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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Time to Step Up: Q&A with Phanella Fine & Alice Olins, Founders of The Step Up Club

One of the very first parents to use bubble (and de facto office hero), Phanella Fine, is in on a mission to empower women, helping them take control and add rocket fuel to their careers. Along with Alice Olins, she’s created The Step Up Club, and we got to hear from them how they do it, why they do it and what their club has in store for women who join.   1. Firstly, tell us a bit about you and your families Hi, we’re Alice and Phanella, Co-Founders of the Step Up Club, an online and in-person destination for …

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Six Amazing Father’s Day Gifts

Stuck for ideas on what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Check out our guide for some options that look, feel and taste oh so good…. Mahabis slippers Slippers for people who don’t do slippers (which is a lot of the dads we know!). Mahabis are all the rage right now, and that’s down to their slick design, comfortable fit and interchangeable soles that make them suitable for indoor and outdoor too. They’re not cheap mind you, but go on, he deserves it. Photo box phone cover We all spend too much time on our phones these days but if …

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National BBQ Week: 3 Amazing Recipes

The truth is it’s pretty difficult to get bored of the barbeque, but in case you’re looking for something more inspired (and healthy!) then the the bangers and the burgers – we’ve asked our friends at Mindful Chef to suggest three of their best BBQ dishes. (Disclaimer: If you’ve managed to get your kids into aubergine, cauliflower and quinoa then props to you (and what’s your secret?!) but if not, then it might be best to keep a pack of sausages on the grill too…) Chargrilled miso aubergine & tofu kebabs Ingredients 1/2 cucumber 1 aubergine 1 red chilli 1 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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