Bringing Up Brits

The Fenn/Walker reunion

The Fenn/Walker reunion

So great to see my co-author Heidi Walker and her family who were visiting the UK on holiday. I’ve known Heidi since college, we graduated together from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (now Randolph-College) in 1994 but it wasn’t until we wrote our book together in 2013 that I realized just how much we have in common. […]

One down, one cheat, and an extra one completed from my expat bucket list

One down, one cheat, and an extra one completed from my expat bucket list

Many blog posts ago I wrote down my expat bucket list. Looking back now, I see I was very ambitious! Maybe too ambitious. However, I’m pleased to report that I’ve actually achieved one of them, I’ve sort of done another one although it’s a bit of a cheat and I’ve completed an additional one that […]

Happy Thanksgiving with love from the UK

Happy Thanksgiving with love from the UK

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow expat Americans in the UK and to everyone in the USA who are celebrating today. Missing it and missing my family on this special day. Have fun eating!! Although I’m not doing a big Thanksgiving dinner this year, I did make a pumpkin pie – yum – and last […]

How to have a fabulous Halloween UK style

How to have a fabulous Halloween UK style

I recently spoke to a group of parents about raising cross-cultural kids in Britain and one thing we discussed was turning what could be seen as negatives into positives. We talked a little bit about Halloween and how it’s very hit or miss here and extremely controversial. So here are my hints and tips, the […]

30 things I love about my cross-cultural kids

30 things I love about my cross-cultural kids

They call cookies cookies and not biscuits. They love peanut butter even more than I love peanut butter, and I love peanut butter. I recently watched a movie about an American family who moved to France. They asked where the peanut butter was in the store and were met with scorn. So the British are […]