The fact that I am breastfeeding means that l get to spend a lot of time on my couch these days. So, when I am not watching my georgeous baby nurse (and I am to this day amazed by nature’s way of keeping a little human being alive, helping him grow stronger every day, while being so utterly dependent), I use this time to read (on Kindle, of course, given the having-only-one-hand-available handicap).

I thought I’ll share with you some of the books I really enjoyed reading (all of the recommendations are my very personal opinion, I don’t get a cent if you click on or buy any of them).

Knocked Up Abroad: Knocked Up Abroad: Stories of pregnancy, birth, and raising a family in a foreign country by [Ferland, Lisa, Olga Mecking]Stories of pregnancy, birth, and raising a family in a foreign country by Lisa Ferland
This is the perfect book for people like me who love to travel and learn about how things are done in different cultural contexts. It tells the stories of 21 mothers and two dads who gave birth and raised their families abroad. The stories are at times hilarious, at times frustrating, but surely always valuable life experiences the authors wouldn’t want to miss.


Image result for knocked up abroad againKnocked Up Abroad Again: Baby bumps, twists and turns around the globe (Volume 2) by Lisa Ferland
In fact, I enjoyed reading the first book so much that I continued straight with the second anthology in the Knocked Up Abroad series – and I wasn’t disappointed. You can continue to follow Lisa’s own adventures in Sweden on her blog at