How to work from home (when the kids are there too)

As scores of UK Parents get told to work from home, our Head of Content and Mum-of-2 Lizzie Catt takes a look at what parents can do to make the most of the new office…. Set up a work area you can sneak off to, but accept that this will become the most fascinating part of your home. Your children will want to touch every inch of it, steal your Sellotape, rub your blu tack into the carpet and make a den under your desk. Most work can be done on a slyly opened laptop while the kids are watching …

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Keeping fit… once the kids arrive!

  New Year’s fitness resolutions come around as surely as the chocs and cheeseboards at Christmas, even though most of us know that our good intentions will probably splutter out before the end of January. After a few false starts, Binky Felstead finally caught the fitness bug in her mid-20s, shortly before finding out she was pregnant with daughter India, now two. But with an adaptable routine, some banging tunes and help from bubble, she’s in the best shape of her life since becoming a mum. Here, she shares with us her tips for finding a love of fitness that …

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Binky Felstead’s guide to the party season

The life of a Made in Chelsea star many look like an endless carousel of fabulous parties, but Binky Felstead says she was never one for organised fun even before leaving the show and having daughter India, two. As the festive season gets off to a swing, Binky shares with bubble how she makes the endless nights of tinsel and fizz work for her – and how she and little India will be celebrating this year. Office Christmas parties: love or loathe? I used to love Christmas parties when I had an office job. They can be great if the …

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Show me the mummy! Q&A with Lucy Tobin…

At bubble we love supporting and showcasing our community’s hard-working mums and dads – especially when they’re on a mission to make parenting that little bit easier! We had the chance to sit down with Lucy Tobin, Evening Standard journalist, author and mum-of-two about her new website ‘showmethemummy’… Hey Lucy, tell us a bit about you… I’m Lucy Tobin, an Evening Standard journalist, author and a mum of two – my kids are aged two and four. Most of the time, I work from home, and mainly write during nap times, late into the night, and when I have a …

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We’ve partnered with Uber to better support their mums and dads…

When we started bubble, we figured our app would be predominantly used by mums and dads to reclaim their social lives; evening and weekend sits, booked so they could spend more time with each other and their friends. And while much of what we see on the platform enables just that (and it’s a hugely important issue in it’s own right), today, bubble is about so much more than a Saturday night out, with almost as many sits now being booked by parents who need flexible childcare in order to work. Today, thousands of working parents tap into bubble to …

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Not just for Saturday nights: 5 other reasons parents book a babysitter

There’s nothing we love more than seeing how parents make use of the little bit of extra Me Time that bubble affords them. Often, the thought of booking a babysitter instinctively makes people think about Saturday night’s out (which is super important and worthwhile of course!)  but it turns out the parents on bubble can be way more resourceful than that, booking sitters so they can… Make that meeting Working Mums in particular use the app to book in ad-hoc childcare when they need to work from the office or from home – because trying to hit a deadline from your …

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Five Tips for Finding an After-School Sitter

Finding a brilliant after-school sitter is a real lifesaver –  but it’s not always easy. Meeting a sitter you love who has the flexibility in their schedule to meet your requirements can be a challenge, but when you do, being clear and open with them about what you and your kids need from them is really important in ensuring that the relationship is a success. Many parents on bubble use our ‘Regular Help’ feature to find great after-school sitters, and we’ve collated some best-practice tips to help you and your sitter get things just right. Introduce them to your kids …

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UNFINISHED HOMEWORK & STATIONERY SWAG: Parents reveal their top 10 back-to-school worries

OUR KIDS aren’t the only ones dreading the sound of the school bell next week. UK parents have revealed how uniforms, ignored homework and Inset Day have them stressing out. Our survey has revealed the top 10 back-to-school concerns of parents up and down the country. Incomplete holiday homework and reinstating the regular bedtime routine top the worry-list, while planning what to wear for the first drop off makes it in at number nine. The full top 10 is below: 1. The holiday homework my kids didn’t do 2. Reinstating the usual bed-time routine 3. The cost of the extra-curricular activities …

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Feel The Fear & Travel Anyway

Flying with young kids is not for the faint hearted – so much so that the guys at Keep Em Quiet created a company to help ease the anxiety and cost for themselves and others. After numerous flights with little ones, both long and short haul, these top tips are absolute life savers to help make the journey as smooth as possible (afraid they can’t help with any turbulence you might encounter though!) 1) Keep them entertained. After spending a fortune to keep my son busy on our first flight to Spain with his newborn sister, we saw a gap …

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Laundry hacks and a money-saving offer from our friends at Laundrapp

Here at bubble, we’re all about ways of saving busy parents time, and to be perfectly honest with you, there’s little else we hate more than ironing. Like so many parents, our house feels more like a 24/7 laundrette, with never-ending washing cycles and never-shrinking mounds of clothes that we continuously put off sorting out! So, we’ve teamed up with Laundrapp to give bubble Plus members an incredible 50% off when they spend £30 or more on their dry cleaning and laundry collection and delivery service. Their app is seriously good, and it’ll make you question ever getting the iron …

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