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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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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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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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What is the traditional timescale for Christmas decorations?

Now the ‘big day’ is done for another year and we are looking ahead to the new year, some people will be taking down their Christmas decorations right about now, even though it is not the traditional ‘twelfth night’. According to the Church of England, the twelfth night is the night before Epiphany when the […]

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The Christmas juggle

Lucy Fisk is a wife and mother of two who blogs at Tired From Whitstable. The Christmas juggle is an issue for many families each year, here is her take on it…. I have been discussing with friends about how some of us are having real issues arranging and prioritising Christmas particularly when children and […]

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39 ways to have a simpler Christmas

75% of people agree Christmas is too commercialized and 46% of people say life is overcomplicated At our #SimplerChristmas Twitter conversation we shared tips and ideas on how to enjoy simple pleasures at Christmas. This conversation and prize draw was sponsored by Ikano Bank – the Swedish born bank that’s on a mission to making […]

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Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas

Christmas is a great time to go to the theatre as a family. We sent Kate Davis Holmes, BritMums’ social media maven, and her family to review Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey — a production that broke records last year. This enchanting Christmas experience returns to four venues with a brand new adventure […]

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It’s our Christmas Pinterest Takeover!

We love Christmas — the food, the crafts, the decorations, the crazy gifts that somebody somewhere ought to give us (because everybody needs a Chanel ballgown, right?). Plus it’s such an important family time, with messages of love, forgiveness, sharing, charity and fellowship. All of our excitement about the season just can’t be contained in […]

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40 fun ways to gift a scratchcard this Christmas

Uncover a little more excitement this holiday by making it a Scratchcard Christmas! Scratchcards from the National Lottery give you (or your loved ones — *ahem*) the chance of winning up to £1m, which would make Christmas a very merry one indeed! They make fabulous, fun extras for the over-16s on your list. At our #ScratchcardXmas […]

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Who’s stealing your favourite TV-watching seat?

My husband’s spot is on the white sofa, the end nearest the door. My daughter’s is on the other sofa, usually lounging with a throw. My stepson is in the easy chair and I’m on the other end of the white sofa. Those are our accepted favourite places while watching TV. And if someone sits […]

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Video: Marco Pierre White’s top Christmas turkey tips

Preparing the perfect roast turkey and Christmas dinner is a challenge even for avid cooks. To get answers, BritMums hung out with Marco Pierre White to quiz him about our most pressing issues. The hangout was sponsored by Lean on Turkey, where you can get tips and inspiration for cooking with fresh turkey, including recipes […]

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On starting a Christmas festival for children

Rachel Hughes founded The Little Welly earlier this year when she decided that she wanted to try and pave a job path that better suited raising her young children. Here, she tells us about the journey. There are times when I do wonder why on earth I did start this little welly ball rolling, but […]

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Inspired Christmas gift-wrapping ideas

Get ahead on your Christmas wrapping and create fun, inspired and beautiful presents, from kids crafts to modern minimalism, with strategies and ideas from these fabulous BritMums bloggers (be sure to circle them on G+ to keep up with all their ideas!): Helen Neale of Kiddy Charts gives tips on managing your wrapping before and […]

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Review: Cinderella at the Unicorn Theatre

There comes a point in every young girl’s life when she’s over the whole princess thing. At least, that’s what happened in our family. My daughter no longer wants her heroines served up with a dollop of glitter and a saccharine disposition. That’s one of the reasons we were excited and intrigued by Unicorn Theatre’s […]

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Top mum tips to prepare for Christmas

Now’s the moment. This is the time when you can enjoy pre-Christmas activities with the family and actually get ahead of the game. We brought together 5 creative bloggers to tell us their top mum tips and creative projects that getting their families into the Christmas spirit. Watch the video to discover: an easy-to-make ornament […]

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