Jennifer Howze
Jennifer Howze is a journalist and blogger, and founder of BritMums, the UK’s largest parent lifestyle blogger network. Previously, she was the Times of London’s online lifestyle editor.

Entries by Jennifer Howze

Why Americans Won't Eat Lamb

(8) Comments | Posted 2 September 2014 | (17:57)

Here's a story to knock Bake Off scandals right out of your head.

The US Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun, has had it up to the scrag end with eating lamb and potatoes, it turns out. While apparently the new ambassador has otherwise been a breath of fresh air,...

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Will London's Gymbodies Be Conquered by Lululemon?

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2014 | (19:20)

Brace yourself: You may get bored of hearing about lululemon over the coming months.

The wildly popular fitness brand has opened its first official UK branch, in London's Covent Garden. Shoppers at the store may be looking for motivation and high-performance exercise togs. Then again, they may...

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Don't Call Lena Dunham a Genius

(4) Comments | Posted 20 January 2014 | (23:00)

The deluge of profiles, the magazine and newspaper hagiographies, and the red-carpet-bombing of our fashion pages recently all tell us one thing about Lena Dunham. The filmmaker and director/actor/creator of the HBO show Girls is a genius.

Publications describe the 27-year-old in the most breathless prose, buoyed by quotes from...

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Which Is Worse on Facebook: Beheadings or Boobs?

(10) Comments | Posted 23 October 2013 | (22:17)

This week saw a flurry of discussion around Facebook's latest change to terms of service. It decided to reverse its earlier ban on the sharing of beheading videos.

I spoke on several news shows about the change. When I heard about this policy change, the first thing I thought of...

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Why an Eighties Christmas Hit Still Resonates Today

(0) Comments | Posted 19 December 2012 | (23:00)

It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid... or even surprised at the inevitable songs on constant radio rotation: White Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock and of course Do They Know It's Christmas?, originally recorded by just about every eighties pop star you can remember, and a few you don't....

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For American Expats, the US Election Is Especially Nerve-wracking

(12) Comments | Posted 6 November 2012 | (06:27)

I'm bringing the guacamole and tortilla chips, Jen is organising the beer for our results-watching party at her house. The other Jen has opted to attend the Democrats Abroad party where she will celebrate or commiserate en masse. But we'll all be doing the same thing tonight: finding out what...

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Blogging Predictions For 2012

(5) Comments | Posted 30 December 2011 | (11:27)

"You can only predict things after they have happened," French dramatist Eugène Ionesco said. While that is typically the easiest way, one of the benefits of being part of the BritMums network - the UK's 3,000+ parent blogging network - is that you regularly hear the thoughts, concerns...

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