This week we’re celebrating all things CyberMummy so it really seems only fitting to throw the spotlight on the individuals behind it’s creation. They’ve been blogging for years, changing the blogosphere in the process and have managed to orchestrate not one but soon-to-be two blogging conferences that have celebrated brilliance in blogging. Back in 2009, [...]
NINE DAYS UNTIL #CyberMummy11! We want to celebrate the amazing bloggers attending this year’s event, including a very special blogger who is flying “across the pond” and was there when it all started. Please give it up for Expat Mum, Toni Hargis…
It’s just ten days until the UK’s biggest parent blogging event of the year. Whether you are so excited you can’t keep still or perfectly petrified (maybe a little bit of both?) — you have to admit it’s going to be a blogging bash. We are supporting the conference here at BritMums HQ with daily [...]
It turns out that a 40-year-old white male University of Edinburgh student was the voice behind A Gay Girl in Damascus, a fictional blog about the plight of an Arab lesbian that was kidnapped. You can read all about it here. I find this disturbing for several reasons. I read personal blogs because they give insight [...]
Pregnancy and drinking is in the news again. This time it is about a large drinks company funding an initiative to help educate midwives in England and Wales about the health risks of drinking whilst pregnant, who in turn will pass on their insights to the masses. Critics say it is in the drinks company’s [...]
1. What is your Blog Name/Url? (Twitter ID & Facebook Fan Page URL) You can find me at Diary of a First Child, on Twitter: @lvano and on Facebook 2. What is your name/alias? Luschka 3. How did you come up with your Blog Name? My blog’s predecessor was called Diary of a First Pregnancy, [...]
So the trailer for the upcoming film of Allison Pearson's book I Don't Know How She Does It is out – the movie features Sarah Jessica Parker as a suspiciously Carrie Bradshaw-esque Kate Reddy. What do you think? Are you looking forward to it. Think it will live up to the touchstone quality of the [...]
Facebook may recognise your friends before you do! The social media giant have introduced new software that automatically recognise users’ faces and suggests friends to assign or “tag” to the pics. Not sure about you, but I find this slightly creepy. Then there’s the issue that Facebook didn’t tell users this would happen — resulting in [...]
After the gloriousness of #passiton the past two weeks with the adventuring Christine and New Number ONE blogger Maggy, we’re bumping back to earth to feature more brilliant BritMums bloggers who happen to have a way with words. For this week’s Blogger of the Week, we’re looking to the North to a blogger who most [...]
On May 11 BritMums hosted another wildly successful Twitter party sponsored by Supersavvyme. We had a thoroughly delightful and productive discussion about school fetes; the good, the bad and the ugly and how to survive them and make your school’s fete successful and fun. Co-hosted by Supersavvyme and writer and entertainer Arabella Weir, the ideas [...]
The French love to be different, even when it comes to Facebook and Twitter. Read this article by Jamey Keaten of the AP to enlighten yourself. Apparently, broadcast advertisers can’t ask viewers and listeners to “follow us on Twitter” or “like us on Facebook”. It breaks a 1992 ruling for secret and unfair advertising. France’s [...]
So shops, advertisers and communication companies have four months to come up with a plan on how they intend to curb the sexualisation of children in advertising and marketing. The Prime Minister has asked the Bailey Review to officially look into the issue. But of course this topic has been popping up a lot in [...]
A big issue for women is finding time for themselves. A big issue for mothers is finding time for their families and themselves. A big issue for blogging mums is finding time for their families, themselves and their blogs. And according to research earlier this year they have less time than ever to do [...]
What is your Blog Name/Url? (Twitter ID & Facebook Fan Page URL) I am the Domestic Godd-esque and you can find me on my BLOG, on TWITTER (@domesticgoddesq) and on FACEBOOK 2. What is your name/alias? I’m actually Kelly, aspiring Domestic Goddess, wife to the DH, mother to Pocket Dictator and Dimples, her sidekick, and [...]
According to ABC News, a US congressman was suprised when this photo (right) appeared in his Twitter stream. The theory is that someone hacked into his yfrog account and posted the photo without the account holder’s knowledge. To do this all someone would need is the email address associated with the account. Yfrog’s email posting service [...]
BritMumsBOW This week’s Blogger of the Week is a bit of an extension from last week’s glorious Christine Mosler of Thinly Spread. As we all know, Christine is, as I type, in Mozambique doing very important work for Save the Children and the #passiton campaign. We’ve also had some very important bloggers on the ground here in the UK who are so admirably working for and supporting the #passiton campaign.
I was looking around for hot parenting topics, and ran into this story from the US about pageant dads, about how dad are starting to represent their daughters in beauty pageants. I watched the video with amazement. Not because I thought it was unusual for daddies to usurp what I guess the news outlet saw [...]
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