Longer school hours: A parent vs teacher view

Well Mr Gove has ruffled a few feathers with his plans on reforming the British educational system. This will affect anyone with a child at school so BritMums asked a parent and a teacher to give their points of view. Helen Wills from Actually Mummy leads the discussion and Nikki Thomas from Stressy Mummy adds…

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Video: Tips for long-haul family adventure travel

Long-haul adventure trips are an exciting event — they can be fun, enriching and mind-expanding for the entire family. Yet for a parent organising and orchestrating one, there’s also that bit of anxiety. Because of the time and expense, we want to ensure we make the most of it and come away with happy lasting…

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Review: Four Seasons Bosphorus for a weekend

It was dark and Istanbul was shiny with rain as the taxi driver and I sluiced our way through busy streets from the airport to the Four Seasons Hotel at the Bosphorus. I’d always wanted to visit Istanbul, even before I heard the They Might Be Giants cover of Istanbul (Not Constantinople). Earlier this year…

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The blog post that everyone is talking about

Yesterday I kept getting tweets, Facebook updates and emails about a blog post: NerdyAppleBottom in the States wrote a post called My Son Is Gay. It's actually not about her son being gay. It's about her 5-year-old son dressing up as Daphne from Scooby-Doo for Halloween. He looks AMAZING, but unfortunately other mothers from his…

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