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Where are the good tween movies?

In our house we love movies. We’ve even been known to catch a double feature from time to time. Yet even with cinema and Sky On Demand, Netflix and Amazon, the biggest problem I have lately is finding something to watch with my tween daughter. Of course there are the unrated movies that we all […]

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12 things to do with kids in Cyprus

Cyprus is a well-established destination for the party generation and new parents. But on a recent visit we discovered why it’s great with slightly older children, with its outdoor sports, culture that’s not restricted to museums and beautiful, rugged nature. Here, my must-do activities for any family visit to Cyprus. 1. Explore the Akamas Peninsula […]

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My Time at the Cannes Film Festival 2015

I’ve just returned from an absolute whirlwind of a long weekend at the largest, and most glamorous film festival in the world: The Cannes Film Festival. Here I share my adventures, firstly in a film of my time there (shot by myself and my publicist and friend Hayley who was out there with me and […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Saturday keynote with Carol Smillie

We are so excited to announce the BritMums Live 2015 Friday keynote: Carol Smillie! Carol will join us on Saturday 20th June talking about her endeavour DiaryDoll, with tennis star Annabel Croft. Her theme will be Ready for Anything — how we can all embrace the idea of being ready for anything, and how we celebrate […]

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The 2015 BiBs Finalists are ….

It has been a stellar field of impressive shortlisted bloggers for this year’s BiB Awards. Across 12 categories you voted for your favourites and the votes have been counted. The quality of blogs gets better each year, making everyone who participates noteworthy and inspiring. We found it hard to tear ourselves away from reading to […]

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Twitter party with BP: Summer days out & road trips

Summer is a great time to jump in the car with the family and spend time together. We want to hear about the family driving adventures you’ve had or are planning at our #BPDriveInDineOut Twitter party on Thursday 4 June at 13:00. The party is sponsored by BP who have partnered with PizzaExpress to offer […]

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2-minute survey: Working with brands #prizes

With so many brands keen on engaging with bloggers to help tell their story, we are keen to know how well that is going for you and your blog. Are brands getting it right or wrong in the way they try to work with you? Are they tuned in to what it is you actually […]

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Fun ideas for celebrating with helium balloons

Are you planning a birthday party, family get-together, anniversary, christening or other celebration? You can give it wow factor and lift easily and affordably with helium balloons. BritMums teamed up with Balloon Time and bloggers to create a “Celebration Club”, highlighting the fun ways we can add the colour and fun of helium-filled balloons to […]

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Insta-walk at BritMums Live 2015

  Love Instagram and photography? How about joining a casual Insta-walk before BritMums Live? This will be a social and casual meet up, a great way to meet a few people and break the ice before the conference. Don’t worry about whether you’re a big Instagram buff or not. It won’t be anything serious — […]

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BritMums Live 2015: The Craft Lounge!

Sewing, knitting and crocheting couldn’t be more cool and fun (even before you know that Ryan Gosling’s doing it) and it’s so easy to get started! We’re delighted this year to feature The Craft Lounge at Brit Mums Live. It is a space to make something, chat with friends and let your creativity take over, […]

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Video Round-up for April & May

I hope you’ve all been getting your camcorders and smartphones out to record plenty of video! Whatever you like to shoot, if it’s suitable for a family audience then don’t forget to send your submissions to me each month to be included in this round-up of all things video! Since the last video round-up Twitter […]

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Mix up your Menu with BirdsEye: Baja Fish Tacos

We’re working with BirsdsEye, looking for ideas on how to “Mix Up Your Menu”. Susanna, a California native, came up with Baja Fsh Tacos. How do you mix up the menu?

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Save the Children’s Den Day – build a better world.

Get your kids to unleash their imaginations and build amazing Dens to raise money for Save the Children’s lifesaving work. By taking part you’ll help make life better for children around the world Save the Children is launching Den Day, a super-fun family fundraiser which invites the British public to pick a date between 29th […]

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Interview with Stephanie Chapman blogger turned novelist

Stephanie Chapman has been blogging at I’m counting UFO‘s for a long time and was in the Food BiB Shortlist last year but today her novel Getting Over Jesse Franklin is out on Kindle, BritMums got in touch with Stephanie to congratulate her and to ask her how she did it? Have you got a book […]

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