"I love people who make me laugh' - Audrey Hepburn. I must say I have to agree with Audrey, I think a special talent lies in the people who can make us laugh with their words; no props or funny comedy faces, simply by the words they share with us on screen.
Blogging is always evolving, like any job or hobby there will always be something new to learn or another way of doing things - whether you embrace the changes is entirely up to you of course and like me you may feel far more comfortable behind a camera than in-front of it. Previously as bloggers we showcased our posts with pictures to highlight our written words however it can sometimes be hard to get a message across with only written words and pictures, in these cases we turned to videos and this has become far more popular with more and more turning to vlogging.
We all know the saying - "Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves." It's a nice thought that just by saving a few pennies here and there it will make a big difference to our finances.
There are daffodils aplenty, the birds are singing and we're seeing buds appear on the trees. The days are longer, the yearned for blue skies bring a smile to our face and we shout "lambs" whenever we pass a field.
We have some great blogs in this round-up that are adoption and fostering orientated. If you ever feel you want to read more blogs on this subject The Adoption Social run a weekly Friday link up called Weekly Adoption Shout Out which is also crammed full of great blog posts.
It’s all too easy to be absorbed in our own little world. We know the circumstances that we find ourselves in and the trials that our family are going through but sometimes it is really good to open our eyes wide and see what else is happening in the world, outside of our bubble.
Pregnancy is meant to be one of the most beautiful times in a woman's life but for so many of us, this hasn't been the case. The causes of distress in pregnancy are diverse but the consequences are always heartbreaking for the mothers affected.
It’s time for the party inspiration round up again and I’m just so happy - the weather is perking up and encouraging more and more of us to step outside and enjoy outdoor celebrations! We were at the Royal Horticultural Spring Festival this weekend and it felt like the midst of Summer!
Welcome to the warmer weather - although as I sit writing this it's currently teeing down with rain - maybe those 4 glorious days of dog walking were all we're getting this summer?! This month I'm thinking about all the reasons to own a pet, in the hope of converting a few of you who are not au fait with the benefits and rewards.
It only seems like the kids were on their Easter break five minutes ago, but it's May already and they are being spoiled with not one, but two bank holidays and it looks as though you have all been enjoying some fabulous days out with friends and family. One of the highlights of April / May for me is seeing the trees come out in blossom and flowers start to bloom.
Negativity is one of those things we can never completely and totally bulletproof ourselves against. On the other hand, by choosing to make somewhat small but significant changes, we can all learn to efficiently and productively counteract its destructive effects from our lives.
This month I've been thinking a lot about the "public persona" we put across on social media. A friend complained to me that I keep "showing off" about how great my life is on Facebook, but the reality is that I just don't want to dwell on any negativity so I'd rather only show the positive.
Yay, the sun has finally come out to play (well almost) and many families are trying to get their gardens under control after the chaos our crazy British weather has caused. My own focus has been our veggie patch that was looking very sad indeed.
Welcome to the first ever Brit mum’s Homeschooling round up. I’m so excited to get started with this project and really look forward to collecting and sharing some fantastic blog posts from across the UK homeschooling community with you all.
Following on from my collection of responses to last month's breastfeeding media storm, Angie from Homeschool Mum Bum reflected on her eventful to uneventful breastfeeding journey. She charted her experience from her teenage mum days, to now as a busy and resourceful, single homeschooling mum of 5, who is tandem nursing her last 2 children.
How is it May already? This year is running away with me - it will be the summer holidays before I know it - and with that in mind, this months review round-up is a showcase of some of the best outdoor toys to enjoy in the summer sunshine!
Childhood is filled with magical “firsts”, especially when your little one becomes increasingly physically active – their first trip to the park, beach, zoo and much more! For our #PetitsFilousFirsts Challenge, we want to hear about your toddler’s active “firsts” while they try a new low sugar weaning product from the UK’s #1 kid’s yogurt and fromage frais brand* - Petits Filous.
I sit here writing this month's BritMums Education Round-up racked with nerves as right at moment my baby (ok, yes she is 7 but will always be my baby) is sitting in her school hall on the first day of her end of KS1 SATs testing week. A lot of has been said about testing this year, SATs have been a hot topic and I was inundated with great blog posts to feature in this month’s round up.