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40 top tips for a British summer party

What makes a great summer party? There’s nothing quite like the British summer, and nothing better than celebrating it than a summer party. Whether it’s a big festive shindig or an intimate family get-together, a summer party is a great opportunity to prepare tasty food, decorate the house and have fun with friends and family. […]

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Mum’s music in Classic FM’s ‘Hall of Fame’ Top 300

Fiona Bennett is a Berkshire based 53 year old mum to two teenage boys; she adopts ex racing greyhounds and she also writes piano music. In 2011, the Cardiff born musician composed ‘A Country Suite’ and to celebrate her 50th birthday, she hired British Grove Studios in London and recorded what was initially supposed to […]

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Me and my Guide Dog documentary

ITV’s popular documentary Me and My Guide Dog brings heart-melting footage of guide dogs, devoted pups and tales of those working hand-in-paw to provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people in two episodes on 9th and 16th June. Hetal Bapodra, aged 29 tells BritMums why she was so proud to take part. When I […]

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The day I was invited to a Buckingham Palace garden party

I never imagined the first time I met a member of the Royal Family, that my grey roots would be quite so prominent. I had planned to have them covered in a colour that vaguely matched their ends, but time ran away from me and I naively thought a hair fascinator would disguise the worst […]

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V is for Vegan: Guest post by MsMarmiteLover

Kerstin Rodgers, aka MsMarmiteLover, has been very busy the past couple of years. She is winner of best online food writer, Fortnum & Mason Awards 2014 and guild of Food Writers Food Blog of the Year Winner 2013. Known for her successful Supper Clubs fame, she has been adding more strings to her bows. She […]

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How To Become A Mumpreneur – by Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel is one of the most successful mumpreneurs around. The mum-of-three has written 39 books, created supermarket food ranges and has an array of weaning equipment. I interviewed Annabel at The Baby Show in Birmingham surrounding her latest book Mumpreneur – The Complete Guide to Starting and Running a Successful Business. The book is for mum […]

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#BritainsBrightestStreet – Could it be your street?

SunEdison are the world’s largest renewable energy development company and they are on the hunt for #BritainsBrightestStreet. They are looking for 5 – 20 households on the same street that want to save money whilst benefitting from solar energy. BritMums, in a project sponsored by SunEdison, asked a group of handpicked bloggers to share why they thought […]

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45 kids meals ideas to mix up your menu

How do you inject a little variety into your family meals? At our #MixUpYourMenu Twitter party, mums shared their clever tips, tricks and tasty family meals. We were especially inspired with the ideas using Birds Eye mealtime favourites fish fingers, peas, chicken chargrills, burgers and new wholegrain fish fingers! The party was sponsored by Birds […]

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35 tips for great family car journeys

Summer is a great time to jump in the car with the family and spend time together. At our recent #BPDriveInDineOut Twitter party we asked about your memorable car journeys and top tips for hassle-free journeys. The party was sponsored by BP who have partnered with PizzaExpress to offer a fantastic deal for pizza lovers. […]

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Feeling #Proudinmybikini and why you should too

It has taken me 2 and half years since the birth of my youngest son, Alexander, to feel confident in a bikini again. Although I’d donned one pieces while on holiday or in the garden, I felt I couldn’t wear a bikini after 2 babies (and 2 c-sections). However, over the last year, my confidence […]

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Annabel Karmel’s top 5 tips for stress free meal times

I recently interviewed the queen of kid’s cuisine Annabel Karmel at The Baby Show in Birmingham  The inspirational mum-of-three is the best selling children’s cookbook author and a guru when it comes to all things baby food related. My daughter is nearly 11 months old and I’m currently experimenting with loads of Annabel’s recipes for breakfast, […]

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Pea pesto tapenade: Mixing up the menu with Birds Eye

We love peas in our house and eat them all the time but when we started working with Birds Eye on ways to #MixUpYourMenu — using family favourites such as peas, fish fingers and chicken chargrills in innovative dishes. I was inspired by a recipe I found from The Cowgirl Chef. This uses the favourites […]

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Finding Inspiration

What do you do when you can’t write? I stayed up too late on Pinterest, clearly in another life that might say “I was at the screening of this incredible independent film – so much to debate afterwards…” except the truth is, I stayed up too late on Pinterest again, because getting lost in Pinterest, […]

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Mexican burgers: Mixing up the menu with Birds Eye

We’re working with Birds Eye with a Twitter Party to give ideas on how to inject a little variety into meals and #mixupyourmenu! Our #MixUpYourMenu Twitter party on Tuesday is the place to share your tips, tricks and tasty family meals. I used the opportunity to turn a burger into a Mexican burger. Check out […]

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Christy Turlington Burns, gNappies and Every Mother Counts

BritMums founder Susanna met with gNappies co-founder Kim Graham-Nye last year, and we have been following their eco nappies story with interest. This Summer, gNappies are teaming up with Christy Turlington Burns’ charity Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organisation dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, to create these adorable Limited Edition ‘gentle giants’ gPants. The mama […]

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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

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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