The best apps for a healthy body & mind: bubble’s verdict

Most of us want to be fitter, faster and, let’s be honest, a little less stressed. But for the majority of us, life simply gets in the way: especially when that life involves running after the professional patience-testers we like to call our children. So with April being bubble’s de-stress month, we’ve put together a list of our favourite health and fitness apps; some to get relaxation into your hectic life; others for healthier and happier children. 1. Calm The very moment you open Calm, soothing sounds of ocean waves fill the air. Why? Because Calm is all about feeling, …

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Fun things to do with the kids this Easter

Easter is just around the corner; and so are the school holidays. But before you fill with the realisation that the kids need to be entertained for a couple of weeks, we’ve got some ideas that will put a spring in their step and keep them away from the chocolate – at least for a bit. 1. Take part in one of Cadbury’s Easter egg hunts Okay, so this one won’t keep them away from the chocolate – quite the opposite, actually. Nevertheless, Cadburys have teamed up with the National Trust to put on their annual easter egg hunt extravaganza. …

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My top tips for staying fit with kids in tow

We’re delighted to have Personal trainer (Pre & Post-Natal fitness qualified) and Mum, Emily Winter – aka Earn Your Roast – as a guest blogger on bubble. Here, she gives her top tips for staying fit whilst having the kids around. As a mum, I understand the challenges that come with prioritising yourself. Firstly, I feel we should drop the guilt of wanting to do something for you, and remember that it’s important for your heart and your brain! It is a treat for your body but I would go as far to say it’s a necessity! I’m not talking …

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This bubble hasn’t burst

Jenny, founder of parenting forum, Mamazou, on her first ever bubble experience… When Bubble first came out, I was skeptical.  The more I researched, the more of a cynic I became.  Don’t get me wrong, I thought the concept was pretty genius – but for a control freak with trust issues, aka me… did I really want to leave my child with someone I just booked via an app? When I met Ari, the co-founder of Bubble, to find ways we could collaborate – I was straight up and shared my concern as to why I felt Bubble wasn’t for …

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A Sitter’s not just for Saturday Night

Thousands of parents across the UK are now booking babysitters on bubble every single day and two things we see quite clearly are: For many parents leaving our kids with a babysitter for the first time can be daunting. And… Booking a sitter is no longer something we only do for special occasions or Saturday nights. Both of these factors are contributing to a trend of mums (and dads too) increasingly tapping their app to get in help when they need it – whatever they need it for. We’re calling these occasions, a parent’s “mundane luxuries”. They’re the type of …

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bubble’s Mother’s Day gift guide

Mother’s Day is very nearly with us. So if you’re yet to get your hero mum anything, don’t worry – the recent snowmaggeden not only makes for a great excuse, but you can rest assured that there are plenty of others in the same boat. So whilst you prepare to rush out and grab some last-minute gifts, here’s our quick guide guaranteed to make sure mum is well taken care of. 1. Visit to Kew Gardens with Cream Tea Take mum and explore one of the world’s most famous gardens, get lost in a botanical adventure, followed by cream tea …

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6 tips for booking your first babysitter

Our kids are the most important things in the world to us. Therefore choosing a babysitter – especially if you’ve never used one before can feel like a big, even daunting decision. It’s also a personal decision, and nobody is a better judge than you in terms of what’s best for you and your kids. As parents ourselves, having spoken to many others on the subject and having seen how thousands of parents are booking babysitters on bubble, we’ve compiled a list of the things mums and dads are doing to help them get comfortable when booking a babysitter for …

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What parents really want for Valentine’s

Valentine’s is tomorrow, and whilst the last-minute rush for cards and bouquets begins, we’ve put together some of the things parents across the country may be wishing for… 1. Sleep. Lots of it. 2. To read a book uninterrupted for an hour. 3. A long, relaxing bath. Preferably one with no rubber ducks floating around. 4. A clean car: no grubby fingerprints. No sweet packets. No half-eaten, abandoned food. 5. A car journey without the classics, “are we there yet?”, “I’m bored” and “I want to get out.” 6. Some toilet time in peace – a big wish! 7. No …

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Tips For Tommy’s: bubble app review

As part of our ongoing partnership with baby charity, Tommy’s, we recently asked Tommy’s employee, Caroline, to treat herself and her husband to a well-deserved night out, using bubble to find a babysitter for their two little girls. Here’s what she thought of her first-ever bubble experience… Was it easy to get started? I’ve been using a different babysitting service for ages now and I know exactly what I need to do to book someone, so, I’ll be honest, I was slightly apprehensive about trying something new. I was expecting it to be really complicated to set bubble up on …

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Alternative gifts for Valentine’s Day

  Love it, loathe it or not too bothered by it – wherever you stand on Valentine’s, it’s ultimately a great excuse to treat that special someone in your life, but how about this year, doing it a little bit differently? We say, for 2018, leave the clichés at the door and go alternative instead. Here’s our guide to help you out. 1. Book a class with Obby If we’re talking alternative, booking a class with Obby has got to be at the top of everyone’s list. Wherever your partner’s interests lay, you can be sure Obby has a class …

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