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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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Affiliate marketing masterclass: Choosing the right advertiser

This BritMums Affiliate Marketing Masterclass is sponsored by affilinet. Affiliate marketing is a way that many blogger and social influencers highlight products and services to their readers, making money in the process. Our Affiliate Marketing Masterclass, presented with and sponsored by affilinet, tells you all about how affiliate marketing works and how affilinet can help […]

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Team Honk is back in 2016

Team Honk is back for a fourth year of bringing bloggers together to fundraise for Comic/Sport Relief. In 2013 we bagged Snowdon, in 2014 we relayed from Lands End to John O Groats and in 2015 we danced ourselves silly at Wembley. We’ve raised £80,000 to date, but we know there is lots more to […]

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5 tips for keeping kids safe in the sun

  With Easter falling early this year, and the sunny season just around the corner, many of us will soon be turning our attention to safe ways to stay out in the sun. Health watchdog National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s most recent guidance says we need to balance the benefits of the sun’s source Vitamin D (which we get […]

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Foodie Round-up: Healthy options

Well, hopefully anyone who made healthy eating resolutions is still feeling inspired as we enter the second month of the year. For this month’s roundup, we are focussing on healthy alternatives – I try not to use the word ‘Diet’ as it can be so off putting – let’s talk about lifestyle choices instead! Its […]

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5 reasons your blog should support a charity

Being a part of a charity’s campaigns can reap all kinds of benefits. This post from our friends at Marie Curie outlines why you might want to get involved with their or other causes. From taking part in a fundraising event to donating some of your hard earned cash to simply signing up petition, there […]

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Environment Round-up: Energy & climate change

Like many bloggers I’m passionate about the environment, both preserving and improving where we live for ourselves and our children. However, it is a very broad topic covering many complex issues with a certain amount of uncertainty; my view is nicely summed up in this cartoon by Joel Pett. Energy & Climate change Over the […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Lazing around

It’s that time of year again – the lazy time. Adults might be working hard on their fitness, but if this month’s bunch of posts are anything to go by, our teens and tweens are certainly not! The internet, exercise avoidance and a bit of reading if we’re lucky, here’s what our teens and tweens […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: Goals, photos & words

It is just over a month since we put away all the Christmas decorations away and for lots of us the New Year means a new exercise regime, healthy eating plan or a time for setting some goals for the year ahead. I am among one of the many people who had a dry January, […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Sheltering from the storms

Did you know there are over 300 museums and art galleries in London? And did you know that Team Honk are calling for people to #passtheproud, and sign themselves up for a physical challenge to raise money for Sport Relief this March? Well, I put these two facts together and have decided to do a […]

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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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