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#BML16 In pictures: What a great day!

An amazing buzz, a vibrant event, the fringe party, the speakers, the birthday cake! It all happened at #BML16. You can read what attendees have said so far and add your own post to the ‘I was there’ linky but to re-live some of last weekend, have a look at these official #BML16 shots! Photo […]

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#BML16: Implementing what you’ve learned

Now we’re all home from a heady weekend at BML16, it’s time to unpack our goodie bags, dish out the toys and sweets to eager little hands, and get back to real life. This was my third BML, and possibly the one I enjoyed most, meeting lots of new friends and reuniting with those I’d […]

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July 2016: Your photo prompt challenge #SnapHappyBritMums!

BritMums runs a regular photo prompt challenge – #SnapHappyBritMums! We’d love you to join in with us! Each day we set a theme, and all you need to do is be creative around that theme and snap away! Save the image above as a daily reminder to refer to. Everyone is welcome – do join […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Summer garden inspiration

Summer is definitely in the air, in blog land.  Many bloggers have been getting down and dirty in their gardens (well sort of) and some of you have also been providing inspiration on what we can all do with our outdoor spaces. I have some fantastic summer garden inspiration to share with you this month. First […]

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The seasons of life

Katherine Lawson is a 32 year old specialist nurse from Gloucestershire who writes today’s blog post. Her greatest loves are her job, singing and using other people’s children as an excuse to have fun and be a child again! Over to Katherine… “To you, with the children, who let me in. Do you believe in […]

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Health Round-up: When mental health is affected by trauma

Last month marked Mental Health Awareness month so I decided to approach a few of my fellow bloggers and brave friends and raise awareness on this sensitive subject through their own words and stories. I will start with Abby, from Mother Under Measure, who a decade ago suffered a sexual assault about which she has […]

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Single Parent Round-up: The joys of going it alone

This month we’ve had summer solstice, some sunshine, some rain, and Fathers’ Day – which can be a tricky time for single parents. Still, we’ve a great round-up of posts for you this month which will hopefull make you think and make you smile. Hannah Spannah has been writing about her co-parenting journey, which has […]

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Blogging Tips Round-up: Photography

How is it that time again?  I feel I was only here sharing blogging tips a few weeks again but alas in the blink of an eye another month has gone and it’s time to look through some more tips, tricks and hacks to help us all. From beginners to old timers, there is something […]

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#GBTW Twitter chat: Talking tennis & Great British Tennis Weekend

  The serves, drop shots and aces of Wimbledon have inspired us, and at our Great British Tennis Weekend Twitter chat we’ll be sharing enthusiasm for the game as well as hearing if and how your family engages with tennis. Whether you’ve never picked up a racket or have perfected a wicked backhand, join us to […]

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The ‘I was there’ Linky #BML16

Well that’s another BritMums Live event – and wasn’t it amazing? Every year 500 bloggers descend upon the capital for networking, learning, opportunities, friendship and fun – and not forgetting the cake! It was a pleasure for me to be part of the #BML16 team this year, my first year as BritMums Editor, having been […]

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The 2016 Brilliance in Blogging award winners are… #BiBs2016

It has been a fantastic year for the BiBs! Thousands of votes were cast in March and April for each of the 12 categories. Everyone shortlisted in the 2016 Brilliance in Blogging awards was noted for their innovative and highly engaging blogging and social media by their readers and peers. The shortlists of 10 bloggers […]

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Mums & Tots Round-up: Travelling with tots

We travel a lot, and I know travelling with tots can be a challenge ( do you see how democratically I put that?! ) Ever since our first flight as a family of five (absolute disaster at the airport, it was pure sweat inducing stress!) I have been on the look out for ever more ways to […]

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Post-40 Bloggers Round-up: If you read only one post…

Do you know the movie ‘Tail Wags the Dog’ with Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman? It’s about a media spin doctor (De Niro) who, days before an election, has to come up with a plan to distract the voting public from a presidential sex scandal. The plan he instigates is to hire a Hollywood film […]

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5 things NOT to do when hosting a giveaway!

Hosting a giveaway is a fun and effective way to increase your social following and website views, and hopefully you’ll gain lots of interaction and new readers. But it’s not as easy as it seems – prize promotions need careful planning to ensure success. Every competition and prize draw in the UK – whether it’s […]

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