We all want our children to have a good understanding about money matters as they grow up. Research from the Money Advice Service shows that talking to kids about the value of money from an early age can stand them in good stead for the future, yet finding ways to have these conversations can be […]
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Every parent has their tried-and-tested tricks to help guarantee a restful slumber for baby, and a good night for baby translates into restful, less stressful nights (and days) for parents too. We asked for your pearls of wisdom at our recent #babysleep Twitter party. The #babysleep party was sponsored by Pampers. Pampers Baby-Dry nappies contain […]
So many of us love to craft. Mum Gemma Whates not only loves it, she’s co-founded a marketplace where mums in particular can sell their wares. Find out more about the site and the mission behind it. Over to Gemma: Are you the crafty type? I’ve always been creative (or so I like to […]
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 […]
This month’s dad blog round up is not what I planned. I was going to trawl the Internet for blog posts all about Christmas. To my surprise, I struggled to find any. For whatever reason, us dad bloggers just don’t seem to be in the Christmas spirit yet! In the absence of Christmas-themed blogs, here […]
OXO are convinced that their new range of Herbs & More flavour pots are so easy to use that they wanted to see mums let their little Kitchen Magicians do the cooking for once. So 15 BritMums bloggers took up the challenge and became assistants to the magicians as the children took over the preparation […]
Here’s a project our bloggers gobbled up: Creating family meals using Bernard Matthews frozen breaded turkey. Turkey makes quick and easy dinners that kids will love, plus it makes parents’ life easier with great meal options, ready in 20 minutes or less. We asked some mum and dad bloggers to tell us what they thought of […]
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 […]
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 […]
Back to school season means getting back into a routine. Our #Afterschoolchefs Twitter party is about making teatime meals easier than ever. Come tweet how you get back into teatime routine on September 16 from 13:00 – 14:30 BST. You could win 1 of 10 £25 shopping vouchers! The #Afterschoolchefs party is sponsored by Birds […]
I few months ago I travelled around Costa Barcelona, the area in Barcelona province near the city, to discover the fabulous getaways that are within easy reach via a day trip. When you venture a bit outside the city, you can take in a multitude of experiences that suit families particularly well because of the […]
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 […]
How do you have family holiday fun on a budget? At our #MorrisonsMum and #MorrisonsDad Twitter party, you shared your top tips, which incorporated everything from fishing line to late-night walks to make kids feels special. This party was sponsored by Morrisons, which is making great food more affordable for families. It has just lowered […]
We recently had a health scare with Elizabeth, our youngest daughter. I’d received a phone call from her nursery to be told she was presenting some very worrying symptoms. The staff thought it could be very serious indeed but a fraught dash to our GP for an emergency appointment proved it was, thankfully, a false […]
Perhaps it’s a New Year’s resolution thing, but every bad mum in the UK appears to have turned over a new leaf or chosen to go underground since the last time I did my badly neglected bad mums round-up. As I trawled the BritMums members community, Twitter and other online hunting grounds to unearth fellow […]
Indian cooking is a great vegetarian cuisine, with loads of spices and tastes to liven up lentils and amp up okra. BritMums hung out with Anjum Anand, the Indian chef with a load of books, TV shows and products to her name, including a new line of chutnis (spelled the Hindi way) to use as […]
Valentine’s Day is usually surrounded by themes of romance and sexytimes. But it’s a great family holiday too — celebrating friendship and love with your children, their friends and extended family. You can make it even more fun by doing some Valentine’s Day crafts with your children. We hung out with crafter extraordinaire Maggy from […]
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