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MUMMYPRENEUR MINUTE: The Bump Class

If your efforts at binge watching One Born Every Minute, aren't doing much to dampen your nerves about your upcoming birth, then you need to get yourself to The Bump Class, London's best antenatal classes. Founded by sisters Marina Fogle and Dr Chiara Hunt, The Bump offers classes, run by leading healthcare professionals, offering practical advice for pregnancy as well as medical know-how for labour and beyond. Whether you're looking to put together a natural birth plan or investigating what pain relief to use, the classes are informative and fun for you and the others in the small classes. There are never more than 12 ladies in a class meaning that not only will you walk away from the 8-week course...

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We're Crowdfunding - Help us in our mission

To donate to our campaign, click here... Who Are Roses and the Stars? After becoming an auntie for the first time as a 10-year-old girl, founder Rosie Jones has had 20 years of shopping for the perfect baby gift. Now after becoming an aunt to 11 nephews and nieces (and still counting!), as well as working for some of the world's top childrenswear stores, Rosie decided to set up Roses and the Stars, an online store selling gorgeous gifts for babies and their wonderful mums, a long-held dream and ambition. Inspired by her own childhood in the English countryside, Rosie sources products which are reminiscent of the simpler childhood of times gone by, whether that be sourcing handmade teddy bears from...

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ROSES AND THE STARS - Our fashion love story

The hand-me-down. The sloppy seconds. It doesn't sound like the start of a love story but that's about to change. To mark Fashion Revolution Week we're reflecting on the clothes that started our love affair with fashion and style whilst encouraging you to have a route around in the wardrobe to rediscover the pieces that inspired your love for clothing and design.  Whether that's the bespoke vintage jacket once owned by your grandmother or the skirt picked up at a market on your travels to somewhere new and exciting, we all have pieces that we love, that get us excited to wear them and that take us back to another time in our lives. These are the pieces that no amount of...

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ROSES AND THE STARS - Proud to be part of the Fashion Revolution

So much about our consumption habits have changed over the last 60 years or so. From war-time rationing to the invention of the affluent teen, and into the furore of the internet shopping revolution. Now people have access to more things than ever before and can have their material desires delivered to their door day or night. Don't get me wrong, this new way of thinking has opened a lot of doors for a lot of people. It's blurred the barriers of a former have and have-not split in culture. Now everyone has a chance to be in on the action and given a chance to shop till they drop. There's however no denying that this Western 'want, want, want' culture...

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Here Comes The Child: Baby's 1st Wedding

As I write this post, the sun is shining, the flowers of spring are in full bloom and I couldn't think of a more lovely day to say I do. Yes, it's starting to become that time of year again, where every other Saturday is taken up by the wedding of a friend, cousin or colleague.  Although some weddings still have a strict no child policy, unless you are of course a coveted page boy or bridesmaid, more and more wedding parties include babies on the invitation. This trend seems to stem from a new relaxed way of doing things. No longer are weddings based around severe churches and stuffy hotel wedding receptions. Instead, in this modern day, you can get...

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