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3 ways to avoid mealtime battles

If meals in your house are more tears and pleading than “More cabbage please, Mum” then you’re not alone. Jo Cormack, a therapist who writes at www.emotionallyawarefeeding.com, tells how to avoid “war and peas” during family mealtimes. You’ve spent hours in the kitchen perfecting a nutritious and delicious meal for your family. You sink down in your […]

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Style round-up: April accessories

This month I’ve been a little bit obsessed with dressing up outfits. I’ve been looking for ways to update my current wardrobe and accessories can really help this to happen without breaking the bank. This month I’ve splurged on a high end change bag and also grabbed a few more baby friendly necklaces along the […]

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Fitness Round-up: Keep fit & be happy

I am so excited to reveal the latest addition to the fabulous BritMums round-ups, the inspirational Fitness Round-up, which I am the editor of. You might know me as the blogger behind the multi-awards nominated lifestyle blog All Baby Advice that has been around for more than 7 years. Last year I also launched Fitness 4 Mamas blog […]

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Linky: I’m going to #BML16

It’s BritMums Live season again, tickets are selling fast so if you’re still ‘thinking about it’ you’d best be quick or you’ll miss out! #BML16 will bring together bloggers and social influencers from all over the UK to meet, socialise, network with brands, improve their skills and fire their creativity. Here are the details you […]

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Food Round-up: Chocolate & Easter Food

Well, Easter weekend has been and gone. The fields are full of super cute lambs and we are told that we are officially in Springtime. Even the weather is occasionally tempting us to believe that warmer days may be here to stay soon. This month’s BritMums Foodie Roundup is bringing you the best of the […]

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Health Round-up: When pregnancy is not the fairy-tale we thought it would be

Pregnancy is meant to be one of the most beautiful times in a woman’s life but for so many of us, this hasn’t been the case. The causes of distress in pregnancy are diverse but the consequences are always heartbreaking for the mothers affected. Several BritMums bloggers have opened up about how pregnancy has been […]

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Sexting: 3 tips for talking to your kids

Sexting: we’re hearing more and more about it. But what do we do about it as parents? How can we teach our kids the pitfalls and dangers of it in a way they will understand and listen to? The Priory Group, the leading provider of behavioural care in the UK, provides this advice for modern parents.  Sexting: riskier […]

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Launching your book & harnessing your community

Launching a book is a juggling act. Not only are you managing the pre-launch process of getting the cover designed, having your book edited, working out the formatting and deciding on the best distribution routes (which I covered in my last post), but you also have to plan ahead for the launch by laying the […]

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SEND Round-up: World Autism Awareness & Down’s Syndrome Days

It was fantastic that so many bloggers joined in with last month’s SEND linky; there has indeed been a lot to cover over this period. World Autism Awareness Day/Week/Month following shortly after World Down’s Syndrome Day, along with the screening of a new TV drama on BBC1 called The A Word, has led to a huge increase in […]

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

When I first battled breast cancer it was one of the loneliest periods of my life. I had made the conscious decision to not tell my children, family or friends until I knew what was going on. Really knew. I saw little point in a group of people worrying about an uncertain future and, moreover, […]

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#BML16 Bloggers’ Keynote: Submissions open

  Our theme for the conference this year is Create. Connect. Collaborate. The Bloggers Keynote encompasses all three of these. It’s one of the highlights of BrtiMums Live (in our opinion), and a lot of attendees tell us it’s one of their favourites too. The Bloggers Keynote is the final group session of the conference when […]

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Review Round-up: Indoor games & toys

Hello everyone, and welcome to the April edition of the Britmums Review Round-up! Have you had the April showers where you live? We certainly have here – it has been bright sunshine one minute and then heavy rain the next!  This month I have a collection of reviews featuring indoor toys and games – some ideas […]

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Exercise tips for new mothers

When you’re pregnant or have just had a baby, one of the things that many mums want to know is how to get back into shape. What is safe to do and how can we do it? BritMums co-founder Jennifer Howze and BritMums blog editor Nadine Hill talked to fitness expert Shakira Akabusi about her top 5 exercise tips […]

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What really happens when you lose a child

Losing a child is fear for all parents. It’s so frightening that we push the thought from our mind…or obsess about it. Blogger Oana Papaconstantinou of Mama’s Haven speaks about what it is really like to lose a child. In July 2014, Georgie, my then five and a half month son, died of an aggressive form […]

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Education Round-up: School places and testing

For most parents, and their children of course, returning from Easter break is the start of a stressful few months school-wise so I’m starting this BritMums Education Round-up with a little humour from Babi a Fi with their (tongue in cheek) look at the British Education System. School Places This week sees most parents find out where […]

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Family Days Out Round-up: Easter fun

Hello and welcome to this months Family Fun round-up, I have been inundated with posts this month and it seems you have all made the most of some nice weather over the Easter break. I have to admit that mine was a little mixed as we had some (ongoing) car trouble on the way to […]

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How to turn your blog into a book on a budget

“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” * Stephen King If writing a book is on your to-do list, there is no better time to get on with it. The conditions will never be ‘just right’. You’ll never have more time (time has a habit of […]

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#BML16: Finding the peace and power in blogging

We’re pleased to announce that Cherry Menlove will be at BritMums Live/#BML16 leading a session on “Finding the peace on power in blogging”. Having been blogging for a decade, Cherry will share with you the 10 most important steps to take in order to create a blog that takes your life, and the life of […]

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