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Embrace Happy Blogger Challenge: Week Four

Well, we have all had a nice two week’s holiday from the stress and strain of school runs, after school play dates and lessons and, for many of us, a two week holiday from blogging and social media. It is difficult to balance the daily challenges of our children being at home during a holiday […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add Yours!

Where some are finishing off homework this weekend and ironing the school uniform ready for Monday morning, I am not. We have another week to go and we’re off to sunny Spain to discover a brand new place that none of us have ever been to. That is the perfect holiday in my book. I […]

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Digital Influencers make a difference when they work together

Vaccine education on Rwanda, Image Credit: ONE/Carl Forti I’m sure many of you know I’m a passionate ambassador for the ONE campaign. I join over 6 million people across the globe who choose to come together to work with ONE to campaign and be an advocate for those living in poverty, especially in Africa. Together […]

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Travel Round-up: Easter treats

For an Easter Monday treat, I have a large selection of travel posts to give you plenty of inspiration for holidays and days out. The majority are based here in the UK and might well provide you with some ideas for places to go with the family during the Easter break. Hope you find something […]

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Teen & Tween Round-up: Alcohol & survival

Would you believe the Teen and Tween Round-up has been going for a whole two years now? That’s an awful lot of studying, sulking and gaming! GCSEs and A Levels are just around the corner, so now is the time for you teens to seriously get their heads down and start studying (although obviously they’ve […]

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Positively Inspirational Round – Up – Time For Change

What a lovely month we have had. Brighter, longer days and gardens that have suddenly sprung to life. I have spent the past month giving my garden a makeover ready for the Easter heatwave we were promised and even though it looks like we wont be getting that I’m glad the thought of warmer days […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

Happy Easter everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the break and have great plans or quality family time ahead. Ours was one of the last schools to break up on Wednesday and I was really looking forward to my first lie-in on Thursday morning, no alarm and lazy pyjama morning as I checked my […]

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Embrace Happy Blogger Challenge: Week Three

Welcome back to the third instalment of the Embrace Happy Blogger Challenge. It’s Week Three and hopefully you have learned to Block the Stats, have done a thorough Spring clean of your social media accounts and really looked at who you follow? You should be feeling a bit lighter and brighter so now is the […]

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If your blog isn’t mobile-friendly, watch out!

Can you read your blog properly on your smartphone? What do you see when you look at it? Do your posts show as linked headlines, or is the whole blog squeezed into the tiny space your screen offers? If it’s the former, your blog is using a mobile-friendly theme. If it’s the latter, you’re going to […]

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35 top tips for having fun & staying safe on holidays

At our #HolidaySafeKids Twitter party, parents traded tips on how to make travelling with children easier, safer and more fun. One way to do that is to use HolidaySafe travel insurance, which sponsored the party and which has policies that specifically cater to families, whether it’s protecting the pushchair against the cost of breaks or […]

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Are you ready for Google’s mobile deadline?

Important question: Is your site mobile-optimised? This is no longer simply a nice feature to have. Starting this month, it could be key to your blog getting seen. On April 21 Google is updating its algorithm, making mobile-friendliness a more important factor in search results. It’s unclear exactly how what its repercussions will be, but […]

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Poetry & Prose Roundup: Love is all around

Ah, April, my good friend – welcome! Step this way! What’s that you’ve got with you? Sunshine and clear blue skies? Oh, excellent… and is that crocuses I see too? And tulips? Brilliant! And hey, you’ve even brought the Easter Bunny! Yes, spring is officially here and as I sit compiling the Poetry and Prose Roundup for […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Easter and DIY

As Easter is traditionally a time for everyone to do DIY in their home, I thought this month I would include as many makeover projects, as well as ideas from the blogging community as I could. I’m hoping that you will enjoy this bumper edition, as there are some great inspirational home decor ideas out […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Turning Pitches Into Profit

Would you like to win paid work with your favourite brands? Wouldn’t you love to build brand relationships that result not only in excellent content that you’re proud to feature, but also a reasonable fee for your time? Emily Leary is a seasoned blogger and social media expert (as well as the blogger fronting the […]

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Healthy Egg Meals 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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