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Win a month’s gym membership with Nuffield Health (each entry gets a day pass)

Nadine Hill, blogger at JuggleMum and BritMums’ Blog Editor has been sharing her experiences of being a member at Nuffield Health. Looking back to the start of the year — when it was cold and dark and I was feeling sluggish after Christmas — I compare that to now, when I’m a dress size smaller […]

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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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Tasty treats for new mums

This week a new book launches that promises to show more than 100 mouth-watering recipes that deliver on taste and nutrition, beautifully photographed from a chef who wanted to create easy and healthy food for expectant and new mothers. Blooming Delicious launches on 7th April and contains lots of ideas. Divided into trimesters, pre- and […]

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BritMums bloggers speak up for teenagers

Last year our friends at The Children’s Society asked for our help with a powerful new campaign. Here, Clare Bracey, Director of Campaigns, returns to share the enormous difference that BritMums bloggers are making to Seriously Awkward. Eagle-eyed BritMums visitors may remember my previous guest post inviting bloggers to become ambassadors for The Children’s Society’s […]

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5 tips for the writing career of your dreams

Writer Kate Orson shares her top tips for pursuing the writing carer of your dreams. I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I wrote my first stories when I was five years old. As a teenager I loved to journal my thoughts and feelings. Then after studying English at University I did a postgraduate creative […]

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BritMums Live 2016: A blogger’s tips for an inspiring event

Book a hotel. Sort out childcare. Buy a new dress. Check train times and car parking spaces. Decide whether to wear heels or flats and which bag will match. No, this isn’t my checklist for a romantic break with my husband, but the preparation I carry out before I head off to Britmums Live, an […]

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What BritMums influencers think about the new Budget

At our #BritMumsBudget Twitter conversation we chatted with experts from NatWest about what the budget means for you and your family. Sponsored by NatWest, this Twitter Conversation formed part of the special Budget edition of NatWest Money Clip, which helps you make sense of financial news and simplifies what it means for your family finances. Economists […]

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#HealthilyEverAfter: How to encourage outside play

Taking their cue from Disney’s #HealthilyEverAfter campaign, in a sponsored project BritMum’s bloggers thought about the ways in which they can use their children’s favourite characters to encourage them to get out no matter what the weather. While You Baby, Me Mummy’s Aby was organised enough to arrange for her daughter to go riding inspired […]

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How your family can get fit together #HealthilyEverAfter

We talk about how we can motivate our kids to get active, but how do our children get us moving and healthy? In a sponsored programme with Disney, BritMums bloggers explore how families can get fitter and more active using Disney characters for inspiration. Disney recently launched its DisneyHealthyLiving.co.uk website, supporting families making healthy choices. BritMums has […]

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How to make breakfast fun again

Disney recently launched its DisneyHealthyLiving.co.uk website, supporting families making healthy choices. BritMums has been promoting its #HealthilyEverAfter campaign, along with key bloggers, as part of a sponsored project. Here, we share their stories, tips and advice (all opinions are those of the participating bloggers). It’s supposed to be the most important meal of the day […]

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