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Missy B running in the London Marathon

  On 26th April I will be facing the challenge of a life time and attempting to complete the London Marathon. I have never been a runner but, bizarrely, the marathon is something that I have always wanted to do.  I am running the marathon on behalf of Genetic Disorders UK, an amazing charity who […]

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Plain truth or sanitized version. What do you share?

Recently, BritMums produced a blogging survey and one of the boxes to tick in agreement was (approximately) “I feel some of my blogging peers glamorize the day to day experiences and challenges of parenting”. Interesting, I thought. Has blogging become a more ‘romantic’ view? It is definitely more visual, we share more photos. As a […]

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Digital Influencers make a difference when they work together

Vaccine education on Rwanda, Image Credit: ONE/Carl Forti I’m sure many of you know I’m a passionate ambassador for the ONE campaign. I join over 6 million people across the globe who choose to come together to work with ONE to campaign and be an advocate for those living in poverty, especially in Africa. Together […]

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The odyssey of his first night alone

Can you remember the first night baby slept in their own room? Or are you preparing to start baby sleeping in their own room? Maria tells the tale of her first night, we hope yours is better. You, like me, have probably been told that once the baby has moved to his own room everybody […]

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35 top tips for having fun & staying safe on holidays

At our #HolidaySafeKids Twitter party, parents traded tips on how to make travelling with children easier, safer and more fun. One way to do that is to use HolidaySafe travel insurance, which sponsored the party and which has policies that specifically cater to families, whether it’s protecting the pushchair against the cost of breaks or […]

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Healthy Egg Meals you’ll love

When it comes to cooking, eggs are almost magical. They contain vitamins A, D, B12 and folate. They are delicious when runny, hard, fried, boiled, poached, coddled or baked. They only have 66 calories per medium egg. And as we discovered with our #HealthyEggMeals Challenge, they can elegantly take centre stage in family meals. The […]

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35 ways to make kids money savvy

We all want our children to have a good understanding about money matters as they grow up. 57% of people agree parents are strongest influence on kids’ money skills. Are you helping? At our #BritMumsMoneyAdvice Twitter party, we talked about how we teach kids about money, sharing tips and advice. The party was sponsored by […]

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Does anyone still chat on Twitter?

So Monika, do you know Monika? @Mumonthebrink, she is lovely, chatty, very friendly. Anyhow, last week I noticed her tweet: Does anyone still chat on Twitter? — Monika MumontheBrink (@mumonthebrink) March 16, 2015 Which struck a chord, I rarely chat on twitter these days. I didn’t reply, I simply favourite-ed her tweet. Acknowledgement with the […]

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Interview with Antonio Banderas: Sponge out of Water

Much to the delight of Britain’s children, there’s a new SpongeBob movie, Sponge Out of the Water. Much to the delight of Britain’s mums, Antonio Banderas is playing Burger-Beard the pirate, the baddie of the story. Paramount invited me along to watch Sponge Out of the Water and then to chat with Antonio Banderas in […]

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How families can lovingly cope with dementia

Dementia affects so many people directly and through their parents, relatives, colleagues and friends. It can be a heart-breaking condition and yet there are very simple things we can do to help. You can make a difference by signing up to become a Dementia Friend. Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society joined forces last […]

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Drop the bleat: Justin Fletcher, the voice of Shaun the Sheep, talks to BritMums

It’s 12.30pm, and Justin Fletcher has just bleated down the phone at me. He’s demonstrating how, seven years ago, he won the part of Shaun the Sheep’s voice in an audition. “I had to pretend that Shaun had just been cut down by a bad tackle during a game of football,” he explains, “and I […]

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#PowerToSwitch: 20 reasons to switch energy suppliers

Are you spending too much on your energy bills? There has never been a better time to switch energy suppliers. The market has been reformed making it simpler, clearer and quicker to switch supplier and many households could save around £200 or more. Plus, it’s now easier than ever with the new site www.BeAnEnergyShopper.com, where […]

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36 things to give and get on Mother’s Day

We asked mums what they like to receive and what they like to send to their own mothers for Mother’s Day. At our #MothersDayDoddle Twitter party, mums swapped their tips for best mum gifts and also what they’re planning on giving their mums. The #MothersDayDoddle party was sponsored by Doddle, a service for collecting, returning […]

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Put the Brakes on Smoking: Smokefree Homes & Cars

Most of us know that secondhand smoke can be harmful, but research shows we don’t really know how much. We think smoking near a cracked car window or waving the smoke away can make all the difference. In fact, more than 80% of secondhand smoke, whether exhaled or curling from the end of the cigarette, […]

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45 tips for saving energy & money

Would you switch to save money on your energy bills? Would you like save around £200 a year on your energy bill? At our recent Twitter party, we asked you to share the ways you save energy as well as your stories about switching suppliers and the savings. We also asked how you might spend […]

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Mother’s Day Crafts

Well.. Mother’s Day is JUST around the corner…. If you are a teacher or a Dad in charge of sorting out some lovely Mother’s Day “Things” then check out the list below. As a mother, I LOVE getting homemade cards and a homemade gift. Nothing to fancy, just made with love. (I also love a […]

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Mummy Bloggers in Vogue (Literally)

Blogging is a wonderfully diverse and democratic world isn’t it?! When I first started my blog Honest Mum in November 2010, lost, lonely and suffering from a traumatic birth with my first son Oliver, I would never have believed that the small space of mine on the internet would one day become my full time […]

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Guest Post: Amber Rudd, MP, on the #PowerToSwitch

Amber Rudd, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, on the #PowerToSwitch. You can follow her on @AmberRuddMP. I really enjoyed following the BritMums #PowerToSwitch Twitter party on Tuesday. Some fantastic savings were made and endless ideas shared on how to spend that extra cash. As many of you […]

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