Mummy and Me Magazine August 2014 September 2014 - Page 3

What’s inside? Contents Magazine Founder & Director Michelle Thompson Researchers/Critiques Eden & Bethany Thompson Creative Learning Consultant Alan Bennett Educational Researcher Danielle Furber September 2014 Company Focus - Baby & Toddler Show - Pages 4 - 5 Pregnancy - Pages 6 - 10 Birth & Beyond - Pages 11 - 21 & Pages 24 - 25 Activity Timetable - Pages 22 - 23 Special Needs Consultant Anita Harris Early Years - Pages 26 - 37 Artist/Illustrator Ilan Sheady Daddy & Me - Commando Dad - Page 38 Creative Learning - Kids Page - 39 Creative Designer Neil Bennett Marketing Manager Lee Thompson Sub-Editor - Chester & Wirral Gill Pryce Executive Editor St. Helens & Knowsley Sue Bennett Executive Editor North Cheshire Kate Bedding Photographer & Stylist Elanza Butters Hello lovely readers, Letter from the Editor I am delighted to say that since our last issue, I have given birth to another beautiful daughter. Faye Melody Thompson was born on the 9th August at 7.14pm weighing 8lb 4.5oz. She has a mop of jet black hair and is perfectly beautiful just like her two older sisters. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Liverpool Women’s Hospital for their fantastic support throughout the 9 months and especially to Amanda my midwife who has been amazing. During the ‘pushing’ part of labour, Faye’s heart rate began to dip which resulted in having an emergency c-section. It’s been a slower recovery as you will know or can imagine, so it has been a challenge getting this issue out. But friends and family have made it possible! The Mummy and Me team are really excited and looking forward to the Baby & Toddler show taking place at Event City at the end of this month. It has been a pleasure and a delight to work in partnership with Mercury Events. They have worked hard to make this show fantastic with lots of great show deals for parents-to-be through to great fun activities for toddlers. If you are planning to attend, be sure to use code BTM35 for your Mummy and Me discount and we look forward to seeing you there! I really hope that you enjoy this issue, we have featured some useful information about ‘What to expect after expecting’, have a great recipe for toddlers from Annabel Karmel, some great advice for Daddy readers about Playgroups from Commando Dad and an interview with top children’s author Nick Butterworth on his latest venture and Cbeebies success ‘Q Pootle 5’. Thanks again for picking up or downloading this copy…enjoy! Michelle x