Bringing Up Brits

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Bringing Up Brits
I am an American expat mother living in England. I've been here since 1999, am married to a British man and have 3 children, all born in the UK.
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  • How to have a fabulous Halloween UK style 22 hours ago 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...
  • Americans only eat burgers and fries 1 day ago My oldest son told me that when he was in year 7, some of his friends seriously thought he only ate burgers and chips because his mother was American. They wondered how he stayed so thin. No joke, they seriously thought that even though Sam initially assumed they were joking. I think a lot of...
  • Word of the week #3 1 week ago My #WotW word of the week this week is: Man it’s been busy! Busy with work, busy with kids and busy with house. Washing machine to be fixed – Tick! Athena networking prep and event – Tick! Lots of design work for Britain’s Next Bestseller – Tick! Newsletter for Inspiring Global...
  • Jenny Rutterford Photography photographs my children 1 week ago 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...
  • What I learned the day I visited ACS Egham International School 2 weeks ago This week was rather exciting. I had been invited to come and give a talk on my experience of raising children in Britain as a non British parent – to talk about my book ‘Bringing Up Brits’ and to chat with a group of international parents about their view points and their experiences. I...

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Website Reviews » There are 5 reviews on Bringing Up Brits

Heidi Walker
16:31 PM November 09, 2012

I love Meghan's Bringing Up Brits Blog, always relevant, honest and thought provoking posts! Meghan got the conversation going on the topic of raising your children in a country that is not your own, this topic is relevant wherever you are doing this which is why her blog is so impactful. Meghan has created a community through her book and blog and that makes a lot of people feel more at home in their adopted country, the UK.

Jennifer Trew
16:10 PM November 13, 2012

I love reading Meg's blog! It is witty, funny and it makes me feel far less isolated living in England. Her blog is very relevant to me even though I do not raise my kids in England, I get great comfort from the feeling I am not alone out there. She has really built a name for herself as an expert with her blog, book and TV guest appearances! You really deserve to win Meg - good luck!

19:09 PM November 16, 2012

I love the discussion about raising your kids in a different country than the one you were born in yourself. I'm a Brit in the Netherlands essentially raising Dutch kids and Meghan's blog about raising her kids as an American in Britain is eye opening and entertaining. Great insights into parenting in a foreign country.

Liz Fisher-Frank
14:57 PM November 19, 2012

Great writing by Meg and a great and am sure, very well needed, blog. For those who move to the UK, this must be a really helpful and supportive read. Likewise, for those who are born and bred in the UK, it most certainly creates a whole new perspective around the difficulties people face when moving here. Great stuff.

Suzanne Rowland
17:23 PM November 19, 2012

This blog is really well-written and always interesting. I am not an expat but I enjoy reading about life in this country from another perspective.

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