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NatWest Say Hello Goodbye

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

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 small, it was all about high chairs and cots, babysitting and soft play. Now they’re older, it’s about doing stuff; going away and finding things […]

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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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Family trip to the Austrian Tirol

Gretta Schifano, journalist and author of multi award winning travel blog mumsdotravel.com shares her family trip to the Austrian Tirol with BritMums readers Tirol in summer is Austria as you imagine it to be: a lush green region of lakes and rivers, craggy mountains, rolling meadows and pretty villages. Tirol is in western Austria and is a […]

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Henley Literary Festival: Book Club Friday

What do Amanda Jennings, Cesca Major & Abbie Ross all have in common? They are awesome authors that ran a book club session at the Henley Literary Festival, sponsored by BritMums. Amanda Jennings, whose two novels Sworn Secret and Judas Scar are firm BritMums favourites, was joined by Abbie Ross (author of Dinners, a very funny memoir […]

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Anjum Anand: Recipes for National Curry Week

We are delighted to host some of Anjum’s favourite recipes on the BritMums blog in honour of National Curry Week. those of you who attended BritMums Live may have tasted some of her delicious chutneys during her session, they were perfect served with the selection of cheese. Here she goes one step further and shows […]

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BritMums blogger becomes face of Noom

BritMums blogger Michelle Reeves, from parenting and lifestyle blog Bod for Tea, has been featured in the local press after being chosen from thousands to become the face of top health app NOOM. Michelle and her husband used the app to help them lose 60lb and now she is motivating others in her high profile role […]

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50 inspiring recipe ideas for Maris Piper potatoes

We celebrated Potato Week with a Twitter party, using the #FluffyMarisPiper hashtag, all about the tasty meals you can make with the Maris Piper potatoes, the great all-round potato variety with a fluffy middle! Get more inspiration and recipe ideas at Lovepotatoes.co.uk Comfort food with potatoes Potatoes are great in curries to make them thick […]

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The Playgroup Gauntlet: A dad’s perspective

As readers of my monthly BritMums posts will know I recently plucked up the courage to ask my boss to work flexibly to enable me to take every other Wednesday off to look after my three daughters. I am six weeks into Operation Daddy Day Care and although I have had a few teething problems, such as having to […]

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50 recipes to make with eggs & leftovers

Eggs can make a meal out of anything. They’re nutritious, because of the protein, vitamins and minerals they contain. They are also great to combine with the most common leftovers such as potatoes, carrots, and bacon, making quick and tasty meals that also reduce food waste. We held a #BritishEggWeek Twitter party to hear parents’ […]

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I’m making a difference, you can too…

Six out of ten of the world’s poorest people are women. It is a fact that poverty is gendered but it is a crazy fact as the research shows that women are more likely to invest their earnings in their children and families and because they do this they become agents of change. Communities start to […]

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7 tips for families visiting London’s South Bank

There’s so much to do in London as a family, sometimes it’s hard to narrow it down to a specific area let alone activities that all will enjoy. The South Bank area, and neighbouring Westminster, is especially attractive. There are museums, theatres, a giant ferris wheel, the seat of government and a working river to explore […]

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