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Publishing a book – what I’ve learned

I’ve just published my first ever book. It’s called A modern father (…and dad blogger) and it focuses on my life as a stay at home dad. As the title suggests, however, I couldn’t resist writing just a little about being a dad blogger. Getting the book into print has taken over my life and […]

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37 tips for looking & feeling good as you age

Do you want to look and feel good as you get older? At our recent #ThisIsMe Twitter debate, we asked for your tips on how to do just that. We were joined by leading medical aesthetic practitioner Dr Jonquille Chantrey, and renowned beauty journalist Alice Hart-Davis. The debate was sponsored by Allergan, maker of Juvéderm […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Feel happier with the #EmbraceHappy session

As bloggers we are always busy, but are we happy? If you’re at BritMums Live this year, you won’t want to miss our newest INSPIRE session: Embrace Happy. The session will discuss how to better appreciate the everyday moments, taking a step back from the business of blogging and finding the joy in celebrating the little things […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Define Your Design Workshops

Hello, beautiful! That’s the feeling we all want to have when we look at our blogs every day. This year at BritMums Live we’re delighted to announce a brand new module on the schedule that is all about good design and creating a gorgeous blog and brand. Best of all, it’s a hands-on experience, broken […]

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Divorce: How does family mediation work?

Divorcing couples now need to consider mediation — it’s required by law. In this guest post, the Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP (right), Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties, with responsibility for family justice in England and Wales, takes us through the process and how it can help with custody issues, finances, changes […]

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Top tips for improving your Instagram feed

The London Instagram Community started back in 2011 as a way for filter-lovers to meet up, take pictures, and facilitate photo taking and sharing opportunities. Its founders, Debs Coady and Jess Macdonald are at the heart of that community. Debs has spoken at BritMums Live and not long ago Jess passed along some top tips […]

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50 inspiring recipe ideas for Maris Piper potatoes

We celebrated Potato Week with a Twitter party, using the #FluffyMarisPiper hashtag, all about the tasty meals you can make with the Maris Piper potatoes, the great all-round potato variety with a fluffy middle! Get more inspiration and recipe ideas at Lovepotatoes.co.uk Comfort food with potatoes Potatoes are great in curries to make them thick […]

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Why I didn’t pick your blog to work with our brand

One of the benefits of talking to a lot of brands is hearing their thoughts on the kinds of bloggers they like to work with — the ones that get them really excited and the ones that leave them cold (sad but true). If you don’t want to be in the latter category, we’ve compiled this […]

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Tips for cosy kids’ dens & beautiful lighting

Children love building dens, and we want to encourage their creativity in making their own spaces. At our #MyDen Hangout, several mums shared their children’s dens and we got advice on good den-building materials as well as how to sympathetically and safely light children’s spaces. Watch the hangout to find out: Ways to get more […]

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Guy Kawasaki on how to get a massive social following

Oh yes. BritMums hung out with Guy Kawasaki, the legendary social media guru, now Chief Evangelist at Canva, along with the amazing Canva Evangelist Peg Fitzpatrick, to get their best tips for developing a huge following online. We learned about how to share socially so it doesn’t consume your life, where Guy’s opinion differs from […]

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Hangout: How to build a perfect children’s den

One of the best childhood activities is building dens. Children enlist their creativity and sense of fun to construct a castle, a cave, or other private space that’s theirs alone. They can read, create a play, chill out – whatever they like. Building dens is a perfect family activity. But how as parents do we […]

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Join us: Easy egg meal hangout to use up leftovers

Eggs can make a meal out of anything and are great to combine with the most common leftovers such as potatoes, carrots, and bacon, making quick and tasty meals that also reduce food waste. Come discover mums’ favourite British Lion egg recipes in our Shortcut Eggsperts Hangout on Tuesday 7 October at 11:00 BST! You’ll […]

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40 ways to get kids involved & eating at teatime

How do you get back into teatimes routines with your family during back-to-school season? At our #afterschoolchefs Twitter party, mums shared how they make teatimes easier and how the kids get involved. You told us what your children enjoy eating and how you get them helping in the kitchen. The #Afterschoolchefs party was sponsored by […]

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Tips for hosting giveaways on your blog

Blog giveaways: Watch our G+ Hangout for tips Blog giveaways are a great way to lure new visitors to your blog, highlight stuff you love and forge relationships with brands. But what kind of prizes work the best? Should you use a functionality like Rafflecopter to run your giveaway? BritMums chatted with Di Coke from […]

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9 cowboy & culture activities for families in Fort Worth

  If you’ve ever dreamed of having a full-on Texas experience that lives up to that image created by old Westerns, cartoons and cowboy shows, Fort Worth is your place. Historically, it’s a cowtown on the Old Chisholm trail and these days it’s all about that cowboys and cattle heritage, with a bit of countryside […]

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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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