Bringing Up Brits

Acceptance, Identity, Belonging

Acceptance, Identity, Belonging

The Lightning sessions at the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) conference are meant to be engaging, informative, and based on a powerful question or idea. With 20 image-based slides, advancing automatically, 18 seconds each and with the speaker having no control over their transitions, these short presentations, presented in rapid succession, are fun and inspiring. […]

Guest post on Multicultural Kid Blogs on the Royal Wedding

Guest post on Multicultural Kid Blogs on the Royal Wedding

Happy New Year all. Welcome to 2018, here’s hoping this year is a great one for us all. I recently wrote a guest blog post for Multicultural Kid Blogs on the Royal Wedding – something we’re all looking forward to which is uplifting and positive in this time of uncertainty and unrest (ahem… Brexit, ahem… […]

Raising cross-cultural kids in Britain

Raising cross-cultural kids in Britain

Only by chance, very recently, I have learnt about the existence of Meghan Peterson Fenn’s book Bringing Up Brits, and I’m glad I did! As an expat and mother myself, I’m almost relieved that someone has been brave enough and passionate enough to examine the difficulties that come with raising cross-cultural kids in Britain, from […]

Consolidation Plus Gives 7 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s

Consolidation Plus Gives 7 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s

Here is a sponsored blog post for our former selves (LOL) and for twenty somethings or even thirty somethings. I’m afraid it may be a bit too late for us forty somethings! But I enjoyed checking it to see what I had done, if anything. One thing that is also good to keep in mind […]

An American in Helsinki

An American in Helsinki

For my 45th birthday, my husband whisked me off to Gatwick, sans enfants, walked me blindfolded (not literally) through to the gate where, to my delight, I saw we were about to board a plane set for Helsinki, Finland. Amazing! What a fabulous birthday surprise. I never would have thought I’d visit Helsinki but now […]

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