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The ‘I was there’ Linky #BML16

Well that’s another BritMums Live event – and wasn’t it amazing? Every year 500 bloggers descend upon the capital for networking, learning, opportunities, friendship and fun – and not forgetting the cake! It was a pleasure for me to be part of the #BML16 team this year, my first year as BritMums Editor, having been […]

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The 2016 Brilliance in Blogging award winners are… #BiBs2016

It has been a fantastic year for the BiBs! Thousands of votes were cast in March and April for each of the 12 categories. Everyone shortlisted in the 2016 Brilliance in Blogging awards was noted for their innovative and highly engaging blogging and social media by their readers and peers. The shortlists of 10 bloggers […]

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Mums & Tots Round-up: Travelling with tots

We travel a lot, and I know travelling with tots can be a challenge ( do you see how democratically I put that?! ) Ever since our first flight as a family of five (absolute disaster at the airport, it was pure sweat inducing stress!) I have been on the look out for ever more ways to […]

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

Do you know the movie ‘Tail Wags the Dog’ with Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman? It’s about a media spin doctor (De Niro) who, days before an election, has to come up with a plan to distract the voting public from a presidential sex scandal. The plan he instigates is to hire a Hollywood film […]

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5 things NOT to do when hosting a giveaway!

Hosting a giveaway is a fun and effective way to increase your social following and website views, and hopefully you’ll gain lots of interaction and new readers. But it’s not as easy as it seems – prize promotions need careful planning to ensure success. Every competition and prize draw in the UK – whether it’s […]

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SEND Round-up: Carers Week & Twitter storm

Yet again, it has been a busy old month in the world of SEND. To be honest though, I don’t think there’s ever a quiet month for any of us. The biggest story of the month was probably the mistake made by legal firm Baker Small, when they publicly took to their Twitter account to celebrate what […]

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What we’re wearing to #BML16!

So what would you do if a leading high street clothing retailer (which happens to be one of your favourites) offers to loan you whatever you want to wear for BritMums Live. **Shouts yippee and does a little happy dance** After that, you start shopping. What Susanna’s wearing This year Susanna’s strategy was to be […]

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Dad Blogger Round-up: Father’s Day and beyond

As you can imagine, Father’s Day means it has been an exceedingly busy time for us dad bloggers recently. Over recent months I’ve noticed some superb dad bloggers bursting on to the scene. In this round up, I feature a few old favourites, plus some that are new (or new-ish) to the blogging world. To […]

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Looking for peace in blogging at #BML16

Our Environment Round-up Editor Kate Davis is finding that her blogging is evolving over the years. Here she shares her story and why there is one session at #BML16 that she just can’t miss! This will be my third BritMums event. At my first one I focused on attending sessions where I could learn lots […]

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Fitness Round-up: Get out of your comfort zone!

Cannot believe it’s been a month, and it’s time for another fitness round-up. June is a month I consider the start of summer. It’s true that the weather has not been that great, quite a lot of rain, but it has been quite warm so there’s no reason not to get out and keep active, […]

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Big Little Tent Festival at #BML16!

With the summer holidays just around the corner, families need look no further than their own back garden with the second Big Little Tent Festival from the champions of the great outdoors, The Caravan Club. Bloggers can head to the Big Little Tent Festival lounge at BritMums Live to sign up for their very own […]

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BritMums, Honest Mum and the Yorkshire Evening Post

The Yorkshire Evening Post, Yorkshire’s biggest regional newspaper published a double page spread article plus a cover shot this week after BiBs finalist Vicki Psarias – aka Honest Mum, was interviewed by them about her blog and being a BritMums Brilliance in Blogging finalist! The article which tells Vicki’s story and features a video Q&A […]

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What you’ll need to bring for #BML16

Clare Nicholas, our Blogging Tips Round-up Editor has some special tips for anyone attending #BML16. If you are unsure about what to bring, wear or do, read on! You’ve got your ticket, you’ve booked your hotel or train ticket, in many cases both and you’ve by now most likely decided on what you’ll be wearing […]

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Style round-up: Getting BritMums Style

This weekend we will all be packing our bags and heading to The Brewery to meet new friends and learn more about what we can do to achieve the best of our blogs. I know there is much hype around the event as there usually is and I can’t wait to meet up with a […]

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Great British Tennis Weekend at #BML16!

  Join the Lawn Tennis Association at BritMums Live as we get ready for Great British Tennis Weekend (July 16th – 17th). If the buzz of Wimbledon gets your kids excited then Great British Tennis Weekend is offering thousands of free tennis sessions across the UK to get them active and having fun, and maybe […]

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Family Days Out Round-Up: Half Term Special

I don’t know about you but our half term was a manic one and we spent the week making the most of the spring weather with lots of days out and about. One of our destinations for the week was the Warner Bros. Studio Tour as it was a special week where they opened No.4 […]

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#BML16: Announcing the Bloggers’ Keynote

BritMums Live is all about you, the awesome, fabulous, amazing blogger! That’s why we round off the event with the Bloggers’ Keynote: posts that we think really show off this wonderfully eclectic, supportive and creative community. We had hundreds of nominations this year, and we wish we could have picked every single one of them.  The posts […]

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10 things all first-timers need to know about #BML16

Newbie Round-up Editor Aby Moore has some great advice for those first time delegates to BritMums Live. Here she shares a reassuring post about what to expect from #BML16… One week from now we will be heading to London for the annual wonder that it #BML16. As blogging conferences go this one is the Royal Ascot […]

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