February 2015 Newsletter including Half Term School Holidays Activities on a budget

Dear London Mums,

our Spring magazine issue will be landing in selected supermarkets across London and other family friendly venues from the end of February. In the meantime we have to face new school holidays and entertain the kids once again for a whole week. In this newsletter you’ll find useful links to London Mums events’ calendar, activity pages filled with Half Term School Holidays Activities on a budget as well as ideas for indoor entertainment.

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Let’s hope we get to build a snowman this Winter!

My friend and fellow blogger Mirka Moore has recently published my open letter including my personal fitness journey which might be of interest to some of you who think that they are not sporty. It is motivational to a certain extent: Women in Fencing – Behind the mask ….. En Guarde! http://fitness4mamas.com/health-fitness-tips/women-in-fencing/

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Photo by www.MemoryGate.co.uk

 

When we can, London Mums share and flag interesting activities for parents. So here is a great a great paid-for media opportunity for mums with babies: A leading baby brand is currently looking for a mum and baby (under 8 months) who would like to feature in an instructional video on their YouTube channel (fee paid). Do you enjoy bathtime with your baby?  Do believe in the benefits of baby massage? We’re looking for a confident mum and baby to be part of a ‘How to Bath and Massage’ video. If this sounds like you and your baby, then please get in touch. Please email us for more information: casting@littledotstudios.com By contacting us you are not obliged to take part in any filming.

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Photo by MemoryGate.co.uk Baby Photographers

 

Entertainment

At a loss for Half Term School Holidays Activities on a budget?

Our movie section is growing really fast with our show Biz correspondent Freda Cooper reviewing the best and most suitable films for London Mums magazine. We have also made our child reporters official and provided them a Kids Corner which they will use to post their favourite film reviews (as well as events, products and books). Here are our favourite film reviews this month:

Future Films Heads Up: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (calling all mums out there: get out with your girlfriends this Valentine to watch this movie! Totally different and breaking all rules!)

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Film review: Selma

Tragic Love Stories in Film

Film review (a new perspective on Vera Brittain’s memoirs): Testament Of Youth

 

Kids Club

Kids Club film review (by 8 year old child reporter Diego): Shaun the Sheep The Movie

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Here is a Behind the Scene chat with the film makers behind Shaun The Sheep The Movie

Kids Club: Learning history with Horrible Histories (by 8 year old child reporter Diego)

Books that make history fun for kids

 

Big Hero 6 Special reports

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Valentine

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The best perfumes and scents for Valentine 2015

Valentine themed family meals

Sloane Square Parent Pampering!

 

Home & Work

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How can we save on energy bills? Tips to make our home more energy-efficient

Why toddlers and computers do not mix – what to avoid when you work from home

 

February Competitions

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This month we have amazing freebies to give away. Take advantage of our generous donations and enter to win here https://londonmumsmagazine.com/category/competitions/ Giveaways include: a LEGO® Friends Emma’s House set, a Product of the Year goodie bag worth over £180, 2 book sets from DK to celebrate the launch of DKfindout! , 4 copies of Dolphin Tale 2 DVD, 4 copies of The Unbeatables DVD plus FREE ACTIVITY SHEETS and much more.

Happy Valentine & try to survive another nerve wrecking half term!

Monica

monica@londonmums.org.uk

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