Andrea Kirkby is a freelance writer who specialises in business, travel and culture coverage. In addition to her degree in English, she also has a degree in opera, edits the Campaign for Real Ale newsletter and writes frequently about hiking and pilgrimage trails. Here, she tackles an issue for parents when travelling and dining out [...]
When Maria’s blog was still a new space, it won the Brilliance in Blogging: Fresh Voice 2010 award so she knew she was doing something right from the beginning. Recently Maria moved to the States and decided it was time to give her blog a completely new look and voice, but she didn’t end up [...]
BritMums is pleased to announce that Carla Buzasi is leading the opening roundtable discussion, British Blogging Now, at the BritMums Live! bloggers conference next June. Influential bloggers from the UK’s biggest blogging tribes discuss the state of blogging, in conversation with our community. Led by the Huffington Post UK, they’ll share their knowledge then the floor [...]
Have you seen these forum topics over on the BritMums network? BritMums members love leading the conversation about everything from documentaries about pedigree dogs to the most rude comment they’ve ever received on their blog (both meanings of “rude”!). We ask fellow members everything from Do redheads have an advantage? to advice for how parents [...]
How are those ‘green’ resolutions working out for you? Have they, like the one to go to the gym three times a week, become a dim and distant memory or are you well on your way to saving the world? Never fear! The 4th Tuesday of the month is the Britmums Green Roundup where you [...]
The rewards of being a mother are countless, but with Mother’s Day coming up on 18 March, it’s the perfect time to make them a bit more, um, count-able. Join us for a fun and fabulous #Mums4Good Twitter party on Wednesday 7 March 13:00 – 14:00 to share your plans for Mothering Sunday. Whether you’re [...]
I’ve had pets since I was born. Cats, dogs, mice, birds, rabbits…we even had a raccoon for a night. Personally, I believe that a pet makes a home homier. I currently have two cats that live in perpetual fear of my baby’s penchant for grabbing fur (I wrote two blog posts from my cats’ point [...]
We’re pleased to announce that Julia Boggio, one of the UK’s top wedding and portrait photographers, is leading the photography session at BritMums Live! Julia is a regular, popular columnist for Photo Professional magazine and, in the past few years, Julia has achieved over 30 magazine covers, including Cosmo Bride and You & Your Wedding [...]
The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day, and, as some of you may know, Oxfam uses this day to raise awareness of the inequality women in developing countries face every day. They are asking UK women to host a “Get Together” amongst their girlfriends to raise money to help them continue their good work. [...]
BritMums is please to share that best selling author and BBC presenter Liz Fraser is speaking at BritMums Live! Liz is the best-selling author of the internationally-successful books The Yummy Mummy’s Survival Guide, The Family Handbook, and A Spoonful of Sugar, funny, sexy, sassy looks at how to survive motherhood and family life without going insane or becoming incontinent. [...]
BritMums is pleased to announce that Kate Davis-Holmes is joining our prestigious working with charities panel at BritMums Live. was raised by her adoptive family in Yorkshire. After studying Law at Cambridge, she joined the third sector. She has experience of working with local, national and international charities. In her early career, she specialised in [...]
BritMums is pleased to announce that Kate Morris, author of three novels, is participating in our “Getting Published” panel at BritMums Live! Kate Morris has published three novels, The Single Girl’s Diary, The Seven Year Itch and Seven Days One Summer, which is out now. Kate is currently working on two more books, one fiction and one non fiction. She [...]
Has it really been two weeks since my last Good Reads? God, doesn’t time fly when you’re having half term. (Actually, I was working in a stuffy office during half term – had a touch of ‘grass is greener’ syndrome and missed having that week off – no doubt would have throttled* him had I [...]
We’ve been looking for bloggers with a unique voice share their experience in The Bloggers Studio, and we’ve found the perfect candidate: Melinda from HerMelness Speaks! Melinda will share her insight in the discussion: Crossing the Chasm: how to bridge the divide from beginner to insider and on to new pastures. Melinda is the widowed [...]
BritMums is pleased to announce that Camila Batmanghelidjh, the highly inspirational director of Kids Company is speaking at BritMums Live! next June. She is joining our panel discussion about blogging for the greater good. Camila Batmanghelidjh is the founder and director of Kids Company and has been a psychotherapist for more than twenty years. In her [...]
The sun is shining (hopefully where you are too) and the air is just that bit warmer which I think we’ll all agree is just what the doctor ordered! High Five for Mother Nature, right? Life just seems that bit brighter when the sun shines on our shoulders, doesn’t it? And since we’re all feeling [...]
The round up for February – and as it’s the month that surrounds Valentine’s day I’m starting with a collection of worst Valentine’s Day experiences put together by Rhodri Marsden who blogs personally and for the Independent http://storify.com/rhodri/worst-valentine-s-day-experiences . Thanks to @alexlondonlife for the tip! Flossing the cat describes her husband’s idea of romance in [...]
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