Finding the perfect hotel for your family can be a little like searching for the Holy Grail. Interconnecting rooms are often the ideal solution but can be pricey; family rooms are great but only if the beds are appropriate for the ages of your children.
I must kick off with a huge apology for this month's round-up being so late - we had an extra busy run-up to the end of term as we have a Year 6 Leaver here, so even more than usual was packed into the schedule! So sorry for that; thank you for all the wonderful links left last month.
As bloggers, we have our fingers in several social media pies! The best advice I could give is that you don't need to be completely active on every single form of social media, it would be impossible and you wouldn't have much of a life.
How is it that time again? I feel I was only here sharing blogging tips a few weeks again but alas in the blink of an eye another month has gone and it's time to look through some more tips, tricks and hacks to help us all.
It may be the case that the school holidays have cost you a fortune but wait a minute - going back to school isn't that cheap either. Few parents can get away with starting the new term without any new uniform, shoes, bags or other equipment.
We travel a lot, and I know travelling with tots can be a challenge ( do you see how democratically I put that?! ) Ever since our first flight as a family of five (absolute disaster at the airport, it was pure sweat inducing stress!
This weekend we will all be packing our bags and heading to The Brewery to meet new friends and learn more about what we can do to achieve the best of our blogs. I know there is much hype around the event as there usually is and I can't wait to meet up with a few friends and most specifically my lovely pre and post natal group BlogBumpClub!
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.
Welcome back to the latest Dad Blogger Round-up - the only place to get your monthly dose of all things dad. I usually try to apply some kind of 'theme' to my round-ups, but I'm happy to admit that I've failed miserably this month.
Do you know the movie 'Tail Wags the Dog' with Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman? It's about a media spin doctor (De Niro) who, days before an election, has to come up with a plan to distract the voting public from a presidential sex scandal.
Unless you've been marooned on an island, you'll know that on 23 June, a small majority of British citizens voted to leave the EU. The decision shook the UK to its foundations, and has thrown up sharp divisions in the country.
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 August and I'm slap-bang in the middle of summer holiday chaos here! If you were to turn up at my house on any given day you'd probably encounter all three of my sons and several of their friends too, racing round the place, building campfires and climbing on things.
Sometimes when I start pulling these round-ups together, a theme seems to develop. This month, I'm pleased to say, we seem to have a lot of positive posts about how teenagers really aren't that bad really!
Last month marked Mental Health Awareness month so I decided to approach a few of my fellow bloggers and brave friends and raise awareness on this sensitive subject through their own words and stories. I will start with Abby, from Mother Under Measure, who a decade ago suffered a sexual assault about which she has courageously blogged on several occasions.
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!
For some of us the school holidays are already upon us, although mine don't break up until 22nd July and occupying the kids during the holidays can be a challenge, so I hope you find some inspiration in this months round-up. A visit to a theme park is normally top of my family's summer wishlist and this month we were lucky enough to be invited to Drayton Manor to test out their new high-ropes adventure, VertiGO as well as enjoying the park too.
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 we've had summer solstice, some sunshine, some rain, and Fathers' Day - which can be a tricky time for single parents. Still, we've a great round-up of posts for you this month which will hopefull make you think and make you smile.
So much has happened in the last 6 weeks in the world of politics that it would be wrong not to reflect on that in this month's LOL Round-up. Whilst many of us cried over the outcome of the EU referendum and despaired at the aftermath that followed, what I personally needed was some light relief.
Following on from last months Garden Craft round up I thought I'd extend the theme and collate some of the beautiful Nature Crafts that our Britmums bloggers have been writing up. Natures shapes, texture and colour are fascinating to work with and the crafted pieces are often very simple to make plus of course they're free!
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.
Welcome to BritMums' 6th round-up of fab breastfeeding blogs. August, with World Breastfeeding Week and US National Breastfeeding Month, is that time of the year when breastfeeding awareness at their peak on social media and in the wider community internationally.
It's finally starting to feel like summer, and lots of bloggers have been setting off on some fun family holidays. If you are looking for a last minute deal or planning ahead for next summer, you might just find some ideas and inspiration here!
Hartley’s Jelly Pots is championing the back to school period with a new campaign, Hartley’s Your Lunchbox. The campaign motivates parents to turn their hand to brilliant lunch creations and collect an exclusive Hartley’s lunchbox through its collector scheme.
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.