Linda Åkeson McGurk

Writer, author and nature advocate

About me

Linda Åkeson McGurk is a Swedish American writer and author of the parenting memoir There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge) which was published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster in 2017 to critical acclaim. McGurk and her book have been featured in several leading American magazines, newspapers and online sites, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Post, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Slate Magazine, TreeHugger, ScaryMommy and many more. Her own writings about Scandinavian parenting have appeared in publications across the world, including Time.com and Parents.com. McGurk is a passionate advocate for the Nordic outdoor tradition friluftsliv and believes that the best childhood memories are created outside, while jumping in puddles, digging in dirt, catching bugs and climbing trees. She is the founder of the blog Rain or Shine Mamma, a resource where parents and other caregivers find tips and inspiration for outdoor play every day, regardless of the weather. She is currently working on her second book, which will be published by Tarcher Perigee in 2022.

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