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Finance Round-up: Post election life

Did you hear that there was an election? No way?! Well at the time of writing the make up of the new government is still very unclear and so is the future of the country. Deals are being done, manifestos are being watered down, the Queen’s Speech has been delayed (or has it?!) For the […]

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#SnapHappyBritMums Spotlight: June 2017

We have an active community on Instagram called #SnapHappyBritMums and we’d love to see you there! Anyone can join in with the snap happy fun – all you need to do is see which of our monthly photo prompts relate to today’s date and take a photo to reflect that, tagging us in! You do […]

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Newbie Round-up: 10 of the best

Well, the sun has had a few days of wearing his hat recently, which has been so nice after what felt like weeks of rain. We have been back and forth to France sorting things out in our new home, which is exciting. Yikes, only 2 and a half weeks to go until we move! […]

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Food Round-up: Strawberries

Please allow me to introduce myself… I’m Claire and I’m your new BritMums Foodie Round-up Editor taking over from Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe who has done a sterling job. I’ve been blogging my Edible Scottish Adventures at www.foodiequine.co.uk since 2012 and I’m a mum of two currently battling through their teenage years. Enough with the introductions. Time for […]

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#BML 17: Who’s Making Money & How with Ana Silva O’Reilly

It’s one of the hottest topics around: How can we make money with our blogs and social media? You hear about this person making huge amounts, while somebody else pulls six figures in their spare time.  Our BritMums Live 2017 session Who’s Making Money & How gets real, addressing the models that work and what […]

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#BML17: YouTube Mums Emma Conway

Do you YouTube? Want to do it better? Emma Conway, aka Brummy Mummy of Two, will be sharing the secrets of her success at BritMums Live 2017. She will join in a panel of YouTube Mums that will be talking about their tips from video blogging. Emma started her Brummy Mummy of 2 blog and YouTube channel as […]

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Influencer scuttlebutt: Is your Instagram shadowbanned?

Here’s a troubling thought: Your Instagram pictures, which you carefully choose, edit, upload and tag, may be hidden from folks searching for the hashtags you’re using.  It’s called being shadowbanned and you may be a victim of it without even knowing it.  What is shadowbanned? You tag a photo with a hashtag on Instagram — […]

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Dads Round-up: Matters of perspective

Whether you’re a mum or a fellow dad, dad blogs always open up different perspectives on the world of parenting. Some media outlets – yes, you, Daily Mail – seek to bring down parent bloggers by sneeringly putting us into boxes such as ‘slummy mummies’. However, I prefer to highlight and celebrate the diversity of bloggers […]

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Mums in Business Round-up: YouTube tips & hints

Most small businesses and bloggers have a YouTube channel, as lets face it with social media we feel like we have to have one of everything.  I can see the value in creating visual content but it’s not something I enjoy doing.  I don’t have great software and quite frankly everytime I try to do any […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: Summer at last

The summer has finally arrived. Tweens and teens are making the most of the sun. For tweens, the SATS and tests are finally behind them but many of our older teens are still in the middle of university exams, A levels and GCSEs. I have a few tips here to help with those mid-revision blues! […]

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Expat Round-up: All change in expat land

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves” ~ Anatole France. If there’s one thing you can be certain of as an expat, it’s that life will change. Like the weather, the change can happen daily, hourly or even minute-to-minute. And as […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Curtains up!

This month we have been inundated with theatre, it has really become a favourite past-time for many, and I am no exception, I love all the different genre, from ballet to rock band stories, there really is something for everyone, and the great part is, it can be enjoyed alone, as a couple or an […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: A problem aired is a problem shared

Welcome to June’s poetry and prose round-up – and my last for a while. You see, in less than a month I shall be having my baby so I am taking a little break from editing this round-up. I need to say thanks in advance to Dawn, my co-editor, from Rhyming with Wine who will […]

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Pinterest Round-up: Driving traffic

Welcome to the June Pinterest Round-up.  I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather and lighter evenings!  The last two months we have looked at how to get started with Pinterest and how to make the perfect vertical pin.  This month I am going to look at how to drive traffic through Pinterest. When […]

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