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Poetry & Prose Roundup: Love is all around

Ah, April, my good friend – welcome! Step this way! What’s that you’ve got with you? Sunshine and clear blue skies? Oh, excellent… and is that crocuses I see too? And tulips? Brilliant! And hey, you’ve even brought the Easter Bunny! Yes, spring is officially here and as I sit compiling the Poetry and Prose Roundup for […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Easter and DIY

As Easter is traditionally a time for everyone to do DIY in their home, I thought this month I would include as many makeover projects, as well as ideas from the blogging community as I could. I’m hoping that you will enjoy this bumper edition, as there are some great inspirational home decor ideas out […]

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April SnapHappyBritMums: A prompt 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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BritMums Live 2015: Turning Pitches Into Profit

Would you like to win paid work with your favourite brands? Wouldn’t you love to build brand relationships that result not only in excellent content that you’re proud to feature, but also a reasonable fee for your time? Emily Leary is a seasoned blogger and social media expert (as well as the blogger fronting the […]

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Healthy Egg Meals you’ll love

When it comes to cooking, eggs are almost magical. They contain vitamins A, D, B12 and folate. They are delicious when runny, hard, fried, boiled, poached, coddled or baked. They only have 66 calories per medium egg. And as we discovered with our #HealthyEggMeals Challenge, they can elegantly take centre stage in family meals. The […]

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Humour Round-up: A dose of hilarity

Welcome back, ye faithful followers of jocund hilarity. The success of the first humour round-up means I am back with a second instalment of the funnies. Goodness knows we need it!  The fickle spring sunshine still has most of us layered in woollies as we cough, sneeze and splutter our way through the grind of daily life. There is nothing […]

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Bumps and Babies Round-up: Food, glorious food

What a difference a month can make… Following my previous Weaning Woes post where my 7-month-old wouldn’t eat any green food – I can quietly rejoice as we’ve turned a corner. My daughter now happily munches away on pretty much everything, even greens. It took us a good three weeks of trying certain foods over […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

Click your heels, swing your feet and tap till your heart’s content everyone as I am taking the girls to see Lord of the Dance this weekend. I can’t wait. I love the theatre, the thrill of the curtain going up, of being mesmerised by a dance or play on stage, the costumes, the music, the […]

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March Health Round-up: Arthritis and dementia

Before reading; Even 2 year olds can get arthritis from The Beesley Buzz, I had no idea that children could get arthritis. Due to it being rare in children, it is often misdiagnosed and one positive to come from this post is that early diagnosis can limit the damage done to joints. This is a […]

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Embrace Happy blogger challenge week two: Who do you follow?

Hopefully after last week’s challenge, Block the Stats, you are feeling slightly more free from constraints. Blogging these days is an uphill battle to be read, noticed, shared and respected. Back in 2009 there were a few hundred British Lifestyle/Parent Blogs, now there are thousands. And with that rise in the amount of blogs, the […]

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35 ways to make kids money savvy

We all want our children to have a good understanding about money matters as they grow up. 57% of people agree parents are strongest influence on kids’ money skills. Are you helping? At our #BritMumsMoneyAdvice Twitter party, we talked about how we teach kids about money, sharing tips and advice. The party was sponsored by […]

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BritMums Live 2015: How to be a social media manager

You spend your life on social media — wouldn’t it be great to get paid for it too? Meet bloggers that have made the move from social media consumer to social media manager at BritMums Live in the session “How to be a social media manager”. They help create content for their clients, they advise […]

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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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