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The 2016 BiBs Finalists are… #BiBs2016

Drumroll please… We had an impressive array of blogs in the 2016 BiBs shortlist and you voted in the thousands. Votes across the 12 categories have been counted and here are the top 5 blogs in each category. Well done to all the finalists. The quality of the blogs in the awards just gets higher each year, so […]

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#OneYou: How to make positive healthy changes #ad

It’s the little things that count; at least that’s the philosophy behind Public Health England’s #OneYou campaign, which is all about making small changes now for a healthier future. Whether it’s drinking less, moving more, quitting smoking or eating better, #OneYou is encouraging folks to reassess their lifestyles and making changes that make us feel good. […]

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Fitness Round-up: Is running your cup of tea?

Spring is one of my favourite seasons. I love the smell of flowers in the air, and the fact that more and more people get out and are active. For me nothing can beat a morning run along the local canal, listening to my favourite music and exploring the nature around me. This is the […]

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Education Round-up: It’s SATs time of year again

I sit here writing this month’s BritMums Education Round-up racked with nerves as right at moment my baby (ok, yes she is 7 but will always be my baby) is sitting in her school hall on the first day of her end of KS1 SATs testing week. A lot of has been said about testing […]

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#BML16: Know your blog with Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a powerful tool to understanding your blog, what draws people to it and how you can make it bigger and better. But understanding how exactly to use that tool can be confusing and difficult. Now, you needn’t feel your way any more. Our newest session at BritMums Live 2016 enlists the help […]

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33 ways to be a fabulous Football Mum

  Football is the beautiful game and mums make it even more so. You find them coaching teams, fund-raising, leading training sessions and organising fixtures throughout the season, not to mention the dirtier work (literally — dealing with post-match kit). You reveal what makes a Football Mum At our #FootballMumoftheYear Twitter Conversation you shared your […]

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Blogging Tips Round-up: Vlogging & podcasts

Blogging is always evolving, like any job or hobby there will always be something new to learn or another way of doing things – whether you embrace the changes is entirely up to you of course and like me you may feel far more comfortable behind a camera than in-front of it. Previously as bloggers […]

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Arts & Crafts Round-up : Garden crafts

Yay, the sun has finally come out to play (well almost) and many families are trying to get their gardens under control after the chaos our crazy British weather has caused. My own focus has been our veggie patch that was looking very sad indeed. It needed some serious weeding and some of the raised beds needed fixing. […]

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SEND Round-up: Undiagnosed Day & PDA Awareness Day

I’m pleased to say there were lots of linkers (20!) and at least two very important SEND days over the last month – Undiagnosed Day and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Awareness Day. Kicking off with some fab #undiagnosed posts first – Little Mama Murphy wrote a very positive post: Exciting times ahead for undiagnosed children which highlights […]

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Exploring the outdoors with #UKexplore

Blogging friends Karen from Mini Travellers and Rachel from The Ordinary Lovely have come up with a modern way to explore the best of what the great outdoors has to offer. The BritMums bloggers have recently launched a new Instagram hashtag #UKexplore which has been backed by the National Trust. Read on to learn more. […]

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Finance Round-up: Saving the pounds

We all know the saying – “Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.” It’s a nice thought that just by saving a few pennies here and there it will make a big difference to our finances. Sadly times have moved on and with inflation we need to be thinking about saving […]

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Review Round-up: Outdoor toys

How is it May already? This year is running away with me – it will be the summer holidays before I know it – and with that in mind, this months review round-up is a showcase of some of the best outdoor toys to enjoy in the summer sunshine! Bikes and trikes are always a […]

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Video Round-up: The sun is here….Kind of!

Hello and welcome back to the video round-up! It seems that just maybe summer may be creeping around the corner, although it’s still bit hit and miss. It has meant, though, that the paddling pool has made an appearance and I’ve managed to go outside without my jeans on! We recently took a trip to […]

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#BML16 – Up Your Game: How to work smart with PRs

Working with PRs is a vital part of being a successful blogger brand these days. But are you developing and managing your relationships with PRs effectively? PRs can be the gatekeepers, the kingmakers and the love-givers. They can hold the key to your dream press trip to the Maldives or the relationship with your favourite homewares brand, […]

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Life Changes Round-up: Focusing on the positive

Negativity is one of those things we can never completely and totally bulletproof ourselves against. On the other hand, by choosing to make somewhat small but significant changes, we can all learn to efficiently and productively counteract its destructive effects from our lives. From the word go, Fritha, from Tigerlilly Quinn differentiates wisely between depression, […]

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Why term-time holiday disputes need to disappear

There are a lot of problems in our schools. Oversubscribed classrooms. Failing schools. Teacher burnout. Crumbling facilities. Yet the Department of Education insists on focusing its limited budget and energy fighting against parents who take their children out during term-time. It’s a wasteful, ridiculous distraction and wrongheaded in its conception. (Read about the recent court […]

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Football Mum of the Year: Share experiences as a ‘football mum’

The kicking, the scoring, the practices, the camaraderie – they are all part of the fun of playing football. But let’s not forget the other elements that play just as big a part of the game too, from coaching teams, fund-raising, leading training sessions and organising fixtures throughout the season, it’s not just about what […]

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How to crowd fund a novel with Unbound

Tim Atkinson, blogger, author and stay-at-home dad, shares his tips for crowd funding a novel. How new book is currently a work in progress as he is seeking support to get it published. To be part of bringing this book to life and getting your name printed in every copy, support Tim here. Tim explains how it […]

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