October 2012 Newsletter

Dear London Mums


The biggest news at London Mums is that from this October our magazine will be distributed at selected Sainsbury’s, Tescos and Asda across London. Due to its popularity we will also increase its frequency to four issues per year instead of two. Watch out for our winter special issue (number 7) out the third week in October. You will be able to still find it at selected family friendly venues such as Eddie Catz, read it online or download it as pdf. If you can’t find it in your areas, you can also request a copy by post. Just email me.

Don’t be discouraged by the bad weather and by the daily hectic routines because autumn is amazing and usually it brings a lot of positive energy. Now that schools have re-opened and kids are settled back in their classes with new teachers it is great for us to re-gain a bit of inner focus to work on things that are important to us: whether it’s work, creative hobbies, fitness and sport, or charitable activities we all need a little bit of time to re-energise and move forward.

The gloominess created by the grey sky does not need to depress you as there are plenty of activities you can do indoor. Check our creative section for new ideas for activities to do with the kids this autumn and art & craft tips that will cost you NOTHING whilst providing lots of fun.

If you fancy meeting with other mums this autumn check under the section ‘ACTIVITIES’ either under your London area or day of the week. We update these activities’ pages on a daily basis. You can also check our Events’ calendar for special events or things to do in the Capital.


My favorite weekly meeting is at Eddie Catz in Putney on Monday afternoons from 4 to 5pm where we host a very special ‘Playgroup with a twist‘. There we relax and paint with our kids (after school) and our professional artist and friend Giovanna Bindi who teaches us very simple art techniques while listening to relaxing music and poetry. Interesting enough, even the children are quiet and do not make noise. The relaxing environment seems contagious.

Simply drop in if you want to have a chat
for this playgroup ONLY mums pay! Kids GO FREE!. Click on this link to register https://londonmumsmagazine.com/2012/london-mums-playgroup-with-a-twist.

Now you have the chance to also win a FREE session by entering our ART Competition – Submit a ‘cat’ themed artwork to WIN 6 months Eddie Catz membership & FREE entry to an art class!

Christmas sounds really far away but it’s just around the corner and we have organised our annual party on 23 November 2012. As every year we sell out a week in advance, we have now opened the registrations. Just check the dedicated page for the Christmas party and register as soon as possible if you know you will be around. Our entertainment extravaganza this year will capture the imagination of young kids, teenagers and adults alike. Hope to see lots of you there!

Here are some interesting articles for you this month:

WINTER SUN TIPS

The family guide to Lanzarote

Family skiing

HALLOWEEN FUN

Halloween is getting bigger and bigger and mums are often required to do some Halloween themed face painting during this time of the year. If you need some tips, check our Mums’ DIY guide on Halloween face painting.

HEALTH NEWS

October is Breast cancer awareness month – Here are important articles for you on both facts and prevention!

DOCTORS ADVISE LONDON RESIDENTS: “WISE UP TO THE FACTS AND BE BREAST AWARE THIS OCTOBER”

Breast Cancer Prevention

NEWBORNS TO BE PROTECTED AGAINST WHOOPING COUGH

New research reveals that it takes up to two years to get the hang of motherhood

SAFETY TIPS if you get a flood warning

GET CREATIVE

TEN RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES TO ENTERTAIN THE WHOLE FAMILY

Top 5 Literacy Games to have at Home!

Our inspirational women’s testimonials this month:

Mother sings song to deaf son… ‘Ethan Song’

Exclusive interview with founder of Build-a-Bear Maxine Clark

LONDON MUMS BOOK CLUB

Our book reviews for October can be found in the section London Mums’ favourite BOOKS.

Our FREE Gift Bag for every new registered mum campaign is ongoing. Let your friends know to REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

Last but not least, we post new competitions and articles every day in our blog and send them out only via Twitter and Facebook. If you want to connect more with your fellow mums, follow us on both social media groups (see details below).

Monica

monica@londonmums.org.uk

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