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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

Some weeks are good and others are bad and as this one goes it’s been pretty much middle of the road, I still feel like I have one foot firmly in Summer holiday mode and I can’t quite get my enthusiasm back yet to throw myself into work again as I know it’s a long […]

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Taking the plunge – Flexible working for dads

I have to admit I struggle with balancing being a parent and working full time. I have a pretty senior role in the cut throat world of sales. This takes me away from home a lot and when I am back in time for bath time I have to admit coming home to something that […]

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Hangout: 10 ways to build a huge social following

Want more followers? Want have massive social influence? Tune in to our Google hangout with Guy Kawasaki to discover 10 ways to build a huge social following! Who is Guy Kawasaki? Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to hear Guy’s advice live! Kawasaki is a best-selling author, former chief evangelist at Apple, now chief […]

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5 mums review electric & plug-in hybrid cars

For an honest-to-goodness test drive, one of the best people to ask is a mum – between the school run, the weekly shop, the around-town errands, the family outings and the kids’ taxi service, they’ll put any vehicle through its paces. That’s exactly what 5 families did with a range of ultra low emission vehicles […]

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BritMums Foodie Round Up: September selection

This time of year is full of changes – Summer has just about departed, but it’s not quite Autumn yet either. The return to school is upon us, and, as much as I hate to mention it, the evenings are definitely beginning to draw in aren’t they? Or is it just me? It’s not all […]

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Politics Round-up: Scotland decides!

The Scottish Referendum takes place a week today. This momentous vote could change things for all of us in Britain, whichever side of the border you live on, so it is something I have been watching with interest. As an English person my urge is to beg them to stay, but equally if I was […]

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How to place your personality into your blog’s sidebar

I’m sure you’ve been told before that it’s a good idea to put a link to your About page on your sidebar, along with an avatar (online portrait) to accompany it. This is because readers and visitors like to know who the person is behind all that blogging. It’s nice to see an author’s face, […]

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Twitter party: Your quick teatime solutions #Afterschoolchefs

Back to school season means getting back into a routine. Our #Afterschoolchefs Twitter party is about making teatime meals easier than ever. Come tweet how you get back into teatime routine on September 16 from 13:00 – 14:30 BST. You could win 1 of 10 £25 shopping vouchers! The #Afterschoolchefs party is sponsored by Birds […]

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From BritMums Live to fashionable Paris

This blogging thing has taken me to some weird and wonderful places over the last couple of years. The most unexpected, however, would be the back of a Hackney carriage in Central Paris. This is where I spent last Tuesday, a guest of the French men’s fashion retailer Celio*. I was there for two reasons: […]

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Teen and tween round-up: Back to school & blogging

So did you all get a lovely break over summer? I hope those teens and tweens had plenty of time to recharge their batteries and families all got to have some fun together. I’ve never known a summer so quiet on the blogging front (hence why this round-up is somewhat shorter than usual!). It seems […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: New beginnings & fresh starts

Last week at church I was listening to a lady speak on new starts and fresh beginnings. She was talking about how September is practically another January and for most of us it is a time to re-evaluate and think about where our priorities lie in the next year ahead. I was a bit taken […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours

I always find I hit September running as fast as I can with so many things to prepare and organise no matter how much preparation I put in place to try and avoid it, do you? Return from the holidays, bags to empty, wash, clean, put away, school uniform to label, book bags to find and […]

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SnapHappyBritMums: A photo a day on Instagram

Like taking pics? Enjoy taking part in a little fun? Join in #SnapHappyBritMums, our daily photo challenge! Each day we set a theme, and all you need to do is be creative and snap away! Save the image above as a daily reminder to refer to. Go crazy on your blog, Twitter and  your photo sharing […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: kids, art and Edinburgh

Who says kids can’t enjoy art? Jake Chapman, for one. Half of the renowned Chapman brothers duo, he caused sparks to fly in the art world by suggesting that art galleries weren’t a place for children. It was best to keep them away. A Family Day Out wrote a great post explaining how – while […]

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Charity challenges & appeals for bloggers

We have seen charity hitting our media outlets and timelines in a big way during the Summer. The blogging community were delighted to hear of the safe arrival of baby Beatrice to our lovely Jennie last month. Matilda Mae remains in hearts and minds. Please check out a video showing just one of the bloggers […]

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Poetry and Prose Round-Up: Ahh, September, my Autumnal Friend.

With the summer over and done in a blaze of glory, we are back to the nights drawing in and that cosy Autumnal feeling. I think I said it last year but September feels like more of a new beginning to me than January. Something to do with it being the start of a new […]

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A Summer of Reviews

The summer holidays were upon us but us parent bloggers never miss the opportunity for a good review. Whether we were stuck indoors thanks to the August thunderstorms or we were out exploring, you have been linking up galore with your summer reviews. In August we bought Baby D his first pair of shoes, so over […]

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Home and Design Round-up: Beach huts, shells and getting you oar in!

Hello and welcome to August edition of the BritMums home and design round-up.  Its been great catching up with all of your makeovers and home posts, and I’ve a bumper collection of beach themed ones I wanted to highlight. First up though, is what I’ve been getting up to.  Well, I’ve been getting my craft […]

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