Summer 2013 Newsletter covering July & August

Dear London Mums

Good or bad weather is not essential to have fun! Who am I kidding?! Well, let’s face it, this has been a write off year in terms of amount of sunshine we have see in London… But check out on all the free and cost-effective activities in and around London during the summer. There is lots to do indoor too in the worst case scenarios.

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Not surprisingly, a recent survey in the UK Parents & Cost of Living Report has revealed that a quarter of UK parents cannot afford activities to occupy their children over the coming summer holidays (23 per cent). Two in five parents worry about summer holidays because of the increased cost of having kids at home to entertain (39 per cent).
Two in five parents have to ensure they save enough before schools break up just to afford keeping the kids busy (39 per cent). The report discovered an overwhelming 86 per cent of UK parents find activities undertaken over the summer holiday to keep the kids busy expensive and a quarter of British parents simply unable to afford it (23 per cent).

We have compiled a list of summer essentials for your family to survive the next couple of months as well a list of events and activities across London in our events’ calendar which includes lots of FREE or affordable activities.

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To celebrate the imminent arrival of the Royal Baby mid July we have also put together a visually pleasing collection of MUST-HAVE WEAR for babies this year inspired by the future King or Queen.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN & AROUND LONDON

PARENTS TO SHELL OUT £460 ENTERTAINING KIDS THIS SUMMER HOLIDAY – Top tips for saving this summer holiday

The 50 ultimate British locations for tree climbing & beyond

Football summer camps with the best kids’ coach!

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Summer activities in blooming beautiful Chelsea

Summer activities for days and nights in and around Greenwich

Summer activities in Kingston upon Thames

FAMILY HOLIDAYS

How to ‘tame’ Teenagers on holiday

HEALTH

Fun in the sun (without the worry-lines)

Postnatal depression

Top 5 worries for your child as a mum

FAMILY FINANCES

The cost of raising a child

How to Save Money on Your Food Bill

EXCLUSIVE SUMMER OFFERS & DISCOUNTS

School shopping: If you need to buy Schoolwear quote LONDONMUMS25 at ethicaluniform.com & you will get 10% off voucher.

Childcare: Kidsunlimited nurseries offer childcare across London, Essex and Kent 50% off on your registration fee when you quote LONDONMUMS at www.kidsunlimited.co.uk.

Sleeping wear: Slumbersac offers 10% discount on all full price products plus FREE room thermometer when ordering online at www.slumbersac.co.uk with PROMO CODE LONDONMUMS10.

Get great ideas for family life at www.hippychick.com and 20% off using code LONMUM2013.

RECIPE TIPS
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We have added NEW mouthwatering summer recipe suggestions for you to try over the summer.

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We love our summer magazine issue. It is probably one of our best ever with a special 7th Year Itch anniversary where we are looking back at some of the memorable highlights that the magazine has featured and getting nostalgic with our special spread which includes exhilarating past events such as the exclusive interview with the fabulous Davina McCall, chatting with mayor Boris Johnson and meeting the beautiful Myleene Klass!

To start things off we have our cover interview with the lovely Cherry Healy who tells us what it’s like to be a full time mum whilst being in the spotlight. She was so happy about it that she has written about this interview on her blog too! Check it out here. We have an insightful interview with Emilia Mitiku, a wonderful singer and mother to be as well as the author of the My Super Sister series- Gwneth Rees! Both personally chosen to represent our Super London Mums spread. We also caught up with the producers of kids TV show Abney and Teal to ask them what makes their programme such a success. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our Agony Aunts page with celebrity expert Miriam Stoppard, or the third installment of our comic ‘The Adventures of Johnny Rocket’, with previous chapters available on our website if you happened to miss out.

The magazine was distributed in selected supermarkets and family-friendly venues across London throughout June.

Check our ongoing competitions and enter them via our COMPETITION AREA. Lots of 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!

Have a great Summer! We will be back early September.

Monica

monica@londonmums.org.uk

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Summer 2013 Newsletter

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