We HEART the Henley Literary Festival! Offer for BritMums

  We absolutely ADORE the Henley Literary Festival. We have a special relationship with them (well, we are both based in the same lovely town). You may notice that we share many of the same speakers too! Established as one of the UK’s leading literary festivals, Doreen Lawrence, Francesca Martinez, Kirsty Wark and Princess Michael of […]

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How to place your personality into your blog’s sidebar

I’m sure you’ve been told before that it’s a good idea to put a link to your About page on your sidebar, along with an avatar (online portrait) to accompany it. This is because readers and visitors like to know who the person is behind all that blogging. It’s nice to see an author’s face, […]

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Twitter party: Your quick teatime solutions #Afterschoolchefs

Back to school season means getting back into a routine. Our #Afterschoolchefs Twitter party is about making teatime meals easier than ever. Come tweet how you get back into teatime routine on September 16 from 13:00 – 14:30 BST. You could win 1 of 10 £25 shopping vouchers! The #Afterschoolchefs party is sponsored by Birds […]

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Share your back-to-school teatime tricks, for fab prizes!

When summer’s over and back-to-school time is here, how do you get back into your teatime routine? We want to hear about your strategies and tips with your little #Afterschoolchefs for our latest Challenge! Do the kids set the table while you finish the meal or clear the dishes afterward? Do you set menus ahead […]

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From BritMums Live to fashionable Paris

This blogging thing has taken me to some weird and wonderful places over the last couple of years. The most unexpected, however, would be the back of a Hackney carriage in Central Paris. This is where I spent last Tuesday, a guest of the French men’s fashion retailer Celio*. I was there for two reasons: […]

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Teen and tween round-up: Back to school & blogging

So did you all get a lovely break over summer? I hope those teens and tweens had plenty of time to recharge their batteries and families all got to have some fun together. I’ve never known a summer so quiet on the blogging front (hence why this round-up is somewhat shorter than usual!). It seems […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: New beginnings & fresh starts

Last week at church I was listening to a lady speak on new starts and fresh beginnings. She was talking about how September is practically another January and for most of us it is a time to re-evaluate and think about where our priorities lie in the next year ahead. I was a bit taken […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours

I always find I hit September running as fast as I can with so many things to prepare and organise no matter how much preparation I put in place to try and avoid it, do you? Return from the holidays, bags to empty, wash, clean, put away, school uniform to label, book bags to find and […]

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SnapHappy BritMums: A photo a day on Instagram

Like taking pics? Enjoy taking part in a little fun? Join in #SnapHappyBritMums, our daily photo challenge! Each day we set a theme, and all you need to do is be creative and snap away! Save the image above as a daily reminder to refer to. Go crazy on your blog, Twitter and  your photo sharing […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: kids, art and Edinburgh

Who says kids can’t enjoy art? Jake Chapman, for one. Half of the renowned Chapman brothers duo, he caused sparks to fly in the art world by suggesting that art galleries weren’t a place for children. It was best to keep them away. A Family Day Out wrote a great post explaining how – while […]

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Charity challenges & appeals for bloggers

We have seen charity hitting our media outlets and timelines in a big way during the Summer. The blogging community were delighted to hear of the safe arrival of baby Beatrice to our lovely Jennie last month. Matilda Mae remains in hearts and minds. Please check out a video showing just one of the bloggers […]

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Poetry and Prose Round-Up: Ahh, September, my Autumnal Friend.

With the summer over and done in a blaze of glory, we are back to the nights drawing in and that cosy Autumnal feeling. I think I said it last year but September feels like more of a new beginning to me than January. Something to do with it being the start of a new […]

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A Summer of Reviews

The summer holidays were upon us but us parent bloggers never miss the opportunity for a good review. Whether we were stuck indoors thanks to the August thunderstorms or we were out exploring, you have been linking up galore with your summer reviews. In August we bought Baby D his first pair of shoes, so over […]

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Health Round-up: Fertility, diets and running

With a distinctly cooler feel in the air and all thoughts turning to getting the children back to school after the summer holidays, lots of bloggers have been blogging about health matters this month. Firstly, Sarah from Mum of Three World has had a few concerns about her daughter’s health over recent months as she […]

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