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About Ray

British by birth, American by choice... Fun loving mum of two and wife of one. Scuba Diva, horse rider/lover, avid crime novel reader, and absolute Clean Freak!!!
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10 Images

I haven’t been to the Tuesday 10 Link Up in a while, shame on me.  I am back at 100%, and ready to have some FUN!!!  This week they asked us to delve into our Phone and share 10 Images that we have saved on it.  It so amazes me that our phones have become […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Ray|14 Comments


HATE is such an ugly word.  When the girls would come home from school and say, “I hate …..”, I would correct them and say “No, you dislike …..”.  I have pushed this idea on them since they could talk, as the word generates such negative emotions.  Hate is just a word that carries to […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|Life with Girls|32 Comments

We Are Not Bad Mothers

I recently read a post from a Mommy Blogger of a three to four year old daughter, that had taken offense to the comments generated on a Viral Video.  The video was of the Mother who has six sons and cut into a cake, to discover the gender of her unborn child.  The cake represented […]

By |April 26th, 2015|Horse Rider, Life with Girls, Ray, Running Teen|33 Comments

Short People Problems

We live in a country of “Bigger is Better”, when I first came to the USA I lived in New York and that in itself was an eye opener.  The cars are bigger, the roads are bigger, the buildings are taller, there is more food on the plate, and there are more Short People Problems. […]

By |April 17th, 2015|Ray|42 Comments

One Day Vacation

Spring break is upon us here, the Hubs and I are working; while the girls are on their own for entertainment.  Recently my schedule has changed, therefore Wednesdays are free of work for me, and the Hubs this week didn’t schedule anything 🙂  So we planned a One Day Vacation to France and Italy via Chicago, along […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Ray|53 Comments

Hidden Secret of Blogging

One year, one month ago I hit the button “Publish” on BritishMumUSA and a journey of discovery, excitement and friendship began.  In blogging there is a “Hidden Secret of Blogging” it is a most wondrous and fascinating thing.  This secret that is only discovered when you start to blog is the TRIBE that you happen upon, […]

By |March 21st, 2015|Ray|71 Comments

Setting Goals & Achieving Goals

When you become parents you instinctively set out to make a better life for your children than you had.  That is not to say that the life you had was horrid, not at all; I had a good childhood and my husbands was ok.  In our first years as parents we set out to do something […]

By |March 13th, 2015|Ray|32 Comments

Room with a View

Every home that I and the Hubs have owned has had a Room with a View.  Our condo in the city was on the second floor and was surrounded by old oak trees.  Spring, summer and fall were just amazing to be able to sit out in the tree tops on the balcony and just […]

By |March 8th, 2015|Ray|24 Comments

Sushi and Snowblowers

Good Happy Friday!!!  I am throwing in my Thank You’s along with Mrs. AOK A Work In Progress, this awesome Mommy Blogger writes quirky Thank You notes every Friday and gives us place to share our own Thanks….  So feel free to jot down your thank you and join the party 🙂

This week has been […]

By |March 6th, 2015|Ray|30 Comments

Weiner in our Midst

Have you ever thought about the fact that a four legged fur ball walks around your house, free and easy without a care in the world?  We have a Weiner in our Midst, and we love it 🙂  We thought we were allowing her to live in our house, but in actuality  she is letting […]

By |March 6th, 2015|The Weenie|45 Comments