About Jennifer Howze

Jennifer Howze is the Creative Director and co-founder of BritMums. She blogs about family travel at Jenography.net, tweets at @JHowze and Instagrams at @JHowze. 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.

Author Jennifer Howze

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10 pics to make you want to visit Menorca

I was a Menorca newbie when I was invited to visit the island with 50 other bloggers, YouTubers and Instagrammers as a guest of Visit Spain. It’s a Balearic island, the weather would be warm and I’d be with a bunch of cool social influencers. Of course I was excited. It wasn’t til after I […]

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Essential reading for good SEO #BML17

A little studying goes a long way. And while we might be out of practice as social influencers, while we tend to our blogs and social media feeds, it pays to keep abreast of the latest news. Especially when it applies to important topics like SEO.  At #BML17 we are devoting not just a Deep […]

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The rise of women’s football: Great family fun

With women’s football, it’s all kicking off. The international women’s football game has also been gaining in popularity and publicity: England Women came third in the 2015 FIFA World Cup tournament and were semi-finalists in 2017’s UEFA Women’s Euro, which was viewed by about 4 million people in the UK. Over the past few years, the […]

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Cooking classes Hampshire: Chewton Glen’s kid-friendly Kitchen

  One of Hampshire’s premier country house hotels does cookery classes for adults and kids like no other.  The Kitchen, Chewton Glen 3 Chewton Farm Rd, Walkford, Christchurch BH23 5QL, England, UK www.chewtonglen.com/the-kitchen +44 1425 275341 In an era when chefs are TV personalities with rock-star reputations, cooking courses come camera-ready. Cookery courses in Hampshire […]

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Clare Nasir tells why we should know about UV rays #ad

Did you know that UV radiation is the major cause of sunburn, premature ageing, eye damage and skin damage leading to skin cancer. Young children are at particular risk as increases in cancer can be related to UV exposure during childhood. In the UK, we are now experiencing high levels of UV, so now’s the […]

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#PrezzoLaFamiglia: Family style dining at Prezzo #ad

How do you feed hungry teen girls? This isn’t a trick question. Recently it was a situation my husband and I faced on a busy weekday. The solution was to seek out one of their favourite foods — pasta — and head to Prezzo.  We went as part of the BritMums #PrezzoLaFamiglia Challenge, sponsored by […]

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“Help! My blog’s been cloned…”

When we heard about a raft of blogger friends who had their blogs cloned, we were shocked — not just at the theft but also the problems it created for them. Here, Nell from Pigeon Pair and Me tells about her experience.   Until recently, I had no idea what a cloned blog was. I’d […]

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Mum-to-Mum: 5 tips to get your kids into tennis #ad

There’s nothing quite like advice from other mums to encourage and help us in concrete ways. As part of our paid project with the Lawn Tennis Association promoting the ClubSpark Tennis for Kids programme (#TennisforKids), we wanted real tips from real mums in helping kids get interested in tennis – an accessible sport that encourages […]

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60 tips for Football Mums from Football Mums #ad

What makes a Football Mum? This was the intriguing question we asked during our #FootballMumoftheYear Twitter chat. The chat was sponsored by McDonald’s, which encourages people to nominate a deserving “football mum” to be Football Mum of the Year. This scheme celebrates football mums who go above and beyond, supporting their young footballers, whether cheering […]

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Sign up for updates about #BML17!

We’re starting to plan events for 2017 and that includes the inimitable #BML17! Don’t miss out on the big announcements and the limited-opportunity fun (shhhh. we’ll be revealing all soon) — sign up to be one of the first to get updates right to your email. Input your info below and you won’t miss a […]

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9 ways divorce can affect children

  Whether couples are tying the knot or creating a civil partnership, research shows that they would like a greater knowledge of divorce at the outset. In a survey conducted by One Pulse of 1,000 Brits, 60% would like to know the impact of divorce on children, while just over 40% would like to know […]

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#NepalNow : A recycling centre that makes a difference

Bishnu’s hands work fast. She grabs a plastic bottle from the large bag in front of her and twists off the lid, smoothly tossing it into the small bucket near her feet. Her craft knife flicks, slicing through the label, cutting out the small strip of glue that held it in place, severing the coloured collar left behind on the neck of […]

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#NepalNow : How to rebuild a village post-earthquake

  In two small rooms in a newly constructed brick structure — soon to be a family home in Bhurunchuli, an hour and a half outside of Kathmandu — it seems the whole village has turned up. The men, women and children are crowded round the doorways and leaning in the window frames, all here to see the […]

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#NepalNow: Why BritMums is going to Nepal

It was an unexpected call. Or in this case, email. Coca-Cola got in touch, telling us a bit about the work it has done in Nepal for disaster relief in the wake of the devastating 2015 earthquake and about its 5by20 programme, empowering women in small entrepreneurship across its supply chain. They were taking a […]

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We need to avoid Mummy Wars Part 2

Since this post was published, Andrea Leadsom has dramatically dropped out of the Tory party leadership contest. We’d still love your thoughts on the continuing threat of the Mummy Wars. Read on!    The two-woman contest for leadership of the Tory party and Prime Minister — between the childfree Theresa May and mother of three Andrea […]

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Clangers at BritMums Live 2016

Join us: The Clangers for Kindness Lunch at BritMums Live 2016! We’re delighted that the Clangers will be hosting a special lunch at #BML16! The Clangers for Kindness campaign encourages people big and small to take part in kind acts to better the planet and humankind. We invite you to join in by writing your […]

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English winemaker Wiston Estate sponsors 2016 BiBs

We are delighted to announce as a sponsor of the 2016 Brilliance in Blogging Awards, aka the BiBs, the Wiston Estate. The Estate, on the chalky slopes of the South Downs, has been owned and managed by the Goring family since 1743. The vineyard was planted in 2006 and since then this family business has been run […]

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Why term-time holiday disputes need to disappear

There are a lot of problems in our schools. Oversubscribed classrooms. Failing schools. Teacher burnout. Crumbling facilities. Yet the Department of Education insists on focusing its limited budget and energy fighting against parents who take their children out during term-time. It’s a wasteful, ridiculous distraction and wrongheaded in its conception. (Read about the recent court […]

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