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Are you a rollercoaster blogger?

As a blogger, do you constantly feel like you are on a rollercoaster? Love it one minute, dislike it the next? Jessica Soothill, from mummy of boy girl twins wants to find out. One minute I just LOVE blogging; I feel empowered by sitting down to write words that people read and comment upon, and message […]

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5 mums review electric & plug-in hybrid cars

For an honest-to-goodness test drive, one of the best people to ask is a mum – between the school run, the weekly shop, the around-town errands, the family outings and the kids’ taxi service, they’ll put any vehicle through its paces. That’s exactly what 5 families did with a range of ultra low emission vehicles […]

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From BritMums Live to fashionable Paris

This blogging thing has taken me to some weird and wonderful places over the last couple of years. The most unexpected, however, would be the back of a Hackney carriage in Central Paris. This is where I spent last Tuesday, a guest of the French men’s fashion retailer Celio*. I was there for two reasons: […]

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Change is in the air

Changing your mind is often considered a bit meh. Not the done thing. I don’t understand why. Some days I’m full of the joys of spring and some days I’m knackered and grumpy and as such, cannot guarantee a consistent response. My attitudes vary, my opinions are swayed. I often change my mind, it might […]

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BBC news story: Mum bloggers are making money

Brands are increasingly looking to bloggers to get their message out, via both bloggers with high traffic and those in their desired niche. A BBC journalist talked to BritMums co-founder Susanna Scott recently about mum bloggers and how they are in high demand, with opportunities increasing for perks and income. “Brands of course are dying […]

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51 mums-and-dad magic tricks to use

People say parents often have eyes at the back of their heads. We think it’s better than that: Parents have tricks up their sleeves, performing everyday “magic” for their families.  At our #MumsMagicTricks Twitter party, parents  shared their top parenting tricks. The party was sponsored by NatWest and their banking app, which highlights the multitasking […]

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Hayley Goleniowska on the Lorraine Show

Tomorrow, Tuesday 1st July at 8.20am, tune in to The Lorraine Show on ITV and watch our lovely Hayley Goleniowska push her campaign a little further into the national limelight. Hayley sat on our panel of speakers recently in the How to be an agent of change session at BritMums Live and now the national press have […]

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On boarding school and turning a blind eye to abuse

Amanda Jennings is a contemporary fiction writer who lives near Henley-on-Thames with her husband and three daughters. Vogue.co.uk called her first book Sworn Secret “an intense, relentless story that grips from the start”. It was published last year, and is soon to be released in Italy and Taiwan, and as an ebook in the US by Witness (HarperCollins). Her second […]

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Politics Special – Scottish Independence

I recently received an email in my capacity as politics editor for BritMums. It was enquiring as to whether we would be writing about the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence. Of course we will be, I replied. Then feeling rather under-educated on the matter myself I asked some fellow bloggers who are far more informed to […]

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Enter the Techpreneur Awards!

Stop hiding your internet and tech visions under a bushel. A new awards aimed at women setting up internet or tech-related businesses or those who have already started one is giving them some much-needed recognition. Last week I met with the founder of the The UWC (University Women’s Club) Techpreneur Awards for Women, Fiona Scott […]

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Can child-free women represent mothers’ interests?

The departure of Maria Miller from David Cameron’s Cabinet has left three women as full-time members, none of them mothers. The low number of women as well as the splitting of Miller’s former role as minister of Women and Equalities between Nicky Morgan (Women) and Sajid Javid (Equalities) has prompted a lot of discussion. Morgan […]

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Honest Mum’s Easter Film Picks

Yay for the Easter holidays and let’s hope we’re in store for lots of sunshine (and chocolate eggs of course)…for those less sunny days though or when you find yourself simply in need of some chill out time with the family, why not check out my 5 picks for fun family films to enjoy this […]

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Meet BritMums fabulous Round up editors

One of the greatest regular features on the BritMums blog has to be the Round-ups which are compiled monthly by our wonderful contributors. These are the bloggers who keep a beady eye on what’s happening in the blogosphere and share with us the crème de la crème, after all not all of us have time […]

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Frozen film review: Resistance is futile

Disney has gotten be to be Disney by creating reliable family entertainment with certain hallmarks: showstopping tunes, wholesome stories, loveable sidekicks. Two things in particular make the Disney animated feature Frozen one of the films families will watch over and over. The first is that it surprises. In Frozen, there is a twist on the […]

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Ruby Wax tours the UK; Sane New World

After her No. 1 bestselling book published in 2013 Sane New World: Taming the Mind Ruby Wax is now going to tour the UK with her one-woman show RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD – THE TOUR. Here at BritMums we love Ruby. She was a keynote at BritMums Live in 2012. Ruby is a comedian, writer and mental […]

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Mother’s Day recipes and crafts >> add yours

With only one week to go we want to make sure you’re ready for Mother’s Day and if you’re not well this post should give you some fabulous ideas and inspiration to make sure your Mother’s Day is perfect. So what goes into making the perfect Mother’s Day? Breakfast in bed, a handmade card and […]

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The 11 stages of World Book Day costumes

World Book Day, March 6, rolls around every year, yet every year as parents we find ourselves procrastinating then panicking about all the children’s activities. Here, a guide to what you can expect to undergo. 1. Read letter from school about World Book Day and decide that, since it’s a month away, there’s plenty of […]

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Apps for toddlers

I have to admit I’m new to this world of apps for toddlers and it’s a wild west out there; from AMAZING to so bad they are almost good (like amazing bus puzzle it’s free and won’t disappoint in awfulness!). Plus, my main tester isn’t all that into apps yet. At 18 months he gets […]

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