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The Picture of Dorian Gray, as Wilde intended

Getting kids excited about great writers and great writing can be a challenge; seeing a classic work performed in a theatre can really bring it to life. Currently at Trafalgar Studios, there’s a special production of one of Oscar Wilde’s most famous works: The Picture of Dorian Gray. The story has been staged many times […]

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How to get your blogging mojo back

There is nothing more demoralising than staring at a blank screen knowing you haven’t written a post for ages. There is that horrid nagging voice inside your head telling you to get a move on, and why aren’t you writing yet? Losing your blogging mojo may seem disastrous at the time, especially if you are […]

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Adoption & Fostering Round-up: Starts, ends & creases inbetween

Hello, a very warm welcome to February’s Adoption and Fostering round-up. Lots to get through this month, so let’s crack on… Something that many adoptive parents are used to hearing is ‘all children do that’ or ‘biological children do that too’, and at Thoughts on Being Mum, this post describes how it feels to hear that, […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: plans & possibilities

February is here! I may be writing this with a storm swirling round outside but, with January behind us, I can’t help but think brighter days are close at hand. I’m also glad to report that the cold, dark days of last month did not seem to dampen general creativity in the blogosphere – I’ve […]

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Instagram Round-up: Building a community

Hello, and welcome to another Instagram round-up! Can you believe it’s February already? I hope lots of you have had a busy month Instagramming away, I’ve noticed lots of bloggers from the BritMums network really up their Instagram game this month, which is amazing.  I’ve been thinking a lot about ways to really integrate yourself […]

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SEO expert Judith Lewis at #BML16

SEO is a vital part of any bloggers’ digital strategy and with our SEO session at #BML16, you learn the art of search engine optimisation with a fantastic expert. Last year attendees at BritMums Live raved about the accessible, insightful information provided by SEO expert Judith Lewis. This year, we’re delighted to have her back, […]

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LOL Round-up: A combination of drunks & fitness fanatics

It’s February, so forget the January funk and enjoy some giggles with these fantastically funny posts I have hand-picked from the blogging world for your amusement.  You can thank me later. Warning: These posts should not be read whilst consuming any liquid refreshments due to the high likelihood of choking on such beverage when you […]

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#HealthilyEverAfter – Join the Twitter conversation! #prizes

How do you inspire healthy living in your family? At our #HealthilyEverAfter Twitter conversation on 11 February 2016, we’re sharing how we get our families active and eating well, with the new Disney Healthy Living site www.disneyhealthyliving.co.uk as inspiration. Come share your stories for a chance to win prizes! When you tweet your tips, comments […]

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Terry Wogan’s passing sparks a fond memory

At Terry Wogan’s passing, Suzanne Baum recalls memories of his best TV show! As a child of the Seventies, I reached double figures during the Golden Age of TV gameshows. The Eighties was the heyday of amazing family shows offering chances for contestants to win everything from a cheap carriage clock to a toilet roll […]

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Travel Round-up: Pick ‘n’ mix holidays

I have a varied assortment of travel possibilities for you this month: hopefully you will find something tasty to inspire you.  First up, a great collection from the UK for all budgets ranging from a caravan holiday on the Welsh coast to a luxury family hotel in Dartmoor. There are some great ideas for short […]

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Bloggers check out Holiday Inn’s family welcome

This post is part of a paid promotional campaign BritMums is doing with Holiday Inn. Holiday Inn’s #YoureWelcome campaign highlights how the hotels encourage families to be themselves. BritMums worked with 5 bloggers to promote the campaign. Each blogger visited a Holiday Inn hotel to test our the warm family welcome. Find out what they […]

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Valentine’s gift guide for mums & babies

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your family how much you love them. Spending time together, relaxing and having fun is one of life’s most treasured gifts. Looking after babies and children often means romance is put on the back burner. Juggling family life, work, household chores and bills means quality romantic time is rarely […]

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#SnapHappyBritMums: Your photo prompts for February

Did you give yourself a new year’s resolution to take more pics? If you enjoy taking part in a little fun then 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 […]

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Single Parent Round-up: Happy new ear! [sic]

Happy new year! How are you doing? It feels a little silly saying that now, at the end of January – but my daughter is saying it so why shouldn’t I? In fact, she’s not actually saying happy new year; she’s saying happy new ear! She says it to bin lorries, to shops, to dogs in […]

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