Bake and raise some dough for Comic Relief

Our #RaiseSomeDough Twitter party was all about doing something delicious for a good cause: Baking something funny for money and raising some dough for Comic Relief. Bakers can help Comic Relief by purchasing from HomeSense some very groovy Henry Holland-designed aprons, tea towels and more that give to the charity with each purchase. The #RaiseSomeDough […]

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Politics Round-up: Page 3 and other stories

Welcome to the first politics round-up of 2015. This should be a fascinating year politically, and as we head towards the general election I am hoping to be able to share the views of plenty of parent bloggers – on the issues that worry them, what they would like from politicians and how they will […]

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Guest post: How to tackle revenge porn

As parents, we must grapple with the role the Internet plays in our lives and our children’s lives. One of the relatively new issues is revenge porn, which can be problematic for boys and girls. Conservative MP Shailesh Vara (right), Justice Minister, writes about the topic is this guest post: The sharing of private sexually […]

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Publishing a book – what I’ve learned

I’ve just published my first ever book. It’s called A modern father (…and dad blogger) and it focuses on my life as a stay at home dad. As the title suggests, however, I couldn’t resist writing just a little about being a dad blogger. Getting the book into print has taken over my life and […]

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Move over Valentine’s Day … it’s International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day began in 2012. The aim? To get books into the hands of as many children as possible. To share the love of books on 14th February, (known to some as Valentine’s Day I believe.) Why? Reading is my absolute passion. Reading can change so much. Access to books opens doors, opens […]

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Foodie Round-up: Valentines, comfort food and 5:2 recipes

There are a lot of culinary moments coming up and the most important this week is Valentines Day, if you are looking for some recipe inspiration look no further. February is also a mix of those on a diet, I’m having a go at the 5:2 myself and those indulging in comfort food, I tend […]

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Le Boot Camp Diet: Losing weight the French way

We have been preoccupied with French women and their secrets of slimming for a while. Meet Valérie Orsoni and you want to learn her secrets — her chic chestnut fringe sets off clear eyes, her nails are a glossy burgundy and her viewpoint on eating is delicious. “I have chocolate everyday,” she says. While she’s […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: I’m a striking mum!

I can not believe how cold the weather has been over this past month, until today my remote patch of Essex had managed to dodge the snow that has been falling all over the country. I will be honest, I love the snow and I thoroughly enjoy being out in it. I have been on […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

Did you get some snow? We got the tiniest flurry this week in the southern corner which excited my twins immensely, it didn’t prevent dad going to work or shut the school however so or the UK is becoming more organised and can now deal with 1cm of snow or it wasn’t even a centimetre. […]

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Arts & Culture round-up: The cruellest month

TS Eliot wrote that April is the cruellest month. But I reckon the toughest weeks of the year lie in February. Cold, dark and gloomy, with the Christmas festivities a dim and distant memory. And author Jay McInerney happens to agree. So there. Everything feels a bit deflated on the arts and culture front this […]

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Why checking your spelling and grammar is important

This is a very controversial subject. I know I shall probably be stepping on a lot of people’s toes. But I don’t care. I’ve always maintained that good spelling and grammar is essential in communication tactics, and blogging is certainly part of that activity! Now I’m not going to give you a lesson in how […]

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39 delicious ways to eat Bramley apples

Bramley apples encapsulate so much about what we love about food: They’re delicious and tangy, they’re versatile and go with a wide variety of spices and herbs, they are truly British, only grown commercially in the UK, and they’re seasonal so you know you’re getting them at the height of their deliciousness (and when they’re […]

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40 top tips for helping baby sleep

Every parent has their tried-and-tested tricks to help guarantee a restful slumber for baby, and a good night for baby translates into restful, less stressful nights (and days) for parents too. We asked for your pearls of wisdom at our recent #babysleep Twitter party. The #babysleep party was sponsored by Pampers. Pampers Baby-Dry nappies contain […]

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BritMums 2015 blogger survey: Make your voice heard! Plus prizes

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of blogging (Have I scheduled important tweets? Have I pinned my latest post?). But take a step back and you get a perspective on how much has changed over the past year. The BritMums collective of parent lifestyle bloggers, who write about everything from food, crafting, […]

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