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40 ways to keep your kids safe online

  Our children are growing up online – on their computers, tablets and ever-present mobiles. At our #SecureKidsOnline Twitter chat, we talked about how to protect our children online and teach them smart practices that will serve them for years. The chat was sponsored by F-Secure, a leading European cyber security company with decades of experiences defending […]

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32 ways a mother’s strength inspires us

At our #ThankYouMum Twitter chat, sponsored by P&G’s Thank You Mum campaign, you shared those countless moments of courage and composure that mothers demonstrate in their child’s life. The “Thank You, Mum” campaign is part of P&G’s worldwide partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). P&G’s brands include Olay, Venus and Pampers. Check out this affecting […]

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Learning tennis as a family

What a week in tennis! Andy Murray has scooped his second Wimbledon victory after beating Milos Raonic, not only securing a victory for himself and the country but inspiring children everywhere to get excited about the sport. This weekend, the 16th & 17th July 2016 is the Great British Tennis Weekend #GBTW and BritMums has […]

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What parents think about Great British Tennis Weekend

  Does your family like tennis? That’s the question we asked at our Twitter chat with Great British Tennis Weekend (GBTW). We wanted to know how your families engage with tennis…and got all kinds of interesting answers! Great British Tennis Weekend 16 and 17 July 2016 During GBTW, clubs across the country throw open their […]

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We need to avoid Mummy Wars Part 2

Since this post was published, Andrea Leadsom has dramatically dropped out of the Tory party leadership contest. We’d still love your thoughts on the continuing threat of the Mummy Wars. Read on!    The two-woman contest for leadership of the Tory party and Prime Minister — between the childfree Theresa May and mother of three Andrea […]

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BritMums Guide to: Legoland

Lifestyle blogger and BritMums Family Days Out Editor Kara Guppy of Chelseamamma.co.uk took her family to Legoland to report for BritMums about the family friendliness of the UK’s favourite theme parks. If you are looking for a family friendly fun day out with under 12’s then this is for you. Best for: Pre-School and Primary School […]

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5 Places to take your kids during the summer holiday

Travel blogger Jo Addison is an expert in finding child friendly things to do! Here she shares her 5 top places to take your kids during the summer holiday. Over to Jo… With the 6 week school holidays fast approaching, most parents are starting to think about how they are going to entertain the kids […]

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20 brilliant ideas for teens’ post-GCSE holidays

Mark Frary is a travel writer and editor as well as a music festival organiser and father of three. Here, he tackles the issue of post-GCSE holidays – pertinent issues as well as great inspiration.  Over to Mark… The first thing to think about when considering a post-GCSE holiday is whether this is a trip […]

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85 ideas for having a great UK family holiday

  How can we recreate the memorable moments we had as kids with our own children? Do we have to work harder to create unforgettable holidays, or do simple pleasures still win through? At our #OMGBFamily Twitter chat, we heard what you think makes an unforgettable British family holiday – from quintessential ingredients to family […]

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The seasons of life

Katherine Lawson is a 32 year old specialist nurse from Gloucestershire who writes today’s blog post. Her greatest loves are her job, singing and using other people’s children as an excuse to have fun and be a child again! Over to Katherine… “To you, with the children, who let me in. Do you believe in […]

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5 things not to do when hosting a giveaway

5 things NOT to do when hosting a giveaway!

Hosting a giveaway is a fun and effective way to increase your social following and website views, and hopefully you’ll gain lots of interaction and new readers. But it’s not as easy as it seems – prize promotions need careful planning to ensure success. Every competition and prize draw in the UK – whether it’s […]

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Seven ways to keep your kids happy on a ferry crossing

A ferry crossing can be a good option for beating the stress of long journeys with kids. You can leave most of your luggage in the car and walk around; as long as you’re not hit by stormy weather or seasickness, a ferry can be more relaxing than a car or plane. But like anything […]

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The BritMums Father’s Day Gift Guide – Sponsored

Struggling to find a suitable Father’s Day present? Show him just how much he means to you with our selection of inspirational gifts guaranteed to make him feel special. This gift guide is sponsored by Braun. Items chosen by a BritMums editor.     Personalised Daddy Penguin Socks £14 http://alphs.co/products/personalised-daddy-penguin-socks Father penguins’ devotion to their […]

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Learning a new skill for life #TennisForKids

We love it when our children pick up a new skill and all over the country, our nation’s children have been picking up a racquet and learning how to play tennis — for free! The Lawn Tennis Association launched free #TennisForKids lessons several months ago and invited some BritMums bloggers to try out their lessons […]

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Team Tickly Vs Team Soft: The battle! #Ad

Which kind of kisses to kids like best from Dad: Soft and smooth or tickly and giggle-inducing? We asked some bloggers what their children preferred and discovered an interesting tale of 2 camps: #TeamSoft and #TeamTickly — with very strong opinions on each side! Now, no matter which side you’re on, you can win a […]

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Carers Club: The one-stop shop for unpaid carers

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a club for carers – that too-often invisible army of people who look after others in the community? Our social media editor Kate Davis-Holmes recently joined Virgin Care to work on content for their Carers Club. In this guest post, she tells us about the support Carers Club […]

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An emotional message about life insurance

A few years ago Benjamin Brooks-Dutton, who blogs at Life as a Widower, spoke at BritMums Live about his experience when his wife died suddenly after being hit by a car. It was a moving, emotional moment. Now Ben is reminding us about the importance of life insurance, which helped him rebuild his life. See […]

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How do kids like Dad: Smooth-shaven or tickly with beard?

For this Father’s Day, we’re talking about Team Soft and Team Tickly – whether your children prefer kisses from Daddy (or Grandpa or favourite Uncle!) to be as smooth as can be or if his facial hair makes them laugh and giggle. Braun, who sponsored the BritMums Twitter conversation, conducted research with families this Father’s […]

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