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Spring Has Sprung! April’s Video Round-up

Welcome to the April video round-up where vloggers have been out and about this month enjoying the longer days and dreaming of taking everything off, draping on a sun lounger and letting the hot summer sun bake over their bodies! Oh wait! That’s just me getting ahead of myself! Spring has certainly sprung and I’m […]

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Craft Round-up: Pebbles, leaves and wild garlic

Welcome back to another set of crafty ideas to whet your appetite… now that Easter is almost upon us , I am sure you are ready to move on from lovely Easter Bunnies and chicks and take a look at something new. As the weather finally warms up, we are all likely to spend more […]

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Can child-free women represent mothers’ interests?

The departure of Maria Miller from David Cameron’s Cabinet has left three women as full-time members, none of them mothers. The low number of women as well as the splitting of Miller’s former role as minister of Women and Equalities between Nicky Morgan (Women) and Sajid Javid (Equalities) has prompted a lot of discussion. Morgan […]

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Honest Mum’s Easter Film Picks

Yay for the Easter holidays and let’s hope we’re in store for lots of sunshine (and chocolate eggs of course)…for those less sunny days though or when you find yourself simply in need of some chill out time with the family, why not check out my 5 picks for fun family films to enjoy this […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours

I am very embarrassed to say that my twins have already devoured 3 Easter Eggs each and I have another pair sitting in the kitchen and we’re still a week off Easter! “In my day” you didn’t get your egg (note single tense) until the big day nowadays you get eggs at a drop of […]

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Meet BritMums fabulous Round up editors

One of the greatest regular features on the BritMums blog has to be the Round-ups which are compiled monthly by our wonderful contributors. These are the bloggers who keep a beady eye on what’s happening in the blogosphere and share with us the crème de la crème, after all not all of us have time […]

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Politics Round-up; Budgets and Striking

George Osborne announced his 2014 Budget on the 19th of March. You can read the key points in this piece in The Guardian. But what did bloggers make of it? Well, the fairly tactless and now infamous ‘Bingo and Beer’ posting by Grant Shapps on Twitter was what got my goat, and inspired me to […]

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Education roundup – castle made of cookies, remembering the first world war &

Spring has sprung, the Easter holidays have started (mostly) and we are beginning to enjoy some sunshine – thank heavens! This month I wanted to focus on how we can encourage our children to learn particular subjects at home,whether we home educate of just want to back up what is learnt at school. So how […]

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Charity Appeals and Champions

I have really enjoyed putting together this month’s charity round-up partly because it features bloggers who I am honoured to call online friends. These are some of the bloggers who no matter what challenges they are facing in their own lives will be reaching out to raise awareness and/or funds whilst supporting individuals and families […]

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April Foodie Round Up – All Things Easter

Be Warned! - As you might expect, chocolate features heavily in this special edition Easter Foodie Round Up –  there’s a lot of it about right now! Of course in this part of the world, consumers also go hopping mad for traditional Easter sweet treats – in Hare form – for there is no Easter Bunny here, […]

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Frozen film review: Resistance is futile

Disney has gotten be to be Disney by creating reliable family entertainment with certain hallmarks: showstopping tunes, wholesome stories, loveable sidekicks. Two things in particular make the Disney animated feature Frozen one of the films families will watch over and over. The first is that it surprises. In Frozen, there is a twist on the […]

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Travel Round-up: Around the world in 20 blogs

Phileas Fogg managed it in 80 days. I’m hoping we can get round the world a little quicker than that, thanks to the suggestions below. UK Some free time in London - A Guiding Life The Beaufort, Knightsbridge: a true boutique hotel – Mum’s Gone To… An amazing time at clueQuest - Family Travel Times Wales: Going down […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: The anniversary edition

It’s the Easter holidays for most of us and time for a break from school. Unless your kids are doing their GCSEs and A Levels, in which case they should be hard at work revising. Right? Would you believe the Teen and Tween Round-up has been going for a whole year now? It’s really grown […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-Up – Inspirational Mums

I just can’t believe how fast these months are flying by. We are in April already, the daffodils and hyacinths are dying off as they make way for roses and geraniums. I can’t wait for the summer to arrive, to potter in my garden while the radio plays, the hens forage and the kids play. […]

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Etsy Vintage Seller Success Stories: Little Dog Vintage

Want to spend more time developing your artistic side? Love buying vintage, but worry your house is starting to look a bit too much like an antique market? Why not turn your passion into a business? We’ve teamed up with Etsy to offer you 20 free listings when you open your Etsy shop. In this […]

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How to build & market to your email list

If you ask your readers to sign up to a newsletter, you have an email list that can be a powerful tool for your blog. Corey Taratuta, the creator of the popular travel blog and podcast IrishFireside.com, shares his tips for making the most of your email list. His tips include: Use your email list […]

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Arts and Culture Round-up: Spring into the holidays

Our clocks have sprung forward. Nights are shortening. Easter is almost upon us and, with it, a two-week break from the daily grind of school runs. It seems that we bloggers have been doing some pre-planning on ways to keep the youngsters occupied when they’re not guzzling chocolate eggs or dodging April showers. This month’s […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours

Easter, Spring, sunshine, flowers, longer days, chocolate – maybe too much chocolate but it’s happy days ahead everyone. It’s shorts and t shirts, it’s BBQ’s and outside fun, oh and it’s April which could mean April showers, in fact there have been some Aprils that have seen snow and with our weird weather who knows […]

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