Bringing Up Brits

Cross-cultural kids

Cross-cultural kids

We spent Thanksgiving with about 40 American expats who are living in East Sussex, only one of them I had actually met before. I was near to tears at how welcoming and friendly they all were. People were saying similar things about their experience living in England and suddenly I felt like all my fears […]

UK election 2015, an American parent’s view

UK election 2015, an American parent’s view

My Bringing Up Brits blog has never been political nor do I wish it to be, but how can one escape a national election? And as someone who is raising children in the UK, why wouldn’t I be interested? It has been exceptionally captivating with a disappointing outcome. My British husband stayed up most of […]

What I learned the day I visited ACS Egham International School

What I learned the day I visited ACS Egham International School

This week was rather exciting. I had been invited to come and give a talk on my experience of raising children in Britain as a non British parent – to talk about my book ‘Bringing Up Brits’ and to chat with a group of international parents about their view points and their experiences. I spent […]

5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Are British & American

5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Are British & American

A continuation of the blog link up started by Amanda van Mulligen, Celebrating Expat Life. 2nd blog post. See last week’s blog link up post here. 5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Are British & American 1. Crossing Cultures. They are learning about America and American culture first hand which will become a part of […]

5 Things I Love About My Expat Life

5 Things I Love About My Expat Life

1. All the wonderful people I’ve met who I never would have met if I didn’t live abroad. 2. The fact that I’ve learned so much by living life as an expat and have truly lived a rich life with amazing and quirky experiences. 3. My children who are growing up British and my husband […]

Generosity leads to a life more abundant

Generosity leads to a life more abundant

I was chatting with a Bringing Up Brits reader the other day and she was telling me that as she gets older and the longer she lives in Britain, the more she wants to get back to her Chinese roots. She’s married to a British man and is bringing up two young Brits, half Chinese. […]

Why Coast To Coast American restaurant is worth a visit

Why Coast To Coast American restaurant is worth a visit

Living outside America has opened me up to new experiences, new opportunities, new cultures and a broader point of view on life and highlights all the little details we take for granted. Living in England takes a long time to get used to as an American because, although we share the same language, culturally, we […]

My mixed race family

My mixed race family

I come from a mixed race family but I am not mixed race myself. I was born in Korea and, presumably, both my biological parents were Korean (although this has never been confirmed). I was adopted as a baby by an all white all-American family. My two older brothers and younger sister were blonde, blue-eyed […]