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What no-one tells you about two under two

Sarah Morgan is a stay-at-home mum to two boys under two, facing the challenges of life with a toddler and a baby. Here she shares her adventures and imparts her insights as a mum of two under two.  Everything is a BIG victory The anticipation before leaving the house for a simple bit of food […]

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Sexting: 3 tips for talking to your kids

Sexting: we’re hearing more and more about it. But what do we do about it as parents? How can we teach our kids the pitfalls and dangers of it in a way they will understand and listen to? The Priory Group, the leading provider of behavioural care in the UK, provides this advice for modern parents.  Sexting: riskier […]

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What really happens when you lose a child

Losing a child is fear for all parents. It’s so frightening that we push the thought from our mind…or obsess about it. Blogger Oana Papaconstantinou of Mama’s Haven speaks about what it is really like to lose a child. In July 2014, Georgie, my then five and a half month son, died of an aggressive form […]

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How to get your child to tell you about their day

There are children who tell stories about their days at school, who weave anecdotes out of  classroom interactions, who reveal funny incidents that happened on the bus. I know about these children because parent friends tell me about them. These are not my children. “Did anything interesting happen at school today?” I ask casually as […]

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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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Manny happy returns! [sic]

Sophia Walker is the editor of leading parent blog Milk Drunk Diary. Here she shares her thoughts on why she loves male nannies, aka “mannies”. Men — they don’t always get the credit they deserve, and of all the undervalued “men” groups, I put dads at the top. Yes, we mums have it hard in […]

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Is TV time really that bad?

Susie Fiddes, from Glasgowdragonfly’s Blog, explores the complex relationship we have with television, as parents. Over to Susie: Do you hear that? Nope, neither do I. I must admit to feeling rather triumphant as I sit here typing in quiet contemplation. Yes, the television is OFF! It’s white-hot exterior having some rare time out from […]

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40 top tips for moving house with kids

Moving house is exciting — you can look forward to a new community, new living spaces and new friends. But moving with kids can be stressful for them and you. At our recent #PropertyRoughGuide Twitter conversation, we heard your tips for making a family move easier and more fun. This conversation and prize draw was […]

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How I’m planning to survive my first family Christmas

Sophia, the editor and co-founder of Milk Drunk Diary is a milk-stained Mum, documenting the sh*ts and giggles (quite literally) of being a new parent and offering an entertaining look at family life. Here she shares how she’s planning to survive her first family Christmas. Over to Sophia… HOLIDAYS ARE COMING… ‘It’s Christmassssss’ screeches Noddy […]

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What do you do when a toy goes missing? #LostToy

We all know that special relationship our little ones have with their favourite toy and how awful it is when it goes missing even for a short time. We asked you to share your stories of cherished toys and your strategies for what to do if they get lost. The chat and accompanying prize draw […]

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38 top tips to get teens active outdoors

How do you get your kids — especially teens — active, playing sports and taking part in activities over the winter? They moan, they ignore us, they complain it’s “boring”. But once they get up and going, they have a whale of a time, and the health benefits are unignorable.  We asked for your top […]

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Top tips for teaching children about money

What are the top tips for teaching children about money? Educating your children about finances is vital, especially with new research showing around half of 18-25 year olds have substantial debt. When you start teaching them young, they grow up learning how to budget, spend and save wisely. We recently chatted on Twitter about money […]

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Summer born babies: School admissions

Julie is mum to a nearly 3 year old boy and step mum to an 8 year old boy. Like most parents she finds herself meeting many unexpected parenting issues. School admissions for summer born children is particularly close to her heart at the moment as she is trying to make sense of the current policies and […]

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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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