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Share your pics daily: January #SnapHappyBritMums

Like taking pics? Enjoy taking part in a little fun? Join in #SnapHappyBritMums, our daily photo challenge! Each day we set a theme, and all you need to do is be be creative and snap away! Go crazy on your blog, Twitter and an your photo sharing apps. Just make sure you tag your pics […]

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What did you think of the strikes?

Wednesday has come and gone. Personally, for me, it felt like a Satruday. Luckily I work for myself, and can rearrange my schedule fairly easily. But how about you, how did you cope with the strikes? I read about some parent giving their kids signs and joining in the demonstrations. On the other extreme, I […]

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Video Challenge: Are women naturally better parents?

This week we feel controversial, why not, it gets people talking. And ranting, and posting. Maternal instinct: Are women naturally better parents? The media bombards us with messages that tell us that women are naturally better parents. Does being a woman automatically give your the upper hand in parenting? Does your partner share equally in […]

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Should we fear blogger blaggers?

Check out our piece in the HuffPoskUK today: Should we fear blogger blaggers? The short answer is No! At BritMums we see reviews as part of the creative mix, and a good portion of our bloggers do them.  The great thing about parent blogger reviews is that they are written from experience and are specially […]

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Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

He brought us the mouse. He brought us the iPhone. His vision touched so many of our lives. This is one day I really miss not being in Silicon Valley, though thoughts of Steve seem to have circled the globe many times over, and landed inside my head, swirling around, trying to escape through my […]

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Our interview with PeerIndex: taking coffee mornings online

BritMums met with PeerIndex this week to chat about all sorts of things. Here's a video they made of me and Jen, talking about BritMums, coffee mornings and making money from your blog. Enjoy!    

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WordPress Tutorial: How to create a beautiful blog in 5 minutes

Our resident tech expert, Janis from Really Kid Friendly is sharing her WordPress knowledge again. Watch this video tutorial which demonstrates how to install and configure a premium WordPress Theme and create an elegant, professional website or blog on a budget. You rock, Janis, thanks!  

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Become a Mum Blogger Video Series Part 3: Links, images & types of posts

The lovely Erica Douglas continues her Become a Mum Blogger video series. This installation, the third in the series, shows you how to create good links (yes, not all links are created equally!), how to insert images and gives a summary of the different types of posts you can create. If you are new or […]

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Guest post: What were you doing when the twin towers fell?

So much has happened in the past ten years. Remember 9/11? Ellen from In A Bun Dance tells us where she was ten years ago, and asks us all to share our thoughts about that day. Ten years ago tomorrow. What were you doing when the World Trade Centre came under attack? Do you remember? […]

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Become a Mum Blogger Video Series Part 2: Creating posts and pages

BritMums have joined up with Erica and Antonia from BAM: Become a Mumpreneur to bring you a fabulous video series on How To Become A Mum Blogger. Here’s the second video in the series, it’s all about how to create posts and pages. You can check out the first video here, which is all about how to start a […]

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What’s in your handbag?

What’s in your handbag at any given moment can give great insight into your personality … or it just can be random stuff! We want to know about you! Take a pic of the contents on your handbag, arranged in a square, and list the items from left to right. Tell us your name, blog […]

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Why you love @BritMums!

Our new site is about to launch any minute now (drums fingers). It’s a work in progress, but there are some cool new features to check out, we can’t wait to show you. Meanwhile, here’s a little reminder about why you love BritMums so much  (thanks to everyone who contributed quotes).   –Susanna and Jen

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An introduction to video blogging with @geekmummy

So you want to be a video blogger? Ruth from GeekMummy gives us some tips on how to start off…

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Introducing: Become a mum blogger video series

We've joined up with Erica and Antonia from BAM: Become a Mumpreneur to bring you a fabulous video series on how to become a mum blogger. The first video is posted below, check it out. It's all about how to start a blog. Erica and Antonia are founding BritMums members and have contributed content to […]

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What’s in your handbag?

What’s in your handbag and any given moment can be very revealing … or it can just be random stuff. We’re playing around with Tumblr, and have created a new site called: What’s in Your Handbag? Check it out. Take a pic of the contents of your handbag, arranged in a square, and list the contents […]

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Announcing BritMums Live!

We’re excited to announce BritMums Live!, a whole new conference based around the parent blogging community. When & Where: 22nd & 23rd June 2012, London Cost: £49 for bloggers! Register now: www.britmumslive.co.uk Since 2009, our parent blogging community has grown from a handful of members to several thousand. Online we’ve shared our lives, supported one another, […]

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Lazy summer holidays or child boot camp?

  What's your summer holiday philosophy?  Are you enjoying a lazy summer, or are you, erm, a bit more organised? We asked BritMums vloggers about their plans to tackle the summer holidays with the kids. This is what they said…      

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Guest post: 18 tips for writing a novel + review Seven Days One Summer

Kate Morris joined BritMums just months after we launched in 2008. She told us she was working on her next novel and we were impressed at how she kept at it, while raising a young family and posting regularly on her blog Writing and Moaning.  She’s just released her newest novel Seven Days One Summer. I […]

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