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Co-sleeping: What’s your opinion?

Where do you stand on the co-sleeping debate? Kayleigh Houghton blogs at Because I said so and tells BritMums about her eureka moment when she decided to follow her heart and not what she’d been told was acceptable in regards to co sleeping.   I really believed in my previous life (as a non-parent) that […]

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39 things we love about British Weather

The British love to talk about the weather. We asked you to share your stories and pictures at the @BritMums recent #BritishWeatherWatch Twitter Party. The party was sponsored by the Met Office, and now, with the Met Office Weather Observations Website (WOW), we can really do something to get kids involved with the weather, help […]

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What makes the perfect holiday?

Hello everyone *stretches arms and smiles lazily* I’m back! Back from a two week complete switch off and if I am totally honest I’m struggling to leave this newfound state of pure relax that I have become accustomed too. I want it to continue and last forever I like it so much. No television and […]

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Don’t fear the mess! #PampersPooFace

Don’t fear the mess that comes with parenting! You know what we are talking about: ice-cream smeared faces, chocolate covered hands and dare we mention the nappy explosions that come after the famous #PampersPooFace? This may sound like very scary stuff and, as new parents, we’ve all been taken by surprise by it. But what […]

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Parenting doesn’t get any easier

I had no idea how to look after my baby when he was born. When I got pregnant, all people ever seemed to want to tell me about motherhood was that maternal instinct kicks in and you just know what to do. Well, that may have been true for the times he cried because he […]

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Mum v Kid: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

There was a time in 2003 and 2004 in which everyone you knew was reading Mark Haddon’s book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time or telling you to read it. It won awards, was published in editions for children and adults and was found to be one of the top 5 happy […]

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40 top tips for a British summer party

What makes a great summer party? There’s nothing quite like the British summer, and nothing better than celebrating it than a summer party. Whether it’s a big festive shindig or an intimate family get-together, a summer party is a great opportunity to prepare tasty food, decorate the house and have fun with friends and family. […]

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35 tips for great family car journeys

Summer is a great time to jump in the car with the family and spend time together. At our recent #BPDriveInDineOut Twitter party we asked about your memorable car journeys and top tips for hassle-free journeys. The party was sponsored by BP who have partnered with PizzaExpress to offer a fantastic deal for pizza lovers. […]

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Where are the good tween movies?

In our house we love movies. We’ve even been known to catch a double feature from time to time. Yet even with cinema and Sky On Demand, Netflix and Amazon, the biggest problem I have lately is finding something to watch with my tween daughter. Of course there are the unrated movies that we all […]

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Fun ideas for celebrating with helium balloons

Are you planning a birthday party, family get-together, anniversary, christening or other celebration? You can give it wow factor and lift easily and affordably with helium balloons. BritMums teamed up with Balloon Time and bloggers to create a “Celebration Club”, highlighting the fun ways we can add the colour and fun of helium-filled balloons to […]

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How are you a Football Mum of the Year?

As a nation we love football. As parents we support our children playing football in all kinds of ways.  @chrismse1 describes how we do it: “Stand in the cold and wet, drive for miles every weekend and cheer from the sidelines”. At our #FootballMumoftheYear Twitter party we celebrated all the ways we mums help and […]

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The odyssey of his first night alone

Can you remember the first night baby slept in their own room? Or are you preparing to start baby sleeping in their own room? Maria tells the tale of her first night, we hope yours is better. You, like me, have probably been told that once the baby has moved to his own room everybody […]

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36 things to give and get on Mother’s Day

We asked mums what they like to receive and what they like to send to their own mothers for Mother’s Day. At our #MothersDayDoddle Twitter party, mums swapped their tips for best mum gifts and also what they’re planning on giving their mums. The #MothersDayDoddle party was sponsored by Doddle, a service for collecting, returning […]

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Is this the year you stop hating your looks?

Is this the year you stop hating the way you look? Practically every woman I know hates something about the way she looks, if not harbouring a general meh feeling about her overall looks. Instead of it being a little feeling, like, “I wish my hair were thicker/my waist thinner/my thighs firmer but I’ve got […]

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40 top tips for helping baby sleep

Every parent has their tried-and-tested tricks to help guarantee a restful slumber for baby, and a good night for baby translates into restful, less stressful nights (and days) for parents too. We asked for your pearls of wisdom at our recent #babysleep Twitter party. The #babysleep party was sponsored by Pampers. Pampers Baby-Dry nappies contain […]

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#Hibernot: How a family keeps winter outdoors fun going

It’s all very well talking about the benefits of #Hibernot – the general sense of well-being and wonder that comes from spending time outdoors during the winter months – but how easy is it actually to do? The Roebuck family from Greater Manchester became the sweethearts of the #Hibernot campaign when, in mid-December, Land Rover […]

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Inspiring images of winter fun #Hibernot

Proving that winter is not just about hunkering down inside with the heating turned up high and a casserole on the go, our #hibernot Instagram challenge, as part of the Land Rover #hibernot campaign, showed that a drop in temperature is no bar to outdoors fun. Families from all over the country inspired us by […]

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The New Mrs D

Is porn cheating? BritMums talks to Heather Hill

Heather Hill has published The New Mrs D, a highly sensitive work of commercial comedy fiction on the difficult and often unspoken subject of the effect on relationships where one partner is addicted to porn. Here she shares with BritMums why we should be more supportive of women who feel cheated by it. ‘Is porn cheating?’ […]

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