It’s shocking that some people believe we can afford to invest less in fighting breast cancer; that enough work has already been done. Breast cancer is not yesterday’s cause and the need for Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s work has never been greater. Breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, affecting 50,000 […]
About Kate Davis-HolmesKate Davis-Holmes is a writer and blogger. She is married with 3 children. After obtaining a law degree from Cambridge University, Kate spent 20 years working in local and national organisations. She has experience of project management. media relations, events organisation, advice-giving and the facilitation of learning groups. Kate’s interests include bargain-hunting, reading, travelling and cookery. She has a passion for helping good causes and seeing women get a fairer deal in society.
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How do you make family travel less stressful? Do you stick to your usual routines or relax the rules? What makes family travel easier? BritMums — along with cohosts, Anneli Faiers (@Delicieux_fr) and Paul Steele (@paul_steele), founder of BaldHiker.com and VisitBritain contributor — organised a Twitter party all about family travel, hashtag #HyattWLFG. It was […]
Fancy a night IN with your female friends? Throughout November, Cancer Research are inviting women to take part in The IN Thing and host a girl’s night IN. When did you last get together with the girls? What would you like to do? Will it be a fancy dinner party or something a little wilder? […]
We discovered just how quickly we can rustle up a quick tasty meal in our Twitter party all about eggs. Whatever the time of day or occasion, there is a great egg recipe waiting for you to try. Discover the great dishes BritMums love to make…and eat. September 30 – 6 October is British Egg […]
This month’s charity round-up is nothing if not diverse. That reflects the sector itself which includes international and very local agencies, well-funded organisations and others that survive on a shoestring. Some charities are run only by volunteers, some have paid staff and some have a mix of the two. Over to the blog posts that […]
Do you enjoy getting together with others for a lovely cup of coffee and perhaps a slice of cake? Would you enjoy supporting a great cause whilst doing so? Macmillan Cancer Support are asking you to get involved in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning which takes place on 27th September 2013. Last year, 115 000 […]
With the summer holidays here, lots of families will be travelling and sometimes that can be stressful. Here are tips on making family holidays less stressful and happier, from our #happyfamilytravel Twitter party. The party was sponsored by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, which gives tips to parents around planning holidays and journeys. Check out www.WVRUKtraveltips.com. Follow […]
I am sure you will join with the whole BritMums team in expressing our condolences to the family and friends of Susan Taylor who died during a charity swim across the English Channel this week. Susan was raising money for two amazing charities so if you feel minded and able to do so, please do […]
Do you remember your favourite book from childhood? Are your children learning to read or do you look back with fond memories of the days when they cracked the code and discovered the joy of reading? Did you know there is a global literacy crisis caused by poor nutrition? Save the Children’s ground-breaking new report […]
Please join us for our #foodforthought Twitter chat on Tuesday 28th May 2013 from 1-2pm where we will mark the launch of Save the Children’s latest report on child nutrition and education. We’ll be talking about the importance of nutrition for education and learning to read. Come along and share your favourite children’s books and the […]
What is the connection between taking exercise and charity? Taking part in a fitness challenge is a great way to capture potential supporters ‘ imaginations and to raise funds for good causes. Let’s start with Chloe and friends who are responding to the tragic loss of a special little boy by taking on a cycling […]
How do you feel about going to BritMums Live in June? Is it exciting or as it gets closer, are nerves setting in? I first considered going to the blogging conference organised by BritMums two years ago. At that time, I had pretty much lost any sense of my own identity and rarely ventured out […]
Would you like to take part in a fundraising activity where your children can come along too for a fun family day out? The Genesis Research Trust has launched the Silver Cross Pramathon 2013. It takes place at Marble Hill Park, Twickenham on 23rd June. They have joined forces with Silver Cross and Channel Five’s Milkshake! to create a festival of family […]
BritMums team member, Kate Davis-Holmes, recently visited Orlando. In this post, she shares the top 10 things that she and her son Cavanagh enjoyed most. 1. The weather It was wonderful to step off the plane and to see blue skies and feel the heat. Such a contrast to the snowy conditions we had left […]
There are thousands of charities in the United Kingdom working at local, regional and national levels. This month, I have decided to focus on charities that work in the field of babies and children. Did you see Nicola and her husband Ian on ITV This Morning talking about the loss of their son Alexander? They […]
Like taking pics? Enjoy taking part in a little fun? Join in #SnapHappyBritMums, our daily photo challenge! Each day we set a theme, and all you need to do is be creative and snap away! Go crazy on your blog, Twitter and your photo sharing apps. Just make sure you tag your pics #SnapHappyBritMums. We’ll follow […]
Discussing Cancer with Children One of the hardest things about being diagnosed with cancer can be telling your family, especially if you have young children. It can be tempting to put the conversation off in the hopes of protecting them, but children are more aware than we often give them credit for. The best thing […]
Orlando in Florida has so much to offer as a family holiday destination, for thrills as well as those who prefer more chilled activities. Here are our top 10 tips for getting the most out of your trip and being money-savvy too. 1. Think Disney, then think beyond that. Disney World is a prime attraction […]
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