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#HealthyEggMeals you’ll love

When it comes to cooking, eggs are almost magical. They contain vitamins A, D, B12 and folate. They are delicious when runny, hard, fried, boiled, poached, coddled or baked. They only have 66 calories per medium egg. And as we discovered with our #HealthyEggMeals Challenge, they can elegantly take centre stage in family meals. The […]

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Humour Round-up: A dose of hilarity

Welcome back, ye faithful followers of jocund hilarity. The success of the first humour round-up means I am back with a second instalment of the funnies. Goodness knows we need it!  The fickle spring sunshine still has most of us layered in woollies as we cough, sneeze and splutter our way through the grind of daily life. There is nothing […]

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Bumps and Babies Round-up: Food, glorious food

What a difference a month can make… Following my previous Weaning Woes post where my 7-month-old wouldn’t eat any green food – I can quietly rejoice as we’ve turned a corner. My daughter now happily munches away on pretty much everything, even greens. It took us a good three weeks of trying certain foods over […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

Click your heels, swing your feet and tap till your heart’s content everyone as I am taking the girls to see Lord of the Dance this weekend. I can’t wait. I love the theatre, the thrill of the curtain going up, of being mesmerised by a dance or play on stage, the costumes, the music, the […]

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March Health Round-up: Arthritis and dementia

Before reading; Even 2 year olds can get arthritis from The Beesley Buzz, I had no idea that children could get arthritis. Due to it being rare in children, it is often misdiagnosed and one positive to come from this post is that early diagnosis can limit the damage done to joints. This is a […]

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Embrace Happy blogger challenge week two: Who do you follow?

Hopefully after last week’s challenge, Block the Stats, you are feeling slightly more free from constraints. Blogging these days is an uphill battle to be read, noticed, shared and respected. Back in 2009 there were a few hundred British Lifestyle/Parent Blogs, now there are thousands. And with that rise in the amount of blogs, the […]

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35 ways to make kids money savvy

We all want our children to have a good understanding about money matters as they grow up. 57% of people agree parents are strongest influence on kids’ money skills. Are you helping? At our #BritMumsMoneyAdvice Twitter party, we talked about how we teach kids about money, sharing tips and advice. The party was sponsored by […]

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BritMums Live 2015: How to be a social media manager

You spend your life on social media — wouldn’t it be great to get paid for it too? Meet bloggers that have made the move from social media consumer to social media manager at BritMums Live in the session “How to be a social media manager”. They help create content for their clients, they advise […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Digital Activism – Shaping the world we live in

Are you an online activists, or want to ramp up leading change in an area you feel passionate about?  We’re honoured to have these digital activism trailblazers at BritMums Live, sharing their experiences and advice in the session “Digital Activism – Charities, campaigning and shaping the world we live in”. Each is experienced in different areas, […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Pinterest – Winning pinning ideas

Pinterest is a place where our passions come to life: design, food, crafts, beauty, fashion, party planning, travel and more. It’s also one of the most powerful platforms with which to grow your social media presence, and it continues to be one of the biggest referrers to blogs. Join our group of top Pinterest’ers sharing […]

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Single Parent Round-up: Eating habits, Lent and what 3-year-old says

Hello! Me again. Yup, it’s that time of the month again, where we look at what the single parent bloggers of the UK have been talking about. It was Mother’s Day earlier this month, which was great for those single mothers who had someone to buy something for their child/ren to give them, but just […]

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BritMums SEND Round-up: Marching on

The daffodils have burst forth, I’ve ditched my thermals and the #BiBs nominations are open ladies and gentlemen. That must mean that Spring is well and truly here and the year is Marching on! I for one feel as if I am waking from hibernation and running headlong into a mass of charity and educational […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours

Sometimes in life you get a really good week, this week has been one of those for me. Yes I have the usual mess indoors, an overflowing inbox to muddle through at some point and a dog who won’t leave my side since he was neutered on Thursday but I got to interview Antonio Banderas in […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Breaking Boundaries with Insight and Passion

If you think of your blog as a business, or are thinking of running a business, Kate Hardcastle will inspire you! Kate  is one of the UK’s leading “go-to” business experts and founded Insight With Passion – which donates 20% back to good causes. This session will give you enthusiasm about running your own business (yes, […]

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Interview with Antonio Banderas: Sponge out of Water

Much to the delight of Britain’s children, there’s a new SpongeBob movie, Sponge Out of the Water. Much to the delight of Britain’s mums, Antonio Banderas is playing Burger-Beard the pirate, the baddie of the story. Paramount invited me along to watch Sponge Out of the Water and then to chat with Antonio Banderas in […]

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How families can lovingly cope with dementia

Dementia affects so many people directly and through their parents, relatives, colleagues and friends. It can be a heart-breaking condition and yet there are very simple things we can do to help. You can make a difference by signing up to become a Dementia Friend. Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society joined forces last […]

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Embrace Happy Blogger Challenge Week One: Block the Stats

You’ve been blogging for a) a couple of months; b) too many years to count; c) 3 years, 8 months, 42 weeks and 17 days and you’re beginning to feel a bit lost. All bloggers experience this feeling at some point in their blogging career so feel secure in the fact that you are not […]

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Blog Giveaways Round-Up: Easter fun and frolics

Goodness, where does time go – still feels like I was looking at the giveaways that would give us awesome Christmas presents, and now I am being confronted with loads of chocolate instead! This month, we are starting off with some of those great chocolate and Easter themed giveaways, and then sprinting into some of […]

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