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9 blockbuster movies written by parents

As part of our Partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas – offering parents on bubble 2 for 1 cinema tickets – we’ve a competition over on Facebook, giving away an Annual Membership to Picturehouse. To enter, just join us for a game of #parentswritethemovies. Need some inspiration? See below… 1. PLANET OF THE WIPES 2.TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT…OF SLEEP 3. WA WA LAND 4. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE CHILD 5. MAD MAX: THE ROAD TO POTTY TRAINING 6. LORD OF THE TEETHING RINGS 7. KNOCKED UP… AGAIN 8. LOSS OF INDEPENDENCE DAY 9. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM: DADDY OR CHIPS? What does an Annual Membership at

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Baby Driver: the must-see movie

For many, going to see the latest movie takes a back seat once the kids arrive. Tom Cruise becomes Thomas the Tank Engine, whilst Brad and Angelina are replaced by Ben and Holly… That’s why we’ve partnered with Picturehouse Cinemas to give bubble users exclusive 2 for 1 tickets to any Mon – Thurs showing. You can get your exclusive 2 for 1 code here. So you’ve got your code. The babysitter has been booked. Now it’s time to choose a movie. As always, we’re here to help – so here’s a recommendation from us… BABY DRIVER You’re in the car,

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2 For 1 Cinema Tickets. Just don’t fall asleep…

We’re teaming up with Picturehouse Cinemas… We all make sacrifices when our kids come along. Sleep. Reading. New clothes. The gym. A quiet pint. The radio we like. The TV we watch. A tidy home. Airport shopping. Half the food on our plate. And perhaps hardest to take of all, the cinema. Countless parents I know, myself included, go months, even years without going to the cinema after having kids. Why? Because what was once the easiest way to have a great night out quickly becomes difficult to justify. The expense; tickets + food + babysitter, the hassle of finding

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5 things to do in London this summer

We’ve just had the hottest day in June for more than 40 years. Some loved it, others hated it; almost everyone talked about it. Whether you like it or not, summer has arrived, and it did so in formidable fashion. So here are 5 awesome things to do in London whilst the sun has his proverbial hat on. Some you can do with your kids; others you may need to book a sitter for – speaking of which, we know an app that’s good for that… 1. THE BEACH BRENT CROSS With the long summer days upon us, what better

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3 top London brunch spots

We’ve partnered with the amazing restaurant app CAKE to give one of you lucky readers a night out worth £200. No, your eyes are not mistaken, £200. We’ve covered the babysitting; CAKE have sorted the food – it doesn’t get much better than that. As the competition deadline is fast approaching (midnight, 27th June), we wanted to give you some fresh ideas as to where you can splash the CAKE cash. Last time we focused on dinner, this week we’ve decided to brunch it up. 1. HALLY’S CAFÉ, Parsons Green Fancy going on holiday without having to pack your bags? Of

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3 London restaurants we’re loving this week

Okay, your babysitter is sorted (using bubble, obviously), it’s Friday night, the feeling’s right, and you’re craving heavenly food and scintillating service. Well stop preaching – because we feel the same. Many call Paris the food capital of the world… others say New York. Well we think London is up there with the very best. Where else can you find such incredible diversity? We’ll tell you – nowhere. And with this multicultural melting pot comes great food, lots of it. Yes, finding amazing food in London is easy – it’s choosing where to go that’s the hard part. So here

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Screaming with Laughter – we did, and so will you!

Right. Imagine this – an oasis where parents gather, watch upcoming comedians and, get your head around this one, are encouraged to bring their babies. As a matter of fact, not bringing your baby would be considered a rather strange and conspicuous thing to do. All but a dream we hear you say… NEWSFLASH: it’s here, and it’s in the form of ‘Screaming with Laughter’; a place to bring your little ones, watch rib-cracking comedy, and, most importantly, unwind. We loved the sound of this idea, decided to sponsor one of their Balham events, and believe us, we were not

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THE school half-term survival guide for parents ‘too cool’ (cough) to plan

  Been too busy to think about school half-term, let alone plan anything? And you don’t want to waste a lovely family Bank Holiday weekend frantically ‘Googling’ educationally and emotionally fulfilling kids’ days out, or booking ridiculously expensive family mini-breaks? We don’t blame you! These days the pressure is on to plan every second, so if you’re an organised mum or dad who’s already got half term mapped out, then hats off. And if you’re the one who’s escaping to work next week, we salute you. But if you’re the parent who’s been head down and – BAM! – half-term has just hit

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How to deal with a 1 year old heckler!

Hatty Ashdown – a comic and mum from South East London and MC of Screaming With Laughter, the original London lunchtime comedy club for parents and babies – describes the perils of mixing comedy and kids. “Everyone knows dealing with a heckler is one of the biggest challenges for a stand-up comic – well, how about when that heckler is 1 year old! I took over running Screaming With Laughter from comic Lucy Porter (the one off the telly) earlier this year, and MC’ing these shows is different to any other gigs I’ve done. It’s an amazing, unique challenge as

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7 ways to find your parent tribe

“Find your tribe, love them hard”. For all the joy it brings, parenting can also be one of the loneliest jobs in the world. The adage that it takes a village to raise a child still holds true, but the onus is now on us to construct our own communities and find our own tribes. Whether you’re a first-time parent or not, you can never have too many people around you who know exactly what you’re going through and can provide love and support when the (not-always-proverbial) sh*t hits the fan. Here’s how to find them: 1. Join relevant Facebook

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