Fallen off the wagon from your ‘healthy living’ New Year’s resolution? Don’t worry, so have most of us. In fact almost a fifth (18%) of people told the British Heart Foundation (BHF) that when they set goals for improving their lifestyle, they usually fail. We know that parents are more time-strapped than most people and […]
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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Do you want to look and feel good as you get older? At our recent #ThisIsMe Twitter debate, we asked for your tips on how to do just that. We were joined by leading medical aesthetic practitioner Dr Jonquille Chantrey, and renowned beauty journalist Alice Hart-Davis. The debate was sponsored by Allergan, maker of Juvéderm […]
Make a new year’s resolution to lend the support of your blog to a good cause. Charity blogging is one powerful way to ensure your blog makes a difference. Let’s look at some examples of bloggers who did just that during the traditional season of goodwill. Liz shows us how we can jazz up some […]
Will you wear a Christmas jumper for a great cause? Friday 12th December is officially Christmas Jumper Day and raises vital funds for Save the Children UK. How to get involved The concept is very simple. You wear a festive jumper and you make a donation. Suggested donations are £2 for adults and £1 for […]
What does Bonfire Night mean to your family? Perhaps you attend a community bonfire, make a Guy Fawkes or indulge in some tasty treats. For me, 5th November is a very special day. It is the day I became part of the Holmes family. My adoptive parents had two teenage sons and they had always […]
It is great to see so many people raising awareness of charities through blogging. My absolutely favourite post this month is perhaps not surprising seeing as I am a Yorkshire lass with a liking for our regional pudding. To be serious, I know I take communication for granted with my children and suspect I am […]
We have seen charity hitting our media outlets and timelines in a big way during the Summer. The blogging community were delighted to hear of the safe arrival of baby Beatrice to our lovely Jennie last month. Matilda Mae remains in hearts and minds. Please check out a video showing just one of the bloggers […]
Does a good book add to your Summer holiday? What will you be popping in the suitcase this year? BritMums book club members recently read The Judas Scar by Amanda Jennings. The book is described as a domestic thriller which immediately intrigued me and made me anticipate something a little different. The story introduces us […]
What are the links between charity and social media? If ever we needed convincing that social media can change the world when it comes to charity endeavour, the story of Stephen Sutton did just that. Describing himself as an average teenager, he shared his bucket list on Facebook and started raising money for the Teenage […]
I have really enjoyed putting together this month’s charity round-up partly because it features bloggers who I am honoured to call online friends. These are some of the bloggers who no matter what challenges they are facing in their own lives will be reaching out to raise awareness and/or funds whilst supporting individuals and families […]
If you could help a good cause, why would you not do so? That makes me believe from the standpoint that most people have good hearts that what people tell themselves is … “But I can’t make a difference!” This month’s round-up challenges that belief system and demonstrates how simple actions can move mountains. Charity […]
At our #HolidayGems Twitter party on January 7, we shared our dream holidays in Europe and the world beyond for fun and a chance to win prizes. We heard about the secret gems you’d recommend to friends as well as your wish-list spots! The party was sponsored by HolidayGems, a site that provides UK travellers […]
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 […]
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 […]
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