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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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Join us: Marco talks Xmas turkey with bloggers

We’re thrilled to announce that we are going to be hanging out again with chef Marco Pierre White. This time he’ll be sharing tips on creating the perfect Christmas turkey. Several BritMums food bloggers will be chatting with Marco and posing their trickiest questions. And you can take part too by watching live on our […]

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Top mum tips to prepare for Christmas

Now’s the moment. This is the time when you can enjoy pre-Christmas activities with the family and actually get ahead of the game. We brought together 5 creative bloggers to tell us their top mum tips and creative projects that getting their families into the Christmas spirit. Watch the video to discover: an easy-to-make ornament […]

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Should mums be paid to breastfeed? BritMums on Sky News

BritMums co-founder Jennifer Howze got up early this morning to go into the Sky News studios to comment on the controversial new research that is compensating mums to breastfeed by giving them Matalan, John Lewis and Mothercare vouchers. What do you think? Would the money be better spent educating new mums? Or does a bribe really work, […]

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Tips on conquering writer’s block

Whether you’re writing the next War and Peace or your next blog post, writer’s block can strike. We gathered together a novelist, two prolific bloggers working on larger projects and and a blogger/time management expert to discover how to break through writer’s block on a G+ hangout. BritMums cofounder Jennifer Howze speaks to Novelist Amanda […]

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Video: Tips for long-haul family adventure travel

Long-haul adventure trips are an exciting event — they can be fun, enriching and mind-expanding for the entire family. Yet for a parent organising and orchestrating one, there’s also that bit of anxiety. Because of the time and expense, we want to ensure we make the most of it and come away with happy lasting […]

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Hangout: Memoir writing with Damian Barr

When Damian Barr’s memoir Maggie & Me came out, it couldn’t have had more serendipitous timing. His story of the growing up amid hardships during the Thatcher years came out at the moment the Iron Lady died. Maggie O’Farrell called the book a “work of stealthy genius”; Diana Athill said, “It grips from beginning to […]

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Video: Marco Pierre White talks summer turkey recipes

Marco Pierre White hung out again with BritMums and several bloggers from the network, talking about summer turkey recipes. We came away with: Ideas for marinades Picnic and lunchbox bites Barbecue tips Tempting recipes for kids Joining us were the lovely and talented Mari from Mari’s World, Mary Key from Keynko, Otilia from Romanian Mum […]

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Watch BritMums Live “live” on UStream!

Can’t make BritMums Live this year? Not to worry! We will live stream select sessions direct to your device! A big thank you to Panasonic for arranging. They will be using their HC-X920 camcorder – from the 2013 range (more info below). Whoop-whoop! So starting at 3 pm on Friday 21 June, just tune in to the BritMums UStream […]

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Hangout: Working with charities

Quite a few bloggers have opened up their blogs to make room for charities close to their hearts to have a voice and reach a wider audience. Charities in return have discovered that the word of mouth approach that a blogger offers is an excellent means to spread their message far and wide. Jen Howze, […]

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Hangout – Tips from home chefs

What are your tips for bringing a good wholesome meal to the table night after night? What are the staple ingredients in your cupboards you can always fall back on? What are your favourite recipes that always work and never fail to please and what are you cooking tonight? Jen chats to Aly Hodge from […]

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Hangout with the Knackered Mother’s Wine Club

Helen McGinn writer of the Knackered Mother’s Wine Club and winner of the Fortnum & Mason Online Drink Writer award joined us to talk about her journey from blog to book and to pass on some of her top wine secrets too. Our food editor Emma Raphael and author of A Bavarian Sojourn and Sarah […]

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Hangout: Can I self-publish?

Publishing a blog is a lot like self-publishing a book — you’re driven by passion and excitement. Here, bloggers who have self-published (or want to) share their tips and advice and answer the most pressing questions. We hung out with Clare MacNaughton from A Modern Military Mother, Nadine Hill from Juggle Mum, Helen Neale from […]

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How to shoot video on a smartphone

Nigel Camp is a video expert and will be holding a session at BritMums Live on video, how it can enhance a blog post and how to shoot it on your smartphone. We had a hangout with Nigel to find out more on shooting video with your smartphone. Below Nigel shares some tips to get […]

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Hangout: Do I need a literary agent?

You hear a lot about agents in the book publishing process, but what exactly do they do and do you need one? We hung out with Amanda Preston, of LBA Literary Agency, who gave us the run-down on how agents help writers, when in your writing process you should approach one, and what publishers are […]

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Video: Tips for travelling with teens

They’ve got a reputation for being stroppy and irritable. They can also be a lot of fun. In this BritMums hangout we talked to two experts for tips and advice for planning holidays with your teenager. Sarah Tucker is an award-winning travel journalist and author of several books, including Have Teenager, Will Travel, and Chris […]

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Marco Pierre White hangs out with BritMums and talks turkey

He came, he gave us quick turkey recipes, he counseled us on turkey problems. Marco Pierre White has won Michelin stars and plaudits for his cooking, he’s been called the original rock’n’roll chef, and now he’s hung out with BritMums foodie bloggers sharing stories and tips. Joining the celebrity chef on our hangout was Emma […]

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The Royal baby: Whose business is it?

As mentioned by our royal correspondent, Vicki Psarias last week, we held a Google + Hangout to discuss what people really think about how much attention the media give to this event. Vicki who writes at Honest Mum joined us along with Alison Perry from Not Another Mummy Blog and Mari the BritMums editor, take […]

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