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Does anyone still chat on Twitter?

So Monika, do you know Monika? @Mumonthebrink, she is lovely, chatty, very friendly. Anyhow, last week I noticed her tweet: Does anyone still chat on Twitter? — Monika MumontheBrink (@mumonthebrink) March 16, 2015 Which struck a chord, I rarely chat on twitter these days. I didn’t reply, I simply favourite-ed her tweet. Acknowledgement with the […]

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An All New Expat Round-up: Copenhagen, Tasmania, Canada and Boston!

As much as I have loved it, after three years of writing the Foodie Round up, it was time for a change. Having handed back the gourmet reins to the very capable Mari, I am ready and raring to go for this, my new monthly Expat Round up.   Having lived abroad for the past five […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Digital Activism – Shaping the world we live in

Are you an online activists, or want to ramp up leading change in an area you feel passionate about?  We’re honoured to have these digital activism trailblazers at BritMums Live, sharing their experiences and advice in the session “Digital Activism – Charities, campaigning and shaping the world we live in”. Each is experienced in different areas, […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Pinterest – Winning pinning ideas

Pinterest is a place where our passions come to life: design, food, crafts, beauty, fashion, party planning, travel and more. It’s also one of the most powerful platforms with which to grow your social media presence, and it continues to be one of the biggest referrers to blogs. Join our group of top Pinterest’ers sharing […]

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Single Parent Round-up: Eating habits, Lent and what 3-year-old says

Hello! Me again. Yup, it’s that time of the month again, where we look at what the single parent bloggers of the UK have been talking about. It was Mother’s Day earlier this month, which was great for those single mothers who had someone to buy something for their child/ren to give them, but just […]

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BritMums SEND Round-up: Marching on

The daffodils have burst forth, I’ve ditched my thermals and the #BiBs nominations are open ladies and gentlemen. That must mean that Spring is well and truly here and the year is Marching on! I for one feel as if I am waking from hibernation and running headlong into a mass of charity and educational […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours

Sometimes in life you get a really good week, this week has been one of those for me. Yes I have the usual mess indoors, an overflowing inbox to muddle through at some point and a dog who won’t leave my side since he was neutered on Thursday but I got to interview Antonio Banderas in […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Breaking Boundaries with Insight and Passion

If you think of your blog as a business, or are thinking of running a business, Kate Hardcastle will inspire you! Kate  is one of the UK’s leading “go-to” business experts and founded Insight With Passion – which donates 20% back to good causes. This session will give you enthusiasm about running your own business (yes, […]

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Interview with Antonio Banderas: Sponge out of Water

Much to the delight of Britain’s children, there’s a new SpongeBob movie, Sponge Out of the Water. Much to the delight of Britain’s mums, Antonio Banderas is playing Burger-Beard the pirate, the baddie of the story. Paramount invited me along to watch Sponge Out of the Water and then to chat with Antonio Banderas in […]

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How families can lovingly cope with dementia

Dementia affects so many people directly and through their parents, relatives, colleagues and friends. It can be a heart-breaking condition and yet there are very simple things we can do to help. You can make a difference by signing up to become a Dementia Friend. Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society joined forces last […]

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Embrace Happy Blogger Challenge Week One: Block the Stats

You’ve been blogging for a) a couple of months; b) too many years to count; c) 3 years, 8 months, 42 weeks and 17 days and you’re beginning to feel a bit lost. All bloggers experience this feeling at some point in their blogging career so feel secure in the fact that you are not […]

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The Easter school holidays are #BetterWithCake!

Is there something that doesn’t go better with cake? We can’t think of a single thing. That’s why we’re so excited about our #betterwithcake project, with Mr Kipling, makers of iconic cakes like Cherry Bakewells, French Fancies and Viennese Whirls. We want to know about those #betterwithcake moments you enjoy during the Easter school holidays […]

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Blog Giveaways Round-Up: Easter fun and frolics

Goodness, where does time go – still feels like I was looking at the giveaways that would give us awesome Christmas presents, and now I am being confronted with loads of chocolate instead! This month, we are starting off with some of those great chocolate and Easter themed giveaways, and then sprinting into some of […]

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March Video Round-up: It’s Spring, time to do stuff!

At the end of this month it is officially British Summer Time again! Our days get longer and this gives us more chance to do stuff… maybe vlog? If you haven’t joined us vloggers yet, why not grab a camcorder and give it a go? I’m always looking to promote your vlogs on this BritMums […]

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