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Why NOT to take a baby to BritMums Live

BritMums Family Days Out Round-up Editor and blogger at Chelseamamma Kara Guppy offers an experienced perspective on attending a blogging conference with a baby. Over to Kara to explain… “Back in 2014 I attended my very first BritMums Live accompanied by my son Sebastian. I made the decision to bring him along as I was […]

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Exploring the outdoors with #UKexplore

Blogging friends Karen from Mini Travellers and Rachel from The Ordinary Lovely have come up with a modern way to explore the best of what the great outdoors has to offer. The BritMums bloggers have recently launched a new Instagram hashtag #UKexplore which has been backed by the National Trust. Read on to learn more. […]

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Get Ready For #BML16

Blog conferences are lots of fun and they’re great for your blog too.  The biggest conference of the year, for us parenting bloggers, is #BML16 (AKA BritMums Live), which hosts around 500 bloggers each June. Whether it is to network, collaborate, meet friends or simply to drink the wine, #BML16 is THE place to be. […]

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Why I’m keeping my children home as a protest on May 3rd

Penny Alexander is a former educational consultant, teacher and head of department in secondary school, she has two children aged 7 and 9 and blogs about family lifestyle and travel at parentshaped.co.uk, wayfair.co.uk/aresidence and spaceinyourcase.com. Here she shares her views on the upcoming May 3rd strikes and how supporters can get involved. What are the […]

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Anyone for tennis? #TennisForKids

We recently asked our readers the question: “Anyone for tennis?” It seems quite a lot of you actually! This summer, the Lawn Tennis Association in partnership with Highland Spring is encouraging 10,000 children in the UK to take up the sport with an initiative to give away courses of tennis lessons! Many of you have […]

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Sign up your kids for FREE tennis lessons! #TennisForKids

Today sees the launch of a new initiative from the Lawn Tennis Association in partnership with Highland Spring to encourage 10,000 of the UK’s children to take up the sport this summer by giving away free lessons! The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) have trained up 1,000 new coaches who will each train 10 new children for […]

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Tasty treats for new mums

This week a new book launches that promises to show more than 100 mouth-watering recipes that deliver on taste and nutrition, beautifully photographed from a chef who wanted to create easy and healthy food for expectant and new mothers. Blooming Delicious launches on 7th April and contains lots of ideas. Divided into trimesters, pre- and […]

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BritMums bloggers speak up for teenagers

Last year our friends at The Children’s Society asked for our help with a powerful new campaign. Here, Clare Bracey, Director of Campaigns, returns to share the enormous difference that BritMums bloggers are making to Seriously Awkward. Eagle-eyed BritMums visitors may remember my previous guest post inviting bloggers to become ambassadors for The Children’s Society’s […]

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5 tips for the writing career of your dreams

Writer Kate Orson shares her top tips for pursuing the writing carer of your dreams. I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I wrote my first stories when I was five years old. As a teenager I loved to journal my thoughts and feelings. Then after studying English at University I did a postgraduate creative […]

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BritMums Live 2016: A blogger’s tips for an inspiring event

Book a hotel. Sort out childcare. Buy a new dress. Check train times and car parking spaces. Decide whether to wear heels or flats and which bag will match. No, this isn’t my checklist for a romantic break with my husband, but the preparation I carry out before I head off to Britmums Live, an […]

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BritMums at the Davis Cup in Birmingham

  This past weekend BritMums and the Lawn Tennis Association took a small group of bloggers and their kids to the Davis Cup at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena. The trip was part of a bigger project that we’ll be talking about soon, but in the meantime some of our favourite bloggers got to chat with British […]

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Introducing the BritMums Round-up Editors

To bring you a fresh source of inspiration daily, there is a team at BritMums responsible for championing the blogging community and introducing you to new blogs to read. These are our Round-up Editors. This dedicated band of blogging professionals have a niche that they look after, and each month they welcome submissions from any […]

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BritMums Live: From newbie to keynote speaker & back again!

Amanda Shortman, blogger at www.spiritkidnetwork.com, shares her experience of BritMums Live. From a newbie blogger to keynote speaker and back again! When I was asked to write a post about my experience of BritMums Live, I jumped at the chance. You see, four years ago I tentatively bought a ticket for my very first blogging […]

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No Smoking Day 2016

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) wants to inspire parents to quit smoking by highlighting the support that is available. In the run-up to No Smoking Day 2016 on Wednesday March 9, they want you to know that you’re not alone on this journey and also want to help you understand the dangerous effects of secondhand […]

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Terry Wogan’s passing sparks a fond memory

At Terry Wogan’s passing, Suzanne Baum recalls memories of his best TV show! As a child of the Seventies, I reached double figures during the Golden Age of TV gameshows. The Eighties was the heyday of amazing family shows offering chances for contestants to win everything from a cheap carriage clock to a toilet roll […]

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Valentine’s gift guide for mums & babies

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your family how much you love them. Spending time together, relaxing and having fun is one of life’s most treasured gifts. Looking after babies and children often means romance is put on the back burner. Juggling family life, work, household chores and bills means quality romantic time is rarely […]

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Egg-citing news! The launch of the Cadbury’s crème egg café

Cadbury’s crème egg has its own café and our reporter has gone all gooey over it. Tickets sold out within minutes of going on sale but Suzanne Baum – one of the lucky few to preview the café before it opened to the public – had a cracking time! Cadbury’s is used to creating a […]

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Is this the end of the photo album?

Emma Bailey, who blogs at My Pretty Mummy, asks “Is this the end of the photo album?” When I was a child, we had a bookshelf in our living room, and on the bottom shelf was a row of photo albums. Every so often, my mum would pull one out, blow off the dust, and […]

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