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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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#OneYou: How to make positive healthy changes #ad

It’s the little things that count; at least that’s the philosophy behind Public Health England’s #OneYou campaign, which is all about making small changes now for a healthier future. Whether it’s drinking less, moving more, quitting smoking or eating better, #OneYou is encouraging folks to reassess their lifestyles and making changes that make us feel good. […]

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Meditation for busy parents

Catherine Bicknell is a yoga teacher and blogger at www.mummieslittlebuddha.com sharing her meditation tips for busy parents. Over to Catherine… “Meditation”, I hear you shouting! “When on earth do I have time for that? I have far too much to do! Why would I waste my precious time sitting with my legs crossed, I’d rather […]

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Exercise tips for new mothers

When you’re pregnant or have just had a baby, one of the things that many mums want to know is how to get back into shape. What is safe to do and how can we do it? BritMums co-founder Jennifer Howze and BritMums blog editor Nadine Hill talked to fitness expert Shakira Akabusi about her top 5 exercise tips […]

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Win a month’s gym membership with Nuffield Health (each entry gets a day pass)

Nadine Hill, blogger at JuggleMum and BritMums’ Blog Editor has been sharing her experiences of being a member at Nuffield Health. Looking back to the start of the year — when it was cold and dark and I was feeling sluggish after Christmas — I compare that to now, when I’m a dress size smaller […]

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#HealthilyEverAfter: How to encourage outside play

Taking their cue from Disney’s #HealthilyEverAfter campaign, in a sponsored project BritMum’s bloggers thought about the ways in which they can use their children’s favourite characters to encourage them to get out no matter what the weather. While You Baby, Me Mummy’s Aby was organised enough to arrange for her daughter to go riding inspired […]

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How your family can get fit together #HealthilyEverAfter

We talk about how we can motivate our kids to get active, but how do our children get us moving and healthy? In a sponsored programme with Disney, BritMums bloggers explore how families can get fitter and more active using Disney characters for inspiration. Disney recently launched its DisneyHealthyLiving.co.uk website, supporting families making healthy choices. BritMums has […]

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Locating my inner motivation

This is a sponsored post. Nadine Hill, blogger at JuggleMum and BritMums’ Blog Editor talks about the ‘afters’ of exercise! I’ve completed two whole months of being a Nuffield member and I have thrown myself into this gym lark with gusto! Not only have I done things I’ve never done before (kettlebells for one… they […]

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No Smoking Day 2016

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) wants to inspire parents to quit smoking by highlighting the support that is available. In the run-up to No Smoking Day 2016 on Wednesday March 9, they want you to know that you’re not alone on this journey and also want to help you understand the dangerous effects of secondhand […]

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StrongLikeMum: A guide to postpartum fitness

Shakira Akabusi is a blogger and fitness expert who has devised creative at-home workouts for mums and babies. Here, she shares her guide to fitness for new mums. Over to Shakira… Parenthood undoubtably means changes for both mother and father. However for women there is not only a dramatic lifestyle shift but also physical changes […]

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Healthy Living: How to get kids to eat their 5-a-day

Disney recently launched its DisneyHealthyLiving.co.uk website, supporting families making healthy choices. BritMums has been promoting its #HealthilyEverAfter campaign, along with key bloggers, as part of a sponsored project. Here, we share their stories, tips and advice (all opinions are those of the participating bloggers). Five-a-day of fruit and vegetables? As a parent, sometimes that can […]

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31 ways to inspire healthy family living with Disney

How do you inspire healthy living in your family? At our #HealthilyEverAfter Twitter conversation mums and dads shared how you get your families active and eating well, with the new Disney Healthy Living site as inspiration. This Twitter conversation and prize draw was sponsored by Disney, which is inspiring life-long healthier behaviours in families through […]

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Variety is the spice of exercise

This is a sponsored post. Nadine Hill, blogger at JuggleMum and BritMums’ Blog Editor, talks about keeping exercise fresh. I’m 4 weeks into my membership at Nuffield Health in Wakefield and I have to say it has flown by! I’ve been trying out Nuffield Health as part of a campaign between Nuffield Health and BritMums […]

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5 tips for keeping kids safe in the sun

  With Easter falling early this year, and the sunny season just around the corner, many of us will soon be turning our attention to safe ways to stay out in the sun. Health watchdog National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s most recent guidance says we need to balance the benefits of the sun’s source Vitamin D (which we get […]

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The busy mum’s guide to working out

This is a sponsored post. Nadine Hill, blogger at JuggleMum and BritMums’ Blog Editor shares her tips for juggling exercise with a busy life. Did you start January with good intentions about your diet or exercise? As the “new year, new you” month, many of us made a pledge to increase our fitness, but busy […]

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Endometriosis: Don’t suffer in silence

Starting a family is supposed to be such a magical time, but unfortunately some women find that they are affected by a little known condition called Endometriosis (pronounced End-oh-me-tree-oh-sis) which affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. This was the experience of BritMums blogger Amanda from The Family Patch who outlines her struggle below. […]

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World Prematurity Day 2015: Twinkle twinkle little star

Today on World Prematurity Day 2015, BritMums blogger Louise shares her personal story. Last night, although I don’t know why, Squidge struggled to fall asleep. I heard him crying and went upstairs to his bedroom to find him standing up in his cot, holding his threadbare teddy comforter, tears on his little cheeks. He reached […]

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Mum, can I have my ears pierced?

It’s going to happen at some point, the question can your child have their ears pierced and it’s happening in my home, on a regular basis as my 7 year old twins start the debate on why, at what age and where. I am enjoying their creative arguments, ‘So and so has her ears pierced and […]

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