About Jennifer Howze

Jennifer Howze is the Creative Director and co-founder of BritMums. She blogs about family travel at Jenography.net, tweets at @JHowze and Instagrams at @JHowze. Previously, she wrote the Alpha Mummy blog at The Times and as a journalist has contributed to The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Travel & Leisure, Budget Travel, CNN.com, Allure, SELF and Premiere, among others. She won The Maggie Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for a health article in Seventeen magazine.

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BritMums Influencers explore Costa Barcelona

There are those places that you love to go to over and over. Costa Barcelona is one of those places for BritMums. The area around the eponymous Catalan city is awash is amazing things to do, see and experience as a family. That’s why we were thrilled to be part of Costa Barcelona Week and […]

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Video: How to manage family photos & videos #sponsored

Uju, like a lot of busy mums, takes loads of pictures and video of her children when they are out for the day, on holiday, or just joking around and having a good time. “I’m a little bit insane with it,” she admits with a smile. “But you’ve got to capture those moments.” Which meant […]

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7 ways to plan the modern family Road Trip #Hertztrip

I grew up going on road trips with my parents, and I love going on them with my children. But things have changed since we hit the highway in the old family station wagon, and the road trip has changed as well. We recently drove around part of the state on a Hertz-sponsored trip — […]

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Cyprus family holidays: How to have a great Paphos break

  Cyprus is a beautiful and fascinating island where Turkish, Cypriot and UN soldiers stand guard at demarcation lines at places around the island — one of the last contested borders in the EU. It’s also home to stunning ancient historic sites such as the birthplace of Aphrodite (Petra tou Romiou) and the UNESCO World […]

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Join our Facebook Live: Thurs 15 Feb for World Book Day! #YetiBritMums #ad

We’re celebrating World Book Day — which takes place on the 1st March 2018 —  with a fun and fabulous Facebook Live on Thursday 15 February! We’ll be doing it live from Waterstones Piccadilly in the middle of London! We’ll be broadcasting with the children’s channel Tiny Pop and a special guest: Yetili, the mascot […]

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‘The Mercy’: Visiting Teignmouth, inspired by the film

Ever since I was young, films have inspired my wish list of where to go on holiday. I’m not alone — not only is it big business for destinations to highlight their appeal based around a movie, film commissions spend loads of money courting filmmakers to shoot at their locations. Where have you been as […]

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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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Things to do in London with kids – an interactive map #ad

When you are out and about in London with children — whether it’s with babies or teenagers, whether you live in the city itself or come from across the country or across the world — you have to plan. There is so much to see and do and so many parts of the city, you […]

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#LondonCovered Map: Awesome family itineraries in London #ad

There are so many ways to explore London with children — the city so vast, the options so expansive — that the choices can seem endless. But how to navigate them all? The new London Covered interactive online map, that’s how! http://londoncovered.glhhotels.com/ The folks at GLH hotels have created the London Covered map to help […]

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#GasSafeXmas chat: Christmas cold or CO poisoning? #ad

At our #GasSafeXmas twitter chat we’re talking about how to have a safe Christmas including the serious issue of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning at Christmas. Often the symptoms can be confused for a Christmas cold or flu, but the consequences can be dangerous, even life threatening. Take part in the chat and you could win […]

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10 pics to make you want to visit Menorca

I was a Menorca newbie when I was invited to visit the island with 50 other bloggers, YouTubers and Instagrammers as a guest of Visit Spain. It’s a Balearic island, the weather would be warm and I’d be with a bunch of cool social influencers. Of course I was excited. It wasn’t til after I […]

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Essential reading for good SEO #BML17

A little studying goes a long way. And while we might be out of practice as social influencers, while we tend to our blogs and social media feeds, it pays to keep abreast of the latest news. Especially when it applies to important topics like SEO.  At #BML17 we are devoting not just a Deep […]

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The rise of women’s football: Great family fun

With women’s football, it’s all kicking off. The international women’s football game has also been gaining in popularity and publicity: England Women came third in the 2015 FIFA World Cup tournament and were semi-finalists in 2017’s UEFA Women’s Euro, which was viewed by about 4 million people in the UK. Over the past few years, the […]

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Cooking classes Hampshire: Chewton Glen’s kid-friendly Kitchen

  One of Hampshire’s premier country house hotels does cookery classes for adults and kids like no other.  The Kitchen, Chewton Glen 3 Chewton Farm Rd, Walkford, Christchurch BH23 5QL, England, UK www.chewtonglen.com/the-kitchen +44 1425 275341 In an era when chefs are TV personalities with rock-star reputations, cooking courses come camera-ready. Cookery courses in Hampshire […]

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Clare Nasir tells why we should know about UV rays #ad

Did you know that UV radiation is the major cause of sunburn, premature ageing, eye damage and skin damage leading to skin cancer. Young children are at particular risk as increases in cancer can be related to UV exposure during childhood. In the UK, we are now experiencing high levels of UV, so now’s the […]

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#PrezzoLaFamiglia: Family style dining at Prezzo #ad

How do you feed hungry teen girls? This isn’t a trick question. Recently it was a situation my husband and I faced on a busy weekday. The solution was to seek out one of their favourite foods — pasta — and head to Prezzo.  We went as part of the BritMums #PrezzoLaFamiglia Challenge, sponsored by […]

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“Help! My blog’s been cloned…”

When we heard about a raft of blogger friends who had their blogs cloned, we were shocked — not just at the theft but also the problems it created for them. Here, Nell from Pigeon Pair and Me tells about her experience.   Until recently, I had no idea what a cloned blog was. I’d […]

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Mum-to-Mum: 5 tips to get your kids into tennis #ad

There’s nothing quite like advice from other mums to encourage and help us in concrete ways. As part of our paid project with the Lawn Tennis Association promoting the ClubSpark Tennis for Kids programme (#TennisforKids), we wanted real tips from real mums in helping kids get interested in tennis – an accessible sport that encourages […]

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