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Tips for cosy kids’ dens & beautiful lighting

Children love building dens, and we want to encourage their creativity in making their own spaces. At our #MyDen Hangout, several mums shared their children’s dens and we got advice on good den-building materials as well as how to sympathetically and safely light children’s spaces. Watch the hangout to find out: Ways to get more […]

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Kids Company needs Government funding NOW

  Our Green and Ethical commentator Ali Clifford writes: The alarming news that the Kids Company charity run by Camila Batmanghelidjh, won’t survive beyond Christmas as it’s struggling to find the £2million a month that is costs to run it… large numbers of children are turning to the charity needing child protection, child mental health assistance, and […]

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Guy Kawasaki on how to get a massive social following

Oh yes. BritMums hung out with Guy Kawasaki, the legendary social media guru, now Chief Evangelist at Canva, along with the amazing Canva Evangelist Peg Fitzpatrick, to get their best tips for developing a huge following online. We learned about how to share socially so it doesn’t consume your life, where Guy’s opinion differs from […]

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Single Parent Round-up: Autumn is Here!

I love this time of year: the children are back at school and we’re all back into a routine; the ground is covered in crunchy leaves and everything is changing colour. It always makes me want to dye my hair, to fit in! So what have our lovely single parent bloggers been up to since […]

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Reviews Round-up: Something for everyone

Don’t the Summer holidays seem so long ago? Now the kids are back at school and the parents are back to (blogging) work. But we can’t complain too much as the weather has been very kind and given us Brits a bit of an extended Summer. Over on Kiddy Reviews I have been talking about […]

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Tweet egg meals with leftovers at #BritishEggWeek Twitter party

It’s #BritishEggWeek and we’re celebrating again with a Twitter party all about the tasty meals you can make combing British Lion eggs with leftovers! Come tweet your favourite egg meals on October 7 from 13:00 – 14:300 BST. You could win 1 of 10 £20 shopping vouchers! Eggs can make a meal out of anything. […]

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Blog Giveaways Round-Up: Style & design baby!

Hello, and welcome back to me Summer has gone, and is but a twinkle in the eye, and the Halloween pixies are playing knock-down ginger and the Xmas elf is pulling my hair. Metaphorically speaking of course. This means that the kids are back at school, and I actually have time to look at the wonderful […]

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Health Round-up: Autumnal inspiration

The first two posts that I have chosen for this month’s round-up are both though-provoking posts. Starting with Steph at Was this in the plan? In her post; I’d give you one, she talks about her own experiences of parenting a child with the life-limiting Costello Syndrome and how even though sadly her own daughter […]

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September Beauty Round-up: Hair, advice & wellbeing

The autumn is here that is for sure. It’s chilli and windy but not that cold. The perfect season in my book – my favourite season. I was born in September so I guess it is normal. Autumn is the season when we all get back to our yearly routine – schools open their doors, […]

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Join us: Easy egg meal hangout to use up leftovers

Eggs can make a meal out of anything and are great to combine with the most common leftovers such as potatoes, carrots, and bacon, making quick and tasty meals that also reduce food waste. Come discover mums’ favourite British Lion egg recipes in our Shortcut Eggsperts Hangout on Tuesday 7 October at 11:00 BST! You’ll […]

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Blogging identities: Who are you?

Who read your first blog post? Did you set up a blog and herald the arrival to family and friends, or did you quietly post, just you and the internet, no need to mind your “p’s and q’s”? Did you use your name or go for something more anonymous? Blogs grow. The internet seeks to […]

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Adoption and Fostering Round-up

We took a bit of a break over the summer; I’m sure all you mums and dads know how hard it is to find spare moments over the summer holidays. Anyway we are back and raring to go, with lots of great posts and some exciting events happening. So that brings me nicely on to […]

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40 ways to get kids involved & eating at teatime

How do you get back into teatimes routines with your family during back-to-school season? At our #afterschoolchefs Twitter party, mums shared how they make teatimes easier and how the kids get involved. You told us what your children enjoy eating and how you get them helping in the kitchen. The #Afterschoolchefs party was sponsored by […]

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Special Needs Round-up: School, Bullies and Heroes

The children are back in school and we’ve hit the ground running. And school has been a hot topic across your SEN blogs for just that very reason. I was particularly taken by a unique piece written by Michelle Bailey. As a mum of a child with SEN, and also as a working SENCO, she […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

I’m a Star Baker, I’m a Star Baker. I’ve been taking part in Mummy Mishaps Great Bloggers Bake Off and for the European Cakes challenge last week I produced, with these fair hands, a Sacher torte just like we used to love eating in Italy (I lived on the boarder of Sud Tirol) It was […]

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Good Reads September 2014

Bonjour friends, strangers and Doctor Who Fans, how are we this splendid afternoon? Happy to have the school routine back in place? Grieving the passage of time that means your baby has gone off to Reception/Secondary School/University? Then gather close and we shall comfort each other. I’ll dig out a blanket, a box of tissues […]

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Holidays: The September Video Round-up

So how was your summer? I don’t know about you but I really found summer 2014 very relaxing. It was probably my easiest summer with the kids so far (mine are 11 and 7), so rather than feeling harassed at having to schedule plenty of playdates and the stress of ‘finding’ things to keep them […]

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Tips for hosting giveaways on your blog

Blog giveaways: Watch our G+ Hangout for tips Blog giveaways are a great way to lure new visitors to your blog, highlight stuff you love and forge relationships with brands. But what kind of prizes work the best? Should you use a functionality like Rafflecopter to run your giveaway? BritMums chatted with Di Coke from […]

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