Bringing Up Brits

Daughter swap

Daughter swap

I had a great conversation a few days ago with Jenny Rutterford a British mum who spent several years in Miami, Florida. We were talking about our daughters who are of a similar age; however, her daughter’s first school experience was in the US and my daughter’s of course was here in the UK. Since […]

Understanding how to be British but still American through and through

Understanding how to be British but still American through and through

Inspired by a blog post by Amanda van Mulligen, a British expat in the Netherlands, this post is about the fact that while being American through and through, I mostly (probably not completely just yet) understand and really get what it means to be British. And, shock horror! I sometimes really love it! From the […]

Does ‘Britishness’ affect you?

Does ‘Britishness’ affect you?

I follow a coaching/business/life blog by Claire Bradford of Straightforward coaching (she always writes interesting and thought provoking stuff!!) and the other day she wrote a post that made me sit up straight and say YES YES!! Claire wrote about how British culture influences our attitudes towards self-promotion and how that can affect the way […]

Pocket Money – Give us a penny or two….

Do you give your kids ‘pocket money’? When I first heard this term it reminded me of Charles Dickens – it still does! It somehow sounds oldy worldy to me but now I use it regularly as I would have used ‘weekly allowance’ if I were bringing up my kids in the USA. Pocket money […]

A true Brit, My son is truly British

Yesterday my 11 year old son Samuel told me he met an American kid at summer day camp who was really friendly. Samuel told me he was very surprised at how friendly this kid was. “He came up to me all smiling and put his arm around my shoulders. He was nice but I mean, […]