • 22 min
Every lost your mojo? Yep. I have. Recently I felt that I did not have what it takes to be a entrepreneur, self doubt, all of those negative feelings were playing in my mind. I had to take time off from everything to reload myself with motivation, energy…
How To Run Successful Business Or Two By Kim Vespa
Oct 7, 2018 • 37 min
How To Run Successful Business Or Two. Kim Vespa is a firecracker, a powerhouse of knowledge of all things business. This episode is inspiring, as it is funny and full of knowledge to you biz mum if you want to learn what areas you should concentrate when…
Having Fulfilling Life After You Quit The 9-5 By Anna Lundberg
Sep 29, 2018 • 38 min
I talked to Anna Lundberg, business consultant, personal coach and founder of One Step Outside, where she helps people around the world build businesses and create a lifestyle that allows them an unimagined sense of freedom, flexibility and fulfillment.…
How To Break And Change Your Bad Habits For A Better Ones
Sep 22, 2018 • 18 min
It is true that we like to continue with bad habits rather than learn new ones. Our brains are programmed so that we can drive a car without thinking..really? Yes. In this episode I talk about mindset, how you can learn new habits to improve your life and…
How Renting And Selling Your Baby Gear Can Save And Make You Money By Eva Wintersberger
Sep 15, 2018 • 39 min
Eva is a founder of Tree Hut Village online platform that you can rent baby equipment from another parents. Idea of using equipment whilst on holidaying started this idea and since launch Eva has made over 5K for renting her own equipment and there are…
10 Reasons To Be Grateful As A Parent
Sep 8, 2018 • 15 min
Perfection as a parent does not exist. We tend to be negative about things we need to do and do not see these as items to be grateful. I go through 10 points of what as parent you should be grateful for. These points are what we usually want to complaint…
What You Can Do To Manage Your High Risk Pregnancy By Parijat Deshpande
Sep 1, 2018 • 30 min
We talk high risk pregnancy expert Parijat Deshpande from US about infertility, common reasons behind infertility and what you can do to manage your high risk pregnancy. Parijat is the leading high-risk pregnancy expert, perinatal mind-body wellness…
How To Live Sustainable Life With Your Baby
Aug 25, 2018 • 17 min
Whilst pregnant, we start planning on what we need to buy to our baby. We all want to have bottomless pockets and spent all the money we can to buy the newest gadgets, prams, basinets and clothing to our baby. All these because that is what we think we…
How To Juggle Biz Mum Life Bronwyn From Indera.Beads
Aug 18, 2018 • 34 min
We are talking to the lovely Indera.Beads founder Bronwyn Delaivuna on this episode. We talk about her journey on starting Indera.Beads, her life as FIFO mum of two and how she juggles life as business mum. She candidly shares difficulties you face when…
Holidays With Kids - Do Not Plan Too Much Just Enjoy The Flow
Aug 11, 2018 • 17 min
So my recent holiday with kids did not go as planned. But does anything with kids go as planned? I learned some lessons on not to plan too much, social detox is good for you and how much work we really do around the house. Appreciation of my other half…
Serial Entrepreneur Chris Kulik : Memorable Moments App
Aug 4, 2018 • 34 min
We talk to my fellow Nordic mum Chris Kulik from Sweden about her journey to Australia and the company she runs, Memorable Moments. This clever app turns your phone photos to prints that you can order as a gift or keepsake. The app is available from…
8 Tips To Get Your Motivation Back
Jul 29, 2018 • 19 min
Have you ever felt low what you just wanted to give up in work, relationship or business? I have. I recently had a low point in my life and I felt that nothing was working the way I wanted it. So I took a few weeks to gather my thoughts and while doing…
Preparing Yourself For The Birth Of Your Baby By Birth Educator Amelia
Jul 21, 2018 • 36 min
Meet our latest guest speaker Amelia who is birth educator and passionate advocate for better birthing options for women. Amelia is a founder or Wonderbirthing where she provides off and online services supporting couples on their way to parenthood.…
Should Kids Have Smartphones?
Jul 14, 2018 • 14 min
Have you ever thought how addicted we are to our smart phones? What example we set to our kids? I talk about my own experience and conversation that is going on here in Australia if mobile phones should be banned from kids at school. Listen what is my…
What is Postpartum Doula? By Ashley Winning
Jul 7, 2018 • 26 min
We had the pleasure talking to Ashley from Motherhood circle on this weeks episode. Ashley is a mother of two and a postpartum doula. She works with new mothers on their fourth trimester nurturing and supporting newborn mothers who want to avoid feeling…
Dyslexia Is Not A Disability But Ability To Think Differently
Jun 30, 2018 • 14 min
If you are suffering of dyslexia or have a child who is suffering of dyslexia this podcast is for you. I talk here about my journey with dyslexia and how I think differently. Don’t be worried if you have dyslexia or if your child has. Your child has a…
What Choices You Have On How To Deliver Your Baby
Jun 23, 2018 • 21 min
Are you pregnant and are wondering about how to deliver your baby? Then this episode is for you. You can listen on what are the options available in birth centers, public versus private and home birth. I am talking about the pros and cons of each of the…
Is Your Child A Sweary Mary?
Jun 16, 2018 • 15 min
If you answered yes then you need to listen to this podcast! I talk about what we should do when our kids drop the f*** bomb or other inappropriate words. Do you ignore it, discuss it? Or do you provide explanation on what happen? Did you know tactics…
Social Media Is A Beast
Jun 9, 2018 • 16 min
When you run your business as solo entrepreneur you are most likely in charge everything that is to do with social media. But does it really matter how many likes, comments, followers you have? What is your strategy to get your business noticed? Or does…
The Life Of Expectant Mother Is Different In Countryside
Jun 2, 2018 • 10 min
Ever thought how do the women in the countryside manage their pregnancy, delivery and parenting? I had the pleasure visiting country NSW here in Australia and there were some things we parents and mothers here in the cities take for granted. There are…
My Biz Mum Journey And Tips To Start Yours
May 26, 2018 • 19 min
How did my business journey as mumpreneur get started? Why I am doing what I am doing. What things you really need to get right from the start? All this and more on this episode talking about the start of my biz mum journey and more where I give you run…
It Makes A Village To Become A Mother
May 19, 2018 • 13 min
This episode we are talking about journey for motherhood through playgroups, mothers groups and how the digital platforms have become the village we rely on as a parent. Check out the accompanying blog post in…
Let Kids To Be Kids - 5 Tips For Raising Kids The Finnish Way
May 13, 2018 • 12 min
Hi there, this episode we are talking about what is about difference on Finnish Way or parenting or is there? What can you do to give your child the best start in life following these simple steps to the Finnish Way of parenting. Some of these tips are no…
Bilingualism And 5 Thing Parents Should Know
May 5, 2018 • 14 min
This episode I talk about tips on how to make sure you give the best start for your child in bilingual family. It is important that both parents participate and nurture the child with the respective languages. Check out the blog post in…
Teething Tips
May 2, 2018 • 12 min
Few rough days telling you it is not easy on the motherhood ! How to help your toddler through teething. See my blog post on the subject on https://www.tuutu.com.au/teething-help-toddler/ You can follow me on the following social media channels. NORDIC…
Swaddling And How Do I Do This Correctly
Apr 29, 2018 • 9 min
If you are new mother, pregnant or just got home with your little one then this is for you. We are talking about swaddling and what is the correct technique and what to use to swaddle your baby. Listen and you can get the podcast accompanying article on…
Get To Know Me Susanna The Nordic Mum
Mar 21, 2018 • 9 min
So you ever wondered about your need for a village to become a mother? Or that wedding rings goes missing never to be seen again… Who is behind Nordic Mum Podcast? That would be Susanna, sassy mother ot two. Nurse, entrepreneur and small business owner,…