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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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Honest Mum’s top 5 Christmas kids films

I love a festive film, it really warms the cockles and heralds the start of Christmas for this family, be it on the big screen or curled up on the sofa, the fire blazing, a hot chocolate in hand… This year, I can’t wait to share classic Christmas films with my 4, nearly 5 year […]

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Film Review: Tinker Bell and the Legend of The Neverbeast

Disney has always excelled at the magical stories that endure beyond childhood. Its latest animation film enlists the classic Tinkerbell character along with her fairy friends in its latest animation film, Tinkerbell and The Legend of The Neverbeast. BritMums sent along a few families to enjoy the UK Gala screening at VUE in Leicester Square […]

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Mums: ‘NatWest gives me a glimmer of hope’

NatWest is saying Hello/Goodbye to customers these days – hello to good offers for all customers, goodbye to teaser rates and offers aimed only at new customers. It’s all about loyalty and fairness. The campaign includes a very funny video that has drawn the interest of the BritMums community. We take a look at what […]

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How a Dom Joly sofa teaches fairness

Loyalty and fairness are two of the best qualities to instil in our children: appreciating loyal friends, playing fairly with friends, being polite and, for parents, teaching our children about these tenets. NatWest is celebrating these qualities too, by doing away with teaser rates and perks for new customers only and treating all customers the […]

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BritMums Instagram featured in The Telegraph

We’ve known it for some time: Mums are all over Instagram, posting photos of family life, travel, crafts, gorgeous lifestyles and everyday joys. Now the news is out. The Telegraph this week has written about #SnapHappyBritMums and the phenomenon of photo-sharing among mothers. “The result is a handful of super-stylish mothers with Instagram followers in […]

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‘It’s made me think positively about human nature’

Recently a friend of Katy Hill’s, radio personality Simon Hirst, announced he is going to live the rest of his life as a woman. In a moving and frank post, she talks about the decision and the bravery it takes to go public with that kind of personal announcement. The announcement and the response has […]

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