Nothing beats watching Christmas films to get you festive and we like to start early in this house. I’ve actually been known to watch Elf in the summer. What? It’s genius. Here are my picks of unmissable classic flicks this Christmas. Which are yours? Its a Wonderful Life (1946) Frank Capra’s moral tale of […]
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There comes a point in every young girl’s life when she’s over the whole princess thing. At least, that’s what happened in our family. My daughter no longer wants her heroines served up with a dollop of glitter and a saccharine disposition. That’s one of the reasons we were excited and intrigued by Unicorn Theatre’s […]
Helen Neale, editor of BritMums Working Parents Round-up editors and author of KiddyCharts, has a rather unique opportunity this month and as we’re full of festive spirit at BritMums HQ, we want to pass the news on to you. She’s got over £1,500 worth of goodies up for grabs! One of the pleasures of Christmas […]
Hey blogger! Are you addicted to your mobile phone? NO? Are you sure? The Family Adventure Project’s Kirstie Pelling believed her handset was just something that allowed her to work in coffee shops. Until it was stolen. And she realised it had actually become an extension of herself… A mobile phone is pretty important to […]
BritMums co-founder Jennifer Howze got up early this morning to go into the Sky News studios to comment on the controversial new research that is compensating mums to breastfeed by giving them Matalan, John Lewis and Mothercare vouchers. What do you think? Would the money be better spent educating new mums? Or does a bribe really work, […]
The sun was shining brightly and we were all in fresh summer clothes. Christmas couldn’t have been further from our minds that day in July but as the lift doors of The Westbury Hotel opened, each guest was immediately ensconced in a fabulous winter grotto-like atmosphere. BritMums, along with a group of BritMums bloggers, got […]
In the past year we have embraced Halloween on this side of the Atlantic, and there’s still time to prepare and enjoy the day of chills, thrills, food and fun. Here are some of the best ideas for celebrating with the entire family, from BritMums bloggers. Scroll down for: Decorating ideas Cookies & cakes Healthy […]
Fiona Clark is the founder of Inspired Mums, and is passionate about helping women find fulfilling, family friendly roles. She founded Inspired Mums career and confidence coaching in 2006 to help women fulfill their potential and find family-friendly careers. Here she wants to share her top tips on gaining confidence and busting your inner gremlin You’re all dressed […]
Half term is fast approaching in the UK and what better way to fight the cold weather than taking the kids to the cinema for fun in the dark, popcorn in mouths. Here are the films we’ll be watching next week! Enjoy! Turbo (U) Turbo is a small garden snail with big old dreams-he wants […]
Collette Elliot tells the story of her childhood in support of Action For Children Campaign to update the law on child neglect A review of the case of Daniel Pelka, the four year old boy starved and beaten to death by his mother and her partner, describes the little boy as having been ‘invisible at […]
Have you ever been tempted to have your tarot cards read? What about reading them yourself? Alice Grist shares her insider knowledge and explains how they can be helpful. When checking off your tick box of skills needed to be a good mum, tarot reading ability, may not be high. Who am I kidding? It […]
Jana Bakunina knows a thing about ‘me time’ and how to make the most of it. She recognises that to be a woman to impress you have to have a little me time too, hear her thoughts on how to make the most of yours. This week I came across an article in a women’s […]
You’ve set up your own business working from home and all you need now are some clients! Or maybe your youngest is off to school and you’re chomping at the bit to re-enter the workplace, but you have no idea how to find a job after years as a stay-at-home-mum. The best way to start […]
Sigmund Freud never puzzled out what women want. Is the Conservative Party any better at it? I’m speaking on a panel next week at a Conservative Party Conference fringe event: The Politics of Motherhood – Are Conservatives doing enough to support women’s choices? (Go to the Facebook page.) We hear more and more about how […]
My three year old fell in love with the cinema properly this summer and as a filmmaker that meant a lot to me. Moving image: cinema, tv is such a powerful medium, it takes you across time, geography, to other worlds, into people’s minds and is quite simply emotion on screen. It can captivate, touch […]
“Don’t feed the trolls.” We’ve all heard this advice as the best solution to quiet annoying, insulting, harassing and otherwise unwanted activity online. Many of us have probably said it at one time or another. But it’s time we all not just rethink it, but actually screw it up into a ball and throw it […]
September 2 – 8 is Zero Waste Week, an opportunity for us all to think about the food we waste in our daily lives. It’s time to consider how much we throw away, as Rachelle Strauss writes in this guest post. Would you throw away something that you knew could save someone else’s life? Would […]
It can be a tricky balance for us parents, deciding just how much technology to allow our children access to, and how often. Some parents are pretty much against it altogether. For some it’s about not wanting their children exposed to screens for any length of time or the potential dangers of the internet. Then […]
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