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Hangout: Helping children’s imagination

  Children have strong and creative imaginations, something we want to nurture and encourage — but how to do that? BritMums held the #PlaytheHero Hangout On Air with psychologist Chireal Shallow and 7 parent bloggers and we got slew of tips, advice and inspiration. The hangout was sponsored by Philips Lighting and celebrates the launch […]

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Hangout: How to inspire children’s creativity

Children have amazing imaginations. So how as parents do we encourage them to use it to become more independent and creative? With summer holidays nearly here, how do we encourage them in creative play rather than tablet computer hypnosis? We’re thrilled to announce our #PlaytheHero Hangout on Tuesday 8 July at 12:00 with psychologist, author […]

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BritMums Live: Photography tips from Julia Boggio

Julia Boggio is a veteran of BritMums Live conferences — sharing her advice on taking gorgeous images and understanding the basics of light and composition while creating your own personal style. Even if you missed her session, you can brush up on your technique and pictures with her presentation. Julia has also photographed her share […]

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BritMums Live: Literary Speed Dating is back!

One of the most hotly anticipated parts of BritMums Live is the Literary Speed Dating. We’re delighted to feature the literary agents Luigi Bonomi Associates again — they will be listening to your book ideas and pitches and giving you one-to-one feedback. The folks at LBA are friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about hearing your projects. […]

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Travel expert Simon Calder at BritMums Live

Once again we’re delighted to have a talent-filled session on Travel blogging at BritMums Live, featuring speakers who are in the middle of the cool stuff going on right now in travel. (If you want to be a travel blogger/writer whom people love and destinations love even more, this is a session you won’t want […]

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Get a discount on opening an Etsy shop

Do you wish you could spend more time developing your artistic side? Do you love buying vintage, but worry your house is starting to look too much like an antique market? #ProjectNewYear is here to help. Since January BritMums has teamed up with Etsy to provide tips and advice on how to launch and maintain […]

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Introducing NatWest’s Pigby & Friends

NatWest has teamed up with the makers of Wallace and Gromit to create a new generation of piggybanks for a new generation of young savers. Aardman Animations has taken inspiration from NatWest’s iconic savings pigs from the 1980s to create six new characters to help children learn about saving money. BritMums is working with sponsor […]

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Winter savings tips: Energy-saving myths

Pop quiz: Is it cheaper to keep your heating on all the time at a low setting or turn it on and off at a higher one? Or how about this one: Is it cheaper to heat one room with a gas fire or the whole house on central heating? We ask because BritMums has […]

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Mixing business & kids: 1 mum’s story & tips

We’re excited that BritMums is partnering with Etsy to celebrate great crafting and provide advice for all you entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be who have been toying with setting up a business based on your crafts, collections or other work. We’re featuring cool crafts and inspiring creators over the coming weeks. Here, Naomi, an owner of two […]

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Make your child this easy Bear Hood Cape

We’re excited to announce that BritMums is partnering with Etsy to celebrate great crafting and provide advice for all you entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be who have been toying with setting up a business based on your crafts or other work. More than ever, crafting is a growing blogging and social media niche, with some stellar BritMums […]

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Aunt Bessie’s Xmas Twitter party & prizes

Christmas dinner is just round the corner, so we want to share the best tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you prepare yours with ease. Join our #BessieXmasTips Twitter party on Tuesday December 10, from 1-2pm to get involved. From quick and easy dinner table decorating tips, to your favourite party appetisers, and secret seasonings […]

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Tips on conquering writer’s block

Whether you’re writing the next War and Peace or your next blog post, writer’s block can strike. We gathered together a novelist, two prolific bloggers working on larger projects and and a blogger/time management expert to discover how to break through writer’s block on a G+ hangout. BritMums cofounder Jennifer Howze speaks to Novelist Amanda […]

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Hangout: Memoir writing with Damian Barr

When Damian Barr’s memoir Maggie & Me came out, it couldn’t have had more serendipitous timing. His story of the growing up amid hardships during the Thatcher years came out at the moment the Iron Lady died. Maggie O’Farrell called the book a “work of stealthy genius”; Diana Athill said, “It grips from beginning to […]

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Google+ tips: Do’s and don’ts

Learning how to integrate Google+ into your blogging world is an ongoing challenge — there are always new features and techniques to connect. Here are some great tips from Smart Schoolhouse: Use high-impact large pictures of your post, always put your posts public and use high-impact words in your descriptions. Some of these we may […]

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Twitter party: What makes a good family holiday

What makes a good family holiday? Come share your tips at our #funnestfamily Twitter party on Tuesday 21 May at 13:00 and you could win shopping vouchers to spend at dozens of high street shops. Join us with your best tips! The party is sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines (@CarnivalFamily), the alternative to all-inclusive land-based […]

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Hangout: Do I need a literary agent?

You hear a lot about agents in the book publishing process, but what exactly do they do and do you need one? We hung out with Amanda Preston, of LBA Literary Agency, who gave us the run-down on how agents help writers, when in your writing process you should approach one, and what publishers are […]

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Video: Tips for travelling with teens

They’ve got a reputation for being stroppy and irritable. They can also be a lot of fun. In this BritMums hangout we talked to two experts for tips and advice for planning holidays with your teenager. Sarah Tucker is an award-winning travel journalist and author of several books, including Have Teenager, Will Travel, and Chris […]

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Latest must-have: a clip-on smartphone lens

Of all the recent gadgets I’ve bought, my new favourite is my clip-on smartphone lens. I bought this Youvue lens at, ahem, Topshop at the holidays in the impulse purchase section by the registers. It cost around £15 and allows me to take either macro images or wide-angle. As a result it’s vastly expanded how […]

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