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Christmas Without The Panic

Is anyone else feeling the pressure and panic of Christmas and trying to get organised before the kids break up? We aren't hosting Christmas but I certainly feel I have a lot to accomplish before the official holIs anyone else feeling the pressure…

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9 Festive Family Activities

Christmas lights were switched on on Marylebone High Street last night which has given me the red light to go into full Christmas mode. What better way to start the festive season on The London Mummy, with a 'What's On'. The lovely Melissa Gauge…

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Up Close with Leonora Bamford

Continuing on my Close Up series, I am delighted to be interviewing the lovely Leonora Bamford, founder of My Baba THE parenting website. I first met Leonora (or Leo as her nearest and dearest call her) her when our sons were doing football…

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13 Websites For Early Years Education

After a shout out on Instastories asking for educational aids and websites and being inundated with top tips, I thought I would write a quick post sharing them all. This isn't a pretty post but I guarantee you will click on one of…

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London vs Country

Yesterday I was listening to a (London) radio station. The interviewer was saying that she thinks everyone lies about liking living out of London. The interviewee exclaimed ‘they say that it’s great for the kids, breathing in the country air. I say how boring…

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How To Find and Keep a Good Au Pair

This post has been on the tip of my tongue for so long. Having had 6 au pairs in 8 years, I now what I like and think I know what to look for. We pioneered the way amongst our contemporaries with having…

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8 Stereotypical School Gate Mums

So, we have been away from the school gates for a few weeks now. Whether you are moving up a year (notice I say 'you') or changing schools, it is nice to have to some time away from the routine. I have been meaning…

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12 Tips For a Smooth Transition into the School Holidays

Whether the holidays have started or about to commence, the transition is harder for us than the children. Whilst excitement may be running high before they break up, after a few lazy mornings and a bit of spontaneous fun, once the novelty wears off…