About Me

I'm Ruth, mummy to Emma, my beautiful little girl born in March 2014, and Baby Bump, due January 2019. I'm originally from the UK but have spent most of the past 14 years living in Mexico.

My blog is the place to come for stories of expat life (my own and other people's as I also have a guest post series Stories from Life Abroad), advice about bilingual parenting and more general parenting stories and tips, mouthwatering Mexican food, Mexican culture and travel and occasionally children's books.  You can now also follow my pregnancy updates - if you're wondering what it's like to be pregnant in Mexico at the age of 41, this is the place to come!

Mum and daughter

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

I'm an English teacher, now working in kindergarten, 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

Successful Potty Training - how we did it + 5 Essential Tips for Potty Training Success

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

The Liebster Award

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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