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Fiona Bennett

Mum’s music in Classic FM’s ‘Hall of Fame’ Top 300

Fiona Bennett is a Berkshire based 53 year old mum to two teenage boys; she adopts ex racing greyhounds and she also writes piano music. In 2011, the Cardiff born musician composed ‘A Country Suite’ and to celebrate her 50th birthday, she hired British Grove Studios in London and recorded what was initially supposed to […]

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The day I was invited to a Buckingham Palace garden party

I never imagined the first time I met a member of the Royal Family, that my grey roots would be quite so prominent. I had planned to have them covered in a colour that vaguely matched their ends, but time ran away from me and I naively thought a hair fascinator would disguise the worst […]

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How To Become A Mumpreneur – by Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel is one of the most successful mumpreneurs around. The mum-of-three has written 39 books, created supermarket food ranges and has an array of weaning equipment. I interviewed Annabel at The Baby Show in Birmingham surrounding her latest book Mumpreneur – The Complete Guide to Starting and Running a Successful Business. The book is for mum […]

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#BritainsBrightestStreet – Could it be your street?

SunEdison are the world’s largest renewable energy development company and they are on the hunt for #BritainsBrightestStreet. They are looking for 5 – 20 households on the same street that want to save money whilst benefitting from solar energy. BritMums, in a project sponsored by SunEdison, asked a group of handpicked bloggers to share why they thought […]

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My time at the Cannes Film Festival

I’ve just returned from an absolute whirlwind of a long weekend at the largest, and most glamorous film festival in the world: The Cannes Film Festival. Here I share my adventures, firstly in a film of my time there (shot by myself and my publicist and friend Hayley who was out there with me and […]

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Plain truth or sanitized version. What do you share?

Recently, BritMums produced a blogging survey and one of the boxes to tick in agreement was (approximately) “I feel some of my blogging peers glamorize the day to day experiences and challenges of parenting”. Interesting, I thought. Has blogging become a more ‘romantic’ view? It is definitely more visual, we share more photos. As a […]

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35 ways to make kids money savvy

We all want our children to have a good understanding about money matters as they grow up. 57% of people agree parents are strongest influence on kids’ money skills. Are you helping? At our #BritMumsMoneyAdvice Twitter party, we talked about how we teach kids about money, sharing tips and advice. The party was sponsored by […]

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Does anyone still chat on Twitter?

So Monika, do you know Monika? @Mumonthebrink, she is lovely, chatty, very friendly. Anyhow, last week I noticed her tweet: Does anyone still chat on Twitter? — Monika MumontheBrink (@mumonthebrink) March 16, 2015 Which struck a chord, I rarely chat on twitter these days. I didn’t reply, I simply favourite-ed her tweet. Acknowledgement with the […]

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Interview with Antonio Banderas: Sponge out of Water

Much to the delight of Britain’s children, there’s a new SpongeBob movie, Sponge Out of the Water. Much to the delight of Britain’s mums, Antonio Banderas is playing Burger-Beard the pirate, the baddie of the story. Paramount invited me along to watch Sponge Out of the Water and then to chat with Antonio Banderas in […]

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Drop the bleat: Justin Fletcher, the voice of Shaun the Sheep, talks to BritMums

It’s 12.30pm, and Justin Fletcher has just bleated down the phone at me. He’s demonstrating how, seven years ago, he won the part of Shaun the Sheep’s voice in an audition. “I had to pretend that Shaun had just been cut down by a bad tackle during a game of football,” he explains, “and I […]

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#PowerToSwitch: 20 reasons to switch energy suppliers

Are you spending too much on your energy bills? There has never been a better time to switch energy suppliers. The market has been reformed making it simpler, clearer and quicker to switch supplier and many households could save around £200 or more. Plus, it’s now easier than ever with the new site www.BeAnEnergyShopper.com, where […]

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45 tips for saving energy & money

Would you switch to save money on your energy bills? Would you like save around £200 a year on your energy bill? At our recent Twitter party, we asked you to share the ways you save energy as well as your stories about switching suppliers and the savings. We also asked how you might spend […]

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Mummy Bloggers in Vogue (Literally)

Blogging is a wonderfully diverse and democratic world isn’t it?! When I first started my blog Honest Mum in November 2010, lost, lonely and suffering from a traumatic birth with my first son Oliver, I would never have believed that the small space of mine on the internet would one day become my full time […]

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Guest post: How to tackle revenge porn

As parents, we must grapple with the role the Internet plays in our lives and our children’s lives. One of the relatively new issues is revenge porn, which can be problematic for boys and girls. Conservative MP Shailesh Vara (right), Justice Minister, writes about the topic is this guest post: The sharing of private sexually […]

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And the winner is … EE BAFTA menu 2015

No pressure, just 2000 A list global celebrities sitting in the Great Room of Grosvenor House, some with a BAFTA others sadly without but this is where the party starts and the chefs who craft the menu have been working since September to get it right. Tonight, 8th February, the service must sail triumphantly. Where does […]

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From blog to book deal: one inside story

Natalie Trice, author of Just Because I Love, had always wanted to write a book since early childhood but it wasn’t until her son suffered Dysplasia of the hip did she actually start writing. With a recent book deal under her belt she shares her journey so far with BritMums. They say we all have […]

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BritMums ranks 17th in Cision Top 50 UK blogs!

What a way to end 2014! An email from Cision HQ, the global media provider, informing us that our much loved BritMums blog is number 17 in the Top 50 UK Blogs. Whoop, whoop, whoop! Firstly, thank you to all of our contributors who month after month scout the BritMums community and beyond and return with […]

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Naked Village: A naturist blogger bares all

BritMum Emma James, an active public naturist since 2011 and member of Diogenes Sun Club in Chalfont St Peter and Spielplatz Naturist Club in St Albans, took part in the Naked Village, a documentary about naturism due to be screened on Thursday 11 December at 9pm on More4.  Nude Recollections from the Naked Village “What […]

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