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.

Author Archive

Top 5 Literacy Games to have at Home!

Aug 27 2012

Games are fun to play as a family. There are so many games out there that also help children to learn important educational skills.

About Priya Desai

I work as a children's speech and language therapist and am also a children's author. I have worked as a therapist for 8 years now in a variety of settings, and I'm now mainly based in schools, specialising in language and literacy development, alongside the school curriculum. My approach is holistic and child-centered. No child is the same, therefore each child needs to be taught creatively in a style that suits them. Working with children, gave me the inspiration to start writing children's books for all children in their first years at school, and therefore give them positive role-models and also the motivation for their every day learning. I have published two books so far: Benjamin Writer-Messy, a story about a boy who has terrible handwriting and Jake Monkey-Tail, a story about a colourful monkey who cannot spell. I look forward to writing more books, and further developing creative approaches to my speech and language therapy work in the coming years. You can follow Priya on Twitter @priyaauthor

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Spelling Fun!

May 14 2012

There are so many ways that you can make spelling fun and enjoyable; unusual and also different! Spelling can be creative – here are some ideas, to help you create a fun little world of letters and words for your child.

About Priya Desai

I work as a children's speech and language therapist and am also a children's author. I have worked as a therapist for 8 years now in a variety of settings, and I'm now mainly based in schools, specialising in language and literacy development, alongside the school curriculum. My approach is holistic and child-centered. No child is the same, therefore each child needs to be taught creatively in a style that suits them. Working with children, gave me the inspiration to start writing children's books for all children in their first years at school, and therefore give them positive role-models and also the motivation for their every day learning. I have published two books so far: Benjamin Writer-Messy, a story about a boy who has terrible handwriting and Jake Monkey-Tail, a story about a colourful monkey who cannot spell. I look forward to writing more books, and further developing creative approaches to my speech and language therapy work in the coming years. You can follow Priya on Twitter @priyaauthor

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If I ask questions will a child talk to me?

Apr 03 2012

I work with children as a speech and language therapist. It is a job I love! It totally fulfills me; what a privilege that I get to talk to kids all day and listen to them express themselves in all their fantastic ways. As a speech and language therapist, it is my job to create a communication environment for a child that is warm, welcoming and therefore easy for a child to communicate in, both verbally and non-verbally. Recently though, I had to stop myself.

About Priya Desai

I work as a children's speech and language therapist and am also a children's author. I have worked as a therapist for 8 years now in a variety of settings, and I'm now mainly based in schools, specialising in language and literacy development, alongside the school curriculum. My approach is holistic and child-centered. No child is the same, therefore each child needs to be taught creatively in a style that suits them. Working with children, gave me the inspiration to start writing children's books for all children in their first years at school, and therefore give them positive role-models and also the motivation for their every day learning. I have published two books so far: Benjamin Writer-Messy, a story about a boy who has terrible handwriting and Jake Monkey-Tail, a story about a colourful monkey who cannot spell. I look forward to writing more books, and further developing creative approaches to my speech and language therapy work in the coming years. You can follow Priya on Twitter @priyaauthor

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Activities

  • Met Film School Summer Camps and Courses for Teens +

    For parents with teenagers, the summer holidays can quickly turn into an arduous challenge revolving around getting said teenager out of bed before noon and making sure they do their Read More
  • Easter fun stuff - ideas to keep kids entertained over Easter half term +

    Just what you need! Here is Easter fun stuff, ideas to keep kids entertained this Easter half term holidays. People who go to church attend special services on Easter Sunday. Read More
  • Easter activities for teenagers +

    If you’re looking for Easter activities for teenagers, the BAFTA Young Game Designers competition might be the right activity to engage restless creative teenagers. The competition recently launched and is open Read More
  • Spring Cleaning with Shaun the Sheep at Mudchute Farm +

    Mudchute Park & Farm is London's Best Kept Secret. And not many people know that it is the farm that inspired Aardman's genius animation series Shaun the Sheep. We spent Read More
  • Decorating the Easter Table - Crafts to do with your children +

    Easter Sunday is about more than Easter eggs but if your children are like mine, they have very little interest in anything else! To introduce them to the idea that Read More
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Mums Tips

  • HOT CROSS BUNS recipe +

    One a penny, two a penny…..Hot Cross Buns are a real Easter treat for every member of the family. So this year, why not make your own Hot Cross Buns Read More
  • Recipe: the real Italian PANETTONE +

    This Recipe: the real Italian PANETTONE is mouth-watering.... any time of the year. A home-made Panettone is not just for Christmas. SERVES 8 Catherine Fulvio: "I HAD THE PLEASURE OF Read More
  • Tiring Timetables! UK children are now working over 54 hours a week at school and on extra-curricular activities +

    With discussions on media this week on proposals to lower the school age to two years old, I wonder whether we are really looking into our children's wellbeing.... Childhood is Read More
  • Is Echinacea really helpful to fight colds? +

    When it comes to seasonal flu and colds I would personally do anything to prevent myself and my family getting sick... So over the years I have tried many remedies. Read More
  • Breakfast recipe: CINNAMON AND APPLE CHEESY TOASTIES +

    Quick and original breakfast recipe for you: CINNAMON AND APPLE CHEESY TOASTIES. Yum! Ingredients: 2 slices of bread of your choice 50g Pilgrims Choice Farmhouse Vintage Cheddar, grated 1 Granny Read More
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