What parents think about Great British Tennis Weekend

  Does your family like tennis? That’s the question we asked at our Twitter chat with Great British Tennis Weekend (GBTW). We wanted to know how your families engage with tennis…and got all kinds of interesting answers! Great British Tennis Weekend 16 and 17 July 2016 During GBTW, clubs across the country throw open their […]

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We need to avoid Mummy Wars Part 2

Since this post was published, Andrea Leadsom has dramatically dropped out of the Tory party leadership contest. We’d still love your thoughts on the continuing threat of the Mummy Wars. Read on!    The two-woman contest for leadership of the Tory party and Prime Minister — between the childfree Theresa May and mother of three Andrea […]

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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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BritMums Guide to: Legoland

Lifestyle blogger and BritMums Family Days Out Editor Kara Guppy of Chelseamamma.co.uk took her family to Legoland to report for BritMums about the family friendliness of the UK’s favourite theme parks. If you are looking for a family friendly fun day out with under 12’s then this is for you. Best for: Pre-School and Primary School […]

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5 Places to take your kids during the summer holiday

Travel blogger Jo Addison is an expert in finding child friendly things to do! Here she shares her 5 top places to take your kids during the summer holiday. Over to Jo… With the 6 week school holidays fast approaching, most parents are starting to think about how they are going to entertain the kids […]

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20 brilliant ideas for teens’ post-GCSE holidays

Mark Frary is a travel writer and editor as well as a music festival organiser and father of three. Here, he tackles the issue of post-GCSE holidays – pertinent issues as well as great inspiration.  Over to Mark… The first thing to think about when considering a post-GCSE holiday is whether this is a trip […]

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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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85 ideas for having a great UK family holiday

  How can we recreate the memorable moments we had as kids with our own children? Do we have to work harder to create unforgettable holidays, or do simple pleasures still win through? At our #OMGBFamily Twitter chat, we heard what you think makes an unforgettable British family holiday – from quintessential ingredients to family […]

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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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