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How to make school shoe shopping easy #ad

Shopping for shoes has come a long way since we were at school. Who can forget the annual ritual during which one longed for anything with a hint of heel or a smart buckle. You’d be presented with a regulation pair (ho-hum), known by parents as sensible shoes and, by us, as beetle crushers. Now, […]

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Choosing the right sunglasses for your face shape

Summer 2017 is approaching, and I for one, can’t wait! I’m such a summer lover. The mere hint of a bit of sunshine is enough to put a smile on my face, and gives me a fab excuse to wear my lovely sunnies! I have a bit of a collection of sunglasses now. I think […]

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Why Easter is my new favourite time of the Year

Blogger Jo from Guilty Mother tells us why she loves Easter!  Take it away Jo… I used to think that autumn was my favourite time of the year. All those beautiful colours of the leaves, everything looks magical to me. However, I suppose you could argue that all seasons have their own unique charm. But […]

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International Women’s Day: What if a mother’s work wasn’t done?

It is International Womens Day, which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. So many women’s lives are altered and affected by family life, in the role we take on as a partner and parent. And of course it’s common knowledge that women take on the lion’s share of housework, child-rearing, social organising and […]

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The hell of ‘comfort’ eating

How can something you do for comfort be hell? My new website Love Yourself Slim launches this month – on Valentine’s Day actually! The day of love — yet this project is about not romantic love but self love. The purpose of this new website is to document my journey from being in a place of […]

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From teenage pregnancy to international author: How I turned my life around

You imagine that the news of your first pregnancy will be met with absolute delight and excitement. You hope that everyone around you will be as giddy as you are. For me, that wasn’t quite the case. Getting pregnant at 19 in the summer after my first year at university, was considered by most people […]

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A round-up of Christmas

Christmas is here and all year long our fab team of BritMums Round-up Editors bring you the best from the blogging community each month. So this post gives a little something back and shares the best of Christmas from our Round-up Editors! Whether you want to find a new recipe, learn how to make something […]

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Want to start your own business? 15 women to inspire you!

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? It can be a scary prospect but the best way to overcome this is to find someone who has done it before and use them for inspiration. To get you started, here are 15 inspiring women who have done it for themselves! 6 facts about women […]

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A warm homecoming for #TeamGB #ThankYouMum #ad

There are things that can make us all emotional. Watching your child’s first nativity play, a tender moment with a loved one and seeing the swell of pride when your nation’s athletes come home with the biggest Olympic medal haul in a century – are just a few. I was there this week. In Manchester […]

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Welcome aboard, Aby!

BritMums has a new social media manager! Aby Moore, a.k.a. You Baby Me Mummy, is a pro blogger and all round nice gal who has joined the team to look after the social content. She started blogging just over 3 years ago and is now a full-time blogger and social media maven who is also launching her […]

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Learning a new skill for life #TennisForKids

We love it when our children pick up a new skill and all over the country, our nation’s children have been picking up a racquet and learning how to play tennis — for free! The Lawn Tennis Association launched free #TennisForKids lessons several months ago and invited some BritMums bloggers to try out their lessons […]

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10 Reasons your kids will love Eroica Britannia (and so will you)

    Eroica Britannia, a cycling, lifestyle and family festival in Bakewell, Derbyshire, promises three full days of kid-friendly fun from 17-19 June. We asked Joanna Hunter, who helps out with this local festival, just what makes it so special. Over to Joanna: 1. It’s in the beautiful Great Outdoors We’re right in the heart […]

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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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