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The 11 stages of World Book Day costumes

World Book Day, March 6, rolls around every year, yet every year as parents we find ourselves procrastinating then panicking about all the children’s activities. Here, a guide to what you can expect to undergo. 1. Read letter from school about World Book Day and decide that, since it’s a month away, there’s plenty of […]

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Longer school hours: A parent vs teacher view

Well Mr Gove has ruffled a few feathers with his plans on reforming the British educational system. This will affect anyone with a child at school so BritMums asked a parent and a teacher to give their points of view. Helen Wills from Actually Mummy leads the discussion and Nikki Thomas from Stressy Mummy adds […]

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Special needs round-up: Looking back, forward and now

I know, I know, it’s January! Christmas was wonderful yet challenging and exhausting, we’re all paying for it all in more ways than one. It’s tricky to get our children outside because it just won’t stop raining, the school runs are still dark and I for one haven’t got the energy to build an ark […]

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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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Teen and Tween Round-up: University and the future

Well the summer holidays are nearly over, maybe they even are over where you are. Have you and your kids survived it? And, more importantly, have you enjoyed it? With the start of the school year, it’s once more time for teens and tweens to get down to some work and think about the future. […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Job hunting and party time

Well the summer holidays are well underway. Are you enjoying the time with your teens and tweens? Or are you wishing they would go back to school or go out and get a job? Are they getting up in the afternoon then lounging on the Xbox, or endlessly out with friends and you haven’t seen […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Turning 12 and talking nonsense

Well the school year is nearly over! Our tweens have finished their SATs and our teenagers have finished their GCSEs and A Levels. Now they’re lazing round the house doing nothing  out looking for a part-time job or maybe doing a bit of voluntary work. How are your teens and tweens doing? And, more importantly, how […]

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Newbie Tuesday round-up: Busy busy busy

Welcome to another installment of Helen actually finds time to read blog posts/Newbie Tuesday! You know what I’ve noticed in blog world this month? Bloggers getting publishing deals! Or speaking engagements. With Mark from Best Dad I Can Be on an all-expenses paid trip to Rotterdam, and Alice from More Than Toast getting an out of the blue […]

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Newbie Tuesday Round-up: What’s new?

I struggled for a theme this month. What is it that all parent bloggers are talking about right now? What is rocking our world? Unfettered, I went on a leisurely cruise of the newest blogs around and I found some real gems… As the parent of school-aged children I found myself nodding along fervently at […]

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Education Round-up: Makaton Christmas Signs and more

  Hello and welcome to the December Education Roundup. It’s packed full of thought-provoking posts about schools hiring proof readers, books written Scots dialect and how to stop comparing your child to their peers. And talking of thought provoking, for many of us mums with preschool and primary school children, our thoughts are currently turned […]

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Makaton Christmas Signs, WOW Week & Spelling Posts

  Hello and welcome to the December Education Roundup, which is packed full of thought provoking posts about schools hiring proof readers, books written Scots dialect and how to stop yourself comparing your child to their peers. And talking of thought provoking, for many of us mums with preschool and primary school children, our thoughts […]

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Literary Round-Up: From grief to love

  Well hello there! I’m thrilled to be writing the first BritMums literary round-up and have thoroughly enjoyed reading all the literary posts I could find from our lovely BritMums members. I started writing as an outlet when I was 14 years old, when quite accidentally my lovesick diary entry turned into a teenage angst […]

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Newbie Tuesday Round-up: Inspiring…

My theme this month is inspiring. From new bloggers inspiring others to cope, to do better, to those who can uplift our spirits with a beautiful photo, as well as new blogs to inspire us to create better blogs… She’s not a new blogger, but Nickie, from Typecast, has new blog Geekalicious which brings together […]

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Education Roundup: Pondering New Beginnings

  This month’s BritMums Education Roundup is more of a thinking post rather than a doing post, as it seems many of us blogging parents are in pensive mode when it comes to our children’s education this September. A month that signals new beginnings for thousands of parents and children around the country, as 4 […]

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Newbie Tuesday Round-up: New beginnings

  I’m going to be predictable and start by telling you that I’ve just dropped my children off at school for their first day of the new school year. Although they are not new starters, they still have new beginnings – a new teacher, a new playground, a new school in GG’s case,  and so […]

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Education Round-up: From A-Z & a other posts in between

It may be the school summer holidays, but some of us still have education firmly in mind and here’s some wonderful posts to prove it, starting with A for Alphabet… Boy Mama Teacher Mama has written a terrific post on how to help your child learn the alphabet. There are so many delightful suggestions that […]

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Guest post: Considering private school?

In the final post of her series on choosing and applying to primary school, Sarah Ebner, author of the Starting School Survival Guide who also writes for The Times’ school gate blog looks at the other side of the coin – private school. The different types, the fees and the routes in…  You may decide that you want to send […]

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Guest post: Scrutinising school options…

In the third of her series on choosing and applying to primary school, Sarah Ebner, author of the Starting School Survival Guide who also writes for The Times’ school gate blog shows us how to really get under the skin of potential primary schools… Make sure you visit You should really visit local schools and see what’s on offer. […]

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