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Video: Valentine’s Day crafts for kids

Valentine’s Day is usually surrounded by themes of romance and sexytimes. But it’s a great family holiday too — celebrating friendship and love with your children, their friends and extended family. You can make it even more fun by doing some Valentine’s Day crafts with your children. We hung out with crafter extraordinaire Maggy from […]

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6 great things about Etsy home businesses

We’re excited that BritMums is partnering with Etsy to celebrate great crafting and provide advice for all you entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be who are toying with setting up a business based on your crafts, collections or other work. We’re featuring cool crafts and inspiring creators over the coming weeks. Here, Mary Andrews, who helps lead Etsy’s […]

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Mixing business & kids: 1 mum’s story & tips

We’re excited that BritMums is partnering with Etsy to celebrate great crafting and provide advice for all you entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be who have been toying with setting up a business based on your crafts, collections or other work. We’re featuring cool crafts and inspiring creators over the coming weeks. Here, Naomi, an owner of two […]

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Make your child this easy Bear Hood Cape

We’re excited to announce that BritMums is partnering with Etsy to celebrate great crafting and provide advice for all you entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be who have been toying with setting up a business based on your crafts or other work. More than ever, crafting is a growing blogging and social media niche, with some stellar BritMums […]

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75 top tips for Christmas dinner

Stressed about preparing the perfect Christmas meal? With the Big Day just around the corner, we asked you to share the your best tips, tricks and shortcuts in our #BessieXmasTips Twitter party. The party was sponsored by Aunt Bessie’s. Aunt Bessie’s range helps mums create their perfect family Christmas dinner with ease, full of ‘roastiness’. […]

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Video: Marco Pierre White’s top Christmas turkey tips

Preparing the perfect roast turkey and Christmas dinner is a challenge even for avid cooks. To get answers, BritMums hung out with Marco Pierre White to quiz him about our most pressing issues. The hangout was sponsored by Lean on Turkey, where you can get tips and inspiration for cooking with fresh turkey, including recipes […]

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Join us: Marco talks Xmas turkey with bloggers

We’re thrilled to announce that we are going to be hanging out again with chef Marco Pierre White. This time he’ll be sharing tips on creating the perfect Christmas turkey. Several BritMums food bloggers will be chatting with Marco and posing their trickiest questions. And you can take part too by watching live on our […]

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Aunt Bessie’s Xmas Twitter party & prizes

Christmas dinner is just round the corner, so we want to share the best tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you prepare yours with ease. Join our #BessieXmasTips Twitter party on Tuesday December 10, from 1-2pm to get involved. From quick and easy dinner table decorating tips, to your favourite party appetisers, and secret seasonings […]

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Top mum tips to prepare for Christmas

Now’s the moment. This is the time when you can enjoy pre-Christmas activities with the family and actually get ahead of the game. We brought together 5 creative bloggers to tell us their top mum tips and creative projects that getting their families into the Christmas spirit. Watch the video to discover: an easy-to-make ornament […]

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Tips on conquering writer’s block

Whether you’re writing the next War and Peace or your next blog post, writer’s block can strike. We gathered together a novelist, two prolific bloggers working on larger projects and and a blogger/time management expert to discover how to break through writer’s block on a G+ hangout. BritMums cofounder Jennifer Howze speaks to Novelist Amanda […]

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41 spooky Halloween foods, crafts & decorations

In the past year we have embraced Halloween on this side of the Atlantic, and there’s still time to prepare and enjoy the day of chills, thrills, food and fun. Here are some of the best ideas for celebrating with the entire family, from BritMums bloggers. Scroll down for: Decorating ideas Cookies & cakes Healthy […]

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Hangout: Tips for long-haul family travel

A big, long-haul adventure trip is something so many of us hope to take as a family — exposing our children (and ourselves) to new people, sights and lands. But they can be challenging. Because of the time and expense, we want to make the most of it and come away with happy lasting memories. […]

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40 tips for making family travel easier

How do you make family travel less stressful? Do you stick to your usual routines or relax the rules? What makes family travel easier? BritMums — along with cohosts, Anneli Faiers (@Delicieux_fr) and Paul Steele (@paul_steele), founder of BaldHiker.com and VisitBritain contributor — organised a Twitter party all about family travel, hashtag #HyattWLFG. It was […]

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51 egg meal ideas from breakfast to dinner

We discovered just how quickly we can rustle up a quick tasty meal in our Twitter party all about eggs.  Whatever the time of day or occasion, there is a great egg recipe waiting for you to try. Discover the great dishes BritMums love to make…and eat. September 30 – 6 October is British Egg […]

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Hangout: Memoir writing with Damian Barr

When Damian Barr’s memoir Maggie & Me came out, it couldn’t have had more serendipitous timing. His story of the growing up amid hardships during the Thatcher years came out at the moment the Iron Lady died. Maggie O’Farrell called the book a “work of stealthy genius”; Diana Athill said, “It grips from beginning to […]

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Travel: 50 of our favourite gems for UK breaks

In our recent #loveukbreaks Twitter party we asked you to share your UK gems that demonstrate loud and clear that the UK is a great place to holiday. The #loveukbreaks party was sponsored by Hoseasons, the UK’s leading self-catering specialists who have been providing fantastic UK family holidays since 1944. Hoseasons accommodates more than 1 […]

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Google+ tips: Do’s and don’ts

Learning how to integrate Google+ into your blogging world is an ongoing challenge — there are always new features and techniques to connect. Here are some great tips from Smart Schoolhouse: Use high-impact large pictures of your post, always put your posts public and use high-impact words in your descriptions. Some of these we may […]

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Understanding Pinterest and #PinItForwardUK

For a while Pinterest has been gathering steam here in the UK. It’s among the top referrers to blog content and a great visual way to promote your posts, your photography, and content you like. Now, Pinterest is “coming to the UK”. That might seem strange to say since of course loads of us have […]

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