Healthy Spring Recipes The Kids Will Love

We know that getting our kids excited about healthy, wholesome food can at times be a bit of a challenge. So as part of our focus on FOOD this month, we asked six food experts to give parents of bubble their best family and kid-friendly recipes. Rhubarb Granita and Banana Ice Cream Sundae (the pic above!) Lily Simpson, Founder of @thedetoxkitchen With three simple elements to the dish, it’s really easy to put together with the kids. Rhubarb granita is really slushy & sweet. Banana ice cream is smooth & creamy. Nut crumble is a delicious crunchy topping All the pleasure …

Continue Reading…Healthy Spring Recipes The Kids Will Love

Starting up & Staying Sane: Q&A with Mush Co Founder Katie Massie-Taylor

Nothing beats spending time with our kids, but taking and making the time to talk, laugh and share the ‘pain’ with other grown-ups is totally key to staying sane as a parent. Losing touch with our friends, and struggling to make new ones, is such a regular occurrence for many mums especially, which is why we’ve always loved the idea of MUSH – the app for helping mums meet more mates nearby. And we’re not alone – hundreds of thousands of mums now use Mush across the UK and beyond. With it being Stress Awareness Month, we’re focusing on how …

Continue Reading…Starting up & Staying Sane: Q&A with Mush Co Founder Katie Massie-Taylor

11 reasons why Mums are superheroes

We all know our Mums are bonafide heroes, but which superhero would your Mum be? Probably all of your favourites wrapped into one, because when it comes to super-powers – they’ve got the lot. 1.  They can appear in 3 places at once.  School pick-up, work meeting and your sister’s dentist appointment all at once? Sure. No problem. 2. They can crush you with a silent stare. Normally reserved for those times when you did something really bad and rather than scream at you, they just stared in disappointment, saying absolutely nothing at all. The shame! 3. They’re saving us …

Continue Reading…11 reasons why Mums are superheroes

Our New Charity Partner – Tommy’s

We’re so pleased to launch our charity partnership with Tommy’s, an amazing organisation, not only carrying out ground-breaking research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth but also providing critical support to parents and families affected. Now, parents using bubble to book their babysitters are able to add a “Tip for Tommy’s” when paying for their sit, and whenever they do, we’ll be donating our £3.50 booking fee to the charity as well. Tommy’s operates four research centres across the UK investigating the causes and treatments for miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. The centres also host clinics where pregnant women at …

Continue Reading…Our New Charity Partner – Tommy’s

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 …

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

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 …

Continue Reading…7 ways to find your parent tribe

Introducing Babysitter Background Check

We’ve just released a new version of our app and amongst the many improvements, we’re really pleased to have our new Background Checks in place. Now, every babysitter on bubble is cleared through an identity check and an online background check before their profile goes live. This is part of our mission to build a platform and community that offers parents and sitters the safest, most trusted way to arrange their babysitting. We’ve partnered with a cutting-edge technology platform that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to screen individuals for some of the world’s biggest banks and financial institutions. The …

Continue Reading…Introducing Babysitter Background Check

5 cool things for entrepreneurial London parents

Spring Budget aside, there’s never been a better time for parents to be starting their own businesses, or making the leap to self-employment, particularly in London. Whether you work freelance, have started or are thinking of starting a business, or you just want some space to think about your life goals while networking with likeminded people, there is definitely something on offer for you. Google Campus for Mums (& dads) Currently accepting applications for its 10-week course starting in May, Google Campus has been designed for parents who have a business idea or are in the early stages of launching …

Continue Reading…5 cool things for entrepreneurial London parents

10 daytime date ideas for busy parents

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking to parents about how they manage to find time together as a couple without the kids. One thing we’ve heard again and again is that parents are ditching elaborate nights out in favour of taking an hour or two to themselves during the day when the kids are at school/nursery anyway or when they can leave little ones with a sitter without worrying about bedtime. Here are our favourite daytime activities in London in case you want to jump on the trend too: Listen to beautiful music There are several free lunchtime …

Continue Reading…10 daytime date ideas for busy parents

What’s your parent dating style?

Becoming a parent doesn’t just change who you are as a person, it inevitably changes your relationship too, with some parents finding it hard to get time alone together without the kids. We’ve been chatting to loads of parents and have found that, while we’re not necessarily doing all the same things we did before, we’re finding new ways of having fun together, and that’s pretty great too. 1. Ain’t no party like a PTA party It may not have been your idea of a wild night out before you had kids, but you get to drink (warm) wine and …

Continue Reading…What’s your parent dating style?

Download App from the app store Download App from the play store