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Leeds Castle Kent: The Fairytale Trail 14 – 22 Feb

Leeds Castle in Kent is mentioned as one of the 1000 places you should see before you die and having recently been I can see why. Apart from centuries of history and royal owners such as King Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon, the castle is set in the most beautiful parkland […]

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The Husky Trail Challenge: Huskies, camping and cold

  Nellie Pompoms is off on a Husky Trail Challenge and all for raising money for the Brain Tumour Charity, she shares why she’s been inspired to take on this challenge.  I’ve surprised myself and everyone around me! You see I am lazy. Not lazy as in “doesn’t do anything lazy” as I do lots, […]

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37 tips for looking & feeling good as you age

Do you want to look and feel good as you get older? At our recent #ThisIsMe Twitter debate, we asked for your tips on how to do just that. We were joined by leading medical aesthetic practitioner Dr Jonquille Chantrey, and renowned beauty journalist Alice Hart-Davis. The debate was sponsored by Allergan, maker of Juvéderm […]

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BritMums supports Team Honk: How you can too

BritMums has been a big supporter of Comic Relief, Sport Relief and Team Honk for a while now. We’ve featured guest posts, tweeted along with the campaign, proudly featured Red Nose Day director Emma Freud at BritMums Live, cheered on Team Honk and even dressed up as Rich Uncle Pennybags for Honkopoly. The work that […]

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How BritMums Live inspired one mum to write and publish her first novel!

Have you written that book yet? Have you started it? Another successful story of getting published, Ericka Walker shared her journey with BritMums, read and be inspired. After winning the 2013 BiB award for best family blogger, I met Amanda  Preston from LBA in an Agent session and told her about Confessions of a Mother […]

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Comic Relief: Support Team Honk in 2015

You’ve likely seen at least one of Comic Relief’s moving appeals from Africa, showing the public the incredible difference their money is making. These broadcasts have a huge role to play in helping to fuel the millions that are donated each year. Annie from Mammasaurus, Penny from A Residence and PS, and Tanya from Mummy […]

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Top 10 family holiday destinations in Italy

I lived in Italy for the best part of 20 years and every year we would go on a family holiday. You see Italy has all the ticks for the important family holiday. Sunshine, good food and wine, gorgeous scenery and history, art and culture in abundance. Italy has something to offer everyone and because of […]

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From blog to book deal: one inside story

Natalie Trice, author of Just Because I Love, had always wanted to write a book since early childhood but it wasn’t until her son suffered Dysplasia of the hip did she actually start writing. With a recent book deal under her belt she shares her journey so far with BritMums. They say we all have […]

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All by Mama: A place where mums sell crafts

So many of us love to craft. Mum Gemma Whates not only loves it, she’s co-founded a marketplace where mums in particular can sell their wares. Find out more about the site and the mission behind it. Over to Gemma:   Are you the crafty type? I’ve always been creative (or so I like to […]

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Quit Smoking this No Smoking Day

To inspire parents to give up smoking this No Smoking Day, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is educating parents on the dangerous effects of second hand smoke or ‘passive smoke’ on their children. Passive smoke is a cause of short- and long-term illness in others and is particularly harmful to children – especially in enclosed […]

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Divorce: How does family mediation work?

Divorcing couples now need to consider mediation — it’s required by law. In this guest post, the Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP (right), Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties, with responsibility for family justice in England and Wales, takes us through the process and how it can help with custody issues, finances, changes […]

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Divorce: Will mediation make it better?

It’s that time of year: when the divorce rate spikes as couples decide to their separate ways. Making this unpleasant time as painless is possible is a priority, and these days mediation plays a bigger part than ever. Find out if mediation is for you. Considering mediation is a legal requirement You may be aware […]

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#Hibernot: What a winter family adventure looks like

As the days shorten and the temperature drops, you can be forgiven for ignoring the great outdoors in favour of the tiny (but, crucially, warm and dry) indoors. Angela Roebuck and her family had no plans to swap the comforts of their home in Greater Manchester for days spent exploring the Cumbrian fells, Scottish lochs […]

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BritMums interviews Hugh Dennis on his ActionAid appeal

Hugh Dennis, the actor and comedian probably best known to many of us from Outnumbered, has a more serious side in his work with ActionAid. Dennis has been sponsoring a child for years but this year visited Myanmar in Burma, where one in four people live below the poverty line and met his own sponsored […]

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BritMums ranks 17th in Cision Top 50 UK blogs!

What a way to end 2014! An email from Cision HQ, the global media provider, informing us that our much loved BritMums blog is number 17 in the Top 50 UK Blogs. Whoop, whoop, whoop! Firstly, thank you to all of our contributors who month after month scout the BritMums community and beyond and return with […]

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Tinkerbell & Legend of the NeverBeast: Reviews & lessons

At our recent Twitter party — in conjunction with the UK release of Tinkerbell and the Legend of the NeverBeast — we talked about the film’s key themes, including not judging people by their appearance, the importance of nature and learning how to care for animals. How can we encourage our children to learn such […]

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Naked Village: A naturist blogger bares all

BritMum Emma James, an active public naturist since 2011 and member of Diogenes Sun Club in Chalfont St Peter and Spielplatz Naturist Club in St Albans, took part in the Naked Village, a documentary about naturism due to be screened on Thursday 11 December at 9pm on More4.  Nude Recollections from the Naked Village “What […]

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Fridays is Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day

Will you wear a Christmas jumper for a great cause? Friday 12th December is officially Christmas Jumper Day and raises vital funds for Save the Children UK. How to get involved The concept is very simple. You wear a festive jumper and you make a donation. Suggested donations are £2 for adults and £1 for […]

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