Toronto makes an impression If there was any question of whether our recent jaunt to Toronto made an impression, the answer came in my daughter’s homework the first week back at school. The assignment: write about “the best moment” of her holiday. She chose not the plethora of sites we saw in my old hometown [...]
About Jennifer HowzeJennifer 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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Taking part in the BritMums Book Club with Penguin is a great way to score a free copy of new books, read along with a group of fellow bloggers and discuss what you loved (or hated) about them in the comfort of your own home. Our inaugural book is Honour by Elif Safak. Book Club [...]
Over the past few weeks I’ve been to several museums and seen some amazing art. Wandering the galleries and reading about the artists’ journeys and innovation, I’ve thought again and again of blogging. We tend to think of our blogs as small spaces for quotidian stories, but there’s an opportunity to tell a wider story. [...]
Margaret Thatcher’s legacy is being hotly debated in the wake of her death. Some people are singing her praises, others are singing Ding dong the witch is dead. We’ll be talking for some time about how she transformed the UK. Part of that analysis already is not political but personal: How successful was she as [...]
We love the idea of turning blog readers into blog listeners by using the sounds around us in a podcast. But how do you go about it? And more importantly how do you make it sound interesting? Tamsin Smith is a radio reporter with 15 years experience broadcasting for the BBC, from the Radio 4’s [...]
There’s still time to do Easter crafts — with your children, for your children, or organised so they can crack on with them on their own. We hung out with Maggy Woodley, crafter extraordinaire, Red Ted Art blogger and author of the new book Red Ted Art: Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids and Marianne [...]
“Man bites dog” was the test for news in my journalism classes at university. But the amorphous definition of what constitutes “news related material” in the wake of the new press regulations is one of issues that’s giving bloggers and sites a fright. The decision to extend the new press regulator’s remit to include websites [...]
You hear a lot about agents in the book publishing process, but what exactly do they do and do you need one? We hung out with Amanda Preston, of LBA Literary Agency, who gave us the run-down on how agents help writers, when in your writing process you should approach one, and what publishers are [...]
It seemed like a flash in the pan. Something to grace Grazia’s pages one week and then forever after featured in “What were they thinking” features. That may soon be the case but one thing’s for sure: onesies are having an over-the-top, high wattage fashion moment with the school-age set. Move over, Cara Delevigne. The [...]
They’ve got a reputation for being stroppy and irritable. They can also be a lot of fun. In this BritMums hangout we talked to two experts for tips and advice for planning holidays with your teenager. Sarah Tucker is an award-winning travel journalist and author of several books, including Have Teenager, Will Travel, and Chris [...]
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