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33 ways to be a fabulous Football Mum

  Football is the beautiful game and mums make it even more so. You find them coaching teams, fund-raising, leading training sessions and organising fixtures throughout the season, not to mention the dirtier work (literally — dealing with post-match kit). You reveal what makes a Football Mum At our #FootballMumoftheYear Twitter Conversation you shared your […]

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Exploring the outdoors with #UKexplore

Blogging friends Karen from Mini Travellers and Rachel from The Ordinary Lovely have come up with a modern way to explore the best of what the great outdoors has to offer. The BritMums bloggers have recently launched a new Instagram hashtag #UKexplore which has been backed by the National Trust. Read on to learn more. […]

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Why term-time holiday disputes need to disappear

There are a lot of problems in our schools. Oversubscribed classrooms. Failing schools. Teacher burnout. Crumbling facilities. Yet the Department of Education insists on focusing its limited budget and energy fighting against parents who take their children out during term-time. It’s a wasteful, ridiculous distraction and wrongheaded in its conception. (Read about the recent court […]

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How to crowd fund a novel with Unbound

Tim Atkinson, blogger, author and stay-at-home dad, shares his tips for crowd funding a novel. How new book is currently a work in progress as he is seeking support to get it published. To be part of bringing this book to life and getting your name printed in every copy, support Tim here. Tim explains how it […]

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Meditation for busy parents

Catherine Bicknell is a yoga teacher and blogger at www.mummieslittlebuddha.com sharing her meditation tips for busy parents. Over to Catherine… “Meditation”, I hear you shouting! “When on earth do I have time for that? I have far too much to do! Why would I waste my precious time sitting with my legs crossed, I’d rather […]

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Get Ready For #BML16

Blog conferences are lots of fun and they’re great for your blog too.  The biggest conference of the year, for us parenting bloggers, is #BML16 (AKA BritMums Live), which hosts around 500 bloggers each June. Whether it is to network, collaborate, meet friends or simply to drink the wine, #BML16 is THE place to be. […]

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BritMums guide to: Chessington World of Adventures

Lifestyle and Travel blogger Alice Langley from Project: Wanderlust took her family to Chessington World of Adventures to report for BritMums about the family friendliness of the UK’s favourite theme parks. Chessington has always been our family park of choice. With rides ranging from the gentle carousel, and other simple fairground classics. all the way […]

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BritMums guide to: Thorpe Park

In this new series from BritMums, our bloggers bring you the latest from the UK’s best theme parks. In these posts you’ll discover what types of families the different parks suit, the things we loved and the things we  would like to see changed.  BritMums Editor Nadine Hill, her husband and kids went to Thorpe […]

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Why I’m keeping my children home as a protest on May 3rd

Penny Alexander is a former educational consultant, teacher and head of department in secondary school, she has two children aged 7 and 9 and blogs about family lifestyle and travel at parentshaped.co.uk, wayfair.co.uk/aresidence and spaceinyourcase.com. Here she shares her views on the upcoming May 3rd strikes and how supporters can get involved. What are the […]

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What no-one tells you about two under two

Sarah Morgan is a stay-at-home mum to two boys under two, facing the challenges of life with a toddler and a baby. Here she shares her adventures and imparts her insights as a mum of two under two.  Everything is a BIG victory The anticipation before leaving the house for a simple bit of food […]

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3 ways to avoid mealtime battles

If meals in your house are more tears and pleading than “More cabbage please, Mum” then you’re not alone. Jo Cormack, a therapist who writes at www.emotionallyawarefeeding.com, tells how to avoid “war and peas” during family mealtimes. You’ve spent hours in the kitchen perfecting a nutritious and delicious meal for your family. You sink down in your […]

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Sexting: 3 tips for talking to your kids

Sexting: we’re hearing more and more about it. But what do we do about it as parents? How can we teach our kids the pitfalls and dangers of it in a way they will understand and listen to? The Priory Group, the leading provider of behavioural care in the UK, provides this advice for modern parents.  Sexting: riskier […]

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Exercise tips for new mothers

When you’re pregnant or have just had a baby, one of the things that many mums want to know is how to get back into shape. What is safe to do and how can we do it? BritMums co-founder Jennifer Howze and BritMums blog editor Nadine Hill talked to fitness expert Shakira Akabusi about her top 5 exercise tips […]

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What really happens when you lose a child

Losing a child is fear for all parents. It’s so frightening that we push the thought from our mind…or obsess about it. Blogger Oana Papaconstantinou of Mama’s Haven speaks about what it is really like to lose a child. In July 2014, Georgie, my then five and a half month son, died of an aggressive form […]

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Anyone for tennis? #TennisForKids

We recently asked our readers the question: “Anyone for tennis?” It seems quite a lot of you actually! This summer, the Lawn Tennis Association in partnership with Highland Spring is encouraging 10,000 children in the UK to take up the sport with an initiative to give away courses of tennis lessons! Many of you have […]

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33 easy tips for planning your finances

Financial planning is important but too often it’s not at the top of our to-do list. At our #SLSavingTips Twitter conversation, we talked about financial planning — the challenges you face, how to get over the anxiety and how to make it easier. Our chat and prize draw were sponsored by Standard Life, which supports customers […]

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The all new Land of the Lions at London Zoo

Last week the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the new Asiatic lion exhibit, Land of the Lions, at London Zoo and this week we were lucky enough to be one of the first to visit. We entered Land of the Lions through a grand stone archway and was immediately in awe of what was ahead […]

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Sign up your kids for FREE tennis lessons! #TennisForKids

Today sees the launch of a new initiative from the Lawn Tennis Association in partnership with Highland Spring to encourage 10,000 of the UK’s children to take up the sport this summer by giving away free lessons! The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) have trained up 1,000 new coaches who will each train 10 new children for […]

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