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Craft Round-up: Cardboard Boxes

Welcome back to another crafty round up here at BritMums! Woohoo how we love love, love crafts. Last month we hopefully delighted you with some lovely Christmas crafts to inspire you and the children to get crafty. This month, although Christmas is still around the corner, we are moving on to Cardboard Boxes! Not because […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Growing up

Well the festive season is almost upon us. Will you be worrying about your teenager’s alcohol consumption and what they might be getting up to at those Christmas parties? Or will you just be struggling to get your big kids out of bed over the school holidays? Here’s what our teens and tween have been […]

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Reviews Round-Up: Christmas gift ideas

I don’t know about you, but I am so excited for the holidays! OK, I know some of you may be dreading having the kids all day, every day. But, let’s be honest, you can’t wait to see their faces light up during all the festivities, especially as everyone opens their presents. Luckily, I have […]

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Special Needs Round-up: Christmas gifts and tips

Happy Christmas to you all! Here’s a quick round-up of the festive season, from gifts, to crafts, tips, books and films in case you need a little last minute inspiration. Have fun! Crafts Joy at Pink Oddy has got us in the festive spirit whilst improving our fine motor skills with these Salt Dough Star Gift […]

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It’s our Christmas Pinterest Takeover!

We love Christmas — the food, the crafts, the decorations, the crazy gifts that somebody somewhere ought to give us (because everybody needs a Chanel ballgown, right?). Plus it’s such an important family time, with messages of love, forgiveness, sharing, charity and fellowship. All of our excitement about the season just can’t be contained in […]

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Come to BritMums Christmas Meet-up at Imperial War Museum London

It’s not even December and the season is already getting hectic! Take a moment to reset at our Christmas Meet-up, with a bunch of your friends, a nice warm cuppa and a peek at the newly revamped Imperial War Museum! Join us on 4th December from 10.30 – noon at the newly reopened Imperial War […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Rites of passage

This month we’ve got students settling into university, lots of teen and tween rites of passage and even an early start on the Christmas shopping. This is what our teens and tweens have been up to lately… A new blogger to the round-up is 3 Princesses and 1 Dude. She’s written this entertaining post on […]

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Style Round-up: Bargains and sales

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 […]

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Snapshot Round-up: Festive Fun!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least so says the song, and many of you are getting into the spirit decorating and donning festive outfits. I hope that if, like me, you’re not really in the mood this year these gorgeous photos bring some festive light into your life. I am in […]

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Special needs round-up: The many meanings of Christmas

I simply cannot believe that I am sitting here, writing the very last BritMums round-up of the year. No, I’m not ready. No, I’m not organised. But this year I am determined to make it the very best year ever for our girls. That doesn’t mean ridiculously expensive gifts or lots of tricky to organise […]

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40 fun ways to gift a scratchcard this Christmas

Uncover a little more excitement this holiday by making it a Scratchcard Christmas! Scratchcards from the National Lottery give you (or your loved ones — *ahem*) the chance of winning up to £1m, which would make Christmas a very merry one indeed! They make fabulous, fun extras for the over-16s on your list. At our #ScratchcardXmas […]

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Video: Marco Pierre White’s top Christmas turkey tips

Preparing the perfect roast turkey and Christmas dinner is a challenge even for avid cooks. To get answers, BritMums hung out with Marco Pierre White to quiz him about our most pressing issues. The hangout was sponsored by Lean on Turkey, where you can get tips and inspiration for cooking with fresh turkey, including recipes […]

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Marco Pierre White’s homemade turkey gravy recipe

We have had the pleasure of talking to Marco Pierre White in 2013 about all things turkey related with our Lean on Turkey campaign and we finish off the year with the Most Important Meal of the year – Christmas Dinner. (Watch the full hangout for tips on turkey preparation, stuffing, sprouts and more) If […]

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Marco Pierre White’s sage & onion stuffing recipe

Marco Pierre White hung out with BritMums bloggers talking about all things turkey-related with our Lean on Turkey campaign. We finished off the year with the Most Important Meal of the year: Christmas Dinner. (Watch the full hangout for tips on turkey preparation, stuffing, sprouts and more) And what’s turkey at this time of year […]

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Marco Pierre White’s homemade cranberry sauce recipe

As part of our campaign with Lean on Turkey we hung out with Marco Pierre White to talk about inspirational ideas for cooking with fresh turkey. At our final hangout, we finished off with the Most Important Meal of the year: Christmas Dinner. (Watch the full hangout for tips on turkey preparation, stuffing, sprouts and […]

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Dads Round-Up: The 12 Dads of Christmas

It’s December, and that means one thing. It’s the time of year a jolly bearded man gives out gifts. And so here I am with a massive sack, full of presents for you this month. All of them gift-wrapped with a lovely little tag on them. I’ve not kept the receipts, so there shan’t be […]

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Inspired Christmas gift-wrapping ideas

Get ahead on your Christmas wrapping and create fun, inspired and beautiful presents, from kids crafts to modern minimalism, with strategies and ideas from these fabulous BritMums bloggers (be sure to circle them on G+ to keep up with all their ideas!): Helen Neale of Kiddy Charts gives tips on managing your wrapping before and […]

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Join us: Marco talks Xmas turkey with bloggers

We’re thrilled to announce that we are going to be hanging out again with chef Marco Pierre White. This time he’ll be sharing tips on creating the perfect Christmas turkey. Several BritMums food bloggers will be chatting with Marco and posing their trickiest questions. And you can take part too by watching live on our […]

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