The great decline to Christmas has begun now that Halloween is over. The Ads are all over the TV, the Strictly Come Dancing Contestants have been whittled down to the serious contenders, and there is debate on social media about what will be Christmas Number One. As someone who has a birthday at the end […]
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Whether you’re a witch, a skeleton or a ghost, there’s a lot of fun to be had dressing up for Halloween. So many amazing characters on display this year too, from the utterly brilliant to the downright scary! There’s no denying the BritMums community loves getting into the spirit of Halloween in some way or another. This month’s Snapshot […]
What do you get if you take a psychotherapist, two stay at home dads, one of whom likes to write about feminism and a dad that has a thing for laundry bleach? You get the dad bloggers that feature in this month’s round up, that’s what. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s a real autumnal mix. […]
There’s something magical about this time of year. Perhaps it’s the early morning mist that adds a layer of intrigue to the rising sun. Or the forest, the smell of pine so strong you can’t help but close your eyes and take a deep breath. Or fruit picking – knowing your efforts will be rewarded […]
Looking around at what the dad bloggers have been writing, it’s quite clear most have been enjoying the summer. There are loads of posts about holidays and days out. This one from Tim at Slouching Towards Thatcham caught my eye. It’s his top tips for visiting LegoLand Windsor and, having been last summer with my […]
Hello and welcome to my first-ever BritMums dad blogger round-up. I’ve been given the daunting task of taking over from the amazing Spencer, who has moved on to other things (I’ll come on to what Spen’s doing shortly). It’s been quite a month for us dad bloggers. Four of the better known chaps, working collectively […]
This is quite literally the ‘Mother’ of all video round-ups! Not only have we had the most video submissions this month since I started writing these updates, but our theme for March is Mother, Mum, Mummy, Mama, Mom, Mam, whatever your word for it- this one’s about us. Mother’s Day in the UK comes at […]
Christmas is over. We’re spent up to the hilt. BUT…..the beginning of January is always a good time to invest in a few must-have items. If we buy something frivolous but fabulous in the sales, it’s comforting to know we’ve frittered away only half (or less) of the original price. And a wisely judged purchase […]
Can you believe it’s nearly the end of 2013 already?! I can’t quite frankly. It seems time goes quicker as each year passes; it honestly feels like yesterday when we were celebrating the beginning of 2013 and welcoming it with open arms, eager to see what the year ahead would bring. But while we look ahead […]
Come meet-up with BritMums this holiday season at our big end-of-year Christmas networking event! We’re gathering at Prospero House for tea, coffee and a bite on Monday 25 November 10:30 to 13:30 – it’s the perfect way to launch yourself into the festive season and catch up with blogging friends. BritMums Christmas Networking Event Monday […]
Firstly… my apologies for missing the April literature roundup… as many of you are aware, I was diagnosed with Cancer in January and have been having treatment since, so it was not a good time for me and blogging. I am back as literature editor for you now and with great news… this is now […]
We are hurtling through December and for many it’s a time to prepare for Christmas, often in a stressful flurry. For others it’s a time of peaceful reflection and rest. But however you celebrate Christmas, either with big parties, church celebrations or small family gatherings, or not at all, the December holidays are a time […]
Standing back and viewing this month as a blogger, a parent of a child with Down’s Syndrome and a BritMums Editor I have to say it has been a month of extremes. The pendulum has swung wide and free across our world of disability, reaching wonderful new ground-breaking highs of inclusion, only to swing seemingly […]
Instead of Blogger of the Week this week, I’ve decided to shine the spotlight on the great wide blogosphere to celebrate bloggers and blogging! Join me in a round of applause and a “WHOOP WHOOP” for some pretty amazing bloggers… First of all, BEST of luck to all of the Bloggers up for MAD Blog […]
I apologise for the tardiness of the blogging prompts today. You see, my Little Miss went to her first day of Reception today so I’ve been busy being a Mummy. What a great morning it was, as well! Ella was so thrilled and excited that her father and I couldn’t help but be the same. […]
I sit in my lounge typing and I only have one child in need of my mothering today. My daughter Ella is off to school. Well, not quite Reception as her Reception class doesn’t begin until Monday so today Ella is at her old preschool again. But Monday begins my redundancy as far as Ella […]
This week as many of us are preparing to send our children back to school (or maybe to school for the first time), a lovely family will be starting school in a new country! Cathy Powell, an Australian mum and blogger, will be sending her children to their first year in school in England after […]
So here we are…the last week of the Summer Holiday for many of us while the Scottish bloggers amongst us are sticking out their tongues at us as they’ve been back to school for 2-3 weeks! Between the last minute uniform buying, ironing (Seriously??? Do I HAVE to iron??), labelling and lunchbox planning, I’d like […]
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