September 2013 Newsletter

Dear London Mums

Summer is over and school/nursery time is back on! Relieved?! I can see your sigh of relief …. 🙂

Well at least it was a proper summer to compensate us for the past six miserable summers.

I wonder whether we are in the middle of a new baby boom. It looks like the Baby Boom has arrived this year with a bang. From celebrities to royals, Brits are well and truly feeling the bump as recent figures from the ONS show births are at their highest in 40 years, with 813,200 births in Britain in the year up to 30 June 2012.

Potential reasons why 2013 could top that include

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the Olympic Spirit

The rapture associated with Team GB’s successes at last year’s Olympics appears not just to be celebrated and applauded in the stadium stands but also in the homes of couples across the country as they marked the occasion.

Fifty Shades of Grey

The infamous trilogy of erotic fiction has been linked to the ever growing baby boom, helping to get couples in the mood since Britain went Fifty Shades crazy in the summer of 2012.

Jubilee Jubilation

Kate and Wills got everyone celebrating with their nuptials in 2011 and the Queen herself continued the royal love-in with the 2012 jubilee celebrations, bringing everyone together for a long bank holiday weekend of royal revelling.

Come Dine with Me

The economic downturn has meant more couples are looking for ways to spend some quality time together at home as more invest in ‘Dine In For 2’ style meal offers, creating the atmosphere and intimacy of a candle lit restaurant dinner in the comfort of their own home.

Royal Baby Fever

First Royal baby toy flies off the shelves of the Early Learning

The world went gaga for babies when the Duchess of Cambridge announced her pregnancy back in December 2012.

Here are our favourite features for you:

Royal Baby inspired products

The Guide to raising your baby like a royal

Career

Mother using digital tablet with baby

September is the right month to look for a new job and/ or start a new career. Here are our expert’s tips to find a new Career!

If you are or want to become a mumpreneur here are some tips on how to turn your website commercial:

Bootstrapping your ecommerce website on a shoestring.

Back-to-school

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Back to school essentials 2013

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS: 10 Ways to help children settle back in to their usual sleep routine

Back-to-school costs punish families

Fairtrade school uniform – have you swapped?

NSPCC Underwear Rule Campaign to Help Parents

Could you confidently advise your child on post-school education options?

Entertainment

2013 The Best films … so far

teri hatcher & monica London Mums

Exclusive interview with the film makers behind Disney Planes

Exclusive interview with Desperate Housewives’ actress Teri Hatcher starring in Disney Planes

Exclusive interview with comedian Vikki Stone on her 10,000+ hours of musical training & the secret British crushes

Don’t forget to check our RECIPE section with amazing new recipes recently posted. You can find original ideas for family meals.

Check our ongoing competitions and enter them via our COMPETITION AREA. Lots of NEW giveaways for everyone.

And if you haven’t done it yet, you can download our Summer / Autumn issue of the FREE LONDON MUMS MAGAZINE online.

Enjoy the start of a new school or nursery year!

Monica

monica@londonmums.org.uk

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September 2013 Newsletter

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