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21 family recipes using flavour pots

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 […]

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Bloggers make ‘Bootiful’ turkey meals for kids

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 […]

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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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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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Twitter party: Your quick teatime solutions for your after school chefs

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 […]

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6 family day trips from Barcelona

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 […]

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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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39 cheap family half-term ideas

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 […]

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The Inoculation Proclamation

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 […]

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Bad Mums Round-up: Where have all the bad mums gone?

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 […]

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Video: Vegetarian Indian food ideas

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 […]

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6 Easter holiday ideas for families

Still deciding where to go this Easter? William Gray, editor of

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Video: Valentine’s Day crafts for kids

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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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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Dads Round-Up: New Year, New Dads

Hello there and Happy New Year to you all. It’s 2014, and I know we’re only a few days in but I hope its working out for you all. A new year. You can practically smell the cellophane it was wrapped in. A new year and with this year that is new comes renewed optimism, […]

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Is it tough, you know, being a dad?

  There’s a question I’m often asked by mums when they discover I’m the main carer for our two daughters. The words vary slightly, but it goes something like this; “Is it hard looking after two children compared to having a full time job?” I’ve been asked this question many times and yet I still […]

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Diwali: Banana, sweetcorn, fenugreek & onion pakora

Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light, combines family celebrations with delicious food. Deena Madhvani shares one of her favourite Diwali foods that also appeals to her picky child. Deena is a food writer who also runs cookery classes. Her recipes have influences from the world, with a strong Indian personality. You can find more of […]

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41 spooky Halloween foods, crafts & decorations

In the past year we have embraced Halloween on this side of the Atlantic, and there’s still time to prepare and enjoy the day of chills, thrills, food and fun. Here are some of the best ideas for celebrating with the entire family, from BritMums bloggers. Scroll down for: Decorating ideas Cookies & cakes Healthy […]

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