March 2013 Newsletter

Dear London Mums

The Spring climate releases positive energy which we can hopefully channel into great initiatives. I am certainly more energetic and motivated then ever after an inspiring visit at 10 Downing Street at an exclusive reception for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

monica a 10 downing street

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Our very first Spring magazine issue is here! It’s filled with great interviews including Zoe Ball and her dad Johnny, Jools Oliver and Amanda Lamb; the second installment of our Johnny Rocket comic and a special Women’s Day insert covering our annual conference on International Women’s Day.

We are very excited about this event in collaboration with Work Your Way and the support of the Mayor of London which is a FREE all-day conference held at City Hall on International Women’s Day on 8th March 2013. The title is “NURTURING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH THE POWER OF COLLABORATION” and the programme can be found in the magazine and on our dedicated page. Registrations are now closed as the event is SOLD OUT but you can ask to be added to a waiting list. If people cancel we will contact you. Simply email your interest to info@londonmumsmagazine.com as soon as possible.

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Mother’s Day is around the corner and we have prepared a few features to inspire you to transform it into a special day.

We have put together a unique Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2013 with carefully selected gift ideas for women of any age.

If you are at a loss for things to do in London this Spring, search our improved events’ CALENDAR for family events, ATTRACTIONS and other family activities across London under the ‘ACTIVITIES’ section. We update these pages on a regular basis.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!
Get your family together for the RBC Race for the Kids, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s 5k family fun run. Everyone is invited to take part whether you run, jog, stroll or scoot! Sign up today and be part of something amazing www.raceforthekids.co.uk

Here is a selection of the most interesting articles this month:

BIRTH TO TWO YEARS IS MOST FINANCIALLY STRESSFUL TIME FOR PARENTS: here is a summary and a great video of what London Mums said during our recent focus group discussing financial issues concerning families.

GET CREATIVE

If you need ideas to do things at home check our GET CREATIVE section including new ideas for this Spring.
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Photography Basics: new tips on how to take pictures of hands, clouds, eyes, sunset as well as general practical advice on exposure, ISO and shutter speed.

New creative tips on how to use Social Media if you have a small business.

BEAUTY

Bella+Rocco-1114 mixed chicks

Winter Beauty SOS

Beauty Hall & The Beast

Beautiful pores worthy of the spotlight

Top tips for curly or mixed race hair

HEALTH

First aid: Spinal Injury – when to move them

Poisoning – would you know what to do?

INTERVIEWS

60 seconds with Duncan Bannatyne

Meet Jane Hissey, ‘mother’ of ‘Ruby, Blue and Blanket’ and the ‘Old Bear’ series

Mumpreneur’s testimonial: British pottery maker Emma Bridgewater

Mum’s testimonial: Parents are the real experts says learning disability charity founder.

RECIPES

We have added lots of new recipes to inspire you in the kitchen. Eating well with your family is not difficult. rigatoni alla vesuviana
Try our Rigatoni alla Vesuviana this month.

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Finding time to shop, plan and cook is stressful for many people – and yet, eating dinner together is a really special time in the day (as well as being much healthier than snacks and takeaways). Jessica’s Recipe Bag delivers the ingredients you need to cook delicious meals, using simple but inspiring recipes. Turn dinner into a treat, not a chore. Order online using code LDNMUMS for 50% off your first order! www.jessicasrecipebag.co.uk

If you want to become a guest blogger on this website, we would love you to hear from you. This is YOUR site and peer support group. You can share your views or rants with us here. Simply email info@londonmumsmagazine.com

COMPETITIONS

We have lots of great prizes, FREE tickets to events and attractions plus other prizes to give away. Simply enter our competitions via our COMPETITION AREA.

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To celebrate the launch of its brand new website, Little Tiger is giving away a bumper pack of books and £100 to spend in Marks & Spencer. Click here to enter or www.littletiger.co.uk

If you haven’t done it yet, you can download our latest FREE MAGAZINE online.

Our FREE Gift Bag for every new registered mum campaign is ongoing. We are preparing new vouchers and gift bags this month. Please bear with us! Let your friends know to REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

If you want to connect and chat with fellow mums, follow us on both social media groups (see details below). We post new competitions and articles every day and send them out on a daily basis via Twitter @londonmums and Facebook.

Did you enjoy our March 2013 Newsletter? What was your favourite and your least favorite section? We look forward to hearing from you.

Enjoy Mother’s Day!

Monica

monica@londonmums.org.uk

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