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What the Parenting Manuals Don’t Tell You, a new book by parents for parents! #ad

Back in September we hosted a #BepanthenTips Twitter chat where many BritMums bloggers kindly shared their best, funniest and most ingenious parenting tips that make life with a little one that little bit smoother and easier. We were inundated with inspired tips, many of which now feature in Bepanthen’s new e-book, What the Parenting Manuals Don’t Tell You. […]

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42 top tips for great sleepovers #ad

Sleepovers are milestones on the way to independence and a way to make great memories of friendship. We remember our own sleepovers fondly with fun activities, yummy feasts and even the occasional bit of sleep! At our #TheMidnightGang Twitter chat you shared your top tips for sleepovers. This Twitter chat was sponsored by HarperCollins Children’s […]

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Conventional parenting in unconventional hours

Lucy Fisk is a wife and mother to two gorgeous boys and blogs at Tired From Whitstable. Here she explains how tricky it can be to establish a firm routine when parenting across shift patterns and how she makes it work. Over to Lucy… My husband and I are like many couples who do not […]

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31 ways to keep kids safe online

We enjoy our online lives and want our children to experience the benefits too. However, they are often more savvy than we are and we worry about how to keep them safe. We encourage every parent and carer to read our post about the 9 things kids are getting up to online — you might be […]

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Catfishing or fraping? Know your cyberbullying terms

It sounds like a different language but one our children are becoming all too familiar with. From “catfishing” to “fraping” to a “roasting”, there are terms flying around that as parents, we need to be aware of, if not only to be able to speak to our children in the language they are using and […]

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9 things kids do online (that you don’t know about) #ad

  This post is sponsored by F-Secure, as part of a paid project with BritMums, highlighting children’s internet safety. Protect your kids online by getting more advice here and trial the F-Secure software for free.  There can’t be a parent in the land who has complete confidence in their child’s ability to self-regulate when it comes to internet […]

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40 ways to keep your kids safe online

  Our children are growing up online – on their computers, tablets and ever-present mobiles. At our #SecureKidsOnline Twitter chat, we talked about how to protect our children online and teach them smart practices that will serve them for years. The chat was sponsored by F-Secure, a leading European cyber security company with decades of experiences defending […]

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32 ways a mother’s strength inspires us

At our #ThankYouMum Twitter chat, sponsored by P&G’s Thank You Mum campaign, you shared those countless moments of courage and composure that mothers demonstrate in their child’s life. The “Thank You, Mum” campaign is part of P&G’s worldwide partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). P&G’s brands include Olay, Venus and Pampers. Check out this affecting […]

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The seasons of life

Katherine Lawson is a 32 year old specialist nurse from Gloucestershire who writes today’s blog post. Her greatest loves are her job, singing and using other people’s children as an excuse to have fun and be a child again! Over to Katherine… “To you, with the children, who let me in. Do you believe in […]

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The BritMums Father’s Day Gift Guide – Sponsored

Struggling to find a suitable Father’s Day present? Show him just how much he means to you with our selection of inspirational gifts guaranteed to make him feel special. This gift guide is sponsored by Braun. Items chosen by a BritMums editor.     Personalised Daddy Penguin Socks £14 http://alphs.co/products/personalised-daddy-penguin-socks Father penguins’ devotion to their […]

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Team Tickly Vs Team Soft: The battle! #Ad

Which kind of kisses to kids like best from Dad: Soft and smooth or tickly and giggle-inducing? We asked some bloggers what their children preferred and discovered an interesting tale of 2 camps: #TeamSoft and #TeamTickly — with very strong opinions on each side! Now, no matter which side you’re on, you can win a […]

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Carers Club: The one-stop shop for unpaid carers

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a club for carers – that too-often invisible army of people who look after others in the community? Our social media editor Kate Davis-Holmes recently joined Virgin Care to work on content for their Carers Club. In this guest post, she tells us about the support Carers Club […]

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An emotional message about life insurance

A few years ago Benjamin Brooks-Dutton, who blogs at Life as a Widower, spoke at BritMums Live about his experience when his wife died suddenly after being hit by a car. It was a moving, emotional moment. Now Ben is reminding us about the importance of life insurance, which helped him rebuild his life. See […]

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How do kids like Dad: Smooth-shaven or tickly with beard?

For this Father’s Day, we’re talking about Team Soft and Team Tickly – whether your children prefer kisses from Daddy (or Grandpa or favourite Uncle!) to be as smooth as can be or if his facial hair makes them laugh and giggle. Braun, who sponsored the BritMums Twitter conversation, conducted research with families this Father’s […]

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Are you #TeamSoft or #TeamTickly? #Ad

Father’s Day is coming up soon and we have an important question to ask: Which side you are on? We’re not talking about politics or thorny financial debate but something much more important: Do your children love kisses from daddy to be smooth (aka #Team Soft) or do they like the tickle of facial hair (#TeamTickly)? […]

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Mothers & teen girls: A book exploring our fraught relationship

Eva Jordan is a blogger and mother to teenagers. Her debut novel 183 Times A Year has received some great reader reviews on Amazon. The book explores the complicated and highly amusing relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter. Here, Eva explains the rationale behind her book and offers hope for all us mothers of […]

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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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