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23 healthy frozen food meals & tips #CoolCookery

Frozen food goes way beyond fish fingers. Frozen food ingredients range from quick-frozen vegetables, fruits, fish and meats to spices and herbs – ingredients you can use in all kinds of dishes, and with lots of benefits. Quick-freezing locks in freshness and nutritional goodness and frozen food help reduce waste by lasting longer in the […]

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Take the 10-minute challenge to improve your heart health

Fallen off the wagon from your ‘healthy living’ New Year’s resolution? Don’t worry, so have most of us. In fact almost a fifth (18%) of people told the British Heart Foundation (BHF) that when they set goals for improving their lifestyle, they usually fail. We know that parents are more time-strapped than most people and […]

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Is this the year you stop hating your looks?

Is this the year you stop hating the way you look? Practically every woman I know hates something about the way she looks, if not harbouring a general meh feeling about her overall looks. Instead of it being a little feeling, like, “I wish my hair were thicker/my waist thinner/my thighs firmer but I’ve got […]

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Bake and raise some dough for Comic Relief

Our #RaiseSomeDough Twitter party was all about doing something delicious for a good cause: Baking something funny for money and raising some dough for Comic Relief. Bakers can help Comic Relief by purchasing from HomeSense some very groovy Henry Holland-designed aprons, tea towels and more that give to the charity with each purchase. The #RaiseSomeDough […]

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Guest post: How to tackle revenge porn

As parents, we must grapple with the role the Internet plays in our lives and our children’s lives. One of the relatively new issues is revenge porn, which can be problematic for boys and girls. Conservative MP Shailesh Vara (right), Justice Minister, writes about the topic is this guest post: The sharing of private sexually […]

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Move over Valentine’s Day … it’s International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day began in 2012. The aim? To get books into the hands of as many children as possible. To share the love of books on 14th February, (known to some as Valentine’s Day I believe.) Why? Reading is my absolute passion. Reading can change so much. Access to books opens doors, opens […]

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Le Boot Camp Diet: Losing weight the French way

We have been preoccupied with French women and their secrets of slimming for a while. Meet Valérie Orsoni and you want to learn her secrets — her chic chestnut fringe sets off clear eyes, her nails are a glossy burgundy and her viewpoint on eating is delicious. “I have chocolate everyday,” she says. While she’s […]

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39 delicious ways to eat Bramley apples

Bramley apples encapsulate so much about what we love about food: They’re delicious and tangy, they’re versatile and go with a wide variety of spices and herbs, they are truly British, only grown commercially in the UK, and they’re seasonal so you know you’re getting them at the height of their deliciousness (and when they’re […]

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40 top tips for helping baby sleep

Every parent has their tried-and-tested tricks to help guarantee a restful slumber for baby, and a good night for baby translates into restful, less stressful nights (and days) for parents too. We asked for your pearls of wisdom at our recent #babysleep Twitter party. The #babysleep party was sponsored by Pampers. Pampers Baby-Dry nappies contain […]

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#Hibernot: How a family keeps winter outdoors fun going

It’s all very well talking about the benefits of #Hibernot – the general sense of well-being and wonder that comes from spending time outdoors during the winter months – but how easy is it actually to do? The Roebuck family from Greater Manchester became the sweethearts of the #Hibernot campaign when, in mid-December, Land Rover […]

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And the winner is … EE BAFTA menu 2015

No pressure, just 2000 A list global celebrities sitting in the Great Room of Grosvenor House, some with a BAFTA others sadly without but this is where the party starts and the chefs who craft the menu have been working since September to get it right. Tonight, 8th February, the service must sail triumphantly. Where does […]

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Inspiring images of winter fun #Hibernot

Proving that winter is not just about hunkering down inside with the heating turned up high and a casserole on the go, our #hibernot Instagram challenge, as part of the Land Rover #hibernot campaign, showed that a drop in temperature is no bar to outdoors fun. Families from all over the country inspired us by […]

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Leeds Castle Kent: The Fairytale Trail

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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