BritMums 2015 blogger survey: Make your voice heard! Plus prizes

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of blogging (Have I scheduled important tweets? Have I pinned my latest post?). But take a step back and you get a perspective on how much has changed over the past year. The BritMums collective of parent lifestyle bloggers, who write about everything from food, crafting, […]

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Travel Round-up: Family travel checklists

Being organised when planning a holiday might not be that important when you’re young, free and single, but when you have a family in tow, it can mean the difference between the success and failure of a trip. This month I have found a number of great travel checklists provided by experienced family travel bloggers. […]

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March SnapHappy BritMums: Photo a day challenge

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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Good Reads February 2015

Despite February being absurdly cold at points I feel Spring may be on the horizon. There are snowdrops in the chicken pen and the daffodils are beginning to poke through up in the woods, reminding me that Mother’s Day isn’t too far in the future. But before Spring is officially here; now that you have […]

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Bumps and Babies Round-up: Weaning Woes

It’s been a month of ups and down. I started the month by writing a letter to my 6 month old to celebrate her half birthday. That was a nice moment, which hopefully she’ll enjoy reading in years to come. However, on a downside, this month I’ve learnt weaning isn’t as much fun as the happy […]

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Feel the fear and do it anyway

At the weekend, I did something that I found really scary. I am the Queen of Self Doubt, but hell, sometimes it’s good to put yourself out there. “Feel the fear and do it anyway” to quote Susan Jeffers. I spoke at a blogging conference about working with brands. Now, I am no expert at […]

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February Beauty Round-up: Prepare your body for spring

Sometimes as a mum it is hard to find the strength to do something for yourself – I know I am a mum of two under 6 and oh my…days can be so hard and tiring sometimes. But once you find the strength to change and start to return to your old self (before babies) things start […]

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Twitter party: Switching energy suppliers & saving money

Would you switch to save money on your energy bills? (Uh, yes.) Would you like save around £200 a year on your energy bill? (Definitely yes!) Our #PowerToSwitch Twitter party is all about how to keep your energy bills down and the benefits of switching your energy supplier. Come share your stories and questions! Tweet […]

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Single Parent Round-up: 50 shades of single valentines

Hello, me again. I’m here to share some fabulous blog posts by single parents. I love finding new single parent bloggers to follow, and featuring some of their best posts here for others to see. First up is this post by Martyn at Inside Martyn’s Mind. Those three words all parents dread hearing, but I […]

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February Health Round-up: Sugar swaps, weight loss & choking.

There is still a chill in the air but spring is definitely on the way and it is inspiring to read so many posts about bloggers who are pushing themselves for healthier and happier lives.  Kate over at Kate Takes Five has been taking part in an interesting challenge with Change 4 Life. They asked […]

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SEND Round-up: Means-testing and microchipping?

Would you microchip your child? A headline like that is sure to grab your attention, and it sure grabbed mine earlier this month. Of course we shake our heads, we think of the civil liberties denied, the privacy issues and then we immediately think of how a system like this could be misused and abused. […]

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23 healthy frozen food meals & tips #CoolCookery

Frozen food goes way beyond fish fingers. Frozen food ingredients range from quick-frozen vegetables, fruits, fish and meats to spices and herbs – ingredients you can use in all kinds of dishes, and with lots of benefits. Quick-freezing locks in freshness and nutritional goodness and frozen food help reduce waste by lasting longer in the […]

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February Video Round-up: We’re tearing up the rule book!

Last month I declared 2015 as the ‘Year of the Vlog’ and BritMums bloggers didn’t disappoint! This month you have sent in some fab posts containing video, and lots of them! You can see what you have all been up to below. However before we get there, there is an announcement. I have been speaking […]

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Take the 10-minute challenge to improve your heart health

Fallen off the wagon from your ‘healthy living’ New Year’s resolution? Don’t worry, so have most of us. In fact almost a fifth (18%) of people told the British Heart Foundation (BHF) that when they set goals for improving their lifestyle, they usually fail. We know that parents are more time-strapped than most people and […]

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Is this the year you stop hating your looks?

Is this the year you stop hating the way you look? Practically every woman I know hates something about the way she looks, if not harbouring a general meh feeling about her overall looks. Instead of it being a little feeling, like, “I wish my hair were thicker/my waist thinner/my thighs firmer but I’ve got […]

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