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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Kids, screen time & a new report: Kids say it’s hard to stop

In one of the most comprehensive studies into screen time recently, a new Ofcom survey reveals a lot about children’s viewing habits. Some is not so alarming, or surprising, such as the revelation that children view most of their content online, with conventional TV reserved for family appointment viewing. That sounds like our family, with shows like…

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Teens & Tweens: How to handle teenagers – Humour helps!

Who doesn’t feel better after a good laugh?  Laughter is widely acclaimed as the best medicine for your health as well as for dealing with a difficult situation and parenting is no exception – particularly if there is a teenager in the house, as this month’s humorous selection of posts shows. Nikki at Stressy Mummy…

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SEND: A time to reflect

Like many other parents, SEND Bloggers spent time at the end of the year looking back.  A time of reflection brings with it not only thoughts of what has happened but also what will come in the next year. Life of an Ambitious Turtle looks back at a year full of many different achievements.  All…

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