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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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Time to learn, not sunburn: Great holiday ideas for curious families

Learning doesn’t stop when school’s out for summer, at least not in our house. The learning holidays we find best are where everyone starts as a complete novice and we learn something together as a family, going through the pain of failure before emerging into the pleasure of a new skill gained. The range of […]

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#MumHacks to create time for yourself #ad

Motherhood is about getting one step ahead and making smart decisions that save time, so we have more time to focus on what matters. That includes not just family time but time for you as well. At our #MumHacks Twitter chat, sponsored by Braun you shared the shortcuts, tips and tricks for creating more time […]

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40 ideas for family getaways inspired by books

The inspiration for your next family getaway is as close as your bookshelf. All around England there are locations associated with our literary greats that make exciting holidays and days out for families and will pique interest from bookworms young and old. From Oxfordshire’s Alice in Wonderland connections, to The Famous Five’s Dorset to Jane […]

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Annabel Croft gives a preview of #TennisforKids #ad

Annabel Croft, the former British tennis champ and broadcaster, has played tennis all over the world, winning Wimbledon and competing at the top levels of the sport. Yet when she talks about that moment when children who have never even tossed a tennis ball discover the joy of the sport, her enthusiasm brims over. “It’s so exciting!” […]

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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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Confessions of a Center Parcs addict

Suzanne Baum explains why she and her family are addicted to Center Parcs! Aside from bribing them with money, there is almost nothing my two teenage boys would do to agree to getting up at the crack of dawn during their school holidays. So to see them up and dressed on the first day of […]

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10 literary experiences for World Book Day

Chalk it up to our great English literary history or the popularity of modern authors, but more than half of British holidaymakers would visit a literary attraction on holiday in England, new research from VisitEngland shows. One in four Brits visited a literary location in England during a holiday break in the last year. The same […]

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Cancer & spas: Can we change the status quo?

How Abi Wright, founder of Spabreaks.com is changing the relationship between spas and cancer patients. Over to Aby. Cancer, despite affecting one in every two people, is still a word that we flinch over. You would have thought with its prevalence we would be a little better equipped to deal with it, but historically we […]

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10 tips when renting a family holiday villa

With only one month left of winter, thoughts are turning to lighter nights and holiday sunshine! To please all the family members of varying ages, a villa might be just the ticket. Holidaying with grandparents, another family or just the teenagers? Nadine Mellor from i-escape explains why a villa is a great solution. Over to […]

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London with family: Bloggers’ top 15 places to visit

London is such a wonderful place to visit with the family. From the world’s top museums, parks and open spaces, tourist attractions, shopping to hidden gems, we are spoilt with choice. As part of our sponsored project with the Royal Garden Hotel to promote their new Family Explorer Package, we asked top family bloggers to share their favourite […]

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Forget perfection #LetsGetReal: 50 health & beauty hacks

  We can all feel the pressure to be “perfect” – to look a certain way at all times. At our #LetsGetReal Twitter chat we talked all about rejecting unreal expectations and celebrating our own versions of perfect. On Supersavvyme’s Let’s Get Real section, you can discover tips and advice as well as coupons for […]

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Loved Planet Earth II? Now experience it yourself

If, as with our family, Sir David Attenborough’s recent planet Earth II series was required viewing on a Sunday night, you are probably being pestered right now to go and see some of that amazing wildlife face-to-face. Here, on an episode-by-episode basis, are some of the places you can get up close to. Islands For […]

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15 hacks to replace screen time with family time #sponsored

Something is coming between parents and their children, a new study shows — gadgets, phones and tablets are getting in the way of family time in day-to-day life. The study, commissioned by Discover Ferries, the body representing ferry operators, found the average family spends just 3 weeks of real quality time together each year and […]

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Review: Bloggers lose weight with Forever Living’s C9 #Ad

Who wouldn’t like to lose some inches and feel more energetic, especially this time of year? Four bloggers have been working with BritMums and Forever Living in a paid project to try the company’s C9 plan – a 9-day combination of Forever Living supplements and meal replacement shakes – to help shift a few bulges 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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