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Where are the good tween movies?

In our house we love movies. We’ve even been known to catch a double feature from time to time. Yet even with cinema and Sky On Demand, Netflix and Amazon, the biggest problem I have lately is finding something to watch with my tween daughter. Of course there are the unrated movies that we all […]

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12 things to do with kids in Cyprus

Cyprus is a well-established destination for the party generation and new parents. But on a recent visit we discovered why it’s great with slightly older children, with its outdoor sports, culture that’s not restricted to museums and beautiful, rugged nature. Here, my must-do activities for any family visit to Cyprus. 1. Explore the Akamas Peninsula […]

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My Time at the Cannes Film Festival 2015

I’ve just returned from an absolute whirlwind of a long weekend at the largest, and most glamorous film festival in the world: The Cannes Film Festival. Here I share my adventures, firstly in a film of my time there (shot by myself and my publicist and friend Hayley who was out there with me and […]

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Fun ideas for celebrating with helium balloons

Are you planning a birthday party, family get-together, anniversary, christening or other celebration? You can give it wow factor and lift easily and affordably with helium balloons. BritMums teamed up with Balloon Time and bloggers to create a “Celebration Club”, highlighting the fun ways we can add the colour and fun of helium-filled balloons to […]

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Mix up your Menu with BirdsEye: Baja Fish Tacos

We’re working with BirsdsEye, looking for ideas on how to “Mix Up Your Menu”. Susanna, a California native, came up with Baja Fsh Tacos. How do you mix up the menu?

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Save the Children’s Den Day – build a better world.

Get your kids to unleash their imaginations and build amazing Dens to raise money for Save the Children’s lifesaving work. By taking part you’ll help make life better for children around the world Save the Children is launching Den Day, a super-fun family fundraiser which invites the British public to pick a date between 29th […]

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Cycling around Britain: Fern Britton raises funds for prevention of miscarriage

Fern, 57, has been cycling 57 miles a day from John O’Groats to Land’s End since the 1st May. Her aim is to raise at least £57,000 money that will be used to fund research into the prevention of miscarriage in pregnancy. She is inviting everyone to join her as she passes through towns and cities of Great […]

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Review: The Crumbs Family Cookbook

When Crumbs, one of our favourite blogging and YouTube’ing duos recently published a cookbook, we couldn’t help but celebrate. We also asked another of our favourite bloggers, Lucy Parissi from Super Golden Bakes, to review it. Here’s her take on a potential new addition to your family cookbook shelf. When the Crumbs Family Cookbook landed […]

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40 ways to have family fun on a cruise

How does your family have fun on holiday? Are you sun-seekers who love getting out in the sunshine? Thrill-seekers who love waterslides and water sports? Food-seekers hungry for local cuisine and tempting treats? Our #CarnivalFamilies Twitter party was a chance to tell us about what kind of fun-seeking family you are. Fun-seeker – with your […]

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How are you a Football Mum of the Year?

As a nation we love football. As parents we support our children playing football in all kinds of ways.  @chrismse1 describes how we do it: “Stand in the cold and wet, drive for miles every weekend and cheer from the sidelines”. At our #FootballMumoftheYear Twitter party we celebrated all the ways we mums help and […]

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Coping with two under two

Celia Anderson has been there and got the t shirt, now she shares some of her best tips from her book that is out now, Two under Two. I just typed ‘two under two’ into Google and the first suggestion appended ‘when does it get easier?’ on the end. I want to hug every person […]

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How to sponsor a cat with Cats Protection charity

Cats Protection is a national charity that looks after lots of lovely kittens and cats that are in need. We sent our Charity Editor, Kate on a family visit to find out more. Kate comments: “We were really impressed with the cleanliness and facilities for the cats. They had indoor and outdoor space and had […]

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Missy B running in the London Marathon

  On 26th April I will be facing the challenge of a life time and attempting to complete the London Marathon. I have never been a runner but, bizarrely, the marathon is something that I have always wanted to do.  I am running the marathon on behalf of Genetic Disorders UK, an amazing charity who […]

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Plain truth or sanitized version. What do you share?

Recently, BritMums produced a blogging survey and one of the boxes to tick in agreement was (approximately) “I feel some of my blogging peers glamorize the day to day experiences and challenges of parenting”. Interesting, I thought. Has blogging become a more ‘romantic’ view? It is definitely more visual, we share more photos. As a […]

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Digital Influencers make a difference when they work together

Vaccine education on Rwanda, Image Credit: ONE/Carl Forti I’m sure many of you know I’m a passionate ambassador for the ONE campaign. I join over 6 million people across the globe who choose to come together to work with ONE to campaign and be an advocate for those living in poverty, especially in Africa. Together […]

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The odyssey of his first night alone

Can you remember the first night baby slept in their own room? Or are you preparing to start baby sleeping in their own room? Maria tells the tale of her first night, we hope yours is better. You, like me, have probably been told that once the baby has moved to his own room everybody […]

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35 top tips for having fun & staying safe on holidays

At our #HolidaySafeKids Twitter party, parents traded tips on how to make travelling with children easier, safer and more fun. One way to do that is to use HolidaySafe travel insurance, which sponsored the party and which has policies that specifically cater to families, whether it’s protecting the pushchair against the cost of breaks or […]

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Healthy Egg Meals you’ll love

When it comes to cooking, eggs are almost magical. They contain vitamins A, D, B12 and folate. They are delicious when runny, hard, fried, boiled, poached, coddled or baked. They only have 66 calories per medium egg. And as we discovered with our #HealthyEggMeals Challenge, they can elegantly take centre stage in family meals. The […]

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