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Ola and Klara.
We love to fika. There's no point gardening if you can't break for coffee and a snack – Klara and I both think so!

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Srdan, Maja and Viggo.
Before I had kids, I worked so much. But after I restructured things at work so I would have more time at home, I discovered that my workplace had also become more efficient.

 

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Johan, Bella and Viggo.
Life is more stressful since I became a dad. And I also have to concentrate on living in the moment, my kids demand nothing less. That gives me a sense of balance.

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Johan, Bella and Viggo.
As a father, my life wasn't just about me anymore, which meant I automatically became more careful about my health.

 

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Patrik, Elias and Salma.
As kids develop their own opinions, they also become more independent. That's when you can sit back and enjoy yourself as a dad.

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Anders and Tim.
I used to worry about my age, but maybe that's normal before you get kids? Like a masculine biological clock.

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Anders (with friends).
Society makes it easy for me to participate as a father, and actually, people in Sweden expect men to participate actively in their families.

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Anders, Axel and Charlie.
A friend and I realized just recently that
whenever we're at a party, we mix dirty jokes with cute stories about our kids. And yeah,
my friend also had a newborn at home.

 

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Jonas, Valdemar, Leo and Ruben.
You have to let go, and that's a good thing. Instead you learn from life, and gain experience.

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Mirko, Linus and Maja. Together with Mikael, Ella and Elias.
My mother and I are alike in every way. She's the one who took me and my brother to soccer practice and matches. Now I do the same for my kids. (Mirko)

 

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Erik, Maja and Nora.
Now I realize how much I was longing for a completely normal life, with all its routines.

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Mats, Majken and Hannes.
With our next child, I won't be on paternity leave for seven straight months. But it helps being self-employed and working at home like I do now, because I'm always around.