Anna from Imagination Tree has made some story-telling props using character cards for making up superhero stories with the kids. Anna is an ambassador for our #KodakAvengers Linky Challenge. You can find your inner Super Hero and enter the Linky Challenge for your chance to win £500 or a printer and ink package worth £175. [...]
The autumn really is here now after this week’s rain, wind and overall dreariness but did you catch our coffee break hangout? Hangouts are pretty new on the social media scene but once you get the hang of them they’re a lot of fun. We’re still on a learning curve but we’re inviting you [...]
BritMums held their second Coffee Break Google + hangout on Wednesday and after a few technical glitches the conversation really started flowing. We were talking about social media with Karin Joyce and Jen from BritMums and we were able to get some fantastic top tips from Maggy Woodley creator of Red Ted Art and [...]
Instead of Blogger of the Week this week, I’ve decided to shine the spotlight on the great wide blogosphere to celebrate bloggers and blogging! Join me in a round of applause and a “WHOOP WHOOP” for some pretty amazing bloggers… First of all, BEST of luck to all of the Bloggers up for MAD Blog [...]
Let me introduce you to Caine. He became an online sensation this time last year. He went viral in every sense of the word. Children all over the world were truly inspired. There were queues around the block of the hardware store. This was not just a virtual world; people stepped-up, both online and off. [...]
My own favourite blog post this month has to be my podcast on wearing a vest and an empty nest. Please come and have a listen. If you are new to podcasts they only require you to press play and listen. I make a podcast each tueday always with a thrifty theme. This one [...]
Here’s a word-association game: What do you think when you hear “Ethiopia”? For a lot of people, Ethiopia is synonymous with “famine”, as a result of the crisis that hit the country in 1984. From that situation grew Band Aid and, later, Make Poverty History. It prompted Billy Crystal’s famous joke in When Harry Met [...]
Celia Anderson is a mother, stepmother, wife, copywriter and blogger (amongst other things). Here she talks about how to coerce a fussy toddler into enjoying food and eating her 5 a day. My niece, Lily is a human Hoover. She will eat anything and everything at any time and in any order (though she informs [...]
Attention photographers and photography lovers: Fancy winning a high-end Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera? Or maybe you like to get your hands on the retro styled X100, or the classic compact the X10? Or how about spending a few days in Scotland on a photography masterclass? Luxury whisky brand The Macallan is offering those prizes to the [...]
Something funny happened to BritMums Tuesday night. It was the Funny Women Awards Charity Final, which I attended in Leicester Square, London. Funny Women helps bring new women onto the comedy scene and is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. There were awards for stand-up, musical comedy, sketch and character. I was thrilled to be a judge [...]
What are the best tips for baby’s first year? At our #earlyyears Twitter Party parents traded tips and shared their fears and experiences. The party was sponsored by AXA PPP healthcare, to celebrate the launch of its new Early Years Call Back Service and Pregnancy and Caring for Your Children Centre, and we gave away [...]
What’s your idea of the perfect family-friendly holiday destination? Does it include the countryside with loads to do and see? A beach? Or will a swimming pool with slides suffice? BritMums wants to know! We’re working with Hilton HHonors, Hilton Worldwide’s loyalty programme, on a cool prize draw where you can win a night’s stay [...]
It is the fourth Wednesday of the month, which means it is time to check out some interesting reviews. This time I was inspired mostly by bloggers who had left their links at my last review round-up. I have to say that most of them were completely new to me, so it was lovely browsing [...]
Here is the monthly charity-round up including the perfect excuse to have a cuppa with friends and some real wake-up calls on health and poverty issues. World’s biggest coffee morning I urge you to read this post because it describes possibly the simplest way to raise money for charity this month. Do you like [...]
This month I am delighted to say that I have found some new bloggers to feature, on this the third ever Adoption/Fostering round-up. September is here (boo hiss) and whilst many of us breathe a sigh of relief at the return of school, others are nervous and some of us a bit sad – [...]
Is it a month already? The kids are back at school and all green mamas are harvesting produce and turning their kitchens into something the Waltons would be proud of. The more industrious of us might be planning our home made Christmas present list, knitting into the evenings while those like me are probably [...]
I know, I know. Everybody is still talking about the Olympics, but they were pretty darned awesome. I’m totally coming down off my Olympic and Paralympic high. I saw the Opening Ceremony (rehearsal), two events plus one day at the Olympic Park, and the athletics at the Paralympics. It’s been the most exciting summer [...]
Boiled? Scrambled? Poached? That might be how we think about eggs first thing in the morning but there are so many more easy ways to cook with them. We’ll be talking about eggs and sharing our favourite recipes at the #britisheggweek Twitter party on Tuesday 2 October. Come join us! Tweet your family egg recipes [...]
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