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London Mums Magazine

London Mums is THE FREE and INDEPENDENT peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London. London Mums support each other through the joys and challenges women face with raising their children in a multicultural metropole. 

In addition to sharing views, chats and tips online, London Mums strongly believe in face-to-face interaction and organise ongoing activities for mums (and dads) and children – parties, multilingual playgroups, seminars, practical workshops, conferences, trips to art exhibitions in London, movies at the local cinema, nature walks. 

Backed by the Mayor of London, the service is run by mums and mumpreneurs for other mums and children and is FREE for everyone to join. In his own words, Boris Johnson said: Forums such as London Mums and Work Your Way are invaluable for forging new relationships, sparking ideas and providing advice in an easy, accessible way.

In the Media

Check out some of the coverage London Mums have received over the years.




London Mums on the Vanessa Show on Channel 5 – 1st April 2011

Monica join host Vanessa Feltz for a lively discussion about being a modern mum in London and the importance of having a support network.

















VIEW ON YOUTUBE



London Mums on The Apprentice – 10 November 2010


London Mums’ tips on cleaning products got Lord Sugar’s seal of approval on the advertising task on the Apprentice. Two groups of London Mums appeared on the Apprentice on 10th November 2010.

London Mums organised two focus groups for Lord Sugar’s Show.

They were filmed in child friendly locations in Putney, Eddie Catz and Cupcake.

Watch the show on the BBC i-player if you missed it. It was hilarious.

Brief appearance by London Mums but essential to the task! www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

MORE COVERAGE

TV

LONDON MUMS ON THE APPRENTICE (10 November 2010): London Mums’ tips on cleaning products got Lord Sugar’s seal of approval on the advertising task on the Apprentice. Two groups of London Mums appeared on the Apprentice on 10th November 2010. London Mums organised two focus groups for Lord Sugar’s Show. They were filmed in child friendly locations in Putney, Eddie Catz and Cupcake. Watch the show on the BBC i-player if you missed it. It was hilarious. Brief appearance by London Mums but essential to the task! www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

LONDON MUMS ON ITV DAYBREAK (23 November 2010): London Mums’ views on ‘value for money’ Christmas Trees on ITV DayBreak! www.itv.com/daybreak

London Mums magazine on SKY NEWS! (August 2010) http://blogs.news.sky.com

A group of London Mums is featured in the BBC3 documentary ‘Britain’s Really Disgusting Food’ on Monday 9th November 2009. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Monica Costa interviews on the BBC BREAKFAST SHOW and BBC NEWS 24 (discussing the Unicef report on childcare) on 11th December 2008 available upon request.

Monica Costa interviews on Channel Five News interviews on 15th March 2008 and 11th June 2008 available upon request.

RADIO

Monica Costa interviews on BBC RADIO FIVE LIVE on 17 October 2010 (discussing EU proposal to extend fully-paid maternity leave to 20 weeks), 11th December 2008 (discussing the Unicef report on childcare).

Monica Costa interviews on BBC LONDON RADIO and BBC RADIO FIVE LIVE on 11th December 2008 (discussing the Unicef report on childcare), BBC LONDON RADIO on 27th January 2009 (commenting on being a ‘mouse-wife’ mumpreneur).

Monica Costa interviews on LBC LONDON RADIO: 2 March 2011 interview on Nick Ferrari’s show about being a mumpreneur versus a career woman; 25th January 2010 on Petrie Hosken show commenting the launch of inappropriate new online games aimed at young girls; 8th December 2009 on Jeni Barnett show discussing new government internet security measures; May 2009 on Nick Ferrari show to discuss the UK school system; 29th January 2009 on Nick Ferrari show (commenting on mums’ priorities for the new London met chief officer) are available upon request.

Past LBC interviews: 17th October 2007, 5th November 2007, 14th December 2007 (on Nick Ferrari’s Breakfast Show), 3rd March 2008, 24th March 2008, 1st August 2008 (on Andrew Pierce’s show), 18th September 2008 on Jeni Barnett show (to discuss the importance of health visitors for new mums) are available upon request.

Podcast with Supermummy – Monica Costa 30 minute interview discussing past and future of London Mums – it was live on 23rd September 2009.

www.blogtalkradio.com/Supermummy

BOOKS

London Mums is mentioned and listed in the book TIMEOUT LONDON FOR CHILDREN 2009/2010 edition (August 2009).

ONLINE AND PRINT COVERAGE

London Mums nominated official partner of Harry Potter author JK Rowling LUMOS charity!
http://www.lightabirthdaycandle.org.uk/partners/

Work Your Way Interview with Monica Costa of London Mums Limited (May/June 2011)

http://workyourway.co.uk

Thinking Of Starting A Family? It Will Cost You! The average child costs over £210,000 but Greater London kid top this at £220,769 (24 February 2011): London Mums founder Monica Costa commenting on PUTNEYSW15:

www.putneysw15.com

BUSINESS GEMS FROM MY MENTORING MUMS by Ali Price, Motivatingmum (Saturday, 15 May 2010)

http://motivatingmum.blogspot.com

LONDON MUMS / Karen Williams business coaching workshop 20th May 2010

www.wherecanwego.com

www.m2.com

http://bestcellhealth.co.tv

FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKING – LONDON MUMPRENEURS (MAY 2010)

www.familyfriendlyworking.co.uk

Businessmums’ Networking Lunch 4th May – with guest speaker Monica Costa, Founder of www.londonmums.org.uk and Avanti PR

http://selondonmumpreneurs.blogspot.com/

Guest blogger Monica Costa on Chocolate PR – May 2010 http://chocolatecommunications.wordpress.com/

LONDON MUMS CARNIVAL PARTY (5 FEBRUARY 2010)

Time Out “London Mums Carnival Party”

www.timeout.com

and

www.timeout.com/london

CANTIAMO INSIEME

www.cantiamoinsieme.visiblenet.co.uk/6.html

If you are based in London – One for you (Jan 14, 2010): London Mums Italian-Style Carnival Party 2010 to Reward Family Creativity

www.totz2teens.co.uk (subscribers only site)

Workingmums.co.uk London Mums Italian-Style Carnival Party (13 Jan 2010)

www.workingmums.co.uk

M2.com – London Mums Italian-Style Carnival Party 2010 to Reward Family Creativity

www.m2.com

www.highbeam.com

London Mums Italian-Style Carnival Party 2010 to Reward Family Creativity

www.wherecanwego.com

www.putneysw15.com

www.motivatingmum.co.uk

Bloggers Base “Mardi Gras Party, family style!”

www.bloggersbase.com and www.bloggersbase.com/events

Feb 5, 2010 – Mardi Gras Party

www.parentingwithouttears.com

Featured mentor on Motivating Mum website (January 2010)

www.motivatingmum.co.uk/mentoring-mum

http://www.motivatingmum.co.uk/mentoring-mum/choose-your-mentor/99-marketing/166-monica-costa

http://www.motivatingmum.co.uk/component/tag/pr

LondonOmadame

‘London Mums launches new magazine’ (October 2009)

www.londonomadame.com

Familyfriendlyworking

‘London Mums’ Second Annual Mumpreneurs’ Fair’ (October 2009)

www.familyfriendlyworking.co.uk

West End Events

‘Christmas party lined up for London Mums’ (28 September, 2009)

www.westendevents.co.uk

My Egg Nest – ‘Calling All London Mums’ 21 September 2009

www.myeggnest.com/news

What’s On Guide London

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU! DON’T MISS OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH CELEBRITY ENTERTAINER AMANDA’S ACTION CLUB

www.allinlondon.co.uk and http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/whats-on

In2town – LONDON MUMS AND EDDIE CATZ TO HOST CHRISTMAS PARTY AND SECOND MUMPRENEURS FAIR IN LONDON

www.in2town.co.uk

and www.classicalmagazines.co.uk

Chopsybaby.com – London Mums announce Christmas party and mumprenuer fair 2009

http://chopsybaby.com

Putney SW15 5RL (online)

www.putneysw15.com

Wherecanwego.com

London Mums Christmas party 2009

www.wherecanwego.com

Wherecanwego.com – London Mumpreneurs’ conference 2010

www.wherecanwego.com

What To Do with the Kids (online) – Family Party with celebrity entertainer Amanda Action Club to be held on 20th November 2009

www.whattodowiththekids.co.uk/news-londonmums.html

TIPS website – London Mums Christmas party 2009

http://tipslimited.com

LITTLE KICKERS website

www.littlekickers.co.uk

August 2009: Kiddiroo featured London Mums in the friends’ section and our article ‘MAKING REWARDS WORK’ has been posted on the Kiddiroo website: www.kiddiroo.co.uk and www.kiddiroo.co.uk/more_info_extra.asp?current_id=102

7th May 2009: The beansprog bulletin featured London Mums in the friends’ section: “londonmums is a great support group for mums; group events are in London but the website has parenting info which is relevant for everyone! From tips on coping with children with jet lag to reading “how i did it” stories from business mums – there’s something for everyone.”www.beansprog.com

The London Mums’ organisation was acknowledged in the university dissertation ‘The Accessibility of London’s Bus System for Mothers with Young Children’ by Hannah Mellow – 2009 as a part of a BA degree in Geography at King’s College London (April 2009).

FOUNDER PROFILING ARTICLE ON LONDONOMADAME ‘My London: Jeune maman – Monica Costa, fondatrice de London Mums’ (in French) – February 2009 www.londonomadame.com/index.php, www.londonomadame.com, www.londonomadame.com

LONDON MUMS ITALIAN CARNIVAL PARTY COVERAGE – FEBRUARY 2009:

Daily mail – Financial Mail Women’s Forum – London Mums Carnival Event February 2009

www.fmwf.com

Encyclopedia

‘London Mums celebrate Carnival 2009 the Italian way’

www.encyclopedia.com

Italians of London – Carnival for mums and children

www.italiansoflondon.com/index.php?sezioneid=5&view_new=138

www.tipslimited.com

www.wherecanwego.com

www.putneysw15.com

SLEEP SEMINAR COVERAGE:

TIME-OUT Critics’ Choice

www.timeout.com

www.wherecanwego.com

SURVEY: 80% of London babies sleep through the night at 11 months; London Mums’ study reveals that 60% of parents hardly socialise.

Evening Standard – ‘New mothers lose sleep for over a year’ (Dec 23, 2008): New mums had to get up at least twice a night to tend their babies until at least 11 months. Monica Costa, founder of support group London Mums, which carried out the research, said: This can be very stressful and can put strain in the relationship with a partner.

www.m2.com

www.tipslimited.com

‘First London Mumpreneurs Christmas Fair and Party’ (October and November 2008):

www.familiesonline.co.uk

www.childofwimbledon.com

London Macadam / Kids section www.londonmacadam.com and www.londonmacadam.com and www.londonmacadam.com/index.php?page=kids&index=1121#1121

LondonOmadame for French women in London in the “Young mothers” section:www.londonomadame.com and www.londonomadame.com/index.php?page=kids and www.londonomadame.com/index.php?page=kids&index=976#976

www.cmypitch.com

www.tipslimited.com

www.wherecanwego.com

www.wherecanwego.com

www.putneysw15.com

Raring to Go – autumn edition.

Baby Sense at the Londonmums Christmas Party (October 2008)

www.mybabysense.co.uk

FOUNDER PROFILING ARTICLE ON LONDONOMADAME ‘Portrait: Monica Costa, fondatrice de London Mum’ (in French) – July 2008 www.londonomadame.com, www.londonomadame.com, www.londonomadame.com

‘Calling all new mums’ – 17 June 2008 www.southafrican.co.uk

‘London Mums and Eddie Catz kick off the summer with a free pampering event’ – June 2008 www.putneysw15.com

‘London Mums and Eddie Catz kick off the summer with a free pampering event’ – June 2008 www.babysense.com

‘London Mums and Eddie Catz kick off the summer with a free pampering event’ – June 2008www.tipslimited.com

‘London Mums and Eddie Catz kick off the summer with a free pampering event’ – June 2008 www.wherecanwego.com

‘London Mums attract star guests to annual Spring Party’ – 31 March 2008 thatsparenting.blogspot.com

‘London Mums Spring Party’ www.londontown.com

‘London Mums Spring Party – Putney, 12th May 2008′ www.amandasactionkids.co.uk

‘London Mums Spring Party’harrow.oodle.co.uk

‘London Mums Spring Party’ eventful.com

‘London Mums Spring Party’ www.mybabysense.co.uk

Read the article published in the August/September 07 issue of the Journal of Family Health Care www.jfhc.co.uk The printed magazine included a picture of founder Monica and baby Diego.

‘Putney and Fulham preferred to celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Week (13 – 19 May 2007) – 75% of London Mums believe Breast is Best but not everywhere’ www.putneysw15.com

‘Three Quarters of London Mums Believe Breast is Best But Not Everywhere – A survey conducted by London Mums reveals that 75% felt that breastfeeding women are accepted in public places but not everywhere.www.thebabywebsite.com

‘How to avoid Post natal depression and baby blues’ – 9 April 2008
nutrition-fertility-pregnancy.blogspot.com

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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