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21 family recipes using flavour pots

OXO are convinced that their new range of Herbs & More flavour pots are so easy to use that they wanted to see mums let their little Kitchen Magicians do the cooking for once. So 15 BritMums bloggers took up the challenge and became assistants to the magicians as the children took over the preparation […]

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How to interview Nick Clegg

  Just the other day I attended an event at the London HQ of professional services giant Deloitte. The event had seen my appearance on the BritMums Hangout with Jo Swinson on shared parental leave, and had arranged to discuss family friendly work practices and what employers could do to be more flexible so staff […]

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Bloggers make ‘Bootiful’ turkey meals for kids

Here’s a project our bloggers gobbled up: Creating family meals using Bernard Matthews frozen breaded turkey. Turkey makes quick and easy dinners that kids will love, plus it makes parents’ life easier with great meal options, ready in 20 minutes or less. We asked some mum and dad bloggers to tell us what they thought of […]

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45 tips to get kids to drink more water

How do you encourage children to drink water? That is the question we asked in our recent #MrMenEvian Twitter party. We all know how important it is for children to keep hydrated, and water is the best way to do that. With the great tips you shared, children will gain health benefits and have fun […]

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Mums: ‘NatWest gives me a glimmer of hope’

NatWest is saying Hello/Goodbye to customers these days – hello to good offers for all customers, goodbye to teaser rates and offers aimed only at new customers. It’s all about loyalty and fairness. The campaign includes a very funny video that has drawn the interest of the BritMums community. We take a look at what […]

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What fairness means to us, as parents & customers

“It’s not fair, it’s not fair,” is a phrase we hear a lot as parents, acknowledges Julie-Ann at Supermummy. Children are exquisitely attuned to the issue of unfairness. We certainly don’t want to see it in our dealings with adult life and our bank. “My Granny used to say treat everyone the way you would […]

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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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Adopting a new identity on Bonfire Night

What does Bonfire Night mean to your family? Perhaps you attend a community bonfire, make a Guy Fawkes or indulge in some tasty treats. For me, 5th November is a very special day. It is the day I became part of the Holmes family. My adoptive parents had two teenage sons and they had always […]

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Confessions of a mother inferior

Ericka Waller, aka Mum in the South, has appeared as a speaker at BritMums Live, run a long-standing popular blog, made us laugh and nod knowingly, and now has written a book. Find out about her below — she needs your help! Ericka writes: So winning a Bib award for best family blogger gave me […]

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How a Dom Joly sofa teaches fairness

Loyalty and fairness are two of the best qualities to instil in our children: appreciating loyal friends, playing fairly with friends, being polite and, for parents, teaching our children about these tenets. NatWest is celebrating these qualities too, by doing away with teaser rates and perks for new customers only and treating all customers the […]

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A day in Salzburg: perfect for the whole family

Sarah Ebner of Family Travel Times visits family-friendly places and blog about them with her children. Find out what happened when the family visited Salzburg. What’s important to you when you go on holiday? Since having children, I’ve found this has changed dramatically – and continues to do so as they age. When they were […]

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Top tips for making fairytale castle cakes

Our #BakeAWish Twitter party celebrated Fairy washing-up liquid’s search for the best fairytale castle picture to turn into a colossal cake, in its attempt to break the Guinness World Records™ title for the world’s largest cake sculpture. (The washing up from all 10,000 slices of cake will be done with 1 bottle of Fairy.) This […]

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Opportunity knocks

Last month I turned down probably one of the best opportunities I’ve been approached with as a blogger. My preference word to cover blogging trips/product reviews/working with brands etc is ‘opportunity’. I can’t bear it, when people suggest bloggers get things for ‘free’. Nothing is free. I am an influencer, with an engaged audience. I […]

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41 tips for baking and decorating Christmas cake

It’s never too early to start thinking about the Christmas cake. To promote delicious early planning, BritMums hosted the #XmasBake Twitter party so we could all share our best tips for creating the holiday classic. The party was sponsored by Currys PC World, where you can find all the mixers, bowls, cake tins, and utensils […]

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BritMums Instagram featured in The Telegraph

We’ve known it for some time: Mums are all over Instagram, posting photos of family life, travel, crafts, gorgeous lifestyles and everyday joys. Now the news is out. The Telegraph this week has written about #SnapHappyBritMums and the phenomenon of photo-sharing among mothers. “The result is a handful of super-stylish mothers with Instagram followers in […]

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‘It’s made me think positively about human nature’

Recently a friend of Katy Hill’s, radio personality Simon Hirst, announced he is going to live the rest of his life as a woman. In a moving and frank post, she talks about the decision and the bravery it takes to go public with that kind of personal announcement. The announcement and the response has […]

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BritMums bloggers review nasal aspirator & medicine dispenser

The weather is getting colder and the winter season is on its way. It is the time when colds hit and families struggle with snuffling, sneezing and ever-flowing mucus. No parent enjoys seeing their child suffer and it is even worse if it seems there is little you can do to help. Children get cranky […]

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Finding the time to blog as a parent

Jessica Soothill, from Mummy of boy girl twins loves blogging but finding time to fit it in whilst raising a young family is often exhausting. Here she shares with BritMums her reasons on why she keeps the blogging up. The ironing pile is exceptionally high. The washing up needs doing and there are bills that […]

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