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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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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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