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Style Round-up: A new year wardrobe refresh

Happy new year everyone! I love this time of year for refreshing my look; the best sales are on at all my favourite clothing stores so it’s a great time to update my wardrobe. I’ve stocked up on new skinny jeans, cosy knits, sock boots and cute dresses to see me through the rest of […]

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Food Round-up: Veganuary

Happy 2018! Here we are in the middle of January already with the Christmas festivities long gone. For many of us the start of a new year means that it’s time to rein in the excess of food and drink consumption that despite best attempts always seems to be the hallmark of December. It’s actually […]

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Finance Round-up: A new start for your finances

Happy New Year to everyone! While it is not the start of a financial year many see the turning of the calendar as a good incentive to get things in order and start afresh. Others may be dieting and giving up alcohol but our money bloggers are counting the pennies and planning the year ahead. […]

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Pets Round-up: Back in the saddle

Welcome back!  Apologies for my disappearance, life has all been a bit hectic recently as we’ve relocated down to the South West and everything has been a bit topsy-turvy – not least my dodgy internet connection! Anyhow, we’re settling in well and although I haven’t had time to write much on my own blog, I’ve […]

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Allergies Round-up: Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a brilliant Christmas and New Year, hopefully we are all feeling refreshed and ready to start a new year. I found myself strangely excited to get back to work and back to (some kind of) normality. Today I want to catch up with a few of my favourite […]

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Celebrating Free Play for kids #PetitsFilousFreePlay #ad

Free Play is critical for children’s development. Not only does it tap into your child’s imagination and encourage creative thinking, it also supports physical and cognitive development. We held a Twitter chat talking about how you encourage your children to Play Free. We were joined by the free play advocate Anita Cleare (@thinking_parent). Scroll down to […]

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Mums & Tots Round-up: Getting organised with your toddlers

I remember the days when all we had to deal with were a few soft toys, a rattle and a play mat. I didn’t understand how other parents could allow their houses to be overtaken by their children.  Then my baby became a toddler.  Somewhere around the first birthday mark, our house became a toy […]

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Newbies Round-up: New year, same awesome talent

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and managed to have a break with your families. I managed one complete day off, which I think is a record! #Confessionsofaworkaholic. We had a strange Christmas being out in France for the first time. It was weird not seeing our family or friends […]

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Take the Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge #RustlersHack #ad

  Families are juggling busy schedules – school run, football practise, swimming lessons, book club, parents evening, Grandma’s birthday, the list goes on. Sometimes we just need a quick and convenient meal solution that pleases the whole family. Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger twin packs are a perfect quick fix when time just isn’t on […]

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Mums in Business Round-up: Free resources for small businesses

Many people put off starting up a small business because they worry about costs. It doesn’t have to be an expensive experience you’d be surprised by the sheer amount of resources available out there and many for free.  Skills Trade : Do you have a tradable skill that you can offer someone in return for something […]

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7 Ways to curb your child’s video game addiction

Digital devices have invaded our modern lives. With televisions, laptops, and tablets becoming easier to acquire, children, adolescents and adults are becoming increasingly addicted to these gadgets. As many modern parents will know, it is particularly challenging to curb the video game addiction in children as they tend to get stuck in the reward loops […]

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Expat Round-up: Goodbye 2017 & hello 2018

Hello, Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas break. I know Christmas can be rough for expats, especially new expats, without the support of family.  Being away from loved ones may make us blue. In December, I wrote a post on how to survive Christmas as an expat but really it can […]

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Smacking: Part of parenting or child abuse?

  A few years ago there seemed to a lot of discussion around smacking and whether it belonged in any parents’ reservoir of disciplinary tools. Beating a child is wrong. Everyone can agree on that, as well as the old days of belts and paddles belonging in the past.  Now the Welsh government is launching […]

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#SnapHappyBritMums Spotlight: January 2018

Each month on this website, we highlight our favourite contribution from the #SnapHappyBritMums Instagram community. Anyone can join in with the snap happy fun – all you need to do is add the hashtag #snaphappybritmums to your Instagram shares and you can also insert @BritMums too! The #snaphappybritmums community is growing as more of you […]

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