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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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Honest Mum’s top 5 Christmas kids films

I love a festive film, it really warms the cockles and heralds the start of Christmas for this family, be it on the big screen or curled up on the sofa, the fire blazing, a hot chocolate in hand… This year, I can’t wait to share classic Christmas films with my 4, nearly 5 year […]

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Film Review: Tinker Bell and the Legend of The Neverbeast

Disney has always excelled at the magical stories that endure beyond childhood. Its latest animation film enlists the classic Tinkerbell character along with her fairy friends in its latest animation film, Tinkerbell and The Legend of The Neverbeast. BritMums sent along a few families to enjoy the UK Gala screening at VUE in Leicester Square […]

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My book for sale at BritMums Live: One blogger’s journey to being published

How many of us dream of seeing their book for sale at BritMums Live? How many have had an appointment with the publishers and gone on to dream. Ellie Stoneley shares her passage from blogger to author and her exciting new chapter as her book Milky Moments is being prepared for sale in time for […]

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It’s our Christmas Pinterest Takeover!

We love Christmas — the food, the crafts, the decorations, the crazy gifts that somebody somewhere ought to give us (because everybody needs a Chanel ballgown, right?). Plus it’s such an important family time, with messages of love, forgiveness, sharing, charity and fellowship. All of our excitement about the season just can’t be contained in […]

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Vlogging: the next big thing

The one in which I discuss vlogging, via the medium of a vlog and proves that if I have the technical skills to make a video and put it on Youtube, anyone can. Starts well…. the end, not so much.

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Come eat cake in aid of Bake-A-Wish

Here’s an invitation you won’t want to miss: Come eat cake, for a good cause. Yes, that’s right. Earlier this month Bake-A-Wish® and Fairy Liquid invited families to submit pictures of their ideal fairytale cake, with one chosen to turn into a real cake. The idea: break the Guinness World Records™ title for the world’s […]

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21 family recipes using flavour pots

OXO are convinced that their new range of Herbs & More flavour pots are so easy to use that they wanted to see mums let their little Kitchen Magicians do the cooking for once. So 15 BritMums bloggers took up the challenge and became assistants to the magicians as the children took over the preparation […]

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How to interview Nick Clegg

  Just the other day I attended an event at the London HQ of professional services giant Deloitte. The event had seen my appearance on the BritMums Hangout with Jo Swinson on shared parental leave, and had arranged to discuss family friendly work practices and what employers could do to be more flexible so staff […]

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Bloggers make ‘Bootiful’ turkey meals for kids

Here’s a project our bloggers gobbled up: Creating family meals using Bernard Matthews frozen breaded turkey. Turkey makes quick and easy dinners that kids will love, plus it makes parents’ life easier with great meal options, ready in 20 minutes or less. We asked some mum and dad bloggers to tell us what they thought of […]

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45 tips to get kids to drink more water

How do you encourage children to drink water? That is the question we asked in our recent #MrMenEvian Twitter party. We all know how important it is for children to keep hydrated, and water is the best way to do that. With the great tips you shared, children will gain health benefits and have fun […]

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Mums: ‘NatWest gives me a glimmer of hope’

NatWest is saying Hello/Goodbye to customers these days – hello to good offers for all customers, goodbye to teaser rates and offers aimed only at new customers. It’s all about loyalty and fairness. The campaign includes a very funny video that has drawn the interest of the BritMums community. We take a look at what […]

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What fairness means to us, as parents & customers

“It’s not fair, it’s not fair,” is a phrase we hear a lot as parents, acknowledges Julie-Ann at Supermummy. Children are exquisitely attuned to the issue of unfairness. We certainly don’t want to see it in our dealings with adult life and our bank. “My Granny used to say treat everyone the way you would […]

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Jo Swinson: Shared Parental Leave helps close pay gap

Recently BritMums had a hangout on air with MP Jo Swinson, talking about Shared Parental Leave. Here, she writes in a guest post about how shared leave can help close the gender pay gap, which has endured for too long. Jo Swinson writes: This week, on Tuesday 4 November , we had Equal Pay Day […]

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