London Mums Magazine
- Published on Monday, 24 March 2014 20:52
- Marcin Mieczkowski
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 are invaluable for forging new relationships, sparking ideas and providing advice in an easy, accessible way.“
The website aims to cover all important information for parents in London including indoor and outdoor activities for children, ideas for family days out for young children as well as teenagers as well as seasonal events – Easter bunny hunts in London, Mother’s Day fun, Christmas parties, kids’ theatre and pantos, West End shows.
The organisation was created in 2006 by a group of new mothers based in Putney and quickly spread London-wide.
Originally focused on providing mum and baby advice the online magazine is now a community forum for mums and dads to discuss parenting dilemmas with their peers ranging from pregnancy and birth, baby sleeping, single parenting, health, fitness, beauty, fashion tips for mums, toddlers, teenagers, feeding the family, schooling, school application, choosing a primary school, a secondary school and university, best areas of London for families, affordable kids spaces to visit during Half term or summer holidays,cooking ideas, party tips, kids’ parties, after school activities, art and craft ideas, story time, bedtime stories, books for children, movies for the families, movies and much more.
Parents can join the forum by registering as commentators or as guest bloggers and have the chance to post their rants and views on current burning issues relating to London families.
London Mums publish a free print magazine three times per year since 2009. It is distributed in local supermarkets across the capital but can also be downloaded for free from this website.