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7 Ways to curb your child’s video game addiction

Digital devices have invaded our modern lives. With televisions, laptops, and tablets becoming easier to acquire, children, adolescents and adults are becoming increasingly addicted to these gadgets. As many modern parents will know, it is particularly challenging to curb the video game addiction in children as they tend to get stuck in the reward loops […]

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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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How to inspire your girl in STEM subjects #PrettyCurious #ad

  Here’s a shocking statistic: After age 16, while 94% of boys choose to study at least one STEM subject (science, technology, engineering and maths), just 35% of girls do. The proportion diminishes even more depressingly. According to some surveys, less than 13% of the STEM workforce is female. Which is why the energy company […]

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Disney On Ice: Passport to Adventure with Ocean Florida

A visit to see Disney On Ice has become a bit of a post-Christmas tradition in our household. This year was no exception, as were invited to the O2 to see their latest show, Passport to Adventure by Florida travel specialists, Ocean Florida for Britmums. This was unlike any visit to the O2 we have […]

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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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35 ways to prepare for Christmas #reindeerready #ad

How do you prep for the festive period? That was the topic of discussion at our #ReindeerReady Twitter chat, held just days before Christmas. The chat was sponsored by McDonald’s. As the magic moment gets close, McDonald’s is helping families make the moment even more special with Reindeer Ready Live: an amazing online tool in which […]

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Christmas party games

Christmas is a time to spend with your family and friends, so step away from your phones, tablets and laptops and enjoy some quality fun together! Nothing says good old-fashioned fun like a party game. The kids may roll their eyes at first, but they’re guaranteed to be enjoyed by everyone. Here, The Money Shop […]

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Santa’s grotto at the Museum of London

It’s the time of the year when parents across the world are taking their children to visit Santa. This year, we were invited by the Museum of London to send one of our team to visit Santa in his Victorian Grotto – based in the museum’s Victorian Walk, a unique recreation of Victorian era London. […]

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Tips for being gas safe this Christmas #GasSafeXmas #ad

At our #GasSafeXmas Twitter conversation we talked about the importance of remembering to be gas safe this winter. That means looking after our gas appliances, getting them checked and being aware of the dangers of CO poisoning. The chat was sponsored by the Gas Safe Register, a great resource for safety and advice as well […]

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14 answers to your eczema & skin questions #LRPBaby #ad

Having a child with dry, sensitive skin can be a challenge — it’s not always easy to know the right thing to do to calm their itchy, angry skin. Our #LRPbaby Twitter chat was all about the best advice for managing eczema and sensitive skin in babies and children. On hand to answer some of your […]

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Dealing with a full house at Christmas

Christmas can be a hectic time for us all, but what is it like for those with larger families? Our Gardening and Arts & Culture Editor Mandi Morrison is mum to a large family and here she shares her best tips for coping with Christmas! Ever since we started having children, I told extended family […]

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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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Is skiing the perfect family holiday?

  The perfect family holiday should combine, IMHO, six things: Getting there should be easy. That doesn’t mean that long-haul is out but it should be as painless as possible. It should offer a range of activities, among which every member of the family gets to do something they personally like at some point. There […]

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Christmas all wrapped up: A 2017 gift guide

Struggling for Christmas gift inspiration? Suzanne Baum rustles up her top pick of products on the market, making it a very merry time for all the family! FOOD FOR THOUGHT Christmas and food go hand in hand together but when it comes to gifting, you’ll be stuffed if you think about handing over a Turkey. […]

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Enjoying a Big Bus Tour & #BML17 experiences!

Britmums Live this year (#BML17) saw us working with a new venue, adopting a new format and providing a fresh new feel to the established blogging and social influencer event.  Through working with our #BML17 sponsors, we were able to offer exciting experiences to the blogger delegates over the weekend, and one of these was […]

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5 honest accounts of becoming a mum #10thMonth #ad

Being pregnant is a transformative time culminating in the birth of a brand new little person to love and cherish. And while there are plenty of joy and tears of happiness, there’s also a lot of change. Particularly in those first few weeks straight after the birth. That “10th month” is a period when as […]

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Keeping safe this Bonfire Night: Firework safety tips

During the four weeks around November the 5th, around 1,000 people will be injured from fireworks. Of these accidents, nearly 600 are likely to occur at home or private parties and nearly 400 accidents involve children under the age of 13. Although great fun, fireworks are dangerous and it is essential to plan and prepare […]

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150+ Halloween ideas for food, crafts & lunch boxes!

The weirdest, controversially-American and so-Pagan-it-makes-some-people-uncomfortable holiday of the year is coming: Halloween! Get excited and find spooktacular inspiration here for food, crafts, decorations, dressing up and even lunch boxes! BritMums bloggers have shared their crafts, photography and ideas for years and this round-up brings you a plethora of ideas of things to do, eat and […]

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