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November Foodie Round-up: Winter warmers

The mountains are already covered with snow down here in Bavaria, there’s no turning back. Winter’s here and I like to think I am ready for once (perhaps!). The snow tyres are on the car, two sets of new school snow boots are ready for the kids, and there’s a fresh stack of wood for […]

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Dad blogger Round-up: Getting reflective

Us dad bloggers can be a reflective bunch. Over the past few weeks I’ve seen quite a few blog posts from dads pondering deeply on various things they have done or experienced. The time of year lends itself to reflection. With all the Remembrance Day commemorations I’ve spent a lot of time explaining the complexities […]

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Ivor Peters The Urban Rajah talks to BritMums

Hangout: Autumn curry recipes with Urban Rajah

This Thursday, 13 November 2014, we’re hanging out with Ivor Peters, aka the Urban Rajah, about delicious curry recipes your family will love. Ivor has cookbooks, is on TV, runs pop-up restaurants and has a spectacular moustache. Some of you may remember Ivor from BritMums Live 2014, where he spoke on one of our foodie […]

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45 tips to get kids to drink more water

How do you encourage children to drink water? That is the question we asked in our recent #MrMenEvian Twitter party. We all know how important it is for children to keep hydrated, and water is the best way to do that. With the great tips you shared, children will gain health benefits and have fun […]

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How going dry in November can help your kids

It’s Dryvember! This month, take the opportunity to scale back on your drinking. It could make a big impact not only on your health but also on your children. Take part in this challenge and you could also raise money for alcohol education. Helena Conibear, director of the The Alcohol Education Trust, challenges us to […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

I don’t know how many people this week on various social timelines are counting down to Christmas already and I find that scary seeing as my weeks fly by way too quickly. The only thing I am glad about right now is that it is Friday and that means lie in in the morning and […]

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Mums: ‘NatWest gives me a glimmer of hope’

NatWest is saying Hello/Goodbye to customers these days – hello to good offers for all customers, goodbye to teaser rates and offers aimed only at new customers. It’s all about loyalty and fairness. The campaign includes a very funny video that has drawn the interest of the BritMums community. We take a look at what […]

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Mental Health Round-up: SAD, Invisible Illnesses and Speaking Out

First things first, I know, I know, the Mental Health Round-up went a bit AWOL there for a few months, didn’t it? I can only offer this post as my reason – Circles – and leave it there. Blogging’s taken a back seat now, as I attempt to work out how to properly deal with Stuff […]

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What fairness means to us, as parents & customers

“It’s not fair, it’s not fair,” is a phrase we hear a lot as parents, acknowledges Julie-Ann at Supermummy. Children are exquisitely attuned to the issue of unfairness. We certainly don’t want to see it in our dealings with adult life and our bank. “My Granny used to say treat everyone the way you would […]

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Jo Swinson: Shared Parental Leave helps close pay gap

Recently BritMums had a hangout on air with MP Jo Swinson, talking about Shared Parental Leave. Here, she writes in a guest post about how shared leave can help close the gender pay gap, which has endured for too long. Jo Swinson writes: This week, on Tuesday 4 November , we had Equal Pay Day […]

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How to like and be liked on your blog

We all like to be liked. It’s in our human psyche to feel wanted and accepted. And this has no exception when it comes to blogging. We all thrive on appreciation; whether what we have written has been read and whether any of these readers approve, agree, understand or have been satisfied by the message […]

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Adopting a new identity on Bonfire Night

What does Bonfire Night mean to your family? Perhaps you attend a community bonfire, make a Guy Fawkes or indulge in some tasty treats. For me, 5th November is a very special day. It is the day I became part of the Holmes family. My adoptive parents had two teenage sons and they had always […]

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Poetry and Prose Round-Up: Remember, Remember, Here Comes November

November appears with a pop and a flash With warming food like bangers and mash The days are short, nights spent by the fire Let’s cuddle up as the flames get higher  The decs appear and the lights go on We start to hear some familiar songs May your hearts be full of the good […]

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Reviews Round-Up: Winter is coming!

Firstly, apologies for the review round-up being a little late this month. I can only put it down to life. Every blogger has been there, right? When you think you’re on top of it all and then everything hits you in one go and unfortunately blogging takes the hit. Well fellow blogging mums and dads, […]

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