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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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Video: What not to give for Valentine’s Day

Some people hate it, some people love it, but most dads know that when it comes to Valentine’s Day and giving gifts to the mother of their children, they need to have a plan. We hung out with John Arnold from LoveAllDads.co.uk and Darren Coleshill from OneDad3Girls to find out their advice on great romantic […]

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Longer school hours: A parent vs teacher view

Well Mr Gove has ruffled a few feathers with his plans on reforming the British educational system. This will affect anyone with a child at school so BritMums asked a parent and a teacher to give their points of view. Helen Wills from Actually Mummy leads the discussion and Nikki Thomas from Stressy Mummy adds […]

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Introducing NatWest’s Pigby & Friends

NatWest has teamed up with the makers of Wallace and Gromit to create a new generation of piggybanks for a new generation of young savers. Aardman Animations has taken inspiration from NatWest’s iconic savings pigs from the 1980s to create six new characters to help children learn about saving money. BritMums is working with sponsor […]

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Are you ready for another baby?

It’s a big question isn’t it? When is it the right time to start another baby? Sian Henry author of Mummy Said What? weighs up a few pros and cons and shares her thoughts with us Can less be more? I have a dilemma that you might be able to help me with? I’m wondering […]

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Virtual Open Mic night

Do you have a passion for poetry and the spoken word? Then  Stephanie has some exciting news for you. Around this time last year I was lucky enough to stumble upon the beautiful spoken word piece ‘If I should have a daughter’ by poet Sarah Kay.  To say I was blown away is an understatement, […]

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A resolution to make more time for yourself

New Year’s resolutions – one month on. How are you getting on? Serra Kerrigan from Martini Mum has been having a little think about why we are sometimes unsuccessful with the goals we set ourselves and has come up with some top advice to make more time for yourself in 2014. By now many New […]

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How to get organised and declutter

Cory Cook is MD of Cory Cook Professional Organising Services, specialising in residential and office organising and time management. “What this really means is that I specialise in removing the chaos that can creep into our day-to-day lives, whether at home, at work or in our diaries.” Here, Cory gives her best tips for getting […]

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16 energy-saving tips for the kitchen

With all the appliances in the kitchen, it’s an obvious place to find ways to save energy and money. After watching the video below, we were glad to discover that so many were easy everyday changes — but they make a big difference! Saving up to 30% of energy every time we do laundry? Sign […]

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Honest Mum’s 15 Top Feel Good Films

Ah January, it’s a bit of a dreary month post Christmas and New Year, but fear not, the movies are here to help lift your spirits and make you feel happy again! I like to spend as much of these cold pre-spring months curled up in front of the fire, watching feel good films and […]

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