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Expat Round-up: Tales from the frontline

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ~ Maya Angelou Last week it snowed. Just gently, as though someone had given the streets a generous dusting of icing powder. Then it rained, turning the powder into puddles of ice. […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: Mental wellness

January was Mental Wellness Month and so I requested posts about this issue. I’m sad at the overwhelming response: seems it’s prevalent – and it’s not going away, with many parenting bloggers having stories to share on the subject. I shouldn’t be surprised really, according to The Independent, nearly a quarter of new mother’s will […]

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#LetsGetReal chat: Share real-life hacks for feeling great #ad

We can all feel the pressure to be “perfect” – to look a certain way at all times. Our #LetsGetReal Twitter chat is all about rejecting unreal expectations and celebrating our own versions of perfect. At the #LetsGetReal Twitter chat; sponsored by Supersavvyme, we want to hear about the tactics and practices you use every […]

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Newbie Round-up: 13 new bloggers to watch

I’m not going to start by saying something terribly cliché like I can’t believe it’s February already, but boy, blink and you’ll miss it! We’re fast approaching Valentine’s day, Easter and my daughter’s 4th birthday! 4th! It seems like it was only yesterday we were struggling to get pregnant, yet forever that she has been in […]

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LOL Round-up: Body image

We made it through January and now everyone is feeling a bit ‘meh’.  Have you shifted those Christmas pounds yet?  Chances are you’re feeling rubbish because you caved at the first sniff of a Dairy Milk, or you’re feeling rubbish because you haven’t even sniffed a Dairy Milk for a month now. I have the […]

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Instagram Round-up: All the best tips from the BritMums community

We made it through January hurray! I don’t know about you but I’ve had a serious case of the January blues. Blogging at this time of year can be disheartening but I have been spending lots of time over on Instagram: my ‘happy place’ it makes me feel loads better. I’ve seen so many excellent […]

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Travel Round-up: Fabulous France

When I think back to all the holidays we had when our son was younger, France featured very heavily. Whether it was a busy city break or a relaxing camping trip, France was the perfect destination for a family holiday. I have great memories of playing on the beach with a toddler in Dinan, Brittany, then years […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: Waiting for Independence Day!

The transition from child to adult starts with the tweens, perhaps around the age of ten. It stops whenever you feel your child becomes an adult. Legally, of course, that is at 18 years of age. Yet we all know many people in their mid-twenties (and much older) that we would hesitate to refer to […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: Kindness, children & philosophy

I wanted to start off my first Britmums Round-up with a quote, an illustration of what this category encompasses and the power in the words POSITIVELY INSPIRATIONAL.   Mother Teresa famously said “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family”.  Wise, strong and insightful words that suit this round-up so well. […]

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The hell of ‘comfort’ eating

How can something you do for comfort be hell? My new website Love Yourself Slim launches this month – on Valentine’s Day actually! The day of love — yet this project is about not romantic love but self love. The purpose of this new website is to document my journey from being in a place of […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Brush away the January blues

What an amazing start to the year, a little flurry of snow and lots of theatre and museums to keep you occupied during this very chilly spell, although that doesn’t stop our Arts & Culture hunters, who are always on the look out for fun and interesting places to visit and explore. Read all about […]

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Home & Design Round-up : Clean slates & new spaces

January always feels like a clean slate, or a chance to start anew, don’t you think?  So I am going to dedicate this months blog post to the amazing makeovers that I have found in the blogging community this January. You have all been really busy and I’ve spotted some incredible transformations and advice about […]

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Snapshot Round-up: Winter wonders

The most amazing thing happened recently, snow arrived in Surrey. It was an epic moment for our six year old as she’d never seen snowflakes fall from the sky before. She likened them to giant white bees and was truly mesmerised as we headed home that evening. She marvelled at the prospect of building her first snowman, […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Lots of news!

Welcome back to the BritMums Poetry and Prose round-up. Firstly, apologies for the lack of post last month – I am not going to list all the excuses save to say, well, you know, January! Plus, I think the poem ‘Take What You Need‘ which I wrote back in November pretty much sums up what […]

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