Bloomsbury Beginnings, Elvis and Me

Author Zoey Goto describes how Bloomsbury Beginnings helped bring her closer to Elvis. . .  Challenges:  For a number of years, Zoey had been wanting to write a book on Elvis Presley – focusing in particular on his wardrobe, hairstyles, home interiors and cars. Having spent time researching, Zoey already had a firm idea of […]

Choosing the Right Nursery for Your Child

We asked London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) for some tips on choosing a nursery for your little one: Research Speak to friends with children in nurseries and your health visitor, local children’s centres etc. Online directories (e.g. daynurseries.co.uk), parenting sites, nurseries’ websites and social media are also helpful. Write a check-list Create a check-list before you visit […]

Starting a business? Make Self Care Part of Your Plan

Starting a business can be exciting, but also challenging, demanding and exhausting. If you throw parenthood into the mix, you can really feel as if you’re spinning lots of plates whilst hoping they will not come crashing down.  Your business will benefit if you are happy, healthy and productive, so looking after yourself should be part of […]

How She Did It: Building A Business and Raising Kids

“I was playing concerts while my baby was being looked after in the green room, and I thought, why can’t we have concerts during the day where our babies are welcome and where mums can enjoy something intellectually stimulating?” So began Miaomiao’s journey as the Founder of the hugely popular classical music concert series Bach to […]

3 Tips for Starting a Business

The magazines are full of ‘mumpreneur’ success stories, but the reality is that trying to start a business is incredibly hard, especially if you’re juggling lots of family commitments as well.  There are a few simple ways you can increase your chances of success: Don’t fall in love with your product! Instead spend lots of time […]

The Secrets of a Happy Work Life

I was told a fascinating fact recently that only about 15% of people describe themselves as very happy in their work.  Why? because they: feel needed, and are able to fulfil the requirements of the job easily most days feel recognised for all their attributes, in and out of work have positive work relationships are close to […]

Feeling stressed? 6 organisations you can turn to for support

If you’re feeling stressed, low or anxious over the Christmas and New Year period, you’re not alone.  Parenting can be tough and there are lots of extra pressures at this time of year.  Here are 6 organisations which might be able to help: Family Troubles Family Lives offer a confidential telephone help line as well as access […]

Parents Workspace: Convenient, Collaborate, Child Friendly & Free!

What are your plans for 2014? Would it help to have a place to get some work done while your baby plays in a creche a few paces away? Bloomsbury Babies is excited to announce its new Parents’ Workspace hot-desking space with an under 5s crèche, run in partnership with the Calthorpe Project and Westminster […]

Celebrate The Festive Season With Us!

Our Christmas Fair is this Saturday 14 December, 1-4pm at the Exmouth Market Centre. Don’t miss it! Our handmade stalls will showcase an array of local creative talent. There will be gifts by Off the Vintage Shelf, Bib-Ts beautiful new range of children’s wear, tasty cakes from Tilyards Treats and lots more besides. Pick up […]

Save London’s Fire Stations

Artemis Klassi has been spearheading a crucial campaign to save 10 central London fire stations under threat of closure. She is asking for our support at an event tomorrow, Tuesday 26 November. Read her guest blog to find out more… There are plans by the Mayor Boris Johnson to close Belsize, Bow, Clerkenwell, Downham, Kingsland, […]