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Reviewing PKTMNY: A child’s viewpoint

  BritMums is working with PKTMNY to try out its new site, which lets parents control children’s pocket money. We tried it out with one of its target audience: kids. Giving pocket money and allowance at our house has always been a haphazard affair. We have great intentions and a plan that lasts a couple […]

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Encouraging our children and teens to think big

Susanna Scott, co-founder of Brit Mums is a proud judge of Dream a Big Dream which is a new national writing competition for children aged 9 to 14 with a mission to encourage them to think big about their hopes and dreams. Organised by Kip McGrath Education Centres, it’s a great opportunity to invite your […]

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Encouraging our children and teenagers think big

Susanna Scott, co-founder of Brit Mums is a proud judge of Dream a Big Dream which is a new national writing competition for children aged 9 to 14 with a mission to encourage them to think big about their hopes and dreams. Organised by Kip McGrath Education Centres, it’s a great opportunity to invite your […]

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Kids & debit cards: What they need to know

Quick, think of the last time you paid cash for a big purchase. The reality with money these days is that so much of our spending, saving and earning happens online and with plastic cards. That’s why it’s so important for us to teach children how to use these tools. In order to teach children […]

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How do parents deal with pocket money?

  Earning, saving and spending pocket money are the first steps that children take in learning about finances and how to manage money (as well as their own spending “wants”). And in today’s world, so much of spending and saving is done electronically, with a plastic card rather than a pocketful of coins. Some parents […]

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Flexible parental leave: The key to having it all?

Legislation announced today would give new mothers the opportunity to return to work after two weeks and share the rest of their leave with their partner. You can read all about it here: Flexible parental leave to give mothers ‘real choice’ over work-life balance. The idea is to give new mothers as much flexibility as possible, including: […]

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Are our self-deprecating natures harming our children?

Laura Roberts writes the blog Pass the Sedatives, she has written blogs before but they’ve always fallen by the wayside. Now she needs her own corner of cyberspace to rant, ramble and connect. Mummy to Little B – the best accident to ever happen to her – she contemplates a major issue with many women […]

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Celebrating the Olympics with our own little heroes

RLSB’s Dorton House Nursery in Seal, Kent, has long held a reputation for excellence and affordability. Established over 20 years ago, our Nursery supports blind and partially sighted children aged between two and five who may also have additional needs. One of the only nurseries in the country to cater specifically for blind and partially sighted young […]

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The 47 funniest things kids are curious about

At the #BGCuriosity Twitter Party, sponsored by British Gas, we asked what types of questions your children have and were amused and intrigued by what you told us. In thousands of tweets parents revealed what their children wonder about – some of it sweet, some scientific and some quite thought-provoking for the grown-ups as well, such […]

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Guest post: The joys of being an older parent

Kate Kerrigan (@KateKerrigan) is a novelist (Recipes for a Perfect Marriage and TV Bookclub Summer Read Ellis Island) and print journalist (Irish Mail). She’s also a mum the second time round, unexpectedly becoming pregnant again at age 45. What’s that like? Well, she’s tired for a start… Being the mother of a (surprise!) baby in my […]

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Guest post: Trying to conceive, a happy ending

Recently, in Spending a fortune on ovulation kits Heather told us about her difficulties conceiving her first child. After that experience, Heather and her husband couldn’t have known the near impossibility of having a second child. Here, Heather shares the rest of her story in hopes that it helps others trying to conceive. Since it […]

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Guest post: Love by chequebook

Annie Murchie knows the real secret to making a child happy and it’s not with expensive gifts… I have to declare from the start that I am known in the family as silly granny. I shall never know which daughter- or son-in-law christened me thus but I will readily admit to be lacking in most areas […]

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Guest post: Reflections on child rearing

Mum of three Toni Hargis blogs as ‘Expat Mum’, and shares her life as a Brit raising a family in the “strange land of the US of A”. Here, as her eldest reaches a crucial milestone, Toni reflects on her years of raising children.  Having just sent my firstborn, the Queenager, off to college (sob) […]

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Mum blogger is not a 4-letter word

Are you a mum blogger? Or more to the point, are you a “mum blogger”? That is, are you someone who only writes about nappies and the school run? Is your blog only about the parenthood portion of your life? A lot of people want to define mum bloggers that way. As a result, some […]

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