North Hampshire Businesses – NHM Approved!

I get a lot of messages from people asking if I know of any Businesses that would be available for events.

I know LOTS of Mum’s who run their own businesses and who might be interested in being stall holders.

I had a sudden brain wave yesterday and decided to set up the following FB group: North Hampshire Businesses – NHM Approved!

Please add a comment about your business and if you are happy to be a stall holder at an event.

Please also add anyone else who you think would be interested.

Thank you!

Thank you SOOOOOO much!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!!!!

Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO very much to everyone who nominated NHM.

Thank you also to Terry from Mums and Business. Awesome afternoon and thank you for the fantastic award. It”s glass and has an inscription and EVERYTHING!!!

Sooooo chuffed!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!!!!

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Event: NHM Summer Picnic (12th July)

I’m hosting a VERY informal NHM Meet up on Saturday 12th July from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Basically, I will be there with Miss NHM, a picnic blanket, some picnic food and a football.

This will be a chance to meet other NHM Readers and an opportunity to make some new friends.

If you would like to come along, it would be great if you could register at the following Eventbrite link HERE, so I have some idea of numbers.

This isn’t a formal thing, it’s just a group of families meeting up for a catch up ;-).

I hope you can make it! 😀

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Event: NHM Meet Up (25th June 2014)

The next NHM Meet Up will be next Wednesday, (Wednesday 25th June) from 9.30am to 12pm at Playdays.

Playdays are very kindly offering a discount of £1.50 off entry price again, but you will need to register your attendance on Eventbrite HERE, to qualify for the discount.

I’m very excited to announce the following local businesses will be attending:

Sarah Dutton Photography

Sarah from Sarah Dutton Photography will be coming along and doing FREE photo shoots.

The slots will be 15 mins each and are available on a 1st come, 1st served booking basis, but you MUST book in advance. To book, you need to send me an email at saying that you would like a slot and I will reply to your email with your time.

After you have had your photo’s taken, you will be given a password which will allow you to take copies of any photo’s Sarah has taken of you which will be in a secure area on her website. You can then print them to you heart’s content.

How cool is that! A FREE photo session, so put on some slap and get your glad rags on! :-D.

My Precious Cargo

Colleen from My Precious Cargo will also be coming along and bringing some of their rear facing car seats for you to have a look at and try out.

If you are thinking about getting a rear facing car seat (they are the safest car seats going!) then Colleen will be delighted to answer any questions that you have.

Tinkerbell from Routine Riots

Rapunzel from Tangled came along to the last Meet Up and was incredibly popular (AMAZING voice!).

For this Meet Up, we have Tinkerbell coming along and she will be singing and meeting the children from 9.30am to 11am.

Kim from Routine Riots will also be doing facepainting for the little people.

Mahuru Baby Clinic

Lynsey from Mahuru Baby Clinic will also be coming along and demonstrating some massaging techniques for those with babies.

Lisa’s Lovely Books

The lovely Lisa will also be selling her Usborne books again, so bring some extra cash or cards along for these purchases. (Lisa has her machine to take cards, so you don’t need to bring cash for these books).

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Babysitting in Basingstoke

Stephanie added a great comment to my recent Monday Night Date Nights post, asking if I had any suggestions about babysitting options.

I’ve had a draft post about babysitting for over 2.5 years! I just had no idea where to start. So I thought I better get on and get this post published!

I put out a plea on NHM on FB asking for suggestions. There are a LOT of people who are looking for babysitters or who would like to be in a babysitting circle.

So, in an attempt to help people, I’ve created a FB Group for Babysitting in Basingstoke:

This is for parents and for qualified babysitters to make contact.

It is also a place where people can put up their comments about wanting to be in a babysitting circle.

I have no idea if this will work but at least it’s a start.

Please add anyone else to the group who you think would be interested. There is such a demand for babysitting in the area, that I can’t believe someone hasn’t jumped on this business opportunity already!!

For those who are interested in creating a babysitting circle, why not organise a family catch up so that groups of families meet so you know whether you feel comfortable leaving your child with other people.

Don’t forget there is the NHM Summer Picnic coming up on the 2nd of July, which could be a great opportunity to meet like minded NHM Readers.

Good luck!!!

Disclaimer: I would also like to add a disclaimer that I take no responsibility at all for via this Babysitting FB Group. I’m just putting people in touch with other people. It’s your responsibility to vet people, etc.

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Mums and Business FREE Networking session on Wednesday

If you run your own business, or are thinking of running your own business, you might be interested in the FREE Networking session which is taking place at The Studio in Dummer from 12pm to 2pm on Wednesday 14th May.

I went along to the Kick Off session at the beginning of this month and it was excellent.

For more details please click on the Event Brite link HERE.

Feel free to invite other people that you know who run their own businesses who you also think would like to attend.

I am hoping to make it so I look forward to seeing you there!

NHM Dates for your Diary

Below are some dates for your diary regarding NHM Meet Up’s and NHM Networking sessions.

If you have any questions about either, please email me at Thanks!

NHM Dates for your Diary

Tuesday 20th May: NHM Networking Lunch

Monday 9th June: NHM Networking Evening  (For those who can’t make the day time meetings)

Wednesday 25th June: NorthHantsMum Meet Up – Summer 2014

Saturday 12th July: NHM Summer Picnic

Hopefully see you at a future NHM event!


NorthHantsMum Networking Lunch

Date: Monday 28th April, 12pm to 1pm.

I set this up a while ago but haven’t had a chance to publicise the date.

This is an opportunity to meet other Mum’s and swap ideas!

If you are interested, please join the Event: HERE

If you aren’t able to make the Networking meeting on Monday I do know of a regular Thursday meeting.

If you would like to attend this group, please send me an email to

Look forward to seeing you there!

“The Best Baby Changing in Basingstoke Town Centre” 2014 Poll

It occurred to me today, whilst in town, that it would be really useful to know which are the best baby changing places.

So, I thought I would put a poll together and see what everyone else thinks.

I don’t often go into town, so please add any places that I’ve missed as I could only think of three!!! lol.

Thank you!

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