Having just returned from my first skiing holiday I am now belatedly aware how family-friendly the sport is and how, if children learn early, you can look forward to many happy hours on the slopes in future years. If you aren't sure whether skiing will suit your family or not, take the children to an indoor centre where everyone can get a taste of the real thing.
Welcome to April's round-up of topical issues. This month has seen an important campaign, led by The Children's Society, calling for the government to strengthen the law to protect 16 and 17-year-olds from sexual exploitation.
It was fantastic that so many bloggers joined in with last month's SEND linky; there has indeed been a lot to cover over this period. World Autism Awareness Day/Week/Month following shortly after World Down's Syndrome Day, along with the screening of a new TV drama on BBC1 called The A Word, has led to a huge increase in blog posts.
Welcome back to another edition of my Newbie Round-up and as usual I am blown away by the talent of the 'newbies'. A talent that you could be forgiven for assuming a 'newbie' wouldn't possess; but they do.
Welcome back everyone, I have to say I am now on the countdown to Easter and looking forward to some quality time with the children. I am actually going away for the long weekend and leaving the laptop behind, and hoping to leave the phone switched off as much as possible.
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.
In February's dads' round-up, Dave put the spotlight on the growing army of dad vloggers. But did you know that the last year or so has also seen an increase in the band of brothers who have picked up a microphone and started sharing their thoughts on fatherhood via the audio medium of podcasts?
Winging it is the title of one of the featured blogposts this month and I thought it summed up parenting teenagers pretty well. Because, as these posts all demonstrate, when it comes to teenagers, parents are always just winging it!
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.
This week whilst reading through the bright and beautiful Easter and Springtime posts that chirped at me from my email, I found a kindred spirit. I have to admit, I held my breath as I read the post after scanning the title, but Mummy in a Tutu, I’m so excited for your little one to grow up and enjoy Easter celebrations as much as my boys do.
We all use Facebook daily to share information and communicate with friends we don't get to see all the time so when we make the transition into small business owner/pro blogger; Facebook is always our first point of call. Sharing content is the easy bit getting people to engage and interact with you is another!
Hello and welcome to this months Family Fun round-up, I have been inundated with posts this month and it seems you have all made the most of some nice weather over the Easter break. I have to admit that mine was a little mixed as we had some (ongoing) car trouble on the way to a planned break in Cornwall and ended up heading home onboard a huge tow truck, but we made the best of it and got out and about the best we could.
Welcome to March's video round up and I think we are finally seeing some sign of Spring! After it was snowing only a few weeks ago I was beginning to think the warmer days were never going to get here, but the children actually managed to play outside for the first time last weekend - hooray!
We celebrated Mother's Day last Sunday and the whole run up to it lead me to ponder on one very important existential question. What gives a mother the strength to carry on, even when life throws the impossible at her?
This time of year provides the perfect excuse to get crafting and add some colour to your house and as Easter is only a few days away so I thought I'd pull together a selection of the gorgeous Easter crafts that our Britmums members have been sharing. So here are some Easter ideas to decorate the home and keep the kids busy.
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' 4th round-up of breastfeeding blogs. Breastfeeding is integral to discussions about infant feeding, and conversations about it inform our choices and attempts to give our infants the best start in life.
A short-ish Expat round up from me this month as we scramble to get ready for the Easter hols. Most Expats surrender to the mass exodus during any lengthy holiday period, packing up and shipping out for a week or two.
For most parents, and their children of course, returning from Easter break is the start of a stressful few months school-wise so I'm starting this BritMums Education Round-up with a little humour from Babi a Fi with their (tongue in cheek) look at the British Education System. School Places This week sees most parents find out where their 4-year olds will be going to school come September.