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Confessions of a mother inferior

So winning a Bib award for best family blogger gave me the confidence I needed to commit time to writing a book. It was pretty scary. I hovered over the delete button on bad days, on good days I typed till my fingers were sore and I could still hear the keyboard clacking in my […]

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Snapshot Round-up: Halloween fun

Whether you’re a witch, a skeleton or a ghost, there’s a lot of fun to be had dressing up for Halloween. So many amazing characters on display this year too, from the utterly brilliant to the downright scary! There’s no denying the BritMums community loves getting into the spirit of Halloween in some way or another. This month’s Snapshot […]

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Blog Giveaways Round-up: Something for Christmas perhaps?

Hello to everyone – and thanks again to Di Coke, and the work we do at KiddyCharts for helping me to locate all of these giveaways – I would be stuck without you all. Check out the sites, so you can keep up to date with the giveaways that are out there too. I have […]

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Single Parent Round-up: Spooky!

Hello, me again. I know, it’s been a whole month already. I’ve no idea where the time goes. I seem to live my life from weekend to weekend, getting to Friday and thinking, “where did that go?!” Of course, it’s half term for a lot of children now, and Halloween is just around the corner, […]

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How a Dom Joly sofa teaches fairness

Loyalty and fairness are two of the best qualities to instil in our children: appreciating loyal friends, playing fairly with friends, being polite and, for parents, teaching our children about these tenets. NatWest is celebrating these qualities too, by doing away with teaser rates and perks for new customers only and treating all customers the […]

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A day in Salzburg: perfect for the whole family

What’s important to you when you go on holiday? Since having children, I’ve found this has changed dramatically – and continues to do so as they age. When they were small, it was all about high chairs and cots, babysitting and soft play. Now they’re older, it’s about doing stuff; going away and finding things […]

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Adoption and Fostering round-up

Well it’s been a busy old month. The first half term is over and if your children are anything like mine, then there’s a lot of Hallowe’en talk in the air, and excitement over which costumes to wear. We’re also planning *whispers* Christmas already, can you believe it? In fact, on The Adoption Social this month, we’ve […]

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Should you be driving traffic to your YouTube?

Should you drive traffic to your YouTube channel? On the face of it, that’s seems like an easy question. Of course! Especially since video is increasingly becoming a platform and outlet that wields influence and increasingly reaches the people you want to. The long road to video We’ve been thinking about video for quite a […]

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#MrMenEvian Twitter party: How to get your kids to drink more water

We all know how important it is for children to keep hydrated, and water is the best way to do that. How do we inspire our kids to skip the sugary stuff and swig H20 instead? We’ll be talking all about the benefits of drinking water and how to get children to drink more of […]

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October Beauty Round-up: New products and body image

Rain, wind, low temperatures, a full blown autumn which means that it is even harder to keep ourselves beautiful. Most of us are also affected by colds and the snotty noses don’t help us at all. I love autumn but I hate the runny noses it brings. As we are searching for a bit of comfort I […]

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Health Round-up: Stoptober, Dryvember & Ebola

There is a definite chill in the air now and this is a time of the year when talk naturally turns towards illness and health issues as the winter sets in and as always there have been lots of bloggers talking about a variety of health issues this month. Health is of course in the […]

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Top tips for making fairytale castle cakes

Our #BakeAWish Twitter party celebrated Fairy washing-up liquid’s search for the best fairytale castle picture to turn into a colossal cake, in its attempt to break the Guinness World Records™ title for the world’s largest cake sculpture. (The washing up from all 10,000 slices of cake will be done with 1 bottle of Fairy.) This […]

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Opportunity knocks

Last month I turned down probably one of the best opportunities I’ve been approached with as a blogger. My preference word to cover blogging trips/product reviews/working with brands etc is ‘opportunity’. I can’t bear it, when people suggest bloggers get things for ‘free’. Nothing is free. I am an influencer, with an engaged audience. I […]

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41 tips for baking and decorating Christmas cake

It’s never too early to start thinking about the Christmas cake. To promote delicious early planning, BritMums hosted the #XmasBake Twitter party so we could all share our best tips for creating the holiday classic. The party was sponsored by Currys PC World, where you can find all the mixers, bowls, cake tins, and utensils […]

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