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Jo Swinson: Shared Parental Leave helps close pay gap

Recently BritMums had a hangout on air with MP Jo Swinson, talking about Shared Parental Leave. Here, she writes in a guest post about how shared leave can help close the gender pay gap, which has endured for too long. Jo Swinson writes: This week, on Tuesday 4 November , we had Equal Pay Day […]

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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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Video: 7 budget egg meals made with leftovers

What do you do with leftover bacon, roast dinners, puff pastry, carrots, potatoes? Almost anything when you combine them with eggs, the perfect ingredient to create main meals out of common leftovers that also reduce food waste. At our #ShortcutEggsperts Hangout on Air held during British Egg Week, a group of food-loving bloggers shared their […]

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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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Guy Kawasaki on how to get a massive social following

Oh yes. BritMums hung out with Guy Kawasaki, the legendary social media guru, now Chief Evangelist at Canva, along with the amazing Canva Evangelist Peg Fitzpatrick, to get their best tips for developing a huge following online. We learned about how to share socially so it doesn’t consume your life, where Guy’s opinion differs from […]

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Tips for hosting giveaways on your blog

Blog giveaways: Watch our G+ Hangout for tips Blog giveaways are a great way to lure new visitors to your blog, highlight stuff you love and forge relationships with brands. But what kind of prizes work the best? Should you use a functionality like Rafflecopter to run your giveaway? BritMums chatted with Di Coke from […]

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Hangout: Helping children’s imagination

  Children have strong and creative imaginations, something we want to nurture and encourage — but how to do that? BritMums held the #PlaytheHero Hangout On Air with psychologist Chireal Shallow and 7 parent bloggers and we got slew of tips, advice and inspiration. The hangout was sponsored by Philips Lighting and celebrates the launch […]

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Video: Meet the Butterflies before BritMums Live

BritMums Live is a friendly event but there are a group of bloggers who who make it that bit more friendly and welcoming. They banish the butterflies and help newbies and returning attendees feel at home. Now they’ve created a video so you can get to know them better. Why not make a video response […]

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How to build & market to your email list

If you ask your readers to sign up to a newsletter, you have an email list that can be a powerful tool for your blog. Corey Taratuta, the creator of the popular travel blog and podcast IrishFireside.com, shares his tips for making the most of your email list. His tips include: Use your email list […]

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Video: Quick and delicious egg recipes

Eggs are a great base for a main meals — versatile, tasty and easy to match with spices, vegetables, cheese, meats and more. In our #shortcuteggsperts Hangout, we discovered delicious recipes and taste combinations for family, including a slimming recipe. We were honoured to chat with Kerstin Rodgers, one of the UK’s top-ranked food bloggers […]

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Video: Vegetarian meals – Simple and fancy

BritMums wanted to find out more about vegetarian food, discover some simple meals to throw together when you’re in a hurry and more detailed dishes to impress your guests with. Who better to turn to than our vegetarian parent bloggers? Joined by Ali Clifford from Kids Chaos and A Greener Life For Us, Emily Leary […]

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Video: Tips to help your child get to sleep

Getting your children off to sleep and helping them stay that way can be a struggle. BritMums hung out with sleep expert and psychologist Chireal Shallow of the Baby Sleep Clinic to get answers. We were joined by popular parent bloggers who had tips and questions from their experiences with sleep issues. They are Claire […]

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Video: Vegetarian Indian food ideas

Indian cooking is a great vegetarian cuisine, with loads of spices and tastes to liven up lentils and amp up okra. BritMums hung out with Anjum Anand, the Indian chef with a load of books, TV shows and products to her name, including a new line of chutnis (spelled the Hindi way) to use as […]

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Valentines Day gift ideas for mums

Video: What not to give for Valentine’s Day

Some people hate it, some people love it, but most dads know that when it comes to Valentine’s Day and giving gifts to the mother of their children, they need to have a plan. We hung out with John Arnold from LoveAllDads.co.uk and Darren Coleshill from OneDad3Girls to find out their advice on great romantic […]

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Introducing NatWest’s Pigby & Friends

NatWest has teamed up with the makers of Wallace and Gromit to create a new generation of piggybanks for a new generation of young savers. Aardman Animations has taken inspiration from NatWest’s iconic savings pigs from the 1980s to create six new characters to help children learn about saving money. BritMums is working with sponsor […]

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DIY Bleach Patterned Jeans

BritMums is partnering with Etsy to celebrate great crafting and home businesses, and to provide advice for all you entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be who have been toying with setting up a business based on your crafts or collections. We’re featuring cool crafts and inspiring creators over the coming weeks. Back this week is Xenia, an Etsy […]

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Video: Marco Pierre White’s top Christmas turkey tips

Preparing the perfect roast turkey and Christmas dinner is a challenge even for avid cooks. To get answers, BritMums hung out with Marco Pierre White to quiz him about our most pressing issues. The hangout was sponsored by Lean on Turkey, where you can get tips and inspiration for cooking with fresh turkey, including recipes […]

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Inspired Christmas gift-wrapping ideas

Get ahead on your Christmas wrapping and create fun, inspired and beautiful presents, from kids crafts to modern minimalism, with strategies and ideas from these fabulous BritMums bloggers (be sure to circle them on G+ to keep up with all their ideas!): Helen Neale of Kiddy Charts gives tips on managing your wrapping before and […]

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