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What ASA rules mean for vloggers

It all kicked off with Oreos. Several popular vloggers were sent biscuits and, working with Oreo, challenged their viewers to an Oreo lick race. The resulting content has prompted the Advertising Standards Agency to respond. The ASA has put out a statement reiterating that online content advertising or promoting a product or service needs to […]

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Come eat cake in aid of Bake-A-Wish

Here’s an invitation you won’t want to miss: Come eat cake, for a good cause. Yes, that’s right. Earlier this month Bake-A-Wish® and Fairy Liquid invited families to submit pictures of their ideal fairytale cake, with one chosen to turn into a real cake. The idea: break the Guinness World Records™ title for the world’s […]

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Single Parent Round-up: Tears and Grins for November

Shh, Christmas is coming! Personally, I can’t wait. This will be my daughter’s third Christmas – but the first where she’ll really care and understand what’s going on. The last two years, I was really excited but she was teething and completely disinterested in presents! This year, we’re loving the lights and music already! So […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

Most exciting news of the week? The BritMums Christmas Meet-up to be held at the Imperial War Museum on the 4th December. I’m going and I’d love to see you all there too. Mince pies and festive fun all round, a cheerful tune and the shop is open offering us all a discount too. Most […]

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Good Reads: East Enders, the Telegraph and Ello

The great decline to Christmas has begun now that Halloween is over. The Ads are all over the TV, the Strictly Come Dancing Contestants have been whittled down to the serious contenders, and there is debate on social media about what will be Christmas Number One. As someone who has a birthday at the end […]

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November’s Video Round-up: What have you been up to?

Welcome to the November round-up of video bloggers. Can you believe we are nearly at the end of the year? You’ve been a busy lot since the kids went back to school. Here is what you have got up to! Kara from Chelsea Mamma went to a princess ball with her children and their friend! […]

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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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21 family recipes using flavour pots

OXO are convinced that their new range of Herbs & More flavour pots are so easy to use that they wanted to see mums let their little Kitchen Magicians do the cooking for once. So 15 BritMums bloggers took up the challenge and became assistants to the magicians as the children took over the preparation […]

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BritMums Craft Round-up: Christmas is coming!

Well, like it or not, Christmas is only just over a month away so it’s time to break out the craft box and start making festive treats. Last year I made Edible Reindeer Poop as class gifts for my daughter’s school mates, and this year I’m planning on doing sparkly reindeer food to sprinkle on […]

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How to interview Nick Clegg

  Just the other day I attended an event at the London HQ of professional services giant Deloitte. The event had seen my appearance on the BritMums Hangout with Jo Swinson on shared parental leave, and had arranged to discuss family friendly work practices and what employers could do to be more flexible so staff […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Friday Book Club Session

Imagine you have a book club with the hottest new novelists. What would you ask? Join our Friday Book Club session from 4.45 – 5.15 on 19th June 2015 at BritMums Live with authors Amanda Jennings, Cesca Major and Abbie Ross. It will be like a real book club — friendly, inviting, cosy — with the […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Looking forward, looking back

November is a month of remembrance. This month, several bloggers have been looking back in history, and taking inspiration from commemoration. At 11am on the 11th day of this month, I was sitting in a cafe with my son, who was recovering from a trip to hospital. The radio quietened and people stopped their chatter; […]

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Special Needs Round-up: Telling our unique life stories

A story that had the power to divide Divide in a way that I have never witnessed since becoming a ‘special needs’ Mum seven years ago. One outspoken woman has divided our community and perhaps set back society’s acceptance of our ‘differently abled’ children by decades. A mother, Gill, went public with her assertions that […]

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Top tips for improving your Instagram feed

The London Instagram Community started back in 2011 as a way for filter-lovers to meet up, take pictures, and facilitate photo taking and sharing opportunities. Its founders, Debs Coady and Jess Macdonald are at the heart of that community. Debs has spoken at BritMums Live and not long ago Jess passed along some top tips […]

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Blog Giveaway Round-up: Charity & chocolate

We are a little earlier this month. We decided that we were missing out on far too many giveaways because they ended at the close of the month, so it seemed wise to give us all more time to enter; so here we are again, only a few weeks after the last update. However, all […]

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Politics round-up: Equality in Parliament and austerity bites

Did you know that women make up 51% of the population but 77% of MP’s are men? I wrote about the lack of women in politics a few months ago and wondered what could be done to encourage more women to get involved. I am not sure how best to achieve balance, but I do […]

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November Foodie Round-up: Winter warmers

The mountains are already covered with snow down here in Bavaria, there’s no turning back. Winter’s here and I like to think I am ready for once (perhaps!). The snow tyres are on the car, two sets of new school snow boots are ready for the kids, and there’s a fresh stack of wood for […]

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Dad blogger Round-up: Getting reflective

Us dad bloggers can be a reflective bunch. Over the past few weeks I’ve seen quite a few blog posts from dads pondering deeply on various things they have done or experienced. The time of year lends itself to reflection. With all the Remembrance Day commemorations I’ve spent a lot of time explaining the complexities […]

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