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50 tips for talking to your teens

Talking  to your teen – the prospect can unnerve even the most assured parent. Our #TeenTalk Twitter chat was all about how you talk to your teen with confidence about their challenges, including puberty (yes, that topic). The chat was sponsored by the #TeenTalk campaign, run by Boots UK and P&G. With the #TeenTalk campaign, Boots […]

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The best of Cambridge with kids, according to family travel bloggers

  You won’t be short of things to do when you visit the historic city of Cambridge no matter what time of year. From punting on the River Cam to visiting the colleges – children – especially older ones – will be just as awed by the uni atmosphere as the majestic architecture. And if history isn’t your […]

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6 tips on how to have the #TeenTalk #ad

It’s rare that a parent looks at his or her adorable baby slumbering in a cot or cheeky toddler romping around the sandpit and thinks: “I can’t wait until a few years’ time when my baby is a teen and we can have That Chat.” We know what we mean by That Chat, don’t we? […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017 #ad

“I love present shopping for my dad, he’s just so easy to buy for” — not a phrase you hear often. Once you get past the stage where your father is likely to be delighted by a finger-painted card or icing-splattered fairy cake, choosing something that he needs and likes becomes more of a challenge. […]

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20 reasons to visit Isle of Wight with kids

There’s something special about Isle of Wight. BritMums is a big fan of the little island that’s only 1 hour away from the mainland but feels like both a delightful throwback to a simpler time (beaches, countryside, boats) as well as a destination that speaks to modern families (active fun, good food, funky accommodations). More […]

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Families celebrate women’s professional football #ad

The women’s game in professional football has come on leaps and bounds (or should that be kicks and headers?) over the past several years, with growing audiences and enthusiasm from fans young and old alike.  When the Football Association invited BritMums to the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley, we would have clapped our […]

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How to take a spontaneous trip to…Malaysia

At the school gate, I knew we were doing something slightly different from the norm when I started getting blank stares and wrinkled brows after I mentioned where we were taking the kids for the Easter holidays. If I had said Malaga instead of Malaysia, the reaction might have been slightly different. Easter is a great […]

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Mum-to-Mum: 5 tips to get your kids into tennis #ad

There’s nothing quite like advice from other mums to encourage and help us in concrete ways. As part of our paid project with the Lawn Tennis Association promoting the ClubSpark Tennis for Kids programme (#TennisforKids), we wanted real tips from real mums in helping kids get interested in tennis – an accessible sport that encourages […]

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#TennisforKids: Mums sign up their kids for free tennis lessons #ad

As the days lengthen for summer and the weather turns fine, we get the wonderful British spectacle of Wimbledon, with all its action and excitement. And when that excitement inspires kids to pick up a racket themselves, there’s the brilliant Tennis for Kids programme, through which children can enjoy FREE lessons and get their own racket […]

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Party Eyes review

When BritMum’s asked for someone to test and review a product to make the user look less tired and more awake, I jumped at the chance, as after all, if any one is in need of a wonder product like this, it’s a single parent with chronic fatigue! When the Party Eyes arrived, I liked the […]

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Fujifilm X-A3: A camera for budding photographers #sponsored

  Do you like your pictures but just wish they were a little…better? We know how you feel. Whether it’s better pictures for the blog, for photo albums or just to capture the everyday moments of life, we want images that pop and a camera that helps us do that easily. That’s why BritMums and a select […]

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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 top bloggers love juice as 1 of 5-a-day #ad

The sheer effort of getting five – or is it 10? – portions of fresh fruit and vegetables into our children each day is one of family life’s constant battles. “I am sure I am not alone in thinking 5 was at least doable, however 10 is not so?!” says Jaime from theoliversmadhouse. In our […]

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Premiere League Primary Stars: Get resources for your school #ad

Kids love football, from playing it themselves to cheering on a favourite team. Now the Premier League is now using some of its wealth to provide education resources to up to 10,000 primary schools in England and Wales in its Primary Stars programme (#PLPrimaryStars) over the next two years. Its ultimate aim is to work […]

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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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Naughty parents, term-time holidays & what’s going wrong

There’s a telling word in the judgment handed down today by the UK Supreme Court about parents, children and term-time absences. The Court ruled in favour of education authorities in their appeal against a father who refused to pay a fine after taking his daughter on holiday during the term. The ruling in effect upholds […]

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60 tips for Football Mums from Football Mums #ad

What makes a Football Mum? This was the intriguing question we asked during our #FootballMumoftheYear Twitter chat. The chat was sponsored by McDonald’s, which encourages people to nominate a deserving “football mum” to be Football Mum of the Year. This scheme celebrates football mums who go above and beyond, supporting their young footballers, whether cheering […]

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Video: FREE Tennis for Kids is here! #ad

It’s time! You can book your 5- to 8-year-old into FREE tennis lessons now at a local club and get your children enjoying the fun and fitness of tennis. Your child will even get a tennis racket to keep when they complete the Tennis for Kids programme, ensuring they can continue to serve, return and smash! […]

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