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Team Honk is back in 2016

Team Honk is back for a fourth year of bringing bloggers together to fundraise for Comic/Sport Relief. In 2013 we bagged Snowdon, in 2014 we relayed from Lands End to John O Groats and in 2015 we danced ourselves silly at Wembley. We’ve raised £80,000 to date, but we know there is lots more to […]

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5 reasons your blog should support a charity

Being a part of a charity’s campaigns can reap all kinds of benefits. This post from our friends at Marie Curie outlines why you might want to get involved with their or other causes. From taking part in a fundraising event to donating some of your hard earned cash to simply signing up petition, there […]

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Giving Tuesday: Be part of it – donate to Pump Aid today

Can one day make a difference? Yes, it can — to an entire community in Malawi. One day can give the gift of clean water to an entire community. And it can happen today: Giving Tuesday. What will you give? Give the gift of clean water and health today! Donate today – Giving Tuesday – […]

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Gifts that give back

The end of this week will see the Christmas sales madness starting in earnest as ‘Black Friday’ sales pop up everywhere. However it is possible to do your Christmas shopping and do your bit for charity too. Our round-up editors are a savvy bunch, so we asked them for their recommendations of gifts that give […]

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Help ensure clean water for families like yours

We take it for granted. Every time we turn on a kitchen tap, wash our hands, drink from a fountain or go the toilet, in the UK we know the water we’re using or drinking is clean and safe. But that simple benefit is out of reach for many families, affecting their health and their […]

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SIDS: Teddy’s wish

Jennifer Reid author of  ‘Life after Eddie’ has set up a charity Teddy’s Wish since the devastating loss of her 12 week old baby. Here she shares with BritMums part of her journey. She says, ‘I was, I am, and will always be, a mummy to my blue eyed boy.’ Baby Loss Awareness week was set […]

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SIDS: A father shares his experience

  Paul Scully-Sloan, author of Daddy’s with Angels and the founder of the support group on Facebook tells BritMums of the moment he discovered his son TJ had passed away in his cot. SIDS is an abbreviation for Sudden Infant Death syndrome. This post is part of a collection in support for Baby Loss Awareness […]

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Losing a baby: Twinkle Twinkle

Louise is a full time mum and a part time neonatal nurse, here she shares her side of the sad tale of losing a baby. Louise read Twinkle twinkle as a keynote at BritMums Live, here she shares it again with us in support of Baby Loss Awareness week. Twinkle twinkle little star is one […]

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Their arms ache but are not empty

  Louise is a full time mum and a part time neonatal nurse, here she shares her side of the sad tale of losing a baby for BritMums Baby Loss Awareness week. The twins lie side by side on the pillow, their little faces turned towards each other in the same way that I imagine […]

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Stillborn: A father’s perspective

9th  –  15th October is Baby Loss Awareness week in the UK. Today David Monteith shares what it is like for a father of a stillborn child.   You lived what anybody gets…you got a lifetime. No more. No less. You got a Lifetime — Death from the Sandman by Neil Gaiman   My daughter Grace […]

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HELLP Pre-eclampsia: Baby Loss Awareness Week

Most of us have heard of pre-eclampsia but HELLP? That one is new to me as it was to Leigh Kendall author of Headspace Perspective who shares with us today her thoughts on Baby Loss and urges us to break the barriers and talk to parents suffering loss. 2014 began with me as an excited expectant mother: now […]

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Stillborn: Baby Loss Awareness Week

Mary Smith got in touch with BritMums recently, ‘I am a parenting blogger writing about lots of things but with a focus on infant loss and specifically, a joyful life despite our loss. Our daughter was stillborn at term last year and this journey has been horrendous. It has been helpful, both to me and my […]

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Baby Loss Awareness Week: Bloggers speak out

The 9th  –  15th October is baby loss awareness week in the UK. BritMums will be publishing one post a day over the course of the week by bloggers who sadly have had first hand experience both mums and dads, plus we have the point of view of a neonatal nurse who works closely with those […]

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Why I’m going sober for October

Tom Briggs, author of Diary of the Dad, has never tried to stop drinking before and whilst only a social drinker, like many other Brits he’s actually only been off the booze for a week or so when he’s had a sick bug or been on a course of antibiotics from the dentist.  This year he […]

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How your blog could help vulnerable teens

  The Children’s Society supports vulnerable children in England and Wales. Now they are looking for bloggers concerned about childen to be part of their ambassador team. Clare Bracey of the Children’s Society tells how you can get involved. Teenagers. It’s just an awkward age right? As a parent of a 17-year-old, I can testify […]

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Christy Turlington Burns, gNappies and Every Mother Counts

BritMums founder Susanna met with gNappies co-founder Kim Graham-Nye last year, and we have been following their eco nappies story with interest. This Summer, gNappies are teaming up with Christy Turlington Burns’ charity Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organisation dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, to create these adorable Limited Edition ‘gentle giants’ gPants. The mama […]

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Save the Children’s Den Day – build a better world.

Get your kids to unleash their imaginations and build amazing Dens to raise money for Save the Children’s lifesaving work. By taking part you’ll help make life better for children around the world Save the Children is launching Den Day, a super-fun family fundraiser which invites the British public to pick a date between 29th […]

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Fern Britton raises funds for prevention of miscarriage | Cycling around Britain | BritMums

Fern, 57, has been cycling 57 miles a day from John O’Groats to Land’s End since the 1st May. Her aim is to raise at least £57,000 money that will be used to fund research into the prevention of miscarriage in pregnancy. She is inviting everyone to join her as she passes through towns and cities of Great […]

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