Top Ten Tips on How to Keep Cool in a Heatwave

Keep your blinds pulled down all day and consider only opening your windows when it gets cooler later in the day. Wash in cool but not cold water, and keep some handy around to splash yourself and your little ones with (always keeping an eye on them around water of course). Wet tea towels or freeze bottles of water to place in front of fans. Drink lots and lots – try to avoid caffeine and…

World Water Day 2018 – Make it Rain Indoors with your Kids!

World Water Day is a great chance to teach your kids about the importance of water. It can be easy to take water for granted, so it’s really important to teach them as early as possible to appreciate how lucky we are to have clean, safe water.  Take part in World Water Day 2018 by teaching your children this important lesson through games such as making it rain indoors! Here’s how:   You’ll need: A…

Maintaining the New Year’s Motivation

January’s speeding by, and those New Year’s celebrations seem an age away already.  But what about the New Year’s Resolutions? We asked Jenny of BuggyFit Ashford and Folkestone for her expert advice on how to keep the New Year New You motivation all year round: People often ask “what do you do in the Winter at Buggyfit when it’s too cold”? This is what we do…. We workout, get warm, stay warm, and get stronger…

Ashford Business Awards – In Conversation with our Founder

We are absolutely delighted to be a finalist in the Ashford Business Awards, in both the Start Up and Innovation award categories, especially as we only launched in April this year! Reflecting on these nominations and the last 8 months, we spoke to our Founder Director, Amanda Richter about why she created Mums in Ashford and what’s in store for the future: What made you start the Mums in Ashford Club? Put simply: I’m a…

Reasons why Music is so important for little Monkeys

We spoke to Emily of Boogie Beat Music and Movement East Kent recently, and she explained to us why music is so important for children:   “Music is such an important part of every child’s learning, giving them the ability to be able to use their thinking skills while engaging with the music. The use of instruments, to help with their motor skills, offers them the opportunity to explore which then has a positive affect with…

How to Prepare for a Family Photoshoot

We spoke to the renowned RG Studios, based in Ashford Town Centre, who specialise in creating memories, and capturing moments that will last a lifetime, about how best to prepare for a family photoshoot, and they gave us their top tips: · Choose your outfits carefully. If you want fun vibrant and exciting pictures then choose according colours, if you want chilled out and relaxed pictures choose something neutral. Another quick tip is to coordinate…

Business & Busy Lives

As mums, we know very well what it’s like to be busy, and we talked to Robyn Fryer of RDS PA Services about how she copes with being a mum and running a business: I am no stranger to being a whole big bundle of busy… and doesn’t everyone around me just know it!  Being a Personal Assistant as well as offering the other services which I do – I have subsequently taken on all…

10 Top Tips for Taking Your Baby Swimming for the First Time

Taking your baby swimming for the first time can be overwhelming. Here are Puddle Ducks’ top tips for that special occasion: Find a pool that’s nice and warm  The temperature in most baby pools will be fine, but wherever you swim it should be over 30°C if your baby is under 6 months. You might still want a baby-warmer; babies get cold quickly, but there’s lots of clothing out there that helps, including body-wraps and…

10 Tips on Hosting the Perfect Children’s Party

Lynne from Jump ‘n’ Jive has attended so many parties during the course of her career as an events and party specialist, she is the perfect person to tell us how to plan the perfect party, and here are her 10 top tips: Find a suitable venue.  Remember to take into consideration the ceiling height if you are thinking of hiring a bouncy castle, as well as the general size of the venue. Decide whether…

20 things every new Mum should know about 0 – 6 months

20 things every new Mum should know about 0 – 6 months First night. Scary stuff.  You’ll get through it 🙂 Practice is everything. New becomes run of the mill very quickly. First cry – it is devastating and beautiful all at the same time. Sleeplessness is a state of mind. Somehow you just cope. Words and phrases previously unused like ‘dream feed’, ‘nursing’ and ‘latch’ become commonplace. Obsession with poop – it happens to…

Ashford Finalist