Teen & Tween Roundup

Teens & Tweens Round-up: Learn, laugh & think!

So here we are, nicely settled into autumn. Hopefully we have established some sort of routine with our big kids. Those of us who waved goodbye to university students will be getting used to the new dynamics within the household. Those of us with high school kids will have battled through those early teething problems […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: Amazing children & being happy

What an amazing way to start this month’s positively inspirational round-up with a quote from a true icon, John Lennon – ‘When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew […]

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Education Round-up: Settling in & asking questions

September was a lovely month, little ones going into school full-time, families starting their home education journeys. As for the bigger kids? Away to college or 6th form they went – wow, time flies. October is where it all falls in to place, routine are perfected, lunch boxes are whipped up in a jiffy, Hallowe’en […]

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Charity Round-up: Using our voice

Our newest round-up focuses on the spirit of giving and goodwill. There are many bloggers out there raising awareness for charities and good causes, taking part in fundraising, supporting others and rolling up their sleeves to make the world a better place. This round-up celebrates them all. There are so many charities out there doing […]

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Books Round-up: Dinosaurs, autumn, adult fiction & personalised stories

Welcome to November’s Books Round-up, Halloween has passed and now it’s time to think about bonfires, fireworks and of course Christmas. I will be bringing you lots of Christmas book reviews in December’s round-up, but for now here are some great books for your to enjoy and read about in November. Dinosaurs If you have […]

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Keeping safe this Bonfire Night: Firework safety tips

During the four weeks around November the 5th, around 1,000 people will be injured from fireworks. Of these accidents, nearly 600 are likely to occur at home or private parties and nearly 400 accidents involve children under the age of 13. Although great fun, fireworks are dangerous and it is essential to plan and prepare […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Woolly hats & welly boots

With a pinch of pumpkin spice… October has passed in a blur of pumpkins, conkers, woolly hats and welly boots. We have celebrated our very first half term for our eldest as she started “Big School” this year. Along with the obligatory Harvest Festival we have enjoyed getting to grips with all of the new […]

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Smash your goals with focussed blogging

Did you miss Aby’s awesome session at #BML17 or just want to soak up more of her tips on how to be productive and effective without spending more time? Get ready for 2018 with her lessons here for smashing your goals. As bloggers we always say we haven’t got enough time. We throw spaghetti at […]

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Post-40 Bloggers Round-up: If you read only one post – My Girl

In a month where we had International Day of the Girl, I read one post which has stayed with me in the subsequent days. As parents, most of us try to do our best. As a person first, we do not suddenly become super beings when we have children. We are people who become parents […]

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Baking Round-up: Autumn

Hello there once again. Welcome to the Baking Round-up, this month it’s all about cosy autumnal bakes. I’ve managed to pull together an amazing collection of baking recipes that really embraces this time of year thanks to a very talented bunch of bloggers. Halloween fun These Halloween Cake Pops from Cooking with my kids would […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Inspiration & design details

Welcome to the new round-up from the blogging network, full to the brim with inspiration for you and your home. First up I wanted to transport you to West Sweden and the design shops of Gothenburg. Carol from the Dear Designer blog, has covered in detail some of the coolest shops she went to over […]

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#SnapHappyBritMums: November 2017

BritMums runs a regular photo prompt challenge – #SnapHappyBritMums! We’d love you to join in with us! Here are the prompts for November – published nice and early so you have chance to create something for the first of November when the theme is ‘first’! Each day we set a theme, and all you need […]

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Snapshot Round-up: My view

The response to the “My View” theme for the BritMums Snapshot Round-up has been superb so thank you to those of you that shared your images. We had over a hundred in all. What a great way to combat the darker evenings with a look back at some of the highlights from the holidays. Of […]

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5 steps to becoming a great influencer

Your voice, your blog, your social platforms all make you an influencer. But do you wish you could do it more productively, more effectively…better? Julie Falconer is a UK-based travel blogger and speaker. She writes an award-winning travel and lifestyle blog, A Lady in London, for which she has traveled to 104 countries and developed […]

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