I know, I know, it’s January! Christmas was wonderful yet challenging and exhausting, we’re all paying for it all in more ways than one. It’s tricky to get our children outside because it just won’t stop raining, the school runs are still dark and I for one haven’t got the energy to build an ark […]
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Welcome back to the Special Needs Round-up for our new collection of must-read posts and news of what’s been happening over the summer break. I hope you all survived the school holidays with your sanity in tact and that your children found activities on offer that were suitable for their needs. The long break can […]
The Brit Mums 2013 Food Blogging Session took place directly after lunch (quite appropriately), and was chaired by the inimitable Kerstin Rodgers of Ms Marmite Lover. Kerstin was joined by the font of all wine knowledge Helen McGinn of Knackered Mother’s Wine Club, the incredibly creative Jeanne Horack Druiff from Cook Sister, and Emma Raphael […]
I can always judge the manic pace of a month by how jolly quickly my Britmums special needs round-up seems to whizz around. I mean, surely I only wrote the last one last week, didn’t I? It can’t possibly be the third weekend in this month already can it?! This month really has been jam-packed with […]
It feels like an eternity since the amazing weekend that was at BritMums Live and to help keep the magic alive for a little longer I thought I’d write up an overview of the Blogging Foundations: Accounting session that I attended on the Saturday. I have to be honest, the part I was most looking […]
So that was the month of June, BritMums Live over all too soon, Welcome now to July, Pull up a chair and I’ll tell you why, There’s a great new round up you see, Of original Prose and Poetry, Next month it’s co-ed All At Sea, But this month you have to put up with […]
Going to the BritMums Live conference last year changed everything for me. It solidified my blogging. I met people I had no idea existed, who wrote blogs I’d never heard of and with whom I have since become friends who I meet in ‘real life.’ In the beginning, there is a myth that there is […]
The worlds of blogging and books is intertwined, no place moreso than at BritMums Live. We’ll have the Waterstones onsite bookshop with titles from your favourite BritMums speakers as well as signings by Kirstie Allsopp and Katie Piper and speakers like Red Ted Art, Knackered Mother’s Wine Club, Clare Mulley, Cherry Menlove, MsMarmiteLover and many […]
Eeeek! ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT. Yes of course I am excited, yes of course I can’t wait and yes I am squealing like an over excited child at the thought of getting to meet so many bloggers next week. This will be my 4th or 5th conference - I’ve lost count – and for all […]
I simply cannot believe that almost a year has passed since I excitedly swapped my wellies for more metropolitan attire and heading to London for Britmums Live, my very first blogging conference. I had been blogging my little heart out for about 6 months back then and was astonished and dumbfounded that my newbie, novice […]
One of the most hotly anticipated parts of BritMums Live is the Literary Dragon’s Den. We’re delighted to feature the agents Luigi Bonomi Associates in the Den, where 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 […]
I was chatting to Mari, Britmums editor about how Britmums members are using video. It struck me that while we may not vlog as loudly and to camera, as dedicated YouTubers do, but, as a community, we do make a lot of use of video. More and more I am seeing videos embedded within posts, […]
We all get excited ahead of Blogger events. Obviously it’s great to learn more about blogging, expand our skills and try new things, but the thing that really gets usu going is the chance to meet bloggers- old and new- in real life. The issue with this is that we don’t always know what the […]
We’re on countdown here at BritMums HQ before we know it we’ll be throwing open the doors for 24 hours of blogging fun and we want to make sure everyone is ready and that includes YOU. Some of us aren’t as forward as others, some of us are a bit overwhelmed at the idea of […]
How do you feel about going to BritMums Live in June? Is it exciting or as it gets closer, are nerves setting in? I first considered going to the blogging conference organised by BritMums two years ago. At that time, I had pretty much lost any sense of my own identity and rarely ventured out […]
So the BiBs are open, have you voted your favourites yet? There are 16 different categories this year and that allows for lots of our favourite bloggers to be up for a prize. So make sure you head over and vote before the 12th April. As for me, I’m still huffing and puffing to catch […]
BritMums is pleased to announce that Emma Freud will be a speaker at BritMums Live in June. Emma has worked as a TV presenter for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and as a radio broadcaster on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 4. For 25 years she has been an interviewer on Radio 4’s Loose […]
BritMums is pleased to announce that the inspirational Katie Piper will be the Saturday keynote speaker at the BritMums Live blogger and social media conference in June. Katie is a beautiful, young woman rebuilding her life after surviving a brutal attack in March 2008 where sulphuric acid was thrown in her face. Before the attack, […]
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