The best a man can get

The recent Gillette advert on masculinity has generated a lot of opinion in the media. Here one woman shares her story and her reaction to the short film. I’m 9 years old and across the darkened room I can see my younger sisters eyes gleaming at me through the night. It’s late but we’re awake.…

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BritMums on the Gillette ad on masculinity that created the backlash

Here at BritMums we love good ads — ones that make us laugh, ones that make us cry. We’re not above spending leisure time watching our favourite advertisements on YouTube. The latest one to hit our playlist is the new Gillette ad, entitled We Believe: The Best Men Can Be, about the role of men…

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Real parents and children review I’M A GIRLY fashion doll #ad

  Do your children still enjoy playing with dolls? Do you wish you could extend the amount of time they enjoy dolls? Then I’M A GIRLY Fashion-Doll is an exciting option for playing dress-up and pretend. I’M A GIRLY is aimed squarely at children aged 8 to 12. It has a strong focus on fashion, style…

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The B List: 11 inspirational parenting blogs

You’ve heard about the A List. Now we have something even better: The B List. Like our Brilliance in Blogging Awards, our new B List — the official name is The BritMums List — celebrates noteworthy Influencers in specialty niches. 11 Inspirational Parenting Blogs The content, the voice, the enthusiasm and dedication of these bloggers inspires everyone around them,…

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Teens in Thailand: A family holiday review

We’re in a new year, having an admittedly mild winter in the UK but at this time of year so many of us start planning our summer family holidays. If you want sun, sea and adventure then Thailand is worth considering. In this review, travel writer Gretta Schifano from blog Mums Do Travel shares her…

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12 great ideas for family New Years Eve parties

Once you become a parent, a New Year’s Eve party is a different game. With children running round, casual food, all kinds of drinks and games galore, New Year’s Eve is a family affair. You don’t have to worry about a designated driver or taxi home, you can relax in the sitting room while the…

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