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Video Round-up: Getting out & about?

Well we’re more than half way through the year, hasn’t it gone by fast! I feel like for the last six months we’ve barely stopped, and it seems neither have you! We’ve seen so many videos of holidays, days out and events it looks like everyone has definitely been keeping busy, so this month I […]

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Arts & Crafts Round-up : Nature crafts

Following on from last months Garden Craft round up I thought I’d extend the theme and collate some of the beautiful Nature Crafts that our Britmums bloggers have been writing up.  Natures shapes, texture and colour are fascinating to work with and the crafted pieces are often very simple to make plus of course they’re free! And if you’re kids are anything […]

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Family Days Out Round-up: Holiday inspiration

For some of us the school holidays are already upon us, although mine don’t break up until 22nd July and occupying the kids during the holidays can be a challenge, so I hope you find some inspiration in this months round-up. A visit to a theme park is normally top of my family’s summer wishlist […]

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Newbie Round-up: Celebrations and remembering we ALL rock

June has been and gone, one of it’s highlights was Emma from Island Living 365 being crowned ‘Fresh Voice’ at the BIBs awards, very well deserved too. July has arrived and we’re getting ready for a summer of adventures. Personally, our next family adventure is Camp Bestival at the end of the month and we’re all so […]

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Finance Round-up: Surviving the summer holidays

Depending on where you live in Britain your children will have either already broken up for the summer holidays or you will be on countdown until the end of term. Whether you get to spend a few days a week with your children during the holidays or everyday you will find it is an expensive […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Something for every occasion

Ah June, what a month that was Politicians and all their faux pas Ah June, was a month you’ve been The likes of which we’ve never seen!                           Victoria Welton 1st July 2016 Well, I don’t know about you but after the month […]

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Under 30 Parents Round-up: Age is but a number

Two weeks ago, we were sat around a table at #BML16 chatting about life as a parent under 30. Thank you to everyone who joined us – I know the Under 30s session clashed with some pretty awesome sessions from Facebook Live and Snapchat to supercharging your Instagram.  It was great to put some faces to blogs, some […]

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Dads Round-up: The male perspective on #BML16

A couple of weeks have passed since #BML16. It’s the biggest parent blogging event on the calendar, this year celebrating its fifth birthday with a streamlined one-day agenda and an informal ‘fringe party’ tagged on the previous evening. But with men once again very much in the minority despite the name change away from ‘BritMums […]

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Mums in Business Round-up: Becoming an expert

Bloggers talk a lot about having a niche and working it. Becoming an expert in your niche in some cases is key to a bloggers success and this is true for small business owners too.  Google loves fresh new, up to date content and what better way to populate your website than with useful hints, […]

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Pets Round-up: Cats, cats & more cats

We’ve been to see the very fabulous The Secret Life Of Pets and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has a pet themselves.  You’ll find the clever observations hysterical.  I’m sure Petite Pudding’s sausage dogs could have had a whole scene to themselves with their naughty fridge-raiding antics!  One of the things the film […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Europe

Unless you’ve been marooned on an island, you’ll know that on 23 June, a small majority of British citizens voted to leave the EU. The decision shook the UK to its foundations, and has thrown up sharp divisions in the country. I’ve always felt lucky to be able to travel freely across Europe, and visit […]

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LOL Round-up: Parodies & stories

Some people like watching videos of cats.  I split my time between watching videos of people doing dumb things that result in them hurting themselves, and people turning a classic pop song into a brilliant parody. This months LOL round-up is all about the latter, parenting parodies with some re-written children’s stories thrown in for […]

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Travel Round-up: July’s jaunts

If you’re thinking about heading to the British coast this summer, Space in Your Case can help you. Using recommendations from lots of travel bloggers, here’s the definitive guide to 36 British beaches for guaranteed family fun.  If you still need more suggestions, the Travel Loving Family has just returned from Wales and has an excellent […]

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Environment Round-up: Small changes

Much of our environmental legislation comes from the EU so I’m concerned about the impact following the referendum result. As The Independent says “The EU’s record on environmental issues is arguably one of its greatest achievements. It has developed world-leading legislation on a range of issues, which have helped tackle water and air pollution, protected endangered species, and […]

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Teen & Tween Round-up: They’re not so bad!

Sometimes when I start pulling these round-ups together, a theme seems to develop. This month, I’m pleased to say, we seem to have a lot of positive posts about how teenagers really aren’t that bad really! It’s great to welcome a few newer bloggers to the round-up this time. Parenting teenagers isn’t easy, so it’s […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: Adoption, referendum & mental health

Hi Friends, I hope you are well and managing to find some glimpses of joy in this excuse of a summer. I’m feeling optimistic and once the kids break up I predict we will have full-on sunshine for the next six weeks, let’s just pray I’m right. For now I’m happy to provide you with […]

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