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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  • Things I forgot about being an American living in the U.K. 1 year ago It’s been a while since I posted on here and, oh look! It’s 2019 all of a sudden. I’ve now been living in the U.K. for 20 years. That’s nearly as long as I had lived in the States. Being an expat and living a life abroad means many things but one thing is for […] The post Things I forgot...
  • Acceptance, Identity, Belonging 1 year ago The Lightning sessions at the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) conference are meant to be engaging, informative, and based on a powerful question or idea. With 20 image-based slides, advancing automatically, 18 seconds each and with the speaker having no control over their transitions, these...
  • Talks I enjoyed and learned from at FIGT 2018 2 years ago One of the great joys in life (and in work) is learning and expanding on what we might already know (or not know) but seeing things afresh or from new perspectives. My last blog post was about the Families in Global Transition conference in the Hague where I was a presenter but also enjoyed the...
  • Families in Global Transition 2 years ago Last month, from March 8 to the 10th, I spent three wonderful, life affirming days at the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) annual conference. As a first time attendee, before going, I wasn’t sure what to expect nor was I confident in my decision to take valuable time out of my working...
  • The New US Embassy London 2 years ago The New US Embassy London address: Embassy of the United States of America 33 Nine Elms Lane London SW11 7US Nothing much has changed regarding the actual process for US citizen services; registering a birth, applying for a passport, renewing a child passport BUT, the new US Embassy is in a...

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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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