Single Parent Round-up: Summer holiday activity and inactivity

Hooray for Summer Holidays, eh? Or… you know… er… This month’s round-up is a little early, and also a tad slimmed-down as everyone is off on hollibobs and having a well deserved rest. I don’t know about you, but the Summer holidays are one of those times when it really notices that I’m a single […]

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Special Needs Round-up: Summer holiday survival

The school holidays are here and blogging takes a back seat for most of us, or at least changes tack, pace and content. But how DO you feel about the long stretch of holiday? Are you pleased that the pressure is off, or does your child prefer a routine to stick to? Do you relish […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

My timelines across social media are full of people on their holidays and it’s so lovely to see them having fun but frustrating whilst you’re sitting at home still waiting for your holiday date to arrive. Well that for us is today! We’re off to France for a fortnight and I can’t wait to spend […]

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Loom to the Moon!

You may have seen a tweet or Facebook share about a campaign for a special boy – Loom to the Moon. Over the last year my family has been through the most unimaginable heartache, watching my cousin’s gorgeous little boy Skye’s battle with an aggressive brain tumour. The journey through this tortuous time has been […]

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Summery Seasonal Foodie Round-up: August

I think this has to be my favourite food season of the entire year!  Full of  sunshine (if we are lucky!), barbecues, picnics, festivals, and pick your own – not to mention birthdays in my house, so of course it means cake too! Let’s start with some Afternoon Tea Inspiration from Beach Hut Cook, I think […]

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Dad round up; the delights of summer

Looking around at what the dad bloggers have been writing, it’s quite clear most have been enjoying the summer. There are loads of posts about holidays and days out. This one from Tim at Slouching Towards Thatcham caught my eye. It’s his top tips for visiting LegoLand Windsor and, having been last summer with my […]

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Good Reads: Messy homes, the end of playdates and Instagram tips

So how’s it going? How are the children? How are you enjoying the summer holidays? At the moment of writing I am five weeks in and counting the days until school goes back in September but by the time you read this I shall be on our actual Summer Holiday an eight hour flight away and […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours

Ohhhh, we have a storm on the way and for some reason I’m a little bit excited about that. Fortunately it’s been downgraded from a hurricane and I hope no damage is done over the country but it will shake up the system a bit and my garden needs watering! It has been so dry […]

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#ReSPECKED: A little style and protection needed for BritMums Live!

I smile every time I speak with my Speck contact. It’s all about style AND protection, she tells me. She is talking of course about their gorgeous device cases, which come in just about every colour and pattern. They are durable and have saved my iPhone from #crackage and #shatterscreen at least 99 times. The […]

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How to schedule your blog posts, plus a bit more

Now we’re in the holiday season, we mustn’t neglect our blog posts. I know it’s difficult keeping up with your blogging if the kids are constantly under your feet, or need to be closely supervised to make sure they don’t burn the house down, or poison Granny’s tea when your back is turned. Well, the […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Songs of Summer

Hello and welcome to the round-up  for poetry and prose posted in the month of July and my second stint as Poetry & Prose Editor.  Ironically as I was reading more of your work  some of you may have seen the post titled Are Too Many People Writing Poetry?  doing the rounds. It struck me […]

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SnapHappy BritMums: A photo a day on Instagram!

Like taking pics? Enjoy taking part in a little fun? Join in #SnapHappyBritMums, our daily photo challenge! Each day we set a theme, and all you need to do is be creative and snap away! Save the image above as a daily reminder to refer to. Go crazy on your blog, Twitter and  your photo sharing […]

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Travel Round-up: Summer holiday special

It’s August so it must be time for another bumper travel round-up. There are lots of bloggers out there posting about their summer holidays so I have tried to include as many as possible to give you lots of inspiration for your future travel plans. I have, for your delight, a couple of yurts, Butlins’ breaks and […]

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6 family day trips from Barcelona

I few months ago I travelled around Costa Barcelona, the area in Barcelona province near the city, to discover the fabulous getaways that are within easy reach via a day trip. When you venture a bit outside the city, you can take in a multitude of experiences that suit families particularly well because of the […]

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