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Single Parent Round-up: Spooky!

Hello, me again. I know, it’s been a whole month already. I’ve no idea where the time goes. I seem to live my life from weekend to weekend, getting to Friday and thinking, “where did that go?!” Of course, it’s half term for a lot of children now, and Halloween is just around the corner, […]

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Adoption and Fostering round-up

Well it’s been a busy old month. The first half term is over and if your children are anything like mine, then there’s a lot of Hallowe’en talk in the air, and excitement over which costumes to wear. We’re also planning *whispers* Christmas already, can you believe it? In fact, on The Adoption Social this month, we’ve […]

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Should you be driving traffic to your YouTube?

Should you drive traffic to your YouTube channel? On the face of it, that’s seems like an easy question. Of course! Especially since video is increasingly becoming a platform and outlet that wields influence and increasingly reaches the people you want to. The long road to video We’ve been thinking about video for quite a […]

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October Beauty Round-up: New products and body image

Rain, wind, low temperatures, a full blown autumn which means that it is even harder to keep ourselves beautiful. Most of us are also affected by colds and the snotty noses don’t help us at all. I love autumn but I hate the runny noses it brings. As we are searching for a bit of comfort I […]

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Health Round-up: Stoptober, Dryvember & Ebola

There is a definite chill in the air now and this is a time of the year when talk naturally turns towards illness and health issues as the winter sets in and as always there have been lots of bloggers talking about a variety of health issues this month. Health is of course in the […]

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Top tips for making fairytale castle cakes

Our #BakeAWish Twitter party celebrated Fairy washing-up liquid’s search for the best fairytale castle picture to turn into a colossal cake, in its attempt to break the Guinness World Records™ title for the world’s largest cake sculpture. (The washing up from all 10,000 slices of cake will be done with 1 bottle of Fairy.) This […]

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41 tips for baking and decorating Christmas cake

It’s never too early to start thinking about the Christmas cake. To promote delicious early planning, BritMums hosted the #XmasBake Twitter party so we could all share our best tips for creating the holiday classic. The party was sponsored by Currys PC World, where you can find all the mixers, bowls, cake tins, and utensils […]

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BritMums Instagram featured in The Telegraph

We’ve known it for some time: Mums are all over Instagram, posting photos of family life, travel, crafts, gorgeous lifestyles and everyday joys. Now the news is out. The Telegraph this week has written about #SnapHappyBritMums and the phenomenon of photo-sharing among mothers. “The result is a handful of super-stylish mothers with Instagram followers in […]

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Craft Round-up: Autumn and Halloween

Welcome back to some more crafty goodness that our lovely Britmums Bloggers have been getting up to. Autumn is DEFINITELY in the air and with Halloween literally around the corner, we thought we would share some of what our crafty bloggers have been making. Autumn and Halloween make for such a fun and lovely craft […]

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‘It’s made me think positively about human nature’

Recently a friend of Katy Hill’s, radio personality Simon Hirst, announced he is going to live the rest of his life as a woman. In a moving and frank post, she talks about the decision and the bravery it takes to go public with that kind of personal announcement. The announcement and the response has […]

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Raising awareness of charities through blogging

It is great to see so many people raising awareness of charities through blogging. My absolutely favourite post this month is perhaps not surprising seeing as I am a Yorkshire lass with a liking for our regional pudding. To be serious, I know I take communication for granted with my children and suspect I am […]

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BritMums bloggers review nasal aspirator & medicine dispenser

The weather is getting colder and the winter season is on its way. It is the time when colds hit and families struggle with snuffling, sneezing and ever-flowing mucus. No parent enjoys seeing their child suffer and it is even worse if it seems there is little you can do to help. Children get cranky […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

My feet do not touch the ground anymore, the world and his wife have woken up and everyone seems to be knocking on my door. Busy does not cover it but along with busy I should add happy – apart from the cough that is. Second course of antibiotics and if they don’t work x-ray […]

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Special Needs Round-up: Celebrating SEN uniqueness

Special Needs Bloggers Thank you to everyone who took part in last month’s SEN round-up linky. It’s always wonderful to browse through new blogs and old favourites, and to see the sheer diversity in the way we write. This too reflects the uniqueness of each of our children, our families and us as parents. Which […]

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50 inspiring recipe ideas for Maris Piper potatoes

We celebrated Potato Week with a Twitter party, using the #FluffyMarisPiper hashtag, all about the tasty meals you can make with the Maris Piper potatoes, the great all-round potato variety with a fluffy middle! Get more inspiration and recipe ideas at Lovepotatoes.co.uk Comfort food with potatoes Potatoes are great in curries to make them thick […]

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The Playgroup Gauntlet: A dad’s perspective

As readers of my monthly BritMums posts will know I recently plucked up the courage to ask my boss to work flexibly to enable me to take every other Wednesday off to look after my three daughters. I am six weeks into Operation Daddy Day Care and although I have had a few teething problems, such as having to […]

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50 recipes to make with eggs & leftovers

Eggs can make a meal out of anything. They’re nutritious, because of the protein, vitamins and minerals they contain. They are also great to combine with the most common leftovers such as potatoes, carrots, and bacon, making quick and tasty meals that also reduce food waste. We held a #BritishEggWeek Twitter party to hear parents’ […]

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The October Video Round-up: The one with no theme!

October’s theme is… there is no theme. I asked you to send me what you are proud of….. My proud moment this month came when I was asked by Whittard of Chelsea to provide some tips on time management for a campaign they were running to encourage people to let their tea brew properly. A […]

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