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Join our Healthy Egg Meals Pinterest Challenge

Join our fun and tasty #HealthyEggMeals Pinterest Challenge. This is all about discovering delicious egg dishes that inspire you and sharing the gorgeous images on Pinterest. Take part and you’ll not only discover great healthy egg meals and delight your hungry followers, you could also win 1 of 14 £50 shopping vouchers or the Grand […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Lighting and video workshop

When people look at your video or photos, do they say, “Wow, that looks amazing!” or do they say, “What is going on — I can barely see.” Good lighting is an essential part of creating great pictures and video. To give your work a more professional polish, don’t miss the Video and Lighting Workshop […]

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#MixUpYourMenu Twitter party: How to mix up family favourites

How do you inject a little variety into meals with your old favourites? Our #MixUpYourMenu Twitter party is the place to share your tips, tricks and tasty family meals. We especially want to hear your inspiration with Birds Eye mealtime favourites fish fingers, peas, chicken grills, burgers and new wholegrain fish fingers! When you tweet […]

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12 things to do with kids in Cyprus

Cyprus is a well-established destination for the party generation and new parents. But on a recent visit we discovered why it’s great with slightly older children, with its outdoor sports, culture that’s not restricted to museums and beautiful, rugged nature. Here, my must-do activities for any family visit to Cyprus. 1. Explore the Akamas Peninsula […]

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Review: The Crumbs Family Cookbook

When Crumbs, one of our favourite blogging and YouTube’ing duos recently published a cookbook, we couldn’t help but celebrate. We also asked another of our favourite bloggers, Lucy Parissi from Super Golden Bakes, to review it. Here’s her take on a potential new addition to your family cookbook shelf. When the Crumbs Family Cookbook landed […]

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40 ways to have family fun on a cruise

How does your family have fun on holiday? Are you sun-seekers who love getting out in the sunshine? Thrill-seekers who love waterslides and water sports? Food-seekers hungry for local cuisine and tempting treats? Our #CarnivalFamilies Twitter party was a chance to tell us about what kind of fun-seeking family you are. Fun-seeker – with your […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Beginning & Advanced SEO

SEO is a vital part of any blog finding its feet and its audience. This year we have both beginning and advanced sessions, presented by the astonishingly knowledgeable Judith Lewis. Judith Lewis is the founder of the deCabbit Consultancy specialising in integrated digital marketing consultancy and execution. She is a specialist integrated online marketer with […]

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How to use Canva to design your blog graphics

Adam Kirkup and his wife Sarah blog at www.fourfortheroad.co.uk. They use Canva, the free online design tool, to make all their graphics. In this guest post, Adam talks about how to use Canva and why he loves it to make blog graphics. Adam says, “I’m not being paid by Canva. I just think it’s a […]

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35 top tips for having fun & staying safe on holidays

At our #HolidaySafeKids Twitter party, parents traded tips on how to make travelling with children easier, safer and more fun. One way to do that is to use HolidaySafe travel insurance, which sponsored the party and which has policies that specifically cater to families, whether it’s protecting the pushchair against the cost of breaks or […]

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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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