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Craft Round-up: Cardboard Boxes

Welcome back to another crafty round up here at BritMums! Woohoo how we love love, love crafts. Last month we hopefully delighted you with some lovely Christmas crafts to inspire you and the children to get crafty. This month, although Christmas is still around the corner, we are moving on to Cardboard Boxes! Not because […]

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Politics Round-up: Homeless or hungry at Christmas

Hello and festive greetings to you all. Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but for many it is also a huge struggle as they attempt to manage to celebrate with their children in temporary accommodation or cannot find the money to stock the food cupboards – so I would like to start this round-up […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Growing up

Well the festive season is almost upon us. Will you be worrying about your teenager’s alcohol consumption and what they might be getting up to at those Christmas parties? Or will you just be struggling to get your big kids out of bed over the school holidays? Here’s what our teens and tween have been […]

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Health Round-up: Drink awareness, PND and a better you

There is a definite chill in the air and I don’t know about you but along with my festive shopping, I am restocking the medicine cabinet too, so that I am ready for the coughs, colds and other bugs that usually take hold at this time of year. There have been lots of interesting blog […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-Up – A Winters Tale

Brr, winter has finally arrived and as I sit here in front of a warm, cosy fire warming my hands on a hot cup of cocoa, I glance out of the window and put off that trip to the supermarket. I would much rather be inside reading all your lovely winter blog posts. I’ll kick […]

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Christmas Foodie Round-up: Spiced cider baked ham, pickled roast veggies and chilli jam

Be prepared to loosen your belts a little, this round-up is about as big and indulgent as you might imagine a Christmas round-up to be! I am going to jump straight in, so I’ll start with the savoury, with Taming Twins Spiced Cider Baked Ham, it wouldn’t be Christmas in our house without one! Mari’s […]

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Dad blogger Round-up: No Christmas spirit

This month’s dad blog round up is not what I planned. I was going to trawl the Internet for blog posts all about Christmas. To my surprise, I struggled to find any. For whatever reason, us dad bloggers just don’t seem to be in the Christmas spirit yet! In the absence of Christmas-themed blogs, here […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: What’s in your Christmas stocking?

Sigh….I’ve been thinking a lot about Benedict Cumberbatch recently. Those leonine good looks, that well-balanced voice, his piercing, intelligent eyes….since hearing him dramatise Kafka’s Metamorphosis on Radio 4, he’s been on my Christmas stocking wish-list. Imagine waking up on Christmas Day, to find him at the foot of your bed, reciting Shakespeare’s sonnets……. Perhaps there […]

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Reviews Round-Up: Christmas gift ideas

I don’t know about you, but I am so excited for the holidays! OK, I know some of you may be dreading having the kids all day, every day. But, let’s be honest, you can’t wait to see their faces light up during all the festivities, especially as everyone opens their presents. Luckily, I have […]

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Poetry and Prose Round-up: ‘Tis the Season

It’s the beginning of December and I’m writing this curled up on the sofa in front of the fire. It may be dark and cold outside but I can definitely feel the first flickers of Christmas spirit warming my heart! I love the festive season and although it can get completely manic, I also think […]

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Snapshot Round-up: Capturing Light

We love the warm glow that Autumn brings. Even with a chilly undertone, it’s a favourite time of year for many. While the trees cling to the last of those leaves, we see the light change. The lush green fields resemble postcards and the sky brings a brightness we crave come the end of the day. […]

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Travel Round-up: Collaborative travel blogging

Early in 2013 a small group of BritMums travel bloggers gathered together in a London hotel to discuss family travel blogging. Joining us were Steve Keenan and Mark Frary, two experienced travel journalists who run an online consultancy, Travel Perspective. Some weeks later members of the group travelled with their children to Costa Brava on […]

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Special Needs Round-up: Christmas gifts and tips

Happy Christmas to you all! Here’s a quick round-up of the festive season, from gifts, to crafts, tips, books and films in case you need a little last minute inspiration. Have fun! Crafts Joy at Pink Oddy has got us in the festive spirit whilst improving our fine motor skills with these Salt Dough Star Gift […]

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Home and Design Round-up: A special Christmas decoration edition

Decorating our homes at Christmas, is all part of the excitement, and build up.  Whether we are dusting off old and treasured decorations from bygone years.  Or buying the newest trends, hot off the press. In this special Christmas interior round-up for BritMums, I wanted to highlight a few of the bloggers out there, who […]

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Single Parent Round-up: Tears and Grins for November

Shh, Christmas is coming! Personally, I can’t wait. This will be my daughter’s third Christmas – but the first where she’ll really care and understand what’s going on. The last two years, I was really excited but she was teething and completely disinterested in presents! This year, we’re loving the lights and music already! So […]

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Good Reads: East Enders, the Telegraph and Ello

The great decline to Christmas has begun now that Halloween is over. The Ads are all over the TV, the Strictly Come Dancing Contestants have been whittled down to the serious contenders, and there is debate on social media about what will be Christmas Number One. As someone who has a birthday at the end […]

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