World Book Day, March 6, rolls around every year, yet every year as parents we find ourselves procrastinating then panicking about all the children’s activities. Here, a guide to what you can expect to undergo. 1. Read letter from school about World Book Day and decide that, since it’s a month away, there’s plenty of […]
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I have to admit I’m new to this world of apps for toddlers and it’s a wild west out there; from AMAZING to so bad they are almost good (like amazing bus puzzle it’s free and won’t disappoint in awfulness!). Plus, my main tester isn’t all that into apps yet. At 18 months he gets […]
And by “fix”, I don’t mean set but sort out. How much do you spend on holiday? Ask many parents and they’ll reflexively say, “Too much”, but the issue of high season holiday prices for families is on the government agenda now after a couple of e-petitions have garnered huge support. Yesterday MPs debated a […]
We recently had a health scare with Elizabeth, our youngest daughter. I’d received a phone call from her nursery to be told she was presenting some very worrying symptoms. The staff thought it could be very serious indeed but a fraught dash to our GP for an emergency appointment proved it was, thankfully, a false […]
Getting your children off to sleep and helping them stay that way can be a struggle. BritMums hung out with sleep expert and psychologist Chireal Shallow of the Baby Sleep Clinic to get answers. We were joined by popular parent bloggers who had tips and questions from their experiences with sleep issues. They are Claire […]
Indian cooking is a great vegetarian cuisine, with loads of spices and tastes to liven up lentils and amp up okra. BritMums hung out with Anjum Anand, the Indian chef with a load of books, TV shows and products to her name, including a new line of chutnis (spelled the Hindi way) to use as […]
Bramley apples are British classics, grown here and perfect for tangy recipes. We asked BritMums bloggers and tweeters to share their top dishes at our recent #BramleyApples Twitter party. Below are their favourite recipes for tasty breakfasts, easy lunches, savoury dinners, and delectable desserts — with ideas for everything from kugel to pizza to stews, […]
Some people hate it, some people love it, but most dads know that when it comes to Valentine’s Day and giving gifts to the mother of their children, they need to have a plan. We hung out with John Arnold from LoveAllDads.co.uk and Darren Coleshill from OneDad3Girls to find out their advice on great romantic […]
Hannah Beckerman is a storyteller — she always has been, as she mentions in her fascinating bio and after years of wanting to write a novel she finally did. The Dead Wife’s Handbook has recently been published. But she knows firsthand that writing a book while being a mum is not as simple as it […]
Sometimes it’s not until you lose someone dear to you that all the questions you wish you had asked come tumbling into mind. Joanna Helin found this when she lost her mother and it made her think about the emotional legacy we leave behind for our loved ones. So she set up Lifestorybank and is here to […]
Well Mr Gove has ruffled a few feathers with his plans on reforming the British educational system. This will affect anyone with a child at school so BritMums asked a parent and a teacher to give their points of view. Helen Wills from Actually Mummy leads the discussion and Nikki Thomas from Stressy Mummy adds […]
Valentine’s Day is usually surrounded by themes of romance and sexytimes. But it’s a great family holiday too — celebrating friendship and love with your children, their friends and extended family. You can make it even more fun by doing some Valentine’s Day crafts with your children. We hung out with crafter extraordinaire Maggy from […]
NatWest has teamed up with the makers of Wallace and Gromit to create a new generation of piggybanks for a new generation of young savers. Aardman Animations has taken inspiration from NatWest’s iconic savings pigs from the 1980s to create six new characters to help children learn about saving money. BritMums is working with sponsor […]
It’s a big question isn’t it? When is it the right time to start another baby? Sian Henry author of Mummy Said What? weighs up a few pros and cons and shares her thoughts with us Can less be more? I have a dilemma that you might be able to help me with? I’m wondering […]
Do you have a passion for poetry and the spoken word? Then Stephanie has some exciting news for you. Around this time last year I was lucky enough to stumble upon the beautiful spoken word piece ‘If I should have a daughter’ by poet Sarah Kay. To say I was blown away is an understatement, […]
New Year’s resolutions – one month on. How are you getting on? Serra Kerrigan from Martini Mum has been having a little think about why we are sometimes unsuccessful with the goals we set ourselves and has come up with some top advice to make more time for yourself in 2014. By now many New […]
As a new parent, one of the first things we need to learn is how to keep baby clean. The eyes can be a particularly challenging area especially as tear ducts develop, while a baby is weaning or when baby is poorly. Dentinox Eye Wipes, a new product, are a sterile way to help gently […]
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