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Poetry and Prose Round-up : For Mum

I can hardly believe that it is April already and that another Mother’s Day has now passed. For me Happy Mothers Day by The UnCheshire Wife, sums up the reality of the day when you have young children. Another piece which made me laugh out loud this month was Down At The Pool by Writing […]

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Health round-up: A new year and new beginnings

Happy New Year and welcome to 2014! With the festivities and merriment of Christmas now behind us, January can seem dreary to a lot of people. Not for me though. I prefer to see January as the start of an exciting adventure, an adventure that can go anywhere I want it to and take any form […]

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Helping Cancer Research UK by giving up booze

With the New Year comes the time for fresh starts and personal challenges. Giving up alcohol for January is a common goal, and Cancer Research UK is harnessing that impulse with its “Dryathlon”, in which people can raise money by banning the booze for a month. Leading the charge in our community is BritMums’ social […]

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Poetry and Prose Roundup: The Whole Of The Moon

The five year old says Santa isn’t real. I tell him this is rocky ground – that Father Christmas deals not with those who disbelieve. Elves – sharp of eye and ear – hear and see it all. Walk the walk and talk the talk – or Christmas morning shall be bleak indeed. He back tracks […]

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Politics Round-up: Vouchers for breastfeeding and more

It always throws me into disarray when a government announcement results in a flurry of blogposts just as I was about to submit the months politics round-up. Sometimes I pick them up the following month, but the business of vouchers for breastfeeding has taken up my twitter and blog feed so completely today that I […]

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Poetry and Prose: Chills, spills and thrills

November appears with a pop and a flash With warming food like bangers and mash The days are short, nights spent by the fire Let’s cuddle up as the flames get higher  The decs appear and the lights go on We start to hear some familiar songs May your hearts be full of the good […]

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12 Halloween ideas to spook up your lunch box

Unless you are hiding yourself away from civilisation or you’re on some extended cruise around the globe, you can’t fail to notice all the Halloween goodies available in every aisle at your local supermarket. First it’s the pumpkins that greet you as you first enter the store. Then at the end of each aisle there’s […]

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Charity Round-up: You can make a difference

I am sure you will join with the whole BritMums team in expressing our condolences to the family and friends of Susan Taylor who died during a charity swim across the English Channel this week.  Susan was raising money for two amazing charities so if you feel minded and able to do so, please do […]

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Poetry and Prose: dreams and Haiku

So that was the month of June, BritMums Live over all too soon, Welcome now to July, Pull up a chair and I’ll tell you why, There’s a great new round up you see, Of original Prose and Poetry, Next month it’s co-ed All At Sea, But this month you have to put up with […]

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Special Needs Round-up: Celebrating change

Welcome to the new look, jazzed up, easier to navigate Britmums site. You might notice we’ve renamed this Round-up, calling it Special Needs rather than SEN as that seemed to widen the umbrella a little. I find myself simply run off my feet at this time of year with so many wonderfully exciting projects, all […]

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Best posts of 2012 voted by our round-up editors

It’s one year now the BritMums round-ups have been running and we’ve seen so much great content this year, when it came to highlighting it we just couldn’t decide. Luckily we have a stable of talented and plugged-in round-up editors who regularly cherry pick the best posts around. So we asked them to tell us […]

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Laugh Out Loud – Christmas is over!

  So “It’s Christmas time… there’s no need to be afraid” .. This time round there’ll be no tales of sexual exploits or frightening episodes involving anything purple. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then read last month’s sex and romance LOL roundup here on Britmums. The idea this month was that there […]

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LOL Round-up: Don’t read with a toddler on your knee

  As the Christmas party season approaches, our minds turn to photocopying our bottoms and wallpapering the office with the images. Or snogging the boss after you’ve eaten a mince-pie leaving crumbs in his moustache. So it seems appropriate to bring together some of your more romantic or raunchier posts. It’s taken me a month […]

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Adoption and fostering round-up: Attachment, first time meetings and last goodbyes

  Attachment. A very key word to any parent but not least for any adoptive parent or foster parent. Attachment forms the basis of the parent-child bond. It’s vital for developing a healthy relationship with the Caregiver and a healthy attachment with Mum or Dad will in turn help the child to form positive relationships […]

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Oct Inspirational Round-up: Life weeding and more

  Awesome Journey… As this post goes live today I am taking possibly the most exciting journey of my life.  Today I am travelling with Jen Howze to Ethiopia with the ONE campaign. Jen and I will be privileged to meet mothers in another continent, living in very different conditions to us and we will […]

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Making a difference is so easy!

Back to shool, back to routines, and for some of us it’s the time to start a bit of Christmas shopping. Whatever online shopping you’re doing this autumn, did you realise you can click a donation (and it’s not even your money!) to a charity of your choice every time you shop online? Here’s how […]

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Travel Round-up: Camels, lizards & wet whippets

  It’s been a few weeks since we returned from our summer holiday in Sweden and I’m still writing about it, bit by bit, on my blog. I don’t blog while I’m actually away. I like to keep a notebook and scribble things down, save leaflets, brochures, highlight things in guide books. It makes for […]

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Charity Round-up: Olympics, creativity & calls to action

  In the last month, Olympics fever gripped the nation. Charities make Olympian efforts every day to support people in crisis and to make the world a fairer place. BritMums are linking up charities and bloggers via our charity-matching service. Today, we are giving out virtual medals to just a few of our charity-minded bloggers. […]

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