Linda Åkeson McGurk is a Swedish American journalist, blogger 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 in 2017 to critical acclaim. Her writings about Scandinavian parenting have appeared in newspapers, magazines and online publications across the world, including,, Childhood 101 and more. McGurk is a fierce advocate for the Nordic outdoor tradition and believes that the best childhood memories are created outside, while jumping in puddles, digging in dirt, catching bugs and climbing trees. In 2013, she started the blog Rain or Shine Mamma to chronicle the adventures of her own two wildlings and to inspire other parents and caregivers to get outside with their children every day, regardless of the weather.