Bringing Up Brits

Racism for us happened long before Brexit

Racism for us happened long before Brexit

So this happened during transfer day. In my girl’s form group at high school the new kids did a bingo game that consisted of answering questions/inputting info and to answer those questions/find the info they had to find stuff or ask the current high schoolers questions. One of the tasks was to find someone who […]

Mother’s Day competition from Kaya Jewellery

Mother’s Day competition from Kaya Jewellery

Would you like to win a £20 off voucher for beautiful handmade in the UK silver jewellery? A great idea for Mother’s Day or simply to treat yourself. We’ve teamed up with Kaya Jewellery and are thrilled to offer you this opportunity, especially in the run up to Mother’s Day in the UK. And if […]

Top Tips on Getting Stuff Done

Top Tips on Getting Stuff Done

People sometimes ask me “how do you do it?” Meaning, how do I manage to run a design business full-time with three children, blog regularly, keep on top of emails, keep up with social media, manage a household as the main child carer, sell books, and organize fundraising events? Well I thought I’d post a […]

The Joy of Living by the sea in England

The Joy of Living by the sea in England

The joy of living by the sea in England really comes to light during the summer months. It’s been an incredibly busy time with work and this past weekend was jam packed both days! Didn’t get any R&R but I did manage to enjoy a few minutes on a lunch break to sit quietly and […]

Jenny Rutterford Photography photographs my children

Jenny Rutterford Photography photographs my children

I am pleased and excited to share with you a small selection of the photos recently taken of my children by Jenny Rutterford. I’m sure you will all agree with me that these photos are absolutely stunning! Not only is Jenny an extremely talented professional photographer, she is also a lovely person who is great […]

The Lunch Project – USA to Africa, Africa to USA

The Lunch Project – USA to Africa, Africa to USA

Through my work as a writer, I’ve met some incredible people and learned about some incredible stories. Rebecca Wofford is one such incredible person with a truly incredible and inspiring story. Rebecca and I actually went to college together but we haven’t seen each other since we graduated in 1994. We got back in touch through […]

How to choose a good summer school for your child

How to choose a good summer school for your child

Educationalists have long been concerned with the phenomenon of the learning gap. Study after study has shown how the break in children’s learning that occurs over the long summer holiday sees gains made in the previous school year eroded and the new school year starting with a lot of catching up, covering old ground and […]

Daniela’s story

Whilst writing Bringing Up Brits, I came in contact with many expat parents who are raising their children here in Britain and i heard many of their stories. I am still receiving stories from parents and I wanted to share this one with you. I think it is important to raise awareness and also to […]