Sisters in Solidarity Around the World

Ingrid – January 22, 2018 Along with about 300,000 people, mostly women of all backgrounds and several men too, I took to the streets this past Saturday in Chicago’s Women’s March. While there are many reasons people marched, for me it was mostly to honor my great-great-great-grandmother Olivia Rose, who joined 11 other revolutionary women…

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Band of Brothers – And Sisters

Lili – January 15, 2018 One New Year’s Resolution that I haven’t broken yet is to make a weekly visit to The Danish Home. Even though I’ve lived in Chicago all my life, I am still not a fan of the snowy, frigid winters. But if there’s one place that’s worth the trip out in…

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Is Copenhagen the Next Tech Capital?

Ella – January 8, 2017 Like many Americans, furniture design (think IKEA) and architecture come to mind when I think of industry in Denmark. While it isn’t entirely a misconception, I realize it’s like saying pizza is the dish of Chicago, when everyone knows we have some world-renowned cuisine. So, I was intrigued to read…

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“Elf on the Shelf” No Match For Julenisse

Mia – December 18, 2017 It began when my eldest, Jake, was a first-grader with a most pressing request: “Mom, can we get an Elf on the Shelf? Please?” It’s at moments like these that Google and Pinterest are a mother’s best friends. I quickly learned that, according to the accompanying storybook, the requested elf…

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Lillejuleaften: A Little Christmas Eve Big on Danish Tradition

Ingrid – December 11, 2017 This past Saturday, I had the unique pleasure of attending Lillejuleaften (“Little Christmas Eve” in Danish), the last of the four events honoring The Danish Home’s 125th anniversary this year. I went with my roommate, Lindsay, and her Farfar (grandfather), who enjoyed the evening celebrating the “Spirit of Future” immensely—probably…

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In Denmark, School’s NOT Out Forever

Ingrid – November 27, 2017 I graduated from Northwestern University eight years ago, with a degree in journalism. Sometimes, my college days seem like a lifetime ago, considering that I’m “all grown up,” working and living in Chicago. Over Thanksgiving, I went with my roommate Lindsay to see her grandfather (Farfar), who lives at The…

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