Getting your children off to sleep and helping them stay that way can be a struggle. BritMums hung out with sleep expert and psychologist Chireal Shallow of the Baby Sleep Clinic to get answers. We were joined by popular parent bloggers who had tips and questions from their experiences with sleep issues. They are Claire […]
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Sometimes it’s not until you lose someone dear to you that all the questions you wish you had asked come tumbling into mind. Joanna Helin found this when she lost her mother and it made her think about the emotional legacy we leave behind for our loved ones. So she set up Lifestorybank and is here to […]
Hannah Parker blogs at Mum’s Days about the ups and downs of being at home with children, on one of her posts a comment left got her thinking about the role of being a mum but staying true to herself, she shares her findings with us. A comment on my post “If you could be anything…?” really […]
There’s a question I’m often asked by mums when they discover I’m the main carer for our two daughters. The words vary slightly, but it goes something like this; “Is it hard looking after two children compared to having a full time job?” I’ve been asked this question many times and yet I still […]
Guilt has been a recurring theme in my life recently. More precisely, parental guilt. Not that I’m a stranger to guilt, it is something I’ve written about in the past. In my family’s present situation, my wife’s been snowed under at work so she’s been feeling guilty about not seeing the kids as she’s […]
There’s something exhilarating and scary about newborn babies – so beautiful yet helpless, so reliant on us for everything. We asked a selection of bloggers with newborn babies what makes baby’s early months so overwhelming and special. The challenge was part of a project with Pampers and its New Baby Sensitive nappies. In turn, we […]
BritMums co-founder Jennifer Howze got up early this morning to go into the Sky News studios to comment on the controversial new research that is compensating mums to breastfeed by giving them Matalan, John Lewis and Mothercare vouchers. What do you think? Would the money be better spent educating new mums? Or does a bribe really work, […]
Bit of drizzle outside my window. Too much to do. Worried that my diet isn’t working but still heaping a sugar in my tea and having my second round of jam on toast. Kids squabbling at breakfast about who gets to look at the back of the cereal box and the school run looms. Sigh. […]
Last month I ranted about the school run. This month I have decided to write about a few observations I have made based on my recent experiences of becoming a school gate dad. I’m sure they aren’t that dissimilar to the experiences of school gate mums but please have a read and let me know […]
The Story of Mum is coming to The Photographers Gallery in London, and there will be a reception with BritMums in attendance on the evening of 18 October. We’d love you to join us for a drink, a chat and a “Mums’ Make Date”. There will be creative stuff to do, stories to share, and […]
I’ve only been doing the school run a number of days, but it’s already become the bane of my life. I knew it was going to be bad, but I was quite unprepared for this daily ritual. The roads around school are bumper-to-bumper busy and cars seem to get strewn in any spot large enough […]
Adam Share blogs at Bacon Rolls to Plastic Dolls. He’s a father of three and he blogs about their life through a tired dad’s eyes. Here he tells us why he blogs. I have been wondering lately why I blog. I mean, I have a real love for writing but I already have quite a […]
Alice Langley set herself a mission this summer to see if she could take her children to a festival and enjoy it – here’s how it went I was once told that life is over when children come along, that all I’d end up caring about is schools and snot. Now I’m not one to […]
It can be a tricky balance for us parents, deciding just how much technology to allow our children access to, and how often. Some parents are pretty much against it altogether. For some it’s about not wanting their children exposed to screens for any length of time or the potential dangers of the internet. Then […]
In just a few weeks my eldest daughter, Helen, will be starting school. I’m sure all of us parents that have kids starting in reception class this September are wondering where the past four years have gone. I certainly am. In this household we’re also wondering what to do about the school uniform. Isn’t […]
We’re now 35 virtual exhibitions into the online tour of The Story of Mum, with 15 more still to come – that’s 50 virtual exhibitions! Way beyond our initial expectations. So what have mums been gaining from creating and re-telling our motherhood stories, side by side? How might our experiences help you to find and […]
I love Katy Hill. In addition to being an awesome presenter with a BAFTA, she’s a BritMums regular and a huge oversharer. Just read her blog. She also led the Twitter campaign this week to boycott OK Magazine in retaliation to their pathetic cover story about the Duchess of Cambridge and their suggested “post-baby weight […]
Ronita Dutta has a challenge every day with her baby: the stairs to her fourth floor flat. Here, she talks about tackling the problem and seeing if one stroller in particular can solve the modern parent’s problem. Ever since my darling son was born eight months ago, I’ve been battling a major problem: where to […]
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