Family & Relationships RSS feed for this section

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. […]

Share Button
Read full story
Happy kids in car by Altanaka via Shutterstock

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. […]

Share Button
Read full story
Teens watching TV by Jaimie Duplass via Shutterstock

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 […]

Share Button
Read full story
Woman holding colourful helium balloons

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 […]

Share Button
Read full story
Football Mum of the year pic by @vickyandmick

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 […]

Share Button
Read full story
my crazy motherhood

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 […]

Share Button
Read full story
flowers

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 […]

Share Button
Read full story
woman hiding her face by Kamira via Shutterstock

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 […]

Share Button
Read full story
@angep1969 tweets #babysleep tips

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 […]

Share Button
Read full story
family on beach #hibernot

#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 […]

Share Button
Read full story
#hibernot picture with dog on BritMums

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 […]

Share Button
Read full story
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?’ […]

Share Button
Read full story

Divorce: How does family mediation work?

Divorcing couples now need to consider mediation — it’s required by law. In this guest post, the Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP (right), Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties, with responsibility for family justice in England and Wales, takes us through the process and how it can help with custody issues, finances, changes […]

Share Button
Read full story
divorce woman holding ring via Shutterstock

Divorce: Will mediation make it better?

It’s that time of year: when the divorce rate spikes as couples decide to their separate ways. Making this unpleasant time as painless is possible is a priority, and these days mediation plays a bigger part than ever. Find out if mediation is for you. Considering mediation is a legal requirement You may be aware […]

Share Button
Read full story
#Hibernot winter family actvities with Land Rover

#Hibernot: What a winter family adventure looks like

As the days shorten and the temperature drops, you can be forgiven for ignoring the great outdoors in favour of the tiny (but, crucially, warm and dry) indoors. Angela Roebuck and her family had no plans to swap the comforts of their home in Greater Manchester for days spent exploring the Cumbrian fells, Scottish lochs […]

Share Button
Read full story
Tinkerbell and Legend of Neverbeast with Fawn

Tinkerbell & Legend of the NeverBeast: Reviews & lessons

At our recent Twitter party — in conjunction with the UK release of Tinkerbell and the Legend of the NeverBeast — we talked about the film’s key themes, including not judging people by their appearance, the importance of nature and learning how to care for animals. How can we encourage our children to learn such […]

Share Button
Read full story

What fairness means to us, as parents & customers

“It’s not fair, it’s not fair,” is a phrase we hear a lot as parents, acknowledges Julie-Ann at Supermummy. Children are exquisitely attuned to the issue of unfairness. We certainly don’t want to see it in our dealings with adult life and our bank. “My Granny used to say treat everyone the way you would […]

Share Button
Read full story
bonfire night

Adopting a new identity on Bonfire Night

What does Bonfire Night mean to your family? Perhaps you attend a community bonfire, make a Guy Fawkes or indulge in some tasty treats. For me, 5th November is a very special day. It is the day I became part of the Holmes family. My adoptive parents had two teenage sons and they had always […]

Share Button
Read full story