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Introducing Deconstructing Mummy - Motherhood Psychology Groups


North London Mums has a really useful directory of local North London businesses and every week we will introduce you to one of the businesses who advertise with us. This week we want to tell you about Deconstructing Mummy, motherhood psychology workshops run by North London mum Marianna, who advertises in our Parental Support and Helping Hands section.

Time for tea? We check out some indulgent tea venues

It must be something about the jubilee weekend approaching, but afternoon teas, particularly with champagne, feel rather appealing!
Tea at The Landmark

I recently carried out some research on afternoon tea locations in and around North London, for a family birthday, helped along by kind friends on our Facebook. Thanks to everyone's helpful suggestions, we ended up having a sunny tea time adventure last Saturday at Hanbury Manor ("adventure" because I forgot to tell a significant family member of a change in location- oops).

Appy Monday! Get your kids fired up about food with the ABC Food app

On the search for a new app to entertain the kids I came across ABC Food. This is a sweet app which is all about combining letter recognition with recognising food for kids.


Are you looking to kickstart your career? Perhaps we can help....Review your career - where next? A workshop run by Career Tree and North London Mums



Are you thinking about returning to work after a career break or maternity leave? Are you thinking of a career change?  Or do you want help evaluating your current career and working out where to go next?

North London Mums together with local career coaching organisation Career Tree, is bringing you a series of events focused on helping you to think about your career - whatever stage you are at - and helping you to make the most of your potential. Interested? Read on....

Weekend round up- 26 and 26 May in North London- and it's sunny!


Lots of great things on this weekend as ever. For a nautical treat, head to the Family Weekender at HMS Belfast to celebrate its reopening. This weekend extravaganza includes the chance to meet veterans who served on board, hands-on activities for kids, simulated firings of our 4-inch guns, live music and a barbecue on the Boat Deck. Suitable for all ages.

Countdown to London 2012- family friendly activities

Yes, believe it or not, after  7 years, the London 2012 Olympics are practically upon us, with only 65 days to go. 

So what what opportunities are there for kids and families getting involved?


Appy Monday! Singing Alphabet - a very sweet, fun and educational app





Looking for an app that's fun and educational and also, importantly, NOT annoying? Then Singing Alphabet is the app for you. We love it.

What's on for the Diamond Jubilee in North London? Loads!

If you are planning ahead already for the Jubilee Weekend here's a round-up of what's on in North and central London over this special weekend. Get your Union Jacks ready!


Recipes and ingredients to your door- A service that could seriously change your life!

One of the things I find most difficult to manage is planning and cooking an evening meal. Cereal suppers and takeways seem to have crept into our weekly routine with alarming regularity.  So it was with some excitement that I took up the offer to trial a new recipe and ingredients delivery service from the clever people at  Hello Fresh.



Weekend Round up - 19th and 20th May in North London

Lots of great things on this weekend as ever. We never get tired of doing these listings...



Little Angel Theatre  in Islington is showing The Ugly Duckling. Accompanied by live music and voices, beautifully made puppets tell the story of the little Duckling who grows up feeling “different”. Meet Mother Duck and her charming family swimming in the moat, the wise Blackbird, the friendly Bug-Eyed Toad and the pompous Great Gobble-Gobble Turkey. Suitable for 3+.

Puppet Barge is showing Town Mouse and Country Mouse - The story tells of two cousins who visit each other, both experiencing exciting new sights and sounds. Suitable for ages 3-8. Showing all weekend at various times. 

Half Term June 2012 - What's on in North London


It's amazing how quickly half term holidays come around. The June one is just around the corner and luckily there's lots to do - unsurprisingly lots of it has a jubilee theme and a party feel. We round up the best. Next week we'll bring you full listings of what's on over the jubilee weekend so watch this space for that.....

A Jazzy Day- A really cool music educational app!

We've reviewed a good range of educational apps over the last few months and it is always exciting to find something different- which is why we love A Jazzy Day- Swinging with the Band which is a music education app for kids.


North London Mums talks to Louise Millar, author of The Playdate -a gripping thriller about parenthood, and a North London mum of two


At North London Mums we always like to meet and talk to local mums who are doing interesting and creative things, so we were excited to hear about Louise Millar, a North London mum of two who has recently published her first novel - a thriller set in North London called The Playdate.  If you enjoy gripping thrillers that will have you turning the pages as fast as you can then this is the book for you. I couldn't put it down until I'd finished it and even found myself making dinner for the children one handed whilst finishing the last few pages.

Phew- It's the Weekend - from Punch and Judy to Pirates...

Will it be sunny? Maybe? Don't worry- we've rounded up loads of (indoor) family fun! From punch and Judy to pirates to comedy there's something for everyone!


COMPETITION TIME: WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE UGLY DUCKLING AT THE LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE

THE UGLY DUCKLING for ages 3+ is a classic Little Angel production and an all-time audience
favourite.



Day Trips Near North London - Seaside towns


When the sun shines, there's nothing nicer than heading out of London with a bucket and spade and an itch to see the sea. These are the best seaside towns that are doable in a day trip from North London (by train or car). Get up early and you can really make a day of it and still be home in time for bedtime. Enjoy.

The only way is...Maldon in Essex


So, early bank holiday morning bright sunshine (soon turned to rain but let's overlook that), North London mum plus family set off in search of adventure, and sea air. Our destination- nearest coast to North London- is Maldon on the East Coast - and yes- it is in Essex (and also the home of the sea salt).

Appy Monday! Best apps for children


We very often get asked to recommend our favourite apps for children and as we've been writing app reviews for almost a year now, we thought that we would bring our reviews together in one place and recommend our absolute favourite apps for children. We've rounded up the best apps for babies, the best book apps for children, the best fun apps for children and the best educational apps. We've enjoyed testing all of these, we hope you'll enjoy using them.

Tiddley Pom- a luxury baby massage experience

If you enjoy massaging your baby, or are looking for a fresh idea for a baby present, then Tiddley Pom is the answer for you. We reviewed a gift set and my littlest lady ended up freshly scented and, if not exactly chilled, then certainly relaxed.


Bank holiday weekend - so much fun that the sun just has to shine

There is JUST SO MUCH on this weekend that we couldn't possibly fit it all in (we love you London) and so here are our highlights. Now all we need is some sunshine...Have a great weekend!


Canalway Cavalcade, Little Venice is a very English affair in one of North London's most beautiful areas. Hundreds of boats dock for the weekend. Expect real ale, real Morris dancers and lots of activities for children. There are also bands, boat trips, stalls and refreshments. Free.

Day Trips Near North London- farms, zoos and safari parks


For my children, any day that includes animals is a good day out and so these farms, zoos and safari parks near near North London are safe bets for a good time. We hope you will find this useful in planning day trips near North London. Enjoy exploring and do tell us if we missed your favourite place. This is part of a series of posts about day trips that we have been running. We also rounded up museums and attractions near North London and stately homes near North London so hopefully you should find something that suits you and your family.

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