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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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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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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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The day I stopped being a ‘nice’ parent

Blogger and author Kate Orson is a mum of one and first time author. Here she remembers the day she stopped being a ‘nice’ parent… The other day a friend invited me over for a last minute coffee. My daughter had woken up early that day, and was grumpy and really didn’t want to go. […]

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The Picture of Dorian Gray, as Wilde intended

Getting kids excited about great writers and great writing can be a challenge; seeing a classic work performed in a theatre can really bring it to life. Currently at Trafalgar Studios, there’s a special production of one of Oscar Wilde’s most famous works: The Picture of Dorian Gray. The story has been staged many times […]

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Book Club: The Playground Mafia reviews

  Our latest book is “The Playground Mafia”. Book Club hostess Jacqueline Steward, who blogs at Best and Beyond, starts us off on the discussion below. Read what she thought about the book and join in. I confess I moved my children from one school as I found the playground mafia at their SW London school […]

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A blogger’s tips for publishing a non-fiction book

Want to publish a non-fiction book? I had a dream to write a book. For it to be published. For people to buy it. Read it. Maybe even like it. This year that dream came true. Roald Dhal, Enid Blyton, Judy Bloom and Emily Brontë all fueled my imagination when I was growing up and […]

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Book Club: “A Better Man” blogger reviews

Our latest BritMums Club book is “A Better Man”, by Leah McClaren. Book Club hostess Jacqueline Steward, who blogs at Best and Beyond, starts us off on the discussion below. Read what she thought about the book and join in. What would you do if you found out your neglectful partner was secretly planning to divorce […]

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BritMums Picks for Henley Literary Festival

One of our favourite festivals, the Henley Literary Festival, starts next week and features 170 talks, performances and workshops for adults and children at venues across this picturesque riverside town (also headquarters for BritMums), covering everything from fiction, feminism, film and food to history, humour and Henley itself. We’ve had a look through the schedule, […]

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Top tips to write a novel from author of The Doctor’s daughter

Vanessa Matthews was determined to make her dream of writing a novel come true, she had to put an action plan in place and she shares with BritMums her top tips to write a novel. Like many people, I harboured a dream of writing a novel. However, my life as a busy wife and working […]

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V is for Vegan: Guest post by MsMarmiteLover

Kerstin Rodgers, aka MsMarmiteLover, has been very busy the past couple of years. She is winner of best online food writer, Fortnum & Mason Awards 2014 and guild of Food Writers Food Blog of the Year Winner 2013. Known for her successful Supper Clubs fame, she has been adding more strings to her bows. She […]

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Review: The Crumbs Family Cookbook

When Crumbs, one of our favourite blogging and YouTube’ing duos recently published a cookbook, we couldn’t help but celebrate. We also asked another of our favourite bloggers, Lucy Parissi from Super Golden Bakes, to review it. Here’s her take on a potential new addition to your family cookbook shelf. When the Crumbs Family Cookbook landed […]

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Coping with two under two

Celia Anderson has been there and got the t shirt, now she shares some of her best tips from her book that is out now, Two under Two. I just typed ‘two under two’ into Google and the first suggestion appended ‘when does it get easier?’ on the end. I want to hug every person […]

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Move over Valentine’s Day … it’s International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day began in 2012. The aim? To get books into the hands of as many children as possible. To share the love of books on 14th February, (known to some as Valentine’s Day I believe.) Why? Reading is my absolute passion. Reading can change so much. Access to books opens doors, opens […]

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How BritMums Live inspired one mum to write and publish her first novel!

Have you written that book yet? Have you started it? Another successful story of getting published, Ericka Walker shared her journey with BritMums, read and be inspired. After winning the 2013 BiB award for best family blogger, I met Amanda  Preston from LBA in an Agent session and told her about Confessions of a Mother […]

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My book for sale at BritMums Live: One blogger’s journey to being published

How many of us dream of seeing their book for sale at BritMums Live? How many have had an appointment with the publishers and gone on to dream. Ellie Stoneley shares her passage from blogger to author and her exciting new chapter as her book Milky Moments is being prepared for sale in time for […]

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Confessions of a mother inferior

Ericka Waller, aka Mum in the South, has appeared as a speaker at BritMums Live, run a long-standing popular blog, made us laugh and nod knowingly, and now has written a book. Find out about her below — she needs your help! Ericka writes: So winning a Bib award for best family blogger gave me […]

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Henley Literary Festival: Book Club Friday

What do Amanda Jennings, Cesca Major & Abbie Ross all have in common? They are awesome authors that ran a book club session at the Henley Literary Festival, sponsored by BritMums. Amanda Jennings, whose two novels Sworn Secret and Judas Scar are firm BritMums favourites, was joined by Abbie Ross (author of Dinners, a very funny memoir […]

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