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How to make school shoe shopping easy #ad

Shopping for shoes has come a long way since we were at school. Who can forget the annual ritual during which one longed for anything with a hint of heel or a smart buckle. You’d be presented with a regulation pair (ho-hum), known by parents as sensible shoes and, by us, as beetle crushers. Now, […]

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How to get the best out of summer with kids #ad #savingoursummers

Do you find it hard to make quality time for the kids during the long summer holiday? For most families it is all about managing work, family commitments, holiday activities and essential household chores. There are lots of things that can get in the way of being your little one’s partner in crime, really letting […]

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Family days out on London’s South Bank

One of the perks of being a BritMums editor is occasionally being invited to some awesome events as their representative, and I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to go along to a really fun press trip, courtesy of South Bank London to promote #SouthBankDreams – South Bank London’s summer family days out for […]

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Blenheim Palace: A family day out in Oxfordshire

If you are near Oxford it is well worth heading to the market town of Woodstock to visit Blenheim Palace. The Palace sits in 2000 acres of grounds containing several Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and the whole site became a World Heritage Site in 1987. Even if you’ve never seen Blenheim Palace, you may […]

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5 family holidays to keep everyone happy

For me, and I am sure many other parents, there is an annual balancing act to be performed. It isn’t the angst that many parents go through of choosing between being there for the children or going out to work. Nor is it the choice between having another glass of prosecco and being able to […]

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FREE #We11nessHour massage at a nearby Spabreaks.com spa! #ad

This September, Women’s Wellness Week features 5 days of awareness and fundraising events all about encouraging women to make their mental and physical health a priority. There’s loads to talk about and share with your followers, plus the opportunity to sign up to get a FREE #We11nessHour massage at a nearby Spabreaks.com spa (with a […]

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Understanding the dangers of level crossings #ad

When you first become a parent you make a vow to keep your kids safe and secure, but fast forward a decade or so and your off-spring have morphed into fearless youngsters craving a bit of independence from Mum’s apron strings. By the time kids reach secondary school and beyond, their life is full of […]

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A family trip to Europa Park, Germany

If you are looking for inspiration of new places to take the kids, here’s a European theme park that you may not have heard of. Lifestyle blogger and mum of three energetic boys, Sara-Jayne Jones from Keep Up With The Jones Family reports on her family trip to Europa Park. I’ve been invited to some […]

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6 ways football benefits girls, with SSE Wildcats #ad

  The Football Association have a target of doubling girls’ participation in football by 2020, focusing on girls aged 5-11. That’s an initiative that scored a goal with a group of BritMums bloggers! As part of the FA’s plan to promote girls-only football initiatives this year, more than 200 SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Club sessions […]

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45 tips for creating #familygoodtimes this summer #ad

How do you play games and have fun with your kids? At our #familygoodtimes Twitter chat, tweeters shared top tips on  how to create memorable experiences with your family when you need it the most i.e. during school holidays, at weekends and during mealtimes. The chat was sponsored by McDonald’s UK, which is raising awareness of […]

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Cooking classes Hampshire: Chewton Glen’s kid-friendly Kitchen

  One of Hampshire’s premier country house hotels does cookery classes for adults and kids like no other.  The Kitchen, Chewton Glen 3 Chewton Farm Rd, Walkford, Christchurch BH23 5QL, England, UK www.chewtonglen.com/the-kitchen +44 1425 275341 In an era when chefs are TV personalities with rock-star reputations, cooking courses come camera-ready. Cookery courses in Hampshire […]

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#15YearsofGrassRoots: Getting kids involved in football #ad

Community football is a wonderful way for girls and boys to have fun and participate in a game that promotes teamwork and participation for everyone. This summer’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2017, which kicks off on 16th July, is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the game and get the kids involved. At our #15YearsofGrassroots Twitter chat, […]

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Little Mix ‘Salute’ England Women’s football #ad

In a video featuring their hit-single Salute, pop superstars Little Mix call for women, girls and football fans across the nation to unite and show their support for England’s Lionesses by submitting a salute on social media using #Lionesses. The singers and football fans Perrie, Jesy, Jade and Leigh-Anne are looking for recruits to drive support for […]

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Sun safe: 27 tips for avoiding dangerous UV rays #ad

UV rays cause eye damage, premature ageing and skin damage leading to skin cancer — and childhood UV exposure can be related to increases in cancer. As parents, we also battle with kids who don’t want to sit still for suncream application and want to play in the sun, in the pool or on the […]

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Clare Nasir tells why we should know about UV rays #ad

Did you know that UV radiation is the major cause of sunburn, premature ageing, eye damage and skin damage leading to skin cancer. Young children are at particular risk as increases in cancer can be related to UV exposure during childhood. In the UK, we are now experiencing high levels of UV, so now’s the […]

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Spain Family Travel: 6 top things to do in Aragon

Family holidays in Spain are always going to be a good idea — there’s great food, fantastic wine and amazing history. In the Aragon region in northern Spain, which nestles up against the Pyrenees and stretches to the charming town of Teruel (pronounced Ter-well), you’ve got a recipe for fun for kids from babies to […]

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#PrezzoLaFamiglia: Family style dining at Prezzo #ad

How do you feed hungry teen girls? This isn’t a trick question. Recently it was a situation my husband and I faced on a busy weekday. The solution was to seek out one of their favourite foods — pasta — and head to Prezzo.  We went as part of the BritMums #PrezzoLaFamiglia Challenge, sponsored by […]

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Why we love #SensitiveDads #ad

We’ll be honest. We like our men tough but tender. We really get to see that side of them as dads, as they are considerate, tactful, sweet and lovely. That includes their skin — an area where they need a little pampering no matter how strong they are in the rest of our lives.  The […]

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