How to do date night (when you can’t get further than 50 feet from your kids)

Lockdown with kids is many things and romantic isn’t one of them. If you’re also cooped up with your significant other, you may be reminded of the newborn days – competitive tiredness, extreme sugar consumption, constant crying, crumpled leisurewear and an occasional urge to run away and join the French Foreign Legion. The cheeky-Fiorentina-and-Marvel-movie date nights of pre-virus times seem like an impossible, glamorous dream. And once parents have attempted to fulfil the daily obligations of care, cooking, working, walking, schooling and cleaning, the idea of a lockdown ‘date’ feels like one thing too many. But parents deserve a night …

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Healthy and happy at home

It’s been a confusing few weeks for our little people. While kids are adaptable and mostly happy to enjoy some extra family time, the sudden change of routine, the new rules around handwashing and social distancing and even the fact that they’re not allowed into a locked playground while out for a walk can throw them.  bubble’s teaching advisor Sarah Zeqiri is at home with her three children, Ella, 16, Dexter, 10, and two-year-old Mabel. Here she offers these brilliant tips for keeping children happy during lockdown, helping them process their emotions… and staving off the dreaded cry of, “I’m …

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Home school nation: tips from one educator who’s rising to the challenge

  Sarah Zeqiri is a secondary English and Drama teacher and a teaching advisor for bubble. She has three children: 16 year old Ella, who’s been working hard for her GCSEs only to find out they’ve been cancelled, 10 year old Dexter, a Lego enthusiast who is autistic and has ADHD, and two-year-old Mabel, who is made of noise, Frozen songs and questions. Her husband Jamie is also trying to work from home.   We’ve all heard that the devil makes work for idle hands, but that’s especially true if they belong to a bored toddler or a kid with …

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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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