Susanna sitting with a tea cup in hand on a sofa

Scandinavian Lifestyle Discovered. I’m Susanna Heiskanen, thanks for dropping by.

I write and podcast about the Nordic lifestyle, with a hint of minimalism while making it look + feel super easy.  I love inspiring and educating mothers who feel overwhelmed in their lives.

In my podcast and blog, I teach you how better use your time while making it all feel like a walk in the park.

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My Nordic Lifestyle.

Starting Nordic Mum Podcast was a way to express my Finnish identity and how I can sprinkle some Nordic life, Hygge to other mothers out there. I want to show how the simplistic Scandinavian lifestyle can be replicated where ever you are.

My Podcast and Blog give you insight on how I apply Nordic life simplicity to my lifestyle, eco-friendly clean living to my at times chaotic family life. My aim is to be organized, plan ahead, and batch work. I openly share my mistakes and my learnings in the hope that you can avoid the same.

In the past I have blogged in a variety of topics in several online parenting forums like Mouth of Mums, Mamamia, Baby Hints, and Tips, Asking Mums to name a few.

Let me help you to find balance in your life. Let’s start getting  Nordic Minimalism and some Simplicity to your life. Tune in to my latest Nordic Mum Podcast and Blog  for tips to get you started.


Susanna Heiskanen, The Nordic Mum

My Bucket List


Climb Mount Everest Base Camp


Learn to Play the Guitar


Learn to Hang Glide


Dive at Great Barrier Reef


Write a Book (working on this one)


Be Extra in a Movie


Meet Ellen Degeneres


See a Geysir


Sleep an Ice Hotel


Give a TED Talk

Best Podcaster

My Favourite Scandinavian Lifestyle Moments

I am always excited when I can share something new in my podcasts. These episodes are my favorites for that reason.

Talks that have inspired me to change something in my life and showed a different take on running my home, being a parent or just living life.

You have loved these for the same reasons. These are worth to listen, perhaps even twice.

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Finland is the happiest country on Earth fourth year running. Those of us who have been either born or lived in Finland are not surprised. The World Happiness Report has been colliding data slightly differently this year due to COVID. But why does the Nordic countries come top of the charts every time?...