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Travel Round-up: Turning travel diaries into blogs

Before blogging came along, travellers who wanted to record their experiences would write a diary. It’s how I started my own blog, scribbling in a notebook to remember my family’s holidays. Of course, only those diaries which made it to print would ever be seen by the general public. There must be thousands of personal […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

I’m a Star Baker, I’m a Star Baker. I’ve been taking part in Mummy Mishaps Great Bloggers Bake Off and for the European Cakes challenge last week I produced, with these fair hands, a Sacher torte just like we used to love eating in Italy (I lived on the boarder of Sud Tirol) It was […]

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Travel Round-up: top tips & more summer holidays

This monthly travel round-up hopefully provides you with lots of inspiration for future holidays or days out. Last month was a bumper crop: plenty of destinations to choose from. This month is no different but I’d like to start with some posts which are a little more generic, covering travel issues rather than specific places. […]

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August Beauty Round-Up: Skin Care, Make-up and Novelty Products

It’s almost the middle of August! Shall we wave goodbye to the summer and prepare for autumn? I say…NO! The time for the ugly weather will be long so let’s just enjoy the sunshine – well if you are not in London where it’s raining for the rest of the week. Most of you are […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

My timelines across social media are full of people on their holidays and it’s so lovely to see them having fun but frustrating whilst you’re sitting at home still waiting for your holiday date to arrive. Well that for us is today! We’re off to France for a fortnight and I can’t wait to spend […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours

I must apologise. I completely, totally and utterly forgot to do My Best Post of the Week last week. There was me saying the previous week that I was going to take it easy and chill out a bit. I was going to spend more time with the children and ‘make memories’ with them but […]

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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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