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Positively Inspirational Round-up – Schools Out

Summer is well and truly here, well, most of the time when it’s not raining. The kids have broken up from school, the garden is littered with toys and day trips are scribbled on the calendar. Even though I home school I still look forward to the summer holidays and make plans as if my […]

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8 reasons to visit Alberta for a dinosaur holiday

Where do you take your little budding palaeontologists? Kids love dinosaurs and we love to feed their scientific curiosity. But sometimes you can hit a dead end: You’ve spent more weekends than you care to mention trawling for fossils on the Jurassic coast and walking around Crystal Palace Park’s lopsided models. You’ve taken your budding […]

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Don’t fear the mess! #PampersPooFace

Don’t fear the mess that comes with parenting! You know what we are talking about: ice-cream smeared faces, chocolate covered hands and dare we mention the nappy explosions that come after the famous #PampersPooFace? This may sound like very scary stuff and, as new parents, we’ve all been taken by surprise by it. But what […]

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Top 10 essentials for camping with a baby

Camping with a baby takes military-style planning. One morning you’ll wake up in scorching heat, the next it’s freezing cold. If there’s one thing camping can guarantee (apart from endless fun and giggles) it’s unreliable, ever-changing weather. So with this is mind you’ll need to pack clothes for all occasions. You also need to make everything […]

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Juvederm: Before & after facial fillers

BritMums recently did a project with Juvederm, the dermal fillers that smooth away wrinkles. As part of that project, BritMums cofounder Jennifer Howze tried it out. Here’s her experience. I always wanted to age gracefully, naturally, relishing my lines for the experience they paid testament to. In this vision of the future, I always looked […]

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Home and Design Round-up : A bumper summer edition.

Welcome to the school summer holiday edition of the Home and Design round-up.  In this post I will be coveting and featuring makeovers, a gorgeous AirBnB property to lust after, some nifty DIY and of course glorious gardens. Let me whet your appetite with this post I spotted on Kat’s blog about a recently beautiful […]

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How your blog could help vulnerable teens

  The Children’s Society supports vulnerable children in England and Wales. Now they are looking for bloggers concerned about childen to be part of their ambassador team. Clare Bracey of the Children’s Society tells how you can get involved. Teenagers. It’s just an awkward age right? As a parent of a 17-year-old, I can testify […]

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Post-40 Bloggers Round-up: If you read only one post…

It occurs to me that I didn’t have that much time to play with before I took up the busy hobby of blogging. And in the days when I tried to reply to every blog comment, be active on all social media platforms, AND try and read the posts from the 100+ blogs I followed, […]

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First Aid for kids – common myths & top tips

Knowing first aid for kids is such an important thing to learn as a parent. It could just make the difference when your child has an accident. Mother of seven Afra Wilmore, a blogger at www.madmumof7.com, talks first aid and common myths. Over to Afra: First Aid Rapped Up – a campaign by British Red […]

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Swearing: For **** sake!

In the park, I get chatting to another mum, we find lots to talk about and our children are getting on. To emphasis a point I am making I swear, I am in full flow. However, I do register a slight flicker on her part, as I hold forth. Later, when I rewind the afternoon […]

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Video Round-up: Swimming, decorating and metamorphosis

Summer is finally here and it has been fantastic weather to get out and about with your video camera! Many of our featured vloggers this month have been off doing stuff and recording their days but we are inclusive… We also have indoor vlogs too!! My videos this month have been centered around home and […]

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SEND Round-up: learning, siblings and challenging behaviour

Welcome to the July SEND round-up, my very first month of doing this for BritMums so please do bear with me and be gentle as I try to find my feet here! Thanks so much to the wonderful Hayley from Downs Side Up who has been keeping us informed for the past couple of years. Her […]

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Arts and Culture Round-up: Bloggers’ Summer suggestions

Are you ready for the Summer holidays? Are you?? We still have a fair bit of planning to do.  Not to mention all the deadlines that need to be met, before school is out and this freelancer goes nocturnal (ie caffeine-fuelled computer sessions at dead of night, after a day of entertaining the children. Sound […]

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Politics Round-up; Budget Responses

Last week saw a new budget from the Conservative Party and in terms of what got parent bloggers talking, it was the promise of an introduction of a new rule that will see families unable to claim any welfare support for third and subsequent children post April 2017. Most people feel that, while it is […]

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51 ways to drink Cravendale

How do you and the mini-milk drinkers in your home like to drink Cravendale? That’s the question we asked at our #MilkDrinkersMilk Twitter party, and you told us some great stories — from an ice-cold glass in the morning to a post-workout refresher to a warm nightcap before bed, it’s the tasty drink all day […]

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Healthy egg meals ideas for families

They are the ultimate in instant food – the perfect protein package – and there’s so much more to do with eggs than the simple boil, fry or scramble. BritMums got together with British Lion Eggs for the #HealthyEggMeals Pinterest Challenge and there has been no shortage of inspiring ideas from top BritMums bloggers and […]

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100 Word Challenge and Night Zookeeper join forces

A match made in heaven or in the classroom as this case may be. Julia Skinner, founder of 100 Word Challenge is very excited to share the great news of the new Night Zookeeper connection and how will this is going to help children up and down the country fall in love with writing. Last […]

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Mum v Kid: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

There was a time in 2003 and 2004 in which everyone you knew was reading Mark Haddon’s book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time or telling you to read it. It won awards, was published in editions for children and adults and was found to be one of the top 5 happy […]

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