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Does anyone blog in August?

I have a confession, in August I am the worst blogger. Does anyone blog in August? Of course, they do. Don’t they? Having largely failed to visit other blogs (as a good blogger should) I’ve very little idea. Is anyone reading this? *knocks on screen*. I’m rubbish at blogging in August. It’s my ‘slow’ month, […]

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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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Top street foods at Camp Bestival

I was lucky to go to Camp Bestival for the first time this year with my family; as newbies it can be a little overwhelming until you get an idea of where things are and what you’d like to do as I don’t feel we even scratched the surface and yet we didn’t stop for the […]

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A Royal Day Out in London

  If there’s one good idea I had this summer holiday it was to buy tickets for a tour of Buckingham Palace with the children. There are a few different tickets available and I chose the State Rooms and Gardens Highlight Tour. (£63.75 for 1 adult and 2 children ordered from The Royal Collection) My twins are 6 […]

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Loom to the Moon!

You may have seen a tweet or Facebook share about a campaign for a special boy – Loom to the Moon. Over the last year my family has been through the most unimaginable heartache, watching my cousin’s gorgeous little boy Skye’s battle with an aggressive brain tumour. The journey through this tortuous time has been […]

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6 family day trips from Barcelona

I few months ago I travelled around Costa Barcelona, the area in Barcelona province near the city, to discover the fabulous getaways that are within easy reach via a day trip. When you venture a bit outside the city, you can take in a multitude of experiences that suit families particularly well because of the […]

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The underrated summertime moment

There are so many great things about summer holidays — experiencing bona fide sunny days in the park, watching endless reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer — but one of the little things I really enjoy as a summertime activity is no activity at all. It’s just breakfast with my daughter. We can get up […]

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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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Review: The Three Lives of Dylan Thomas

Our book club editor Jacqueline Steward reviews The Three Lives of Dylan Thomas, the new book from Hilly Janes, who is a seasoned journalist and friend of BritMums. The book, about the poet Dylan Thomas, is timed to coincide with and celebrate the centenary of his birth this year. Reading The Three Lives of Dylan […]

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Can travel cure heartbreak and manage anger?

Sarah Tucker, an award-winning travel journalist, novelist, producer and broadcaster, writes about emotional benefits of travel. In addition to her other books, including Have Baby Will Travel and Have Toddler Will Travel, her most recent book is all about the deeper meaning we can get from travel. Valuing the best of other cultures through travel […]

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Should I get a divorce?

Should I get a divorce? How to know if your relationship can be saved Whether you’ve been married a short time or for many years, divorce is a life changing, stressful experience and you want to be sure before you take the decision to split up with your partner. How do you know for sure? Only […]

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Anjum Anand’s Herby quinoa and chickpea salad

The cookbook author and celebrity chef Anjum Anand shares her recipe for quinoa and chickpea salad, which can be dairy free or made with goat’s curd or cheese. The recipe is excerpted from her new book Anjum’s Quick & Easy Indian, available now. Photo credit: Lisa Linder Inspired by tabbouleh, this lovely salad contrasts creamy quinoa […]

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Anjum Anand’s Baked ricotta with chard

It was our great pleasure to hear Anjum Anand speak at BritMums Live and also let the audience taste her delicious chutneys. (Which one was your favourite?) Anjum has shared this lip-smacking ricotta and chard recipe as well as the quick chutney from her new book Anjum’s Quick & Easy Indian available now. Photo credit: […]

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Change is in the air

Changing your mind is often considered a bit meh. Not the done thing. I don’t understand why. Some days I’m full of the joys of spring and some days I’m knackered and grumpy and as such, cannot guarantee a consistent response. My attitudes vary, my opinions are swayed. I often change my mind, it might […]

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BBC news story: Mum bloggers are making money

Brands are increasingly looking to bloggers to get their message out, via both bloggers with high traffic and those in their desired niche. A BBC journalist talked to BritMums co-founder Susanna Scott recently about mum bloggers and how they are in high demand, with opportunities increasing for perks and income. “Brands of course are dying […]

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42 inspired ideas for family fun this summer

There are 42 days of summer to fill with family fun. Does that statement fill you with fear or excitement? We’ve gathered 42 of the top tips for fun family summer activities you may not have thought of — suggested by BritMums bloggers — to make your summer more fun than ever. The tips have […]

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15 Tips To Having Fun On The Beach

With the summer holidays drawing closer one of the great quintessential ways to spend a day with your family, whether away on holiday or as part of a day trip, is to visit the beach. I am currently on my 2-week summer holiday in Cornwall being run ragged by my 3 daughters Poppet (4.5), Dumpling […]

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What baby milestones do people really remember?

Do you remember your baby’s first year with its heart-warming and sometimes funny firsts? At the #LittleDishFirsts Twitter party, we all shared memories of those special moments, with other blogging mums. There were lovely moments…and some surprises. The party was sponsored by Little Dish, makers of healthy chilled meals for children from one year plus. […]

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