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October SnapHappy BritMums: A photo 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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Poetry and Prose Round-up: Putting yourself out there

As bloggers that is what we all have chosen to do to some extent.  We put ourselves out there when we post, even if it is an anonymous sort of putting it out there.  Can you remember the fear of posting your first blog post?  Perhaps I was the only one that was a bag […]

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Tips for cosy kids’ dens & beautiful lighting

Children love building dens, and we want to encourage their creativity in making their own spaces. At our #MyDen Hangout, several mums shared their children’s dens and we got advice on good den-building materials as well as how to sympathetically and safely light children’s spaces. Watch the hangout to find out: Ways to get more […]

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From blog to winning ZSL Photography award!

BritMums would like to applaud Jenny Smith author of the blog Cheetahs In My Shoes for being awarded Highly Commended in the ZSL Photography Prize 2014. Here she shares with us the feeling of going from a passionate to an award winning photographer. Just over 3 years ago, Cheetahs In My Shoes was born – a […]

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Kids Company needs Government funding NOW

  Our Green and Ethical commentator Ali Clifford writes: The alarming news that the Kids Company charity run by Camila Batmanghelidjh, won’t survive beyond Christmas as it’s struggling to find the £2million a month that is costs to run it… large numbers of children are turning to the charity needing child protection, child mental health assistance, and […]

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Guy Kawasaki on how to get a massive social following

Oh yes. BritMums hung out with Guy Kawasaki, the legendary social media guru, now Chief Evangelist at Canva, along with the amazing Canva Evangelist Peg Fitzpatrick, to get their best tips for developing a huge following online. We learned about how to share socially so it doesn’t consume your life, where Guy’s opinion differs from […]

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Single Parent Round-up: Autumn is Here!

I love this time of year: the children are back at school and we’re all back into a routine; the ground is covered in crunchy leaves and everything is changing colour. It always makes me want to dye my hair, to fit in! So what have our lovely single parent bloggers been up to since […]

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Reviews Round-up: Something for everyone

Don’t the Summer holidays seem so long ago? Now the kids are back at school and the parents are back to (blogging) work. But we can’t complain too much as the weather has been very kind and given us Brits a bit of an extended Summer. Over on Kiddy Reviews I have been talking about […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

One thing I love about the blogging community is we are all intelligent and opinionated people who aren’t afraid to say what we think. This is great, we all love debate and even opposite thoughts to our own can work in such a way that they allow us to contemplate what others are thinking and […]

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Tweet egg meals with leftovers at #BritishEggWeek Twitter party

It’s #BritishEggWeek and we’re celebrating again with a Twitter party all about the tasty meals you can make combing British Lion eggs with leftovers! Come tweet your favourite egg meals on October 7 from 13:00 – 14:300 BST. You could win 1 of 10 £20 shopping vouchers! Eggs can make a meal out of anything. […]

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Twitter party: Tweet your Maris Piper meals #FluffyMarisPiper

It’s Potato Week and we’re celebrating again with a Twitter party all about the tasty meals you can make with the great all-round potato variety with a fluffy middle, Maris Piper! Come tweet your favourite Maris Piper meals on October 9 from 13:00 – 14:00 BST. You could win 1 of 10 £20 shopping vouchers! […]

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Blog Giveaways Round-Up: Style & design baby!

Hello, and welcome back to me Summer has gone, and is but a twinkle in the eye, and the Halloween pixies are playing knock-down ginger and the Xmas elf is pulling my hair. Metaphorically speaking of course. This means that the kids are back at school, and I actually have time to look at the wonderful […]

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Health Round-up: Autumnal inspiration

The first two posts that I have chosen for this month’s round-up are both though-provoking posts. Starting with Steph at Was this in the plan? In her post; I’d give you one, she talks about her own experiences of parenting a child with the life-limiting Costello Syndrome and how even though sadly her own daughter […]

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Hangout: How to build a perfect children’s den

One of the best childhood activities is building dens. Children enlist their creativity and sense of fun to construct a castle, a cave, or other private space that’s theirs alone. They can read, create a play, chill out – whatever they like. Building dens is a perfect family activity. But how as parents do we […]

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