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Random thoughts from Susanna, co-founder of BritMums and blogger at A Modern Mother

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Khaled Hosseini’s flea market

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  The San Jose Flea Market, made famous by Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, is not far from where we are staying in California. One of the reasons the book resonated with me was because of the author’s connections with Silicon Valley, where I grew up. I visited the flea market as a child, and remember […]

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What do you get your 84-year-old father for his birthday?

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My dad turns 84 tomorrow. He moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Los Angels in the 50s to be a tennis star (really). His claim to fame is winning a set off the Number 1 seed of the time. Like many first generation Americans, he was the first in his family to go to university, studying […]

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Behind the scenes at BritMums Live!

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Many of you know that I’m the founder of BritMums, the UK’s largest parent blogging community with nearly 4,000 members that represent more than 7,000 blogs with a reach of nearly 20 million page views a month. More than 500 people flooded The Brewery in London on June 22 and 23, 2012, for BritMums Live!, the […]

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My phone made it to Hong Kong!

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Have you been following my little project with O2 Recycle? I recycled my shattered iPhone  and O2 was kind enough to track her journey from my house to new owner. The poor little darling was so nervous when she left here. I didn’t have the heart to tell her I got £157 for recycling her. Well, in my last […]

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Ever wonder what people say when you leave the room?

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On haggis and Burns Night

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So what exactly do you do with an old, shattered iphone? Recycle of course!

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Ever wonder what happens to old mobile phones? I didn’t, until 02 called and asked if I had any to recycle. And then they said they could track the phone and see where it ended up. Africa? Eastern Europe? Or most likely somewhere in the UK. I like the idea of the phone being gussied […]

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Charity shop bargains: My £5.99 shabby chic coat!

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Pardon?

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I first came to the UK in 1990 for a study abroad programme in Bath. I was a journalism student and had never been outside the US except for a trip to Niagara Falls when I was a kid and the obligatory Tijuana bar hopping over the border in college.  I thought living in the […]

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18 really good book club suggestions from mums that read (and blog)

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