About Me

I'm Ruth, mum to Emma, my smart, gorgeous and fast-growing bilingual six-year-oldgirl, and sweet, mischievous toddler, Alexander.  I'm originally from the UK but have spent most of the past 16 years living in Mexico.

My blog is the place to come for stories of life in Mexico, expat life (my own and other people's as I also have a guest post series Stories from Life Abroad), advice and experiences of bilingual parenting and more general parenting, mouthwatering Mexican food, Mexican culture and travel and the occasional post about self-development.

"The Mexicans" in the name of my blog are, of course, my half-British half-Mexican children, my husband, my mother-in-law and our dogs.  I am overwhelmingly outnumbered.

I'm an English teacher, struggling to organise my life and make time for everything.  Who isn't these days?  Our life is a bit messy and a bit disorganised, so don't expect any perfection here!  I'm just trying to create something meaningful out of the chaos.

If you want to find out more about me, here are some of my posts that could fill in a few of the gaps.

Expat, nomad, immigrant: Stories from Life Abroad - Series Launch

5 Things you should ignore when raising a bilingual child

How to apply for your child's first UK passport from abroad

A Moving Story

To be or not to be...a stay-at-home mum

11 Years in Mexico


  1. Wow - what a wonderful way to be brought up! I am half Puerto Rican and my father didn't really teach me Spanish growing up...I did end up learning it in high school, but then learned Italian in college, lived there for awhile and now I mix the two! Visiting over from #WeekendBlogShare

    1. Thanks for visiting! I really hope I can make a success of bringing up my daughter to be bilingual - she'll have so many advantages.

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