"A British woman living in the UK here.
Any really different parenting advice/ norms between cultures? My MiL (Russian) got my son started on potty training at around six months, which doesn't seem to be normal for the UK. Can't say…"
"Native to the UK but the way that the theoretically polite Brits behave on the underground in London is beyond me.
They stand in front of the doors blocking the people getting off. They stand inside the doors blocking the people getting off. They…"
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"Hi there. I'm British and my husband is Russian and we live in the UK. Our home language has been Russian for a few months as my MiL has been staying and as a result my son seems to understand it better than English. Which I'm pleased…"
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I am a British woman in my *cough* thirties. My name is a Russian endearment, but my blog is now less about the Time I Spent Living In Russia and more about the time I spend changing nappies. Sometimes I forget and talk about formula one, language, teaching, cooking, the cute things my husband does and television. But mostly it's nappies.
What is your blogging philosophy?
The thing about blogging for me is that it's like a diary but without all the really painfully self obsessive naval gazing. Because I want other people to read it sometimes. Because there's something about typing it out rather than scrawling it in a chewed purple biro. Because I have affected - and I use the word advisedly - the use of the second person pronoun to keep me on the straight and narrow.
I have been blogging since...
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Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
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