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.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray, as Wilde intended

Getting kids excited about great writers and great writing can be a challenge; seeing a classic work performed in a theatre can really bring it to life. Currently at Trafalgar Studios, there’s a special production of one of Oscar Wilde’s most famous works: The Picture of Dorian Gray. The story has been staged many times […]

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14 things to do in St Lucia with kids

St Lucia is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, but it packs in a load of options for visiting families. We visited with a tween and teen and discovered exciting activities for the entire family. Disclosure: Jenography’s stay at St James’s Club Morgan Bay is part of a #EliteIslandFamilies sponsored editorial project with […]

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BritMums on Sky News: A fix for term-time holidays?

There’s no getting away from it: Family holidays versus school term times has been an issue testing the patience of parents and schools. How do you balance school schedules with the need for families to book time away without breaking the bank? This morning I appeared on Sky News along with a Tom Bewick from […]

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BritMums speaking at World Travel Market 2015

We’re delighted to announce that BritMums will once again be speaking at World Travel Market in London, on Wednesday 4 November at 2pm. BritMums co-founder Jennifer Howze is speaking on “Show me the money“, about making money as a blogger. It will be an interactive session, with lots of back and forth with the audience […]

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#BML16: Why we’re reinventing BritMums Live

What’s new? That’s the question Susanna and I ask ourselves every year after the annual BritMums social media conference, as we start planning for the following year’s conference. The goal is always to make it more fun, more helpful, more fruitful and more of what you want. We’re lucky in that so many of you […]

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Pea pesto tapenade: Mixing up the menu with Birds Eye

We love peas in our house and eat them all the time but when we started working with Birds Eye on ways to #MixUpYourMenu — using family favourites such as peas, fish fingers and chicken chargrills in innovative dishes. I was inspired by a recipe I found from The Cowgirl Chef. This uses the favourites […]

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Where are the good tween movies?

In our house we love movies. We’ve even been known to catch a double feature from time to time. Yet even with cinema and Sky On Demand, Netflix and Amazon, the biggest problem I have lately is finding something to watch with my tween daughter. Of course there are the unrated movies that we all […]

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12 things to do with kids in Cyprus

Cyprus is a well-established destination for the party generation and new parents. But on a recent visit we discovered why it’s great with slightly older children, with its outdoor sports, culture that’s not restricted to museums and beautiful, rugged nature. Here, my must-do activities for any family visit to Cyprus. 1. Explore the Akamas Peninsula […]

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Is this the year you stop hating your looks?

Is this the year you stop hating the way you look? Practically every woman I know hates something about the way she looks, if not harbouring a general meh feeling about her overall looks. Instead of it being a little feeling, like, “I wish my hair were thicker/my waist thinner/my thighs firmer but I’ve got […]

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Top tips for improving your Instagram feed

The London Instagram Community started back in 2011 as a way for filter-lovers to meet up, take pictures, and facilitate photo taking and sharing opportunities. Its founders, Debs Coady and Jess Macdonald are at the heart of that community. Debs has spoken at BritMums Live and not long ago Jess passed along some top tips […]

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BritMums hangs out with Beat Beneath My Feet

We love it when our friends create something special. Usually it’s a great blog or gorgeous pictures. In this case, it’s one of the best indie films we’ve seen lately. We caught The Beat Beneath My Feet at the Raindance Film Festival in London, where it played to packed audiences. What we liked best was […]

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Tips for cosy kids’ dens & beautiful lighting

Children love building dens, and we want to encourage their creativity in making their own spaces. At our #MyDen Hangout, several mums shared their children’s dens and we got advice on good den-building materials as well as how to sympathetically and safely light children’s spaces. Watch the hangout to find out: Ways to get more […]

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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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