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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Pop quiz: Is it cheaper to keep your heating on all the time at a low setting or turn it on and off at a higher one? Or how about this one: Is it cheaper to heat one room with a gas fire or the whole house on central heating? We ask because BritMums has […]
Julia Skinner is an established blogger, in her past she was a school headmistress. She mixed the two and created the 100 word challenge to encourage children to get words on to paper and her project has taken off more than she ever dreamed possible, she needs volunteers to read the children’s words and comment […]
Winter is undoubtedly the coldest season. It can also be the most expensive, as we strive to keep our homes comfortable. Even if it’s not chilly outside, heat loss can be a problem. You can lose as much as 15% of heat through doors and floors, 35% through the walls and 25% through the roof. […]
Lorraine Warren is the author of The UnCheshire Wife In the news recently there has been lots of discussion and debate about cyclists wearing helmets. Wear one/don’t wear one, would it be of benefit? Lorraine wants to bring her own personal story to your attention in the hope you might think twice about the importance […]
Another year and if anything is certain, it will be a year when social media and blogging will evolve and develop in ways that impact how we blog and how people read, communicate and share information. Here’s our 14 predictions for 2014. 1. Everyone will be a social influencer. OK, that’s a bit of an […]
Last year was a whirlwind of news stories, blogging fun, awards, and all the ups and downs of being a parent. To celebrate a great year, we’ve rounded up your favourite posts from the year. Tell us which of these captured your attention. 1. The BiB Awards 2013 They are the most prestigious and well-considered […]
I hope everyone is having a fantastic Christmas break and making the most of the time with their families. And talking of families, I am really pleased to introduce to you a brand new blog on the block – kidGLloves! This is a blog written by kids, for kids and with guest posts from kids! Grace […]
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