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Can travel cure heartbreak and manage anger?

Sarah Tucker, an award-winning travel journalist, novelist, producer and broadcaster. In addition to her other books, including Have Baby Will Travel and Have Toddler Will Travel, her most recent book is all about the deeper meaning we can get from travel. Valuing the best of other cultures through travel is now recognised as a positive […]

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Should I get a divorce?

Should I get a divorce? How to know if your relationship can be saved Whether you’ve been married a short time or for many years, divorce is a life changing, stressful experience and you want to be sure before you take the decision to split up with your partner. How do you know for sure? Only […]

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Anjum Anand’s Herby quinoa and chickpea salad

The cookbook author and celebrity chef Anjum Anand shares her recipe for quinoa and chickpea salad, which can be dairy free or made with goat’s curd or cheese. The recipe is excerpted from her new book Anjum’s Quick & Easy Indian, available now. Photo credit: Lisa Linder Inspired by tabbouleh, this lovely salad contrasts creamy quinoa […]

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Anjum Anand’s Baked ricotta with chard

It was our great pleasure to hear Anjum Anand speak at BritMums Live and also let the audience taste her delicious chutneys. (Which one was your favourite?) Anjum has shared this lip-smacking ricotta and chard recipe as well as the quick chutney from her new book Anjum’s Quick & Easy Indian available now. Photo credit: […]

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Change is in the air

Changing your mind is often considered a bit meh. Not the done thing. I don’t understand why. Some days I’m full of the joys of spring and some days I’m knackered and grumpy and as such, cannot guarantee a consistent response. My attitudes vary, my opinions are swayed. I often change my mind, it might […]

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BBC news story: Mum bloggers are making money

Brands are increasingly looking to bloggers to get their message out, via both bloggers with high traffic and those in their desired niche. A BBC journalist talked to BritMums co-founder Susanna Scott recently about mum bloggers and how they are in high demand, with opportunities increasing for perks and income. “Brands of course are dying […]

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42 inspired ideas for family fun this summer

There are 42 days of summer to fill with family fun. Does that statement fill you with fear or excitement? We’ve gathered 42 of the top tips for fun family summer activities you may not have thought of — suggested by BritMums bloggers — to make your summer more fun than ever. The tips have […]

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15 Tips To Having Fun On The Beach

With the summer holidays drawing closer one of the great quintessential ways to spend a day with your family, whether away on holiday or as part of a day trip, is to visit the beach. I am currently on my 2-week summer holiday in Cornwall being run ragged by my 3 daughters Poppet (4.5), Dumpling […]

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What baby milestones do people really remember?

Do you remember your baby’s first year with its heart-warming and sometimes funny firsts? At the #LittleDishFirsts Twitter party, we all shared memories of those special moments, with other blogging mums. There were lovely moments…and some surprises. The party was sponsored by Little Dish, makers of healthy chilled meals for children from one year plus. […]

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How to make macarons

Sarah Ebner is chief editor at Family Times Travel a blog written by all members of the family and one of our BiB finalist Travel blogs. Sarah and her daughter Jess went along to Carlton Towers to learn how to make macarons, yes that’s how they are spelt and pronounced, find out more about their fabulous experience […]

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Hangout: Helping children’s imagination

  Children have strong and creative imaginations, something we want to nurture and encourage — but how to do that? BritMums held the #PlaytheHero Hangout On Air with psychologist Chireal Shallow and 7 parent bloggers and we got slew of tips, advice and inspiration. The hangout was sponsored by Philips Lighting and celebrates the launch […]

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Are food bloggers promoting health or stealing the thunder from health experts?

Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a Registered Nutritional Therapist who specialises in helping women find their health mojo with the best foods and supplements for their lifestyle. Emma’s blog Emma Nutrition reached the BiBs 2014 shortlist this year, today she shares her thoughts on food bloggers and nutritionists. What’s with all the foodie bloggers out there? […]

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51 mums-and-dad magic tricks to use

People say parents often have eyes at the back of their heads. We think it’s better than that: Parents have tricks up their sleeves, performing everyday “magic” for their families.  At our #MumsMagicTricks Twitter party, parents  shared their top parenting tricks. The party was sponsored by NatWest and their banking app, which highlights the multitasking […]

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Hangout: How to inspire children’s creativity

Children have amazing imaginations. So how as parents do we encourage them to use it to become more independent and creative? With summer holidays nearly here, how do we encourage them in creative play rather than tablet computer hypnosis? We’re thrilled to announce our #PlaytheHero Hangout on Tuesday 8 July at 12:00 with psychologist, author […]

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Hayley Goleniowska on the Lorraine Show

Tomorrow, Tuesday 1st July at 8.20am, tune in to The Lorraine Show on ITV and watch our lovely Hayley Goleniowska push her campaign a little further into the national limelight. Hayley sat on our panel of speakers recently in the How to be an agent of change session at BritMums Live and now the national press have […]

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Win a copy of Knackered Mother’s Wine Club

Do you know how to drink wine? The correct answer to this might seem: “Sure — open bottle, pour, lift glass to lips. Job done!” But there is so much more. Knackered Mother’s Wine Club shows us that enjoying every sip of wine to the hilt isn’t something demanding and silly but rather exciting and […]

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Family fun at the park with dogs

BritMums teamed up with the charity Blue Cross to throw the #parksforpets Twitter party, celebrating family fun with dogs in parks and open spaces. Blue Cross is appealing to dog owners to lead the way in keeping open spaces both dog- and people-friendly for everyone to enjoy. Sadly, in some outdoor areas, dogs have already […]

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Charity and social media

What are the links between charity and social media? If ever we needed convincing that social media can change the world when it comes to charity endeavour, the story of Stephen Sutton did just that. Describing himself as an average teenager, he shared his bucket list on Facebook and started raising money for the Teenage […]

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