Let’s not put a price on a happy Christmas

A news story out last week revealed that grandparents will spend £67.62 on gifts for each of their grandchildren this Christmas. This story made my heart sink for a couple of reasons. On one hand, I know that it should be taken with a pinch of salt. It was a story created by an insurance…

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Prince Charles: My parenting role model?

I’m not a royalist. At all. I definitely sit more in the ‘what’s the point of them?’ camp than the ‘I think I’ll order that decorative plate with the Queen’s face on from the Sunday mag’ side when it comes to the Royal Family. Yet I’ve found my stance wavering on occasion. Wills and Harry…

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Cheap thrills: Will I ever quit my fast fashion habit?

Have you been to Primark recently? Checked out their latest must-haves? Wandered around grabbing jumpers and marvelling at the prices, while wondering if you’ll have time to queue before your toddler has a (justified) boredom meltdown? Yes, me too.   I’m a sucker for Primarni. And H&M, Zara, George at ASDA, etc. I used to…

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Nature, nurture & silencing competitive mum

Hello, and thank you for having me as the new Britmums Current Affairs editor. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and getting to know you better – drop me a note and say hello! So, here we are in September, and all of the ‘back to school’ chat of recent weeks – in the…

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