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BritMums Live 2015: Breaking Boundaries with Insight and Passion

If you think of your blog as a business, or are thinking of running a business, Kate Hardcastle will inspire you! Kate  is one of the UK’s leading “go-to” business experts and founded Insight With Passion – which donates 20% back to good causes. This session will give you enthusiasm about running your own business (yes, […]

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How families can lovingly cope with dementia

Dementia affects so many people directly and through their parents, relatives, colleagues and friends. It can be a heart-breaking condition and yet there are very simple things we can do to help. You can make a difference by signing up to become a Dementia Friend. Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society joined forces last […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Social Media Optimisation – doing it all at once (yes, you must!)

Facebook tweaks its algorithm and suddenly nobody sees yours posts anymore. Pinterest fiddles with its feed and your referrals go from 1,000 to 100. It’s no longer good enough to be excellent on 1 social platform; you need to be working them all. Social Media Optimisation Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, G+, Twitter all at once? Yes, […]

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#PowerToSwitch: 20 reasons to switch energy suppliers

Are you spending too much on your energy bills? There has never been a better time to switch energy suppliers. The market has been reformed making it simpler, clearer and quicker to switch supplier and many households could save around £200 or more. Plus, it’s now easier than ever with the new site www.BeAnEnergyShopper.com, where […]

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Put the Brakes on Smoking: Smokefree Homes & Cars

Most of us know that secondhand smoke can be harmful, but research shows we don’t really know how much. We think smoking near a cracked car window or waving the smoke away can make all the difference. In fact, more than 80% of secondhand smoke, whether exhaled or curling from the end of the cigarette, […]

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Publishing a book – what I’ve learned

I’ve just published my first ever book. It’s called A modern father (…and dad blogger) and it focuses on my life as a stay at home dad. As the title suggests, however, I couldn’t resist writing just a little about being a dad blogger. Getting the book into print has taken over my life and […]

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39 delicious ways to eat Bramley apples

Bramley apples encapsulate so much about what we love about food: They’re delicious and tangy, they’re versatile and go with a wide variety of spices and herbs, they are truly British, only grown commercially in the UK, and they’re seasonal so you know you’re getting them at the height of their deliciousness (and when they’re […]

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37 tips for looking & feeling good as you age

Do you want to look and feel good as you get older? At our recent #ThisIsMe Twitter debate, we asked for your tips on how to do just that. We were joined by leading medical aesthetic practitioner Dr Jonquille Chantrey, and renowned beauty journalist Alice Hart-Davis. The debate was sponsored by Allergan, maker of Juvéderm […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Define Your Design Workshops

Hello, beautiful! That’s the feeling we all want to have when we look at our blogs every day. This year at BritMums Live we’re delighted to announce a brand new module on the schedule that is all about good design and creating a gorgeous blog and brand. Best of all, it’s a hands-on experience, broken […]

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Divorce: How does family mediation work?

Divorcing couples now need to consider mediation — it’s required by law. In this guest post, the Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP (right), Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties, with responsibility for family justice in England and Wales, takes us through the process and how it can help with custody issues, finances, changes […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Di Coke speaks about giveaways

Back by popular demand: You told us, we listened. We’re delighted to announce that Di Coke is back for BritMums Live 2015, giving advice on running giveaways, competitions and more. Expect a fast-paced session with easy-to-understand but vital tips on what keeps your giveaways legal, how they can be used to drive traffic, what makes […]

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Tinkerbell & Legend of the NeverBeast: Reviews & lessons

At our recent Twitter party — in conjunction with the UK release of Tinkerbell and the Legend of the NeverBeast — we talked about the film’s key themes, including not judging people by their appearance, the importance of nature and learning how to care for animals. How can we encourage our children to learn such […]

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21 family recipes using flavour pots

OXO are convinced that their new range of Herbs & More flavour pots are so easy to use that they wanted to see mums let their little Kitchen Magicians do the cooking for once. So 15 BritMums bloggers took up the challenge and became assistants to the magicians as the children took over the preparation […]

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Top tips for improving your Instagram feed

The London Instagram Community started back in 2011 as a way for filter-lovers to meet up, take pictures, and facilitate photo taking and sharing opportunities. Its founders, Debs Coady and Jess Macdonald are at the heart of that community. Debs has spoken at BritMums Live and not long ago Jess passed along some top tips […]

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45 tips to get kids to drink more water

How do you encourage children to drink water? That is the question we asked in our recent #MrMenEvian Twitter party. We all know how important it is for children to keep hydrated, and water is the best way to do that. With the great tips you shared, children will gain health benefits and have fun […]

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Should you be driving traffic to your YouTube?

Should you drive traffic to your YouTube channel? On the face of it, that’s seems like an easy question. Of course! Especially since video is increasingly becoming a platform and outlet that wields influence and increasingly reaches the people you want to. The long road to video We’ve been thinking about video for quite a […]

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Top tips for making fairytale castle cakes

Our #BakeAWish Twitter party celebrated Fairy washing-up liquid’s search for the best fairytale castle picture to turn into a colossal cake, in its attempt to break the Guinness World Records™ title for the world’s largest cake sculpture. (The washing up from all 10,000 slices of cake will be done with 1 bottle of Fairy.) This […]

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41 tips for baking and decorating Christmas cake

It’s never too early to start thinking about the Christmas cake. To promote delicious early planning, BritMums hosted the #XmasBake Twitter party so we could all share our best tips for creating the holiday classic. The party was sponsored by Currys PC World, where you can find all the mixers, bowls, cake tins, and utensils […]

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