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Review Round-up: Indoor games & toys

Hello everyone, and welcome to the April edition of the Britmums Review Round-up! Have you had the April showers where you live? We certainly have here – it has been bright sunshine one minute and then heavy rain the next!  This month I have a collection of reviews featuring indoor toys and games – some ideas […]

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Exercise tips for new mothers

When you’re pregnant or have just had a baby, one of the things that many mums want to know is how to get back into shape. What is safe to do and how can we do it? BritMums co-founder Jennifer Howze and BritMums blog editor Nadine Hill talked to fitness expert Shakira Akabusi about her top 5 exercise tips […]

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What really happens when you lose a child

Losing a child is fear for all parents. It’s so frightening that we push the thought from our mind…or obsess about it. Blogger Oana Papaconstantinou of Mama’s Haven speaks about what it is really like to lose a child. In July 2014, Georgie, my then five and a half month son, died of an aggressive form […]

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Education Round-up: School places and testing

For most parents, and their children of course, returning from Easter break is the start of a stressful few months school-wise so I’m starting this BritMums Education Round-up with a little humour from Babi a Fi with their (tongue in cheek) look at the British Education System. School Places This week sees most parents find out where […]

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Family Days Out Round-up: Easter fun

Hello and welcome to this months Family Fun round-up, I have been inundated with posts this month and it seems you have all made the most of some nice weather over the Easter break. I have to admit that mine was a little mixed as we had some (ongoing) car trouble on the way to […]

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How to turn your blog into a book on a budget

“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” * Stephen King If writing a book is on your to-do list, there is no better time to get on with it. The conditions will never be ‘just right’. You’ll never have more time (time has a habit of […]

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#BML16: Finding the peace and power in blogging

We’re pleased to announce that Cherry Menlove will be at BritMums Live/#BML16 leading a session on “Finding the peace on power in blogging”. Having been blogging for a decade, Cherry will share with you the 10 most important steps to take in order to create a blog that takes your life, and the life of […]

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How to NOT comment like a troll

Disagreeable comments coming from a troll and other revolting creatures that lurk in the blogosphere is one of the main causes why people turn off their commenting facilities on the blogs.  However, not only is it important to recognise a troll (and not just someone with a bit of a gripe against you), but to understand […]

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Anyone for tennis? #TennisForKids

We recently asked our readers the question: “Anyone for tennis?” It seems quite a lot of you actually! This summer, the Lawn Tennis Association in partnership with Highland Spring is encouraging 10,000 children in the UK to take up the sport with an initiative to give away courses of tennis lessons! Many of you have […]

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Finance Round-up: New tax year

Since our last finance round-up there’s been the annual Budget plus the start of the new tax year. For many it seems the cost of living has gone up considerably. A few pence on the price of stamps, an increase in petrol and diesel costs, higher council tax bills – before we know it our […]

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33 easy tips for planning your finances

Financial planning is important but too often it’s not at the top of our to-do list. At our #SLSavingTips Twitter conversation, we talked about financial planning — the challenges you face, how to get over the anxiety and how to make it easier. Our chat and prize draw were sponsored by Standard Life, which supports customers […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: Bloggers tackling topical issues

Welcome to April’s round-up of topical issues. This month has seen an important campaign, led by The Children’s Society, calling for the government to strengthen the law to protect 16 and 17-year-olds from sexual exploitation. A bill, introduced by Government in February, could see changes that mean older teenagers are better protected. As the law […]

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Newbie Round-up: Powerful prose

Welcome back to another edition of my Newbie Round-up and as usual I am blown away by the talent of the ‘newbies’.  A talent that you could be forgiven for assuming a ‘newbie’ wouldn’t possess; but they do. They write, just like the most talented and experienced bloggers on a wide variety of topics.  They […]

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Party Inspiration Round-up: A visit from the Easter bunny

This week whilst reading through the bright and beautiful Easter and Springtime posts that chirped at me from my email, I found a kindred spirit.  I have to admit, I held my breath as I read the post after scanning the title, but Mummy in a Tutu, I’m so excited for your little one to grow […]

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