Mind the gap: What’s it like to have three kids over 13 years?

If you’ve have children close together, you’ll be all-too familiar with the goggle-eye look you get when people spot you with bump and a toddler. “Two under two!” they’ll exclaim, the goggle-eye factor increasing if there are multiples involved. So how about doing things the other way, having longer gaps between babies? bubble’s teaching advisor Sarah Zeqiri has three children; Ella, 16, Dexter, 10 and two-year-old Mabel, and we asked her what life is like with an age-gap family. It seems to be that people, on the whole, have their children fairly close together – one, two or three years …

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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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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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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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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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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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Parents reveal their date night horror stories

In the spirit of both Halloween and the return of date-night, we asked parents on bubble to share with us their funniest, cringiest and strangest date night horror stories. Speak to most parents and couples, and getting out of the “dating scene” is definitely seen as a major perk of settling down. And taking a look at some of the anecdotes that came back to us, it’s easy to see why… Here are 10 of the best for you to enjoy… 1. She tried to use the fake emergency phone-call to make a swift exit, but her phone rang whilst …

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