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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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#MamiatoMamia Tips for first-time mums

New parents come in all shapes, sizes and ages but one thing that unites us all is that it can be confusing, lonely, tiring and sometimes even hilarious. One of the best things to help you through is support from those who know what it’s like and on Tuesday 3 October we held our #MamiaToMamia Twitter […]

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How to get the best out of summer with kids #ad #savingoursummers

Do you find it hard to make quality time for the kids during the long summer holiday? For most families it is all about managing work, family commitments, holiday activities and essential household chores. There are lots of things that can get in the way of being your little one’s partner in crime, really letting […]

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Understanding the dangers of level crossings #ad

When you first become a parent you make a vow to keep your kids safe and secure, but fast forward a decade or so and your off-spring have morphed into fearless youngsters craving a bit of independence from Mum’s apron strings. By the time kids reach secondary school and beyond, their life is full of […]

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45 tips for creating #familygoodtimes this summer #ad

How do you play games and have fun with your kids? At our #familygoodtimes Twitter chat, tweeters shared top tips on  how to create memorable experiences with your family when you need it the most i.e. during school holidays, at weekends and during mealtimes. The chat was sponsored by McDonald’s UK, which is raising awareness of […]

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Why we love #SensitiveDads #ad

We’ll be honest. We like our men tough but tender. We really get to see that side of them as dads, as they are considerate, tactful, sweet and lovely. That includes their skin — an area where they need a little pampering no matter how strong they are in the rest of our lives.  The […]

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50 tips for talking to your teens

Talking  to your teen – the prospect can unnerve even the most assured parent. Our #TeenTalk Twitter chat was all about how you talk to your teen with confidence about their challenges, including puberty (yes, that topic). The chat was sponsored by the #TeenTalk campaign, run by Boots UK and P&G. With the #TeenTalk campaign, Boots […]

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6 tips on how to have the #TeenTalk #ad

It’s rare that a parent looks at his or her adorable baby slumbering in a cot or cheeky toddler romping around the sandpit and thinks: “I can’t wait until a few years’ time when my baby is a teen and we can have That Chat.” We know what we mean by That Chat, don’t we? […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017 #ad

“I love present shopping for my dad, he’s just so easy to buy for” — not a phrase you hear often. Once you get past the stage where your father is likely to be delighted by a finger-painted card or icing-splattered fairy cake, choosing something that he needs and likes becomes more of a challenge. […]

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#MumHacks to create time for yourself #ad

Motherhood is about getting one step ahead and making smart decisions that save time, so we have more time to focus on what matters. That includes not just family time but time for you as well. At our #MumHacks Twitter chat, sponsored by Braun you shared the shortcuts, tips and tricks for creating more time […]

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Annabel Croft gives a preview of #TennisforKids #ad

Annabel Croft, the former British tennis champ and broadcaster, has played tennis all over the world, winning Wimbledon and competing at the top levels of the sport. Yet when she talks about that moment when children who have never even tossed a tennis ball discover the joy of the sport, her enthusiasm brims over. “It’s so exciting!” […]

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15 hacks to replace screen time with family time #sponsored

Something is coming between parents and their children, a new study shows — gadgets, phones and tablets are getting in the way of family time in day-to-day life. The study, commissioned by Discover Ferries, the body representing ferry operators, found the average family spends just 3 weeks of real quality time together each year and […]

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9 ways divorce can affect children

  Whether couples are tying the knot or creating a civil partnership, research shows that they would like a greater knowledge of divorce at the outset. In a survey conducted by One Pulse of 1,000 Brits, 60% would like to know the impact of divorce on children, while just over 40% would like to know […]

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Ways to save on baby essentials #PampersClub #Ad

Buying nappies, wipes and other essentials for baby can get pricey. At our #PampersClub Twitter chat, we talked about how you make sure you are getting the best value on baby essentials and what your great tips and tricks are. The Twitter chat was sponsored by Pampers and its new Pampers Club rewards app, where […]

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55 Christmas cleaning hacks #ad

Christmas is a busy time and one of the challenging tasks in keeping the house pristine in case of unexpected guests. During our #ChristmasClean Twitter chat, sponsored by Supersavvyme, we chatted about your festive season cleaning hacks and emphasized how it should be a team effort by the whole family. At Supersavvyme you can discover […]

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What the Parenting Manuals Don’t Tell You, a new book by parents for parents! #ad

Back in September we hosted a #BepanthenTips Twitter chat where many BritMums bloggers kindly shared their best, funniest and most ingenious parenting tips that make life with a little one that little bit smoother and easier. We were inundated with inspired tips, many of which now feature in Bepanthen’s new e-book, What the Parenting Manuals Don’t Tell You. […]

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42 top tips for great sleepovers #ad

Sleepovers are milestones on the way to independence and a way to make great memories of friendship. We remember our own sleepovers fondly with fun activities, yummy feasts and even the occasional bit of sleep! At our #TheMidnightGang Twitter chat you shared your top tips for sleepovers. This Twitter chat was sponsored by HarperCollins Children’s […]

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Conventional parenting in unconventional hours

Lucy Fisk is a wife and mother to two gorgeous boys and blogs at Tired From Whitstable. Here she explains how tricky it can be to establish a firm routine when parenting across shift patterns and how she makes it work. Over to Lucy… My husband and I are like many couples who do not […]

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