About Holly Seddon

Holly Seddon is the BritMums blog editor. She's a writer, editor and community consultant and helped launched the community for Adoption UK, which won charity website of the year just 9 months later. She also writes a music blog and is a near-constant presence on the BritMums network.

Author Holly Seddon

Penny’s fantastic family wall art

Penny from the Alexander Residence has put together a post showing all the beautiful wall art she has produced for her family during the Kodak Printing Project – now her husband is feeling left out and wants a piece of artwork! Penny has also hand-picked some of her favourite examples from all the excellent displays […]

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Maggy & Kids

Maggy and kids introduce Kodak’s Big App

Maggy Woodley from Red Ted Art is one of the two super-crafty BritMums leading our Big App Challenge in association with Kodak. In her first video post, Maggy shows that uploading images to blow up to enormous sizes is so easy that you can even do it with a lap full of kids… To watch […]

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NaBloPoMo

Guest post: Pump up your blog with NaBloPoMo

What the blithering ‘eck is NaBloPoMo I hear you ask? NaBloPoMo stands for National Blog Posting Month and the goal is to write (and publish) a post every day… yep, every day, including weekends… in the month of November.

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The BritMums Review: The Help movie

Jackson, Mississippi, looks gorgeous in The Help: stately Southern mansions sit amid Delta farmland, pecan trees shade mid-century ranch houses, and the white ladies (because they are definitely “ladies”) go about the business of playing cards and ruthlessly enforcing the status quo while wearing the most sensational New Look styles – all cinched waists and […]

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Guest post: 6 tips for choosing a cookery school

With new cookery schools popping up almost daily in the UK it’s worth taking a few moments to make sure that you’re signing up for the best possible culinary experience. Nick Wyke, founder of the UK’s leading cookery schools directory www.lookingtocook, offers his six essential tips. 1. Recommendations The word of a bona-fide foodie friend […]

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Guest post: Why I quit blogging*

Her blog, Scribbling Mum, won awards, fans and oodles of traffic – plus offers of tv and radio appearances. So why the heck did Caroline Black give it all up?   Like many of us I’m sure, I didn’t set out to become a mummy blogger. I just wanted to see if I could write. […]

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How advertisers intend to ‘let children be children’

Since June’s Bailey Review raised concerns over the commercialisation and sexualisation of children and called for more responsible behaviour by broadcasters and advertisers, pressure has been on advertisers to control the “wallpaper” of sexual imagery facing today’s children. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says it has taken a number of steps to help protect children, […]

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Cocktail

The cocktail bloggers you HAVE to read

While we love reading all BritMums’ blogs, there are some that are some that stand out as so funny, so outrageous, so honest that you have to read them with a cocktail to hand… or at the least, a very strong cup of tea and a HobNob. So, grab your poison, put your feed up […]

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Stage Lights

Video: Show Biz Kids

There’s no business like show business like no business I know! But our video bloggers ask if it is the right kind of business to be encouraging your child to tap dance, warble or pantomime their way into? Like Ruth from geekmummy.com asks, why would you encourage your child into showbusiness any more than accountancy […]

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Safety Patrol

Guest post: Keeping kids safe online

We recently saw Emma Jeffs, Norton’s Internet Safety Advocate for the UK, talking about online safety at a blogger parenting event, and she had some powerful suggestions and statistics to share. We asked her to write a guest post to share the tips and tactics with all of you, but we'd love to hear your […]

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BritMums meet Olympic stars

If you were frustrated at not snagging tickets to the Olympic or Paralympic event of your choice, imagine how the athletes have felt. For British athletes, the issue of how to secure seats for their parents, spouse or children is an added stress amid the intense training leading up to next summer.  Now P&G, an […]

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Guest post: The Big Knit for Age UK

Lucy from Family Affairs and other matters is getting behind Innocent’s push to receive donations of knitted hats for Innocent bottles, the sales of which help to raise money for Age UK. Here, she implores you to get click clacking with your needles (even if, whisper it, she herself can’t actually knit…) Innocent have asked […]

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Guest post: And the MAD winners are…

Sally Whittle is an editor, blogger and writer who organises the MAD Blog Awards. Here, she introduces the winners for each category and describes an altogether unique awards experience… This weekend saw the second annual MAD Blog Awards ceremony, which celebrate the very best of British parent blogging. The MAD Blog Awards isn’t your typical […]

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Does Cameron’s apology cut it?

Prime Minister David Cameron was on BBC television at the weekend, telling Andrew Marr that he was sorry for the ‘sexist’ comments he made on not one but two occasions.  Some six months after the events, the PM said that he “deeply regrets” causing offence, and that the comments made in the House of Commons […]

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VIDEO: Me time… easier said than done?

Those of us with school age kids and kids back in childcare are just about rumbling into a post-summer routine around now. Some of us have the house back in the daytime, some of us are finding our groove again in the workplace, and now, perhaps.. just maybe… we can snatch a little bit of […]

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Guest post: Considering private school?

In the final post of her series on choosing and applying to primary school, Sarah Ebner, author of the Starting School Survival Guide who also writes for The Times’ school gate blog looks at the other side of the coin – private school. The different types, the fees and the routes in…  You may decide that you want to send […]

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Guest post: Scrutinising school options…

In the third of her series on choosing and applying to primary school, Sarah Ebner, author of the Starting School Survival Guide who also writes for The Times’ school gate blog shows us how to really get under the skin of potential primary schools… Make sure you visit You should really visit local schools and see what’s on offer. […]

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10 talented food bloggers to watch – they’re mums too!

At BritMums we’re bursting at the seams with brilliant foodie bloggers who share recipes, reviews, ideas and mouth-watering pictures day in, day out. Recently our friend Nick Coffer, aka My Daddy Cooks, has received a flurry of coverage both online and off. It seemed like high time to shine the light on some of our […]

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