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Travel Round-up: Self-catering in the UK

We have had some great self-catering holidays in the UK this year including a wonderful week in a stylish house overlooking Woolacombe Bay in Devon. But is it still a holiday when you have to do the cooking and washing up? I think so, especially if everyone does their bit and you try and have a […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: How do I look?

The festive season is looming and we all want to look our best. Teens and tweens are no exception. This may come as a bit of a shock! Appearance is not exactly high on the priority list for young kids. Many of them could easily go for months without washing their faces or running a […]

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Environment Round-up: Christmas

We’re getting closer to Christmas and that means people are buying presents, lights and food.  It sounds like a wonderful festive time, but unfortunately it is not great for the environment due to the extra energy used and waste produced (last year The Guardian reported we produce 300m tonnes of waste at Christmas each year). […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Remember, remember, fun in November

Winter is definitely on it’s way, with some parts of the UK already seeing the white stuff, it can only mean one thing, less than a month until Christmas! Last week I packed away the summer hats (much later than most years) and replaced them with woolly ones, the gloves are tucked up in the […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Middle aged joy & even more Hygge

So what have bloggers all over the Britmums network been blogging about this month? Well there have been lots of Home & Design posts, some of which I will be highlighting here for you today. First up, I just loved this post about kitchen lighting from Maxine at the We Love Home Blog.  Lighting as a […]

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Breastfeeding Round-up: Frustrations

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of another year. I hope you enjoyed last month’s round-up about breastfeeding supporters; adequate support makes breastfeeding that much easier. This month is all about breastfeeding frustrations; nice to start the new year with as little tension as possible, isn’t it?   Blocked ducts frustrations My, my, my, […]

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Arts & Crafts Round-up : Autumn leaf crafts

The colours at this time of year are so inspirational. Gorgeous Autumn shades of natural oranges, reds, browns and pinks flood our senses and energise our soul, even though the nights are drawing in. It’s natures way of preparing us for the cold winter ahead. We want to bring all those warm golden colours not our […]

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Baking Round-up: Festive bakes

Hello and welcome to the Christmas edition of the BritMums baking round-up. Now that Halloween and bonfire night are over, all the focus is now on Christmas. I have now attended my final blogging event of the year at the iconic River Cottage to experience their Winter Feast so now all of my attention is […]

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Snapshot round-up: Magnificent autumn days

It feels like we’ve had the most amazing autumn doesn’t it, those colourful hues holding on just that bit longer. The uncharacteristically warm weather has enabled the parenting community to get out there and really embrace it too. We’ve seen many wonderful photographs recently – thank you so much for sharing them.  Kicking off this autumnal extravaganza is […]

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Family Days Out Round-up: October half term

I don’t know if it is just me but it feels like forever since we were all enjoying the half term break. I think it is because half term was immediately followed by Halloween and then Bonfire Night. In my head now it is all about Christmas preparation and my round-up last month was where […]

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Video Round-up: Want to start vlogging?

Welcome to November’s video round-up. As many of you know, I am relatively new to vlogging and, since having started, I have had lots of people ask me for tips on starting to vlog. As much as I have lots of ideas, I am by no means an expert so this month’s round-up brings you […]

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SEND Round-up: Special school, parties & pushy parents

Last month included a huge variety of posts, with topics ranging from school and parties to pushy parents and changing places. School issues continue to be key for several of us, and It’s a Tink Thing found herself in a situation which many SEND parents have been in, when mainstream school just doesn’t seem to be the […]

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Finance Round-up: Restoring order

The world has been shaken by several political events in recent months. All that has happened has had a big effect on the worlds of business and finance. Currency markets are all over place and the stock markets are up and down. It’s time for us ordinary folk to keep calm and get on with […]

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Pets Round-up: Autumn leaves, new pups & passing away

Autumn is a busy time for pet owners.  The weather’s getting colder and of course there’s those fireworks to think of – now that bonfire night is over there’s still New Year’s Eve when they will come out again!  If your pet is anxious about fireworks, Blue Bear Wood has a useful post which might […]

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Style Round-up: Wrapping up for winter

November has arrived, bringing frosty mornings, crisp afternoons and chilly nights. Style-wise, it’s my favourite time of year! You can’t beat wrapping up in an over-sized knitted jumper, pulling on a new pair of boots and stepping out in a brand new coat. Here’s what the most fashionable mamas of the blogging world, along with their […]

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Dads Round-up: The other side of the parenting fence

Fathers remain a rare commodity in the parent blogging world. Only 7% of Tots100’s members – and just three of the current top 100 – are dads. Which is a shame, because not only are there some terrific dad bloggers out there but as a group we offer an alternative view from the other side of […]

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