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35 tips for getting kids to drink milk

Drinking milk is a healthy way to get some of the essential vitamins growing kids need. At our #EpicStraws Twitter party we shared tips on how to encourage children to drink milk. This Twitter Party was sponsored by Cravendale, the people behind the Epic Straws promotion. Register at epicstraws.co.uk, then collect 10 codes from two-litre […]

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Guest post: How to make a fairy castle cake

  On Crumbs, two sisters – Claire and Lucy – blog about feeding their family. They have different approaches: Claire is the ‘Queen of Cobble’. She pulls things together from locally sourced ingredients and whatever she can find in her cupboard. Lucy is all organisation, with meal plans, but there is the occasional off-piste dinner. […]

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Are you a whiz at creating menus? Join our #HalfTermFood Linky Challenge!

Preparing quick and easy meals is essential for all families. During half-term, when the kids are out of school but mum and dad are as busy as ever, that becomes even more important. Our Half-Term Family Food Ideas Linky challenges you to put together a meal plan using items from the convenient, tasty favourites made […]

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39 ways to eat eggs #BritishEggWeek

Boiled? Scrambled? Poached? That might be how we think about eggs first thing in the morning but there are so many more easy ways to cook with them. At the #BritishEggWeek Twitter party BritMums bloggers talked eggs and shared favourite recipes, discovering diverse ways you can enjoy eggs whilst watching your health and your budget. Thanks to British […]

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Getting a fussy toddler to eat fruit and veg

Celia Anderson is a mother, stepmother, wife, copywriter and blogger (amongst other things). Here she talks about how to coerce a fussy toddler into enjoying food  and eating her 5 a day. My niece, Lily is a human Hoover. She will eat anything and everything at any time and in any order (though she informs […]

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Foodie round-up: Time savers

Just as we all begin to get back into our routines after the summer holidays, we can take some time out to put our feet up, stare across our quiet, tidy houses and think to ourselves “where the hell did that go?”. Yes, in less than a blink of an eye, it’s gone, and summer […]

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Back to School: Lunch box dilemmas

Caroline Job is back with a post to solve all of your lunch box worries, to help make sure you get the 5-a-day in and that your child will grow healthy and strong, read on to make sure you are preparing top packed lunches for your students. The summer holidays are coming to an end, […]

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Guest post: Packing a picnic fit for Princes and Princesses!

Caroline Job is back with a post to keep your princes and princesses smiling all the way to the start of school, have fun and make some cloudy lemonade too. This year has been a cracker of a year for Great Britain and for celebrating in style! With the Diamond Jubilee we’ve learned more about […]

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Foodie Round-up: Peanut Butter Pie, Pimientos De Padron and Pesto Chicken

As promised, August is pot luck month, no theme to speak of, just good recipes, amazing food blogs and yet more recipes… There may well be cake too, if you’re lucky… First up Plus2point4 -  always a great point of call for vegetarian and slow cooker recipes, Aly makes good use of one of the […]

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Olympic picnic fun by the Lunch Box Lady

She’s back with another gold medal post that we can all enjoy and take advantage of over the next couple of months, the Lunch Box Lady aka Caroline Job brings us her second great picnic post for all BritMums. Go find that rug and take the kids out for a picnic Any budding Olympians in […]

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Event: Bloggers and kids invited to #SaversSummer events

There’s a great event happening next Monday and Tuesday, August 6 & 7 in London as well as family events around the UK, focussed on how to have a great affordable summer with the kids. With a third of parents predicting that they’ll be in debt this summer due to the school holidays, Morrisons, in […]

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Holidays : Our Favourite Picnic Lunch for a Journey

  The Lunch Box Lady otherwise known as Caroline Job will be sharing some of her favourite tips over the summer holidays making sure that all BritMums can serve super picnics and prepare fabulous lunch boxes for our loved ones, watch out for her posts this is a corker! Summer holidays are upon us and […]

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Foodie Round-up: Bangers & Mash, fish & chips and scones

When we lived in Copenhagen, we were part of an International Cooking Club, albeit a rather informal one. The members took turns to host, and cook dishes from their home countries – and it was great! I was quite nervous when our turn came around.  With English food still having an unduly poor reputation in […]

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Maison Cupcake launches a pop-up shop for charity

Opening a cake shop or tea room is a fantasy for many although few of us will get beyond dreaming. Sarah Trivuncic of baking blog Maison Cupcake and recent winner of the BiBs Tasty! Blog award takes the plunge… Despite a reputation for cake with my baking blog, I’ve always shied away from selling commercially. Why? Deadlines […]

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5 cooking tips for food bloggers from Marco Pierre White

The sneaky thing about a celebrity chef cooking in person is that they talk so sensibly and straightforwardly about making good food, you find yourself certain that every meal you cook can be a revelation, once you have the chance to get back to your kitchen. At least, that’s how we felt when BritMums and […]

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Foodie Round-up: Frittata, lacquered pork and A Scot’s Larder

May. A wonderful month signalling the end of Spring, and (usually!) giving us that first promise of Summer. For seasonal food it’s a great time, with lots of delicious produce at its finest. With that in mind, this month’s Foodie Round-Up will focus on some recipes you can make with some of May’s bounties… All […]

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Foodie Round-up: Chocolate, more chocolate and a massive carrot cake

With Mother’s Day knocking at the door, Easter just around the corner and Spring about to make our lives a lot brighter and energetic I have been looking through plenty of new recipes and wanting to try new things. I’ve just had a wonderful recent trip to Italy and I got to eat my favourite […]

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Pizza Express – where we made a 500 calorie pizza

They say the donut was invented several centuries ago, so why did it take until the 21st century for a pizza with a hole in the middle? Finally Pizza Express answered the call of inspiration and introduced its Leggera range in 2009 – pizzas with a hole in the middle, filled with salad. Such a […]

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