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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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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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