What the blithering ‘eck is NaBloPoMo I hear you ask? NaBloPoMo stands for National Blog Posting Month and the goal is to write (and publish) a post every day… yep, every day, including weekends… in the month of November.
Halloween will be a thing of the past after Monday but we have one more exciting seasonal event to come…Bonfire Night (aka Guy Fawkes Day). Many of us will be bundling up our children and heading out to local Bonfire Night celebrations, drinking mulled wine and enjoying fireworks…bizarrely, in honour of a rebel who tried [...]
The end of the month. The clocks have turned back an hour thus giving us more time to… sleep? dream? iron? stress? blog? We definitely hope that you won’t be using your “extra” hour to iron (we know not what that is in our house!). Perhaps you’d like to use your extra hour to contemplate, [...]
I’ve had a lot of exciting opportunities through my blog in the last year or so, and one of the most exciting, that came pretty much out of the blue, was the opportunity to be involved with Three UK and their On the Go Mums campaign. This was a great summer campaign that started with [...]
Have you survived Half Term? Is your sanity intact? Have you had a wonderful time with the kids? Or will you be VERY HAPPY to coax the children back into their school uniforms next week and accompany them on the school run? No matter what your week has been like, we hope it’s at least [...]
Caravanning is becoming an increasingly popular way to holiday with the kids. On our holiday this summer, we combined caravanning with exploring a region of France we had never previously visited. It wasn’t the most relaxing holiday, but perhaps that’s inevitable when you have two active and enthusiastic kids. Ours are aged nine and six [...]
There are so many brilliant bloggers who are BritMums members that finding the time to read all of their posts can prove challenging. There are some amazing linkys each week and various memes to help you in your quest and of course, there’s the prolific @MammasaurusBlog who keeps creating more showcase blogs for every niche [...]
Brr! It’s a bit chilly outside isn’t it? Time to pull up your woolly socks, pop on your baggiest jumper and boil the kettle as its Newbie Tuesday and it commands a steaming hot cuppa and a biccy or four. This week has seen an influx of new bloggers this week which makes for some [...]
The autumn leaves are falling, the nights are getting darker and the layering of clothes is in full swing. While we’re feeling a bit chilly and getting stuck into our comfort foods and wooly jumpers, this seems like the perfect time to get a bit of blogging warmth with a good old fashioned BlogHop. What’s [...]
Alice Langley was a further education teacher before taking voluntary redundancy to raise her daughter (and number two, due very soon). Writing her An Essex Wife blog as a hobby, Alice soon realised writing was where she belonged. Here, she discusses why the ‘make do and mend’ mantra means arts and craft time is no [...]
Who’s ready for a bit of Video Blogging this week? We’re loving the fact that we’ve had a few “newbie” video bloggers throwing caution to the wind and giving video blogging a go. It’s not so very scary after all! On the NEW and IMPROVED BritMums network, it’s really easy to upload your videos to [...]
I hate to admit it but I’ve been watching the X-Factor USA. God help me! It’s a bit cringe-worthy, not because of the talent or ability of the contestants, but because of their sob stories as to why they are attempting to go through to the “live shows” of X-Factor. Most of the contestants seem [...]
One of our goals at BritMums – in addition to helping bloggers learn about SEO and blog platforms and what-not – is to promote excellence in writing. It’s the cornerstone of every good blog. That’s why I was so excited to be a judge for the #eicommentawards run by Editorial Intelligence. The judging process was [...]
It’s that time again! Time to honour one of our fab BritMums members for outstanding service to the blogging world. We have so many amazing BritMums members to trawl through each week that this task of honouring ONE is becoming decidedly more challenging. Before we jump into the Blogger of the Week announcement, we’d like [...]
Jackson, Mississippi, looks gorgeous in The Help: stately Southern mansions sit amid Delta farmland, pecan trees shade mid-century ranch houses, and the white ladies (because they are definitely “ladies”) go about the business of playing cards and ruthlessly enforcing the status quo while wearing the most sensational New Look styles – all cinched waists and [...]
Right! We’ve been talking about it all year long and we’re going to highlight it today. What, might you ask, am I on about? VIDEO BLOGGING!!! It’s taking the US Blogging Community by STORM! It’s slowly but surely creeping into the UK Blogosphere and we want to step it up a notch! You’ve got nothing [...]
With new cookery schools popping up almost daily in the UK it’s worth taking a few moments to make sure that you’re signing up for the best possible culinary experience. Nick Wyke, founder of the UK’s leading cookery schools directory www.lookingtocook, offers his six essential tips. 1. Recommendations The word of a bona-fide foodie friend [...]
Good morning! Do you know what the time is? It’s ‘excellent newer blogger o’clock’ ! So withoutfurther ado I give you *dramatic drum roll* … Highlights of the week
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- sunnymama updated their profile
- sunnymama added a discussion to the group Nature Kids
- sunnymama added a discussion to the group Play and craft ideas for kids
- sunnymama added a discussion to the group Linky Love
- Kriss MacDonald replied to Kriss MacDonald's discussion Is this an insult to Mum/Mom bloggers by Internet SEO guru
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- Ali Clifford: thanks so much for the mention Maggy, the boys wil...
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- Win a LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Short Break 23 January 2012
- What’s your perfect family-friendly holiday destination? 26 September 2012
- BiBs shortlists are here! 22 April 2013
- BritMums Live 2014 – ticket sales start Friday at noon! 18 June 2013
- Video: Marco Pierre White talks summer turkey recipes 18 June 2013
- Craft Round-up: sun weaving and sun catchers 18 June 2013