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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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BritMums Instagram featured in The Telegraph

We’ve known it for some time: Mums are all over Instagram, posting photos of family life, travel, crafts, gorgeous lifestyles and everyday joys. Now the news is out. The Telegraph this week has written about #SnapHappyBritMums and the phenomenon of photo-sharing among mothers. “The result is a handful of super-stylish mothers with Instagram followers in […]

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Craft Round-up: Autumn and Halloween

Welcome back to some more crafty goodness that our lovely Britmums Bloggers have been getting up to. Autumn is DEFINITELY in the air and with Halloween literally around the corner, we thought we would share some of what our crafty bloggers have been making. Autumn and Halloween make for such a fun and lovely craft […]

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‘It’s made me think positively about human nature’

Recently a friend of Katy Hill’s, radio personality Simon Hirst, announced he is going to live the rest of his life as a woman. In a moving and frank post, she talks about the decision and the bravery it takes to go public with that kind of personal announcement. The announcement and the response has […]

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Raising awareness of charities through blogging

It is great to see so many people raising awareness of charities through blogging. My absolutely favourite post this month is perhaps not surprising seeing as I am a Yorkshire lass with a liking for our regional pudding. To be serious, I know I take communication for granted with my children and suspect I am […]

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BritMums bloggers review nasal aspirator & medicine dispenser

The weather is getting colder and the winter season is on its way. It is the time when colds hit and families struggle with snuffling, sneezing and ever-flowing mucus. No parent enjoys seeing their child suffer and it is even worse if it seems there is little you can do to help. Children get cranky […]

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Finding the time to blog as a parent

Jessica Soothill, from Mummy of boy girl twins loves blogging but finding time to fit it in whilst raising a young family is often exhausting. Here she shares with BritMums her reasons on why she keeps the blogging up. The ironing pile is exceptionally high. The washing up needs doing and there are bills that […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

My feet do not touch the ground anymore, the world and his wife have woken up and everyone seems to be knocking on my door. Busy does not cover it but along with busy I should add happy – apart from the cough that is. Second course of antibiotics and if they don’t work x-ray […]

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Special Needs Round-up: Celebrating SEN uniqueness

Special Needs Bloggers Thank you to everyone who took part in last month’s SEN round-up linky. It’s always wonderful to browse through new blogs and old favourites, and to see the sheer diversity in the way we write. This too reflects the uniqueness of each of our children, our families and us as parents. Which […]

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Family trip to the Austrian Tirol

Gretta Schifano, journalist and author of multi award winning travel blog mumsdotravel.com shares her family trip to the Austrian Tirol with BritMums readers Tirol in summer is Austria as you imagine it to be: a lush green region of lakes and rivers, craggy mountains, rolling meadows and pretty villages. Tirol is in western Austria and is a […]

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Henley Literary Festival: Book Club Friday

What do Amanda Jennings, Cesca Major & Abbie Ross all have in common? They are awesome authors that ran a book club session at the Henley Literary Festival, sponsored by BritMums. Amanda Jennings, whose two novels Sworn Secret and Judas Scar are firm BritMums favourites, was joined by Abbie Ross (author of Dinners, a very funny memoir […]

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Anjum Anand: Recipes for National Curry Week

We are delighted to host some of Anjum’s favourite recipes on the BritMums blog in honour of National Curry Week. those of you who attended BritMums Live may have tasted some of her delicious chutneys during her session, they were perfect served with the selection of cheese. Here she goes one step further and shows […]

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BritMums blogger becomes face of Noom

BritMums blogger Michelle Reeves, from parenting and lifestyle blog Bod for Tea, has been featured in the local press after being chosen from thousands to become the face of top health app NOOM. Michelle and her husband used the app to help them lose 60lb and now she is motivating others in her high profile role […]

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