SEND Parents & their mental health

The last month saw Mental Health Awareness Week.  As a SEND parent, as with most parents, I’m often focused more on my kids than myself.  Bringing up kids can be stressful but the facts show that bringing up a child with additional needs are more likely to struggle in some areas including that of stress…

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Dads: Perspectives on Valentine’s Day

What do you think of Valentine’s Day? Is it a day to celebrate art of romance? Or just another ‘event’ day that has been commercialised to death? Here are six perspectives from six different dads. Overpriced and multi-coloured flowers Mark from Big Man in the Woods expresses what I think many men (and women) feel…

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Tweens & Teens: Screens, school, independence & anxiety!

Hi BritMums readers! I’m Liberty and I am delighted to join you as a new joint editor for the tweens and teens Round-up together with Jo who blogs at Mother of Teenagers. I am looking forward to getting to know this community some more as well as getting stuck into reading some interesting and varied…

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Single parent stereotypes: What it’s really like to be a single parent

Being a single parent, especially a single Mum, is hard. We live in grotty houses, we have no money, we are fed up of being on our own, our children are unruly and we eye up all the Dads in the school playground. Except that it’s not.  Busting the single parent stereotype How many general…

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14 tips for families coping with anorexia & spotting the signs of anorexia

One of the best things about BritMums is the wide array of experience and knowledge our members have. From time to time we’ll feature advice, tips and stories about parenting from our members. Today, we have Rosie Scribble writing about a topic that affects too many young girls today and some young boys, as well as…

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Expat stories: Hello, Goodbye and Hello again

Expat life is all about movement, from country to country, town to town. Sometimes for a few months, other times for years.  So, how do expats settle in? This month we have a few new bloggers joining the Expat Round-up. First is Hannah from The Mum and The Mom. She talks about expat acclimatization . I…

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