Bringing Up Brits

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 […]

America is coming… are we ready?

America is coming… are we ready?

We are so excited about my parents coming from America to visit us in England! The children can’t wait to show them what we get up to in our daily lives and although it’s pretty hectic here all the time, we are really looking forward to showing them our ‘British’ lives and our town. Although […]

Kiwi cacophony meets British reserve – Guest post

Kiwi cacophony meets British reserve – Guest post

There are many positive traits one can associate with the British people. Great shoes. Exquisite manners. An endearing sense of self-control and restraint. Some of these mannerisms are very contagious. After only two years of living in the UK I am already in the habit of saying “sorry” for everything. I am definitely a little […]

I’m American so I’m fat.

I’m American so I’m fat.

I love my kids, I really do. But they sometimes frustrate the hell outta me! They are SO British. Apparently last night at dinner was ‘bash the American at the table’ night. I got accused of talking funny – not British but not American either. I got teased for being a ‘foreigner’ and had to […]

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 […]