About Susanna Scott

Susanna Scott founded the BritMums social network in 2008 after a career in marketing. She wanted to create a space for parent bloggers to network, and share ideas and opportunities. She is often quoted as a pioneer in the UK Mum Blogging space, and has been named a top female entrepreneur. She has been featured in The Times, The FT, The Independent, The Guardian, The Sun, Technorati, She, Primo Baby and Red magazine, amongst others. She speaks frequently about blogging, social networking and the BritMums community at industry events. Her blog A Modern Mother ranks in the UK’s top 10 Family Tarvel Blogs. Follow her on @amodernmother.

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7 tips for families visiting London’s South Bank

There’s so much to do in London as a family, sometimes it’s hard to narrow it down to a specific area let alone activities that all will enjoy. The South Bank area, and neighbouring Westminster, is especially attractive. There are museums, theatres, a giant ferris wheel, the seat of government and a working river to explore […]

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Sonoma wine country: 5 activities for families

Sonoma for kids Think Sonoma, and you probably think of wine tasting. And it’s no wonder, this California county has more than 400 wineries, ranging from simple and rustic to downright luxurious. The tasting rooms buzz with knowledgeable staff, local wine buffs and tourists in shorts offering their views on the prolifically produced beverage. Couple […]

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Surf City USA: 13 must-dos for families

Ever since Jan and Dean dubbed it “Surf City USA,” Huntington Beach has lived up to the name. With 10 miles of sandy beaches (there are five to choose from) and “endless summer” temperatures consistently in the 70s, it’s a classic Californian surf town perfect for catching a wave. It’s also a fab one-stop destination for families wanting a base […]

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#ReSPECKED: A little style and protection needed for BritMums Live!

I smile every time I speak with my Speck contact. It’s all about style AND protection, she tells me. She is talking of course about their gorgeous device cases, which come in just about every colour and pattern. They are durable and have saved my iPhone from #crackage and #shatterscreen at least 99 times. The […]

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France with kids: Try a mobile home!

Let’s face it: holidays abroad with families can be expensive. Between the cost of travel itself, accommodation and eating out – the Euros can quickly add up. Camping is not really my cup of tea – there is too much kit to bring. However, a mobile home  – where you have real beds, gas, electrics […]

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LBA book agents and founder Luigi Bonomi

BritMums Live: Literary Speed Dating is back!

One of the most hotly anticipated parts of BritMums Live is the Literary Speed Dating. We’re delighted to feature the literary agents Luigi Bonomi Associates again — they will be listening to your book ideas and pitches and giving you one-to-one feedback. The folks at LBA are friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about hearing your projects. […]

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Book Club: Review Amanda Jenning’s Judas Scar

Want to review Judas Scar, Amanda Jennings’s second novel? Just fill in this form and we’ll send one out to you! Amanda Jenning’s first book, Sworn Secret, reached Number 4 in the Amazon Kindle best seller chart and was a WHSmith travel top ten title. It was published by the Harper Collins ebook imprint, Witness, […]

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California Skiing: 8 tips for families

Many of you know that I was born in Northern California, and spent my first 25 years in the Golden State. It’s a wonderful place and we visit each year. It’s about a 9-hour flight from the UK, and there’s so much to do – from trendy Silicon Valley/San Francisco, to long sandy beaches to […]

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Yosemite: 5 tips for a family trip

  Yosemite is one of those iconic National Parks that everyone wants to visit at some point in their life. You probably recognise Half Dome’s image (above). The massive granite rock formation looks like someone took a knife (well, a glacier) and sliced it in half. But if you could stretch your neck around and […]

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March Photo Challenge: Get snap happy!

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 […]

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Food Survey 1 Terms and Conditions

Here are some BritMums Research prize drawing Terms and Conditions you should know about: This prize draw is free to enter and no purchase is necessary. It is open to residents of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), excluding employees and their families of the […]

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Snap Happy: Share your February photos!

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 be creative and snap away! Go crazy on your blog, Twitter and an your photo sharing apps. Just make sure you tag your pics […]

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Book Club: Clare Balding’s My Animals and Other Family

Our latest BritMums Book Club read is Clare Balding’s autobiography My Animals and Other Family. BritMums cofounder Susanna Scott starts the discussion below. Read what she thought about the book and join in. Taking part in the BritMums Book Club with Penguin is a great way to score a free copy of good books, read […]

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Join our January photo challenge!

Enjoy photography? Want to take part in a little fun? Then join in our #SnapHappyBritMums daily photo challenge! Each day we have a new theme – 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 to tag pics with #SnapHappyBritMums […]

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A lesson for all: #HasJustineLandedYet Twitter Storm

We’ve all done it, or have thought of doing it. That provocative tweet that goes slightly over the edge of what’s acceptable and what’s plain stupid. Twitter is so popular because people use it to share their most inner thoughts. But in light of recent events, do we really want to know them? When @JustineSacco […]

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A sick child can contaminate half her class at playtime

Does this scene sound familiar? Your child wakes up saying her throat feels funny. You feel her forehead, and she’s slightly warm. She can’t be home sick today, so you give her some Calpol, hoping it brings down her fever. She picks at her breakfast, but says she feels better, so you drop her at the […]

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December: Join our daily photo challenge!

Enjoy photography? Want to take part in a little fun? Then join in our #SnapHappyBritMums daily photo challenge! Each day we have a new theme – 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 to tag pics with #SnapHappyBritMums […]

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#HolidayGems Giveaway Terms & Conditions

Here are some BritMums prize drawing Terms and Conditions you should know about: This #HolidayGems prize drawing is free to enter and no purchase is necessary. It is open to residents of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), excluding employees and their families of […]

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