Motherhood Around the World

13 Surprising Things About Parenting in Wales

"Welsh children are not at all excited by sheep. They're like, yeah, whatever."

13 Surprising Things About Parenting in Hungary

A mother talks about her country's three-year maternity leave, the joy of thermal baths and the biggest conversation starter in public.

14 Surprising Things About Parenting in France

Emilie Johnson shares what it's like to raise children in Provence, including strict teachers and funny expressions.

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15 Surprising Things About Parenting in Italy

What it's like to raise kids in Italy, including opera classes in school, mama's boys and mozzarella that will make you cry.

15 Surprising Things About Parenting in the Philippines

An expat mother-of-three on malls, karaoke and eating all kinds of meat.

16 Surprising Things About Parenting in Croatia

A mother of three shares why she loves living in Zagreb.

16 Surprising Things About Parenting in Guatemala

A mother-of-two on water births and kids drinking coffee.

16 Surprising Things About Parenting in Israel

Dasee Berkowitz on family life in Jerusalem — including independent children, desert camping and mandatory military service.

17 Surprising Things About Parenting in Namibia

A mother on the big responsibilities for young kids and the traditional food she finally learned how to make.