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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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10 Reasons your kids will love Eroica Britannia (and so will you)

    Eroica Britannia, a cycling, lifestyle and family festival in Bakewell, Derbyshire, promises three full days of kid-friendly fun from 17-19 June. We asked Joanna Hunter, who helps out with this local festival, just what makes it so special. Over to Joanna: 1. It’s in the beautiful Great Outdoors We’re right in the heart […]

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BritMums Guide to: Paultons Park

Lifestyle blogger and BritMums Family Days Out Editor Kara Guppy of Chelseamamma.co.uk took her family to Paultons Park 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 10’s then this is for you. Best for: Pre-School and […]

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Are you #TeamSoft or #TeamTickly? #Ad

Father’s Day is coming up soon and we have an important question to ask: Which side you are on? We’re not talking about politics or thorny financial debate but something much more important: Do your children love kisses from daddy to be smooth (aka #Team Soft) or do they like the tickle of facial hair (#TeamTickly)? […]

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Mothers & teen girls: A book exploring our fraught relationship

Eva Jordan is a blogger and mother to teenagers. Her debut novel 183 Times A Year has received some great reader reviews on Amazon. The book explores the complicated and highly amusing relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter. Here, Eva explains the rationale behind her book and offers hope for all us mothers of […]

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#OneYou: How to make positive healthy changes #ad

It’s the little things that count; at least that’s the philosophy behind Public Health England’s #OneYou campaign, which is all about making small changes now for a healthier future. Whether it’s drinking less, moving more, quitting smoking or eating better, #OneYou is encouraging folks to reassess their lifestyles and making changes that make us feel good. […]

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33 ways to be a fabulous Football Mum

  Football is the beautiful game and mums make it even more so. You find them coaching teams, fund-raising, leading training sessions and organising fixtures throughout the season, not to mention the dirtier work (literally — dealing with post-match kit). You reveal what makes a Football Mum At our #FootballMumoftheYear Twitter Conversation you shared your […]

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Exploring the outdoors with #UKexplore

Blogging friends Karen from Mini Travellers and Rachel from The Ordinary Lovely have come up with a modern way to explore the best of what the great outdoors has to offer. The BritMums bloggers have recently launched a new Instagram hashtag #UKexplore which has been backed by the National Trust. Read on to learn more. […]

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Why term-time holiday disputes need to disappear

There are a lot of problems in our schools. Oversubscribed classrooms. Failing schools. Teacher burnout. Crumbling facilities. Yet the Department of Education insists on focusing its limited budget and energy fighting against parents who take their children out during term-time. It’s a wasteful, ridiculous distraction and wrongheaded in its conception. (Read about the recent court […]

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How to crowd fund a novel with Unbound

Tim Atkinson, blogger, author and stay-at-home dad, shares his tips for crowd funding a novel. How new book is currently a work in progress as he is seeking support to get it published. To be part of bringing this book to life and getting your name printed in every copy, support Tim here. Tim explains how it […]

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Meditation for busy parents

Catherine Bicknell is a yoga teacher and blogger at www.mummieslittlebuddha.com sharing her meditation tips for busy parents. Over to Catherine… “Meditation”, I hear you shouting! “When on earth do I have time for that? I have far too much to do! Why would I waste my precious time sitting with my legs crossed, I’d rather […]

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