About Jennifer Howze

Jennifer Howze is the co-founder of BritMums. She blogs about travel, family and London life at Jenography.net. Previously, she wrote the Alpha Mummy blog at The Times and as a journalist has contributed to The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Travel & Leisure, Budget Travel, CNN.com, Allure, SELF and Premiere, among others. She won The Maggie Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for a health article in Seventeen magazine.

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9 cowboy & culture activities for families in Fort Worth

  If you’ve ever dreamed of having a full-on Texas experience that lives up to that image created by old Westerns, cartoons and cowboy shows, Fort Worth is your place. Historically, it’s a cowtown on the Old Chisholm trail and these days it’s all about that cowboys and cattle heritage, with a bit of countryside […]

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The underrated summertime moment

There are so many great things about summer holidays — experiencing bona fide sunny days in the park, watching endless reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer — but one of the little things I really enjoy as a summertime activity is no activity at all. It’s just breakfast with my daughter. We can get up […]

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BritMums Live: Photography tips from Julia Boggio

Julia Boggio is a veteran of BritMums Live conferences — sharing her advice on taking gorgeous images and understanding the basics of light and composition while creating your own personal style. Even if you missed her session, you can brush up on your technique and pictures with her presentation. Julia has also photographed her share […]

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BritMums Live: Tips for creating great videos

Every year video becomes more important and a more essential part of every blogger’s toolbag. This year at BritMums, our resident video expert  — the extremely affable Nigel Camp of The Video Effect  — gave a two-part session about shooting and editing video, incorporating elements of storytelling. Check out his presentation and also click through […]

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#BritMumsLive Food styling session: What to bring

We’re delighted this year to be offering a food photography and styling session with msmarmitelover and Cooksister — it will help you transform your food photographs into things of delectable beauty. We will be doing mini food photography set-ups that you can practice on in teams. You’ll get both technical and artistic advice. To make […]

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When are you losing the baby weight?

I realised this week it was time to rethink my personal style when a very nice lady offered me her seat on the Tube. I guess I wasn’t rocking the floaty top, boxy jacket and scarf quite how I intended. I declined not only the seat but the opportunity to inform her I wasn’t pregnant, […]

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Supporting women & girls with Melinda Gates

  Has determining when and if you want to have children been an important decision in your life? Of course. That might seem like a silly question — after all, it’s one of the defining decisions of women’s lives. Yet it is far from recognised as a fundamental right for women around the world. For […]

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Enter the Techpreneur Awards!

Stop hiding your internet and tech visions under a bushel. A new awards aimed at women setting up internet or tech-related businesses or those who have already started one is giving them some much-needed recognition. Last week I met with the founder of the The UWC (University Women’s Club) Techpreneur Awards for Women, Fiona Scott […]

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Can child-free women represent mothers’ interests?

The departure of Maria Miller from David Cameron’s Cabinet has left three women as full-time members, none of them mothers. The low number of women as well as the splitting of Miller’s former role as minister of Women and Equalities between Nicky Morgan (Women) and Sajid Javid (Equalities) has prompted a lot of discussion. Morgan […]

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Frozen film review: Resistance is futile

Disney has gotten be to be Disney by creating reliable family entertainment with certain hallmarks: showstopping tunes, wholesome stories, loveable sidekicks. Two things in particular make the Disney animated feature Frozen one of the films families will watch over and over. The first is that it surprises. In Frozen, there is a twist on the […]

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How to build & market to your email list

If you ask your readers to sign up to a newsletter, you have an email list that can be a powerful tool for your blog. Corey Taratuta, the creator of the popular travel blog and podcast IrishFireside.com, shares his tips for making the most of your email list. His tips include: Use your email list […]

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The rise and rise of Google+

Mum bloggers were among the first groups that Google+ reached out to and BritMums is proud to have played a strong role in encouraging bloggers to embrace it. Using it can help your rankings on search, makes you an early adopter of a vital social network and enhances your reach. (Wondering how to use it? […]

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The 11 stages of World Book Day costumes

World Book Day, March 6, rolls around every year, yet every year as parents we find ourselves procrastinating then panicking about all the children’s activities. Here, a guide to what you can expect to undergo. 1. Read letter from school about World Book Day and decide that, since it’s a month away, there’s plenty of […]

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We need to fix holiday prices for families

And by “fix”, I don’t mean set but sort out. How much do you spend on holiday? Ask many parents and they’ll reflexively say, “Too much”, but the issue of high season holiday prices for families is on the government agenda now after a couple of e-petitions have garnered huge support. Yesterday MPs debated a […]

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Video: Valentine’s Day crafts for kids

Valentine’s Day is usually surrounded by themes of romance and sexytimes. But it’s a great family holiday too — celebrating friendship and love with your children, their friends and extended family. You can make it even more fun by doing some Valentine’s Day crafts with your children. We hung out with crafter extraordinaire Maggy from […]

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8 fabulous family holiday ideas for 2014

Bored of the same old family holidays? Make 2014 the year you try something new and exciting, says William Gray, editor of 101familyholidays.co.uk. Over to William: Don’t get me wrong – we love a beach holiday as much as any family. Just occasionally, though, it’s good to venture beyond the pool and kids’ club and […]

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40 fun ways to gift a scratchcard this Christmas

Uncover a little more excitement this holiday by making it a Scratchcard Christmas! Scratchcards from the National Lottery give you (or your loved ones — *ahem*) the chance of winning up to £1m, which would make Christmas a very merry one indeed! They make fabulous, fun extras for the over-16s on your list. At our #ScratchcardXmas […]

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Who’s stealing your favourite TV-watching seat?

My husband’s spot is on the white sofa, the end nearest the door. My daughter’s is on the other sofa, usually lounging with a throw. My stepson is in the easy chair and I’m on the other end of the white sofa. Those are our accepted favourite places while watching TV. And if someone sits […]

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