As much as I have loved it, after three years of writing the Foodie Round up, it was time for a change. Having handed back the gourmet reins to the very capable Mari, I am ready and raring to go for this, my new monthly Expat Round up. Having lived abroad for the past five […]
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Hello! Me again. Yup, it’s that time of the month again, where we look at what the single parent bloggers of the UK have been talking about. It was Mother’s Day earlier this month, which was great for those single mothers who had someone to buy something for their child/ren to give them, but just […]
The daffodils have burst forth, I’ve ditched my thermals and the #BiBs nominations are open ladies and gentlemen. That must mean that Spring is well and truly here and the year is Marching on! I for one feel as if I am waking from hibernation and running headlong into a mass of charity and educational […]
Goodness, where does time go – still feels like I was looking at the giveaways that would give us awesome Christmas presents, and now I am being confronted with loads of chocolate instead! This month, we are starting off with some of those great chocolate and Easter themed giveaways, and then sprinting into some of […]
At the end of this month it is officially British Summer Time again! Our days get longer and this gives us more chance to do stuff… maybe vlog? If you haven’t joined us vloggers yet, why not grab a camcorder and give it a go? I’m always looking to promote your vlogs on this BritMums […]
On the school run home today I wound down the window whilst my daughters and I squealed with delight: we saw the first of our daffodils had opened. There are bumblebees bumbling around the lawn and wild bunnies chomping at the pansies outside the front door. Spring, people. It’s springing out there. So if the joy […]
World Book Day. Has it become yet another marker to test whether we are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ parents? This year, Brummy Mummy of 2 agonised over the ‘first world’ problem she has. Crafting – and making fancy costumes for her children – don’t feature in her repertoire of Mummy skills. And on the Guardian’s blog, […]
Welcome to this months politics round-up. I am starting with a big shout out to two bloggers who I hugely admire. They have both taken the decision to stand for election as councillors in their local area in May. Their ability to put themselves forward, to find time, to want to make a difference – […]
I can’t believe I didn’t get round to posting one recipe in February, I had plans to do many but time slipped away from me. However I did get to eat a sumptuous meal at The Savoy and I am always so inspired by these great chefs that I have great plans for March. Luckily for […]
For all bloggers, dads and otherwise, there has been one very significant and sad development over recent weeks. This is the passing away of Oren Miller. Oren was a US-based stay at home dad and wrote Thebloggerfather. He was also the man behind the Dad Bloggers Facebook page, not only somewhere to showcase blog posts […]
Good day friends, I hope you are well. I am so pleased we have reached March and it is now officially Spring, we might not yet have those glorious hot days but thankfully the sun is out more, the days are lengthening and the spring flowers are making me smile a lot. This month I […]
Welcome to March and the latest poetry and prose round-up. How has your year been so far? This month has seen a lot of new poets in bloggerland and it is great to see so much variation amongst the writers out there. A number of poems have caught my eye whether they be funny, touching, […]
There’s always such enthusiasm in the BritMums community when half-term arrives. It provides the perfect opportunity to get out, blow away the cobwebs and have some good old fashioned fun! It was quite a task choosing photographs for the Snapshot round-up this month, so many of you really made the most of your break! It’s brilliant to see so many heading […]
I have some great home inspiration to share with you this month, home and design lovers. Some great home makeovers and inspiration, as well as a few great ideas I spotted over on Instagram. A fantastic kids room project from the Growing Spaces blog is up first. In order to maximise floor space, this post […]
New bloggers finding their new normal There is something about tragedy and intense periods of stress that changes you forever. There is a process, beginning with shock, sometimes grief, then anger. I’m told that eventually there is acceptance, and transition to a ‘new normal.’ I guess it’s kind of like having your first baby, when although […]
Being organised when planning a holiday might not be that important when you’re young, free and single, but when you have a family in tow, it can mean the difference between the success and failure of a trip. This month I have found a number of great travel checklists provided by experienced family travel bloggers. […]
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