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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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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Join us: Marco talks Xmas turkey with bloggers

We’re thrilled to announce that we are going to be hanging out again with chef Marco Pierre White. This time he’ll be sharing tips on creating the perfect Christmas turkey. Several BritMums food bloggers will be chatting with Marco and posing their trickiest questions. And you can take part too by watching live on our […]

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#Scratchcard Xmas Twitter party; win shopping vouchers

Uncover a little more excitement this holiday by making it a Scratchcard Christmas! Scratchcards from The National Lottery are great add-on gifts or fun items to slip into cards for favourite friends, with the chance of winning up to £1m! At our #ScratchcardXmas Twitter party on Thursday 12 December we’ll be sharing inventive ideas for […]

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Review: Cinderella at the Unicorn Theatre

There comes a point in every young girl’s life when she’s over the whole princess thing. At least, that’s what happened in our family. My daughter no longer wants her heroines served up with a dollop of glitter and a saccharine disposition. That’s one of the reasons we were excited and intrigued by Unicorn Theatre’s […]

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Top mum tips to prepare for Christmas

Now’s the moment. This is the time when you can enjoy pre-Christmas activities with the family and actually get ahead of the game. We brought together 5 creative bloggers to tell us their top mum tips and creative projects that getting their families into the Christmas spirit. Watch the video to discover: an easy-to-make ornament […]

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Is a stolen phone = a lost identity?

Hey blogger! Are you addicted to your mobile phone? NO? Are you sure? The Family Adventure Project’s Kirstie Pelling believed her handset was just something that allowed her to work in coffee shops. Until it was stolen. And she realised it had actually become an extension of herself… A mobile phone is pretty important to […]

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Finding the right Christmas charity for you

Christmas is the time of year when so many of us want to give to others who would otherwise go without. Liz Jarvis from The Mum Blog talks about choosing a charity that fits with her philosophy. A few years ago, Rosie Shelley and I were invited to visit UNICEF’s headquarters in Copenhagen, where we […]

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Why we all love the Great British Bake Off

A couple of weeks ago my friend Gela and I met at our local, during which time we caught up about work, family and — naturally — what happened in the latest installment of the Great British Bake Off. A good portion of the evening was spent discussing the dishes that contestants make as well […]

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