Bringing Up Brits

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 […]

Third Culture Parenting – Parenting Outside Your Own Culture

I wrote this guest blog post for Amanda van Mulligen’s blog about her expat life in The Netherlands but I wanted to announce it here as well because I think it’s so relevant to my own blog about parenting in Britain. Please click through to Amanda’s blog to read the whole post. And take a […]

Books for the Journey

Books for the Journey

I think for many parents, raising children is by far, THE most difficult and challenging thing a person can do. It is also one of the THE most important things we can do in life and, as many parents know, it can be THE most rewarding and wonderful thing in life. Parenting is like a […]

As parents, we have all had that Penis Pizza moment and if you haven’t yet, don’t worry, you will

As parents, we have all had that Penis Pizza moment and if you haven’t yet, don’t worry, you will

My good friend Jennifer Trew sent me a link the other day to Crappy Pictures. I laughed out loud at what I saw and read. So funny and I’m sure similar scenarios have happened to many many parents. You can’t make the stuff up! The other day I was on the phone with a web […]

How much do we conform?

How much do we conform?

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of articles in the national press about Pamela Druckerman’s book called French Children Don’t Throw Food. A few of my comments were in the Daily Mirror in Tanith Carey’s article – So Why Don’t French Kids Throw Food? Which of course I am thrilled about […]

Are you a Chinese Tiger Mother?

Amy Chua’s book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, is the story of how Amy brought up her children in the USA under the ‘Tiger Mother’ parenting style. Very strict discipline, a packed study schedule, lots of extra curricular studying and learning and practicing the violin and piano. Even at a very young age such […]