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Top tips to write a novel from author of The Doctor’s daughter

Vanessa Matthews was determined to make her dream of writing a novel come true, she had to put an action plan in place and she shares with BritMums her top tips to write a novel. Like many people, I harboured a dream of writing a novel. However, my life as a busy wife and working […]

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How your blog could help vulnerable teens

  The Children’s Society supports vulnerable children in England and Wales. Now they are looking for bloggers concerned about childen to be part of their ambassador team. Clare Bracey of the Children’s Society tells how you can get involved. Teenagers. It’s just an awkward age right? As a parent of a 17-year-old, I can testify […]

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First Aid for kids – common myths & top tips

Knowing first aid for kids is such an important thing to learn as a parent. It could just make the difference when your child has an accident. Mother of seven Afra Wilmore, a blogger at www.madmumof7.com, talks first aid and common myths. Over to Afra: First Aid Rapped Up – a campaign by British Red […]

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Swearing: For **** sake!

In the park, I get chatting to another mum, we find lots to talk about and our children are getting on. To emphasis a point I am making I swear, I am in full flow. However, I do register a slight flicker on her part, as I hold forth. Later, when I rewind the afternoon […]

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Parenting doesn’t get any easier

I had no idea how to look after my baby when he was born. When I got pregnant, all people ever seemed to want to tell me about motherhood was that maternal instinct kicks in and you just know what to do. Well, that may have been true for the times he cried because he […]

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51 ways to drink Cravendale

How do you and the mini-milk drinkers in your home like to drink Cravendale? That’s the question we asked at our #MilkDrinkersMilk Twitter party, and you told us some great stories — from an ice-cold glass in the morning to a post-workout refresher to a warm nightcap before bed, it’s the tasty drink all day […]

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Healthy egg meals ideas for families

They are the ultimate in instant food – the perfect protein package – and there’s so much more to do with eggs than the simple boil, fry or scramble. BritMums got together with British Lion Eggs for the #HealthyEggMeals Pinterest Challenge and there has been no shortage of inspiring ideas from top BritMums bloggers and […]

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100 Word Challenge and Night Zookeeper join forces

A match made in heaven or in the classroom as this case may be. Julia Skinner, founder of 100 Word Challenge is very excited to share the great news of the new Night Zookeeper connection and how will this is going to help children up and down the country fall in love with writing. Last […]

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Mum v Kid: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

There was a time in 2003 and 2004 in which everyone you knew was reading Mark Haddon’s book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time or telling you to read it. It won awards, was published in editions for children and adults and was found to be one of the top 5 happy […]

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9 things for kids to do in London in school holidays

With the school summer holidays almost here, trying to keep the kids entertained can prove daunting for many parents. In a bid to keep boredom at bay, Suzanne Baum has compiled a list of suggestions on some of London’s top family-friendly attractions! 1. The Beach Brent Cross It may not be beside the seaside but […]

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40 top tips for a British summer party

What makes a great summer party? There’s nothing quite like the British summer, and nothing better than celebrating it than a summer party. Whether it’s a big festive shindig or an intimate family get-together, a summer party is a great opportunity to prepare tasty food, decorate the house and have fun with friends and family. […]

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Mum’s music in Classic FM’s ‘Hall of Fame’ Top 300

Fiona Bennett is a Berkshire based 53 year old mum to two teenage boys; she adopts ex racing greyhounds and she also writes piano music. In 2011, the Cardiff born musician composed ‘A Country Suite’ and to celebrate her 50th birthday, she hired British Grove Studios in London and recorded what was initially supposed to […]

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Me and my Guide Dog documentary

ITV’s popular documentary Me and My Guide Dog brings heart-melting footage of guide dogs, devoted pups and tales of those working hand-in-paw to provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people in two episodes on 9th and 16th June. Hetal Bapodra, aged 29 tells BritMums why she was so proud to take part. When I […]

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The day I was invited to a Buckingham Palace garden party

I never imagined the first time I met a member of the Royal Family, that my grey roots would be quite so prominent. I had planned to have them covered in a colour that vaguely matched their ends, but time ran away from me and I naively thought a hair fascinator would disguise the worst […]

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V is for Vegan: Guest post by MsMarmiteLover

Kerstin Rodgers, aka MsMarmiteLover, has been very busy the past couple of years. She is winner of best online food writer, Fortnum & Mason Awards 2014 and guild of Food Writers Food Blog of the Year Winner 2013. Known for her successful Supper Clubs fame, she has been adding more strings to her bows. She […]

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How To Become A Mumpreneur – by Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel is one of the most successful mumpreneurs around. The mum-of-three has written 39 books, created supermarket food ranges and has an array of weaning equipment. I interviewed Annabel at The Baby Show in Birmingham surrounding her latest book Mumpreneur – The Complete Guide to Starting and Running a Successful Business. The book is for mum […]

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#BritainsBrightestStreet – Could it be your street?

SunEdison are the world’s largest renewable energy development company and they are on the hunt for #BritainsBrightestStreet. They are looking for 5 – 20 households on the same street that want to save money whilst benefitting from solar energy. BritMums, in a project sponsored by SunEdison, asked a group of handpicked bloggers to share why they thought […]

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45 kids meals ideas to mix up your menu

How do you inject a little variety into your family meals? At our #MixUpYourMenu Twitter party, mums shared their clever tips, tricks and tasty family meals. We were especially inspired with the ideas using Birds Eye mealtime favourites fish fingers, peas, chicken chargrills, burgers and new wholegrain fish fingers! The party was sponsored by Birds […]

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