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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Great British Tennis Weekend at #BML16!

  Join the Lawn Tennis Association at BritMums Live as we get ready for Great British Tennis Weekend (July 16th – 17th). If the buzz of Wimbledon gets your kids excited then Great British Tennis Weekend is offering thousands of free tennis sessions across the UK to get them active and having fun, and maybe […]

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Book Club: The Pursuit of Happiness by Ruth Whipman

I really wanted to like this book. The whole idea of the act of chasing happiness having the adverse affect intrigues me. After all, who doesn’t want to be happy? Aren’t we all on that journey? But I found the author got in my way. Having spent half my life in the US, her sweeping […]

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Family-friendly Napa: 7 things to do

Dreaming of visiting Napa Valley’s legendary wine country, but not sure you should bring the kids? Won’t they get restless while you go on and on about wine? What if they start pulling each other’s hair and in their best annoying voice start asking if it’s time to GO HOME? Admittedly many opt to leave the kids at home when visiting […]

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Top 10 reasons to visit Kissimmee, Florida

Thinking of visiting Central Florida? Although we agree everyone has to visit “The Big Four” at least once, it’s not just about the world-famous theme parks! With the headwaters of the Florida Everglades at its southern tip, there are natural landscapes to explore, including ecotourism opportunities. The tourist board for the city on Disney’s doorstep has just published this infographic […]

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Isles of Scilly: 12 awesome suggestions for families

    It blows my mind that this is the UK! #Bryer #IslesofScilly #scilly #familytravel #travel #uk #scillyviews #scillyisles A photo posted by Susanna Scott ~ travel (@amodernmother) on Sep 3, 2015 at 11:12am PDT   Have you been to Scilly?  That’s what I’ve asked everyone I know recently. I’m obsessed with this British archipelago which […]

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BritMums Live: Give your summer party the WOW factor with SuperSavvyMe!

We’re pleased that SuperSavvyMe is at BritMums Live this year. Read on to find out what they are doing on their stand… SuperSavvyMe is a website, powered by P&G, that offers the latest reviews, expert advice, special offers, recipes and more – all designed to make sure that you are in the know and ahead of […]

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Joules Clothing: What we’re wearing to BritMums Live

It’s an age-old question, what to wear to BritMums Live! You can always get inspiration from our “What I’m Wearing to BritMums Live” Pinterest board. There are a few rules of thumb: – Be comfortable – Slip on sensible footwear – Be yourself – Be fabulous Luckily, sponsor Joules Clothing has solved the dilemma and […]

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Mexican burgers: Mixing up the menu with Birds Eye

We’re working with Birds Eye with a Twitter Party to give ideas on how to inject a little variety into meals and #mixupyourmenu! Our #MixUpYourMenu Twitter party on Tuesday is the place to share your tips, tricks and tasty family meals. I used the opportunity to turn a burger into a Mexican burger. Check out […]

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Mix up your Menu with Birds Eye: Baja Fish Tacos

We’re working with Birsds Eye, looking for ideas on how to “Mix Up Your Menu”. Susanna, a California native, came up with Baja Fsh Tacos. How do you mix up the menu?

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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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