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London Mums Spring 2021 magazine celebrates Rock ’n’ Love plus lots of discounts & offers
- London Mums News
- Published on Monday, 29 March 2021 13:38
- Last Updated on 29 March 2021
- Monica Costa
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Hello London Mums…
Spring is in the air, the days are longer, the daffodils are opening and the lambs are leaping in the fields. What better time to talk about love and awakenings.
To brighten my lockdown days, I have been talking to five talented women who have chosen not to lose themselves into motherhood to follow their passion for rock ‘n’ roll. Being a mother should not be a label for women who choose to give life. Chatting to these star ladies has reminded me that women have to fight much harder to get the life they desire than men. Leading this fabulous group is soft rock Goddess Imelda May, whose brand-new single Just One Kiss is straight down dirty rock ’n’ roll. She’s such a gentle and sensitive soul that I felt a great connection with her like with a long-lost friend.
Welcome to the London Mums Rock ’n’ Love edition!
To bring more smiles to your face, I interviewed Britain’s favourite doctor, Dr Ranj, who recently published a manual to help teenage boys grow up happy, healthy and confident.
If the lack of sunshine makes you feel blue, it’s probably time to escape. So, this issue gives you ten good reasons to visit Tuscany.
Find out the latest toy trends and gifts in the London Mums’ shopping wish lists. Here are some discounts and offers from our sponsors.
Make the most of a 20% discount on everything at Hippychick using our exclusive code LONDON20 when shopping at www.hippychick.com London Mums’ favourite products include cellular blankets, robust toys, classic feeding and nursing products, bedtime accessories and travel & outdoor essentials.
Y’earn is a parent-to-parent marketplace to rent Baby & Kids items from people in your community or make some cash if you have items you don’t need right now. Join Y’earn newsletter and automatically be entered into a monthly prize draw. This month is a FREE LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION to Nourish, the UK’s leading mental health and wellness app tailored to parents. You can find over 200 bite-sized videos, audios and quick-reads to help you navigate the ups and downs and find more joy and calm in your parenting journey. When you are exhausted, frazzled, anxious, angry, frustrated or feeling unable to cope, Nourish offers you expert support from a team of 20 experts who are all parents too, who have been there, who get it.
Here’s a little more about Y’earn:
* EARNERS (people that make money from items) Whether they need the money, space or want to help others less fortunate, they can rent items for as long as they like, and then decide to sell, donate to charity, or have them returned before their next child needs them.
* YEARNERS (people that want items) can focus on creating important memories without spending endless hours researching and shopping for everything that they need. Whether they rent short-term or long-term they save cash and help Mother Nature.
Y’earn rents multiple items in a Bundle and plant a tree for each customer and handles the pick up, cleaning and provides a guarantee:
Bedroom & nursery – furniture and decorative items, plus electronics such as monitors and mobiles.
Around the home – from bouncers & stair gates, to baths, feeding products and more.
Out & About – from the obvious prams and car seats to bike attachment seats and trailers.
Mixed – Only have a few items? Create a mixed Bundle for a baby. toddler or child.
Read an exclusive interview with Y’earn founder Carley Read here.
Slumbersac manufactures a range of bestselling new children products including ‘sleeping bags with sleeves’, ‘sleeping bags with feet’ and ‘travel wrap’. Customers can even design their own baby sleeping bag. Read how once London Mum Karina Grassy founded Slumbersac from her kitchen table in this interview: Mumpreneur’s testimonial: Inspiration from Karina Grassy, a very special London Mum
I hope you will enjoy reading this Spring issue as much as the London Mums’ team have loved making it!
Spread the word – joining London Mums is totally and utterly FREE!
Editor in chief, Founder of London Mums & mum of 14-year-old Diego
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 https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums