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BritMums Good Reads: Without mum, Google and parenting

On the school run home today I wound down the window whilst my daughters and I squealed with delight: we saw the first of our daffodils had opened. There are bumblebees bumbling around the lawn and wild bunnies chomping at the pansies outside the front door. Spring, people. It’s springing out there. So if the joy […]

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Good Reads February 2015

Despite February being absurdly cold at points I feel Spring may be on the horizon. There are snowdrops in the chicken pen and the daffodils are beginning to poke through up in the woods, reminding me that Mother’s Day isn’t too far in the future. But before Spring is officially here; now that you have […]

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Good Reads: Farewell to my daughter, shaking it off and iEverything

I don’t know where the Christmas break went, but whilst you were busy enjoying the break from the alarm clock and trying to figure out where you were going to put all the new toys your children were lucky enough to receive, I have been scouring the internet for posts that will keep you reading […]

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Good Reads: East Enders, the Telegraph and Ello

The great decline to Christmas has begun now that Halloween is over. The Ads are all over the TV, the Strictly Come Dancing Contestants have been whittled down to the serious contenders, and there is debate on social media about what will be Christmas Number One. As someone who has a birthday at the end […]

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Good Reads May 2014

Hello! How are things? Did you miss me? Probably not, but to flatter my own ego I am going to assume that you pined. For hours. And speaking of pining, with half-term a hop skip and jump away I am confident that I shall be pining for school mere minutes after 9am on Monday morning, […]

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Good Reads February 2014

The season of Love is upon us! Are you feeling it? No, me neither. I’m mostly feeling wet and miserable. Then I tell myself to snap out of it because I do not live in the Somerset Levels and Lord knows that they have been wet and miserable since well before Christmas. On which happy […]

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Good Reads: Remembrance, the worst bits of motherhood and who needs family anyway?

Can anyone tell me where this year is going? I couldn’t believe it when the latest Strictly series started because it signalled the beginning of Christmas. Eeek! Anyhow, I won’t hang around banging on about all that I have to do before Christmas, which is a mere six weeks away. Instead, forget about the ‘C’ […]

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Good Reads: Spooky science & mental patient costumes

You’re feeling it, aren’t you? The switch has been flipped from summer to winter and as the temperature of the British thermostat drops to meet winter standards there are a couple of blissful weeks where the leaves fall like post-wedding confetti bringing chaos to commuters on train lines and joy to dog walkers and small […]

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Good Reads: Twerking, Walmart and the Saatchi Bill

So how was your summer? Did you go anywhere nice? Are you glad the children are back at school? Did I miss any crucial hairdresser-style questions? No, good. So get the kettle on, quickly whilst no-one is looking. I’ll dig out the secret stash of biscuits and we can have a good old catch up. […]

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Good Reads: School hols, not being perfect and being fat

The School Holidays have arrived in the house of Domestic Goddessery. I am a little nervous of all those weeks stretching ahead of me when I have nothing but two weeks in sunny Norway planned. The summer holidays, though an awesome and magical time in the life of a child do nothing but fill me […]

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Good Reads June

The countdown is on: less than a week until the event of the year, BritMums Live. I, of course, will be there. So if you are too, stop by and say hello. You won’t have trouble finding me: I’m very loud and I have really nice pink shoes. Plus if I get the chance I […]

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Good Reads April

Oh man, those holidays seemed to last forever. I don’t know about you but I never imagined that I would ever have a white Easter! And this relentlessly wintery weather has made the holidays seem so unbearably long. But, now that they are back in the halls of learning and you are, briefly, free to […]

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Mr Cameron – adoptive parents need you now!

I, along with many other adults, have heard the government pleas for more adoptive parents to step forward. I have read articles and adverts in the local paper and seen many a discussion on raising awareness of this situation. Our monthly Adoption and fostering round-up has lots of information on the topic. Have you been […]

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A blogging network like no other

BritMums¬†gets another mention in the broadsheets! This time we are in The Guardian, in an article called: A Blogging Conference Like No Other. Our very own Jen, a CyberMummy co-founder, says: “Brands have come to recognise that blogs and bloggers are an important part of the media mix,” says Howze. “They’re influential publishers, and they […]

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