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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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How to inspire your girl in STEM subjects #PrettyCurious #ad

  Here’s a shocking statistic: After age 16, while 94% of boys choose to study at least one STEM subject (science, technology, engineering and maths), just 35% of girls do. The proportion diminishes even more depressingly. According to some surveys, less than 13% of the STEM workforce is female. Which is why the energy company […]

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Dads Round-up: Christmas thoughts & New Year’s wishes

Happy New Year, everyone, and welcome to the first dads’ round-up for the year. I hope Santa brought you and your family everything you wished for, that your Christmas break was restful and that you’re ready and raring to go in 2018. Christmas reflections Matt (Hip Dad Blog) went above and beyond the call of […]

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Join our #PetitsFilousPlayFree chat: Celebrating Free Play for kids #ad

  Free Play is critical for children’s development. Not only does it tap into their imagination and encourage creative thinking, it also supports their physical and cognitive development. For example, while stomping in a puddle may seem like a child is just trying to make a mess, this simple act of Free Play teaches children […]

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Disney On Ice: Passport to Adventure with Ocean Florida

A visit to see Disney On Ice has become a bit of a post-Christmas tradition in our household. This year was no exception, as were invited to the O2 to see their latest show, Passport to Adventure by Florida travel specialists, Ocean Florida for Britmums. This was unlike any visit to the O2 we have […]

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