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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. 

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Posts Tagged ‘get creative’

Decorating the Easter Table – Crafts to do with your children

Apr 09 2014
Easter Table

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 Easter Sunday is a day of ancient celebration and feasting, why not create something special to decorate the Easter Table? I like to have all my old favourites on display that day and napkin rings made of felt are a pretty addition to a place setting. They are easy to make and easy to personalise – use any scraps of lace, ribbon or buttons that you have stashed away for instant personality and vintage appeal.

About Diane Harvey-White

With a background in theatre and television design, I retrained when my children were small in interiors. Twelve years on, I still enjoy helping clients get the best out of their homes and prefer to focus on their lifestyle and needs rather than trends. I also write an interiors blog to inspire new homeowners to get creative, www.puttingthelovein.wordpress.com

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Gardening Lab for Kids: Shoe Garden Project

Apr 08 2014
Gardening Lab for Kids Shoe Garden Project

Spring is a great time to spend more time outdoor and get the kids a bit muddy exploring nature, mini beasts and creating something amazing too in the garden. I am personally not very good at gardening so rely very much on either my capable husband or on manuals when it comes to creating something new in the garden. A new book called Gardening Lab for Kids has the perfect project for my 7 year old son and me called Shoe Garden which is easily explained and illustrated here.

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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Aneliese’s latest column: Spring cleaning before or after renovations?

Mar 11 2014

March is one of my favourite times of the year because it heralds the start of spring which, for me, is all about change and exciting new ventures and projects. I cheated a little bit this year and started early by giving my daughter’s room a cheap and easy DIY makeover, and the project has got me pumped for even more creative DIY projects and cleaning exercises. But I’m not the only one that’s had spring on my mind lately – all you London mums have too! I’ve picked out a few questions that sum up the theme of this month’s questions nicely: spring cleaning.

About Aneliese Deane

I work for Landmark Lofts as a design consultant and here to help London Mums with their home improvements, decorating, space-saving techniques and maintaining a sense of style :)

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Aneliese’s February column: Valentine’s dressing of the home

Feb 07 2014

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s no surprise that the name of the game of this month’s questions is ‘romance’. Unfortunately, finding the time for romance is no easy task, especially when you’ve got little ones. Hopefully my answers will help you to realise that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make the most romantic day of the year a special one and inspire you find the time for romance and creativity this Valentine’s Day.

About Aneliese Deane

I work for Landmark Lofts as a design consultant and here to help London Mums with their home improvements, decorating, space-saving techniques and maintaining a sense of style :)

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Lifestyle & interior design Agony Aunt answers your questions this December

Dec 12 2013

It’s that time of year already, can you believe it? If you can’t, you obviously haven’t braved one of London’s favourite shopping hotspots like Oxford Street or Westfield yet, which means that a) you probably have a few more hairs on your head than I do and b) you’re either behind on your Chrissy shopping or have been very clever this year and have managed to do it all online!

About Aneliese Deane

I work for Landmark Lofts as a design consultant and here to help London Mums with their home improvements, decorating, space-saving techniques and maintaining a sense of style :)

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Activities

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    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
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    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

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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