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Disko Kids Meets | Nedintheclouds

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When Ned was diagnosed with Autism when he was 2 years old, little did he - or his mum Claire - know that their story was going to become a legacy. Using their blog, Ned in the Clouds, and Instagram to share their story, Claire writes beautifully about their highs, lows and adventures together. they've not only created a place online to document their lives but they've gained thousands of supporters and raised a huge amount of awareness for Autism in the process. We caught up with Claire for a chat about what their typical day might look like, the obstacles they've overcome with Ned's Autism and what music gets Claire, Ned and his brother Kit dancing! Tell us a bit...

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Introducing: Disko Ladies

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Disko Ladies - It's not just our little ones who love a disco, and it's always important to remember the original Disko Kids and the music that made us.That's why we've designed a brand new women's t-shirt, created with representing the best original disco music in mind. The 'Disco' font is based on a graphic from the legendary Paradise Garage in New York, and is available printed in red on a pink t-shirt, black on a white t-shirt and metallic silver on a black t-shirt. The Tees are 100% super soft cotton and are available in sizes S-L.  As a DJ, Helen is passionate about creating music no matter what your background or circumstances. That's why we will be donating some of our profits from...

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Disko Kids Meets | A Side Order Of Me

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In a world where we're all glued to a screen for most of the time we're awake, it's not surprising that Mums are now coming together online to share their experiences honestly and openly. Alex is no different, and her blog A Side Order Of Me offers a frank view into single motherhood, sharing the best (and worst!) sides of parenting "one winged eyeliner day at a time". She reviews anything she and her daughter Phoebe come across, and writes honestly about her adventures in motherhood.  We had a quick chat with Alex to find out where it all started and why she thinks honesty is the best policy. Tell us a bit about your blog A Side Order Of Me -...

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Disko Kids Meets | Laura Rutherford

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Based in London with her husband and two boys Harry and Stanley in tow, Laura Rutherford blogs honestly and creatively about all things family and lifestyle, ranging from topics such as style and fashion right through to her honest account of perinatal depression. She also runs her own personalised wreath art business, creating beautiful paintings for any occasion - there's not much she can't do! We caught up with her for a chat about all things business, blogging and creativity. Tell us a bit about your blog - how did it all start and how did you get to where you are today? My blog is a creative outlet for me to write about all the things I love. At the core, the heart and soul...

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Disko Kids Meets | Lost In Perspex

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Specialising in perspex jewellery, Lost in Perspex is all about unique designs, inspired by origami, Geishas and strong women. Founder Kate designs all of her colourful jewellery herself, and each piece is clearly created with a real love for what she does. We had a quick chat with her about all things business, music and partying! Tell us a bit about Lost In Perspex - how did you start? LiP startes as a bit of a play date for myself really. I took a jewellery course and enjoyed it so I started playing with perspex. Then both of my boys were at school so thoughts of going back to work started to stir. At that point, I thought I would try and...

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Disko Kids Meets | Yvadney

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With an instagram feed full of colour, print and positive vibes, it's pretty difficult not to love what Yvadney does as soon as you see her. With a 'Mums That Slay' movement, a kid's styling business and two kids of her own in tow, she's one busy lady. We caught up with her for a quick chat about her fashion heroes, her kid's views on music and fashion and that all-important question - party out or party at home?! Tell us a bit about how you started out, and how you got to where you are now? I did a Fashion Design degree at Central Saint Martins, with the aim of having my name up in lights. However, the reality...

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Disko Kids Meets | Style Mum

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If it's style inspiration you're after, you can't go wrong with Style Mum. Since starting her blog in 2013, Pascale uses her knowledge and passion to let the world know about her favourite finds, fitting it all in around being a mum and working a 9-5 in the busy city. We spoke to Pascale for a quick chat this week, all about styling as a mum, her favourite independent stores and to find out who's style The Style Mum really loves... What inspired you to start your blog? How did you get to where you are now? I have always been a fashion girl - I studied at the London College of Fashion but due to the low income jobs offered when I...

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Disko Kids Meets | Made By Skoo

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We caught up with the lovely Susannah from Made By Skoo this week - another mum smashing running a business. Her gorgeous handmade cushions, headdresses and play sets are perfect for any little one's bedroom - we've got a growing collection here, too. We found out about what inspires Susannah and where it all started... Tell us a bit about Made By Skoo - how did you start out? It all started when my little girl Evelyn was younger and I found myself wanting to make things for her. I've always been creative and just wanted to use my sewing machine again! One of the very first things I made was a little tree hanging door decoration, a teepee, then much...

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Disko Kids Meets | Burp! Boutique

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Burp! Boutique is your one-stop online shop for clothes, toys and books especially for your under-5s. Founded by mum-of-two Kate in 2011, Burp! has gone from strength to strength and now stocks a gorgeous range of brands from Tobias and the Bear, to indikidual, to us! Kate makes sure that the products she stocks are all about individualism, actively supporting British Made products and up-and-coming designers and artists. The site is full of things you wouldn't normally see on the high street, lots of gender neutral designs and offers something totally different. We caught up with Kate for a quick chat about how Burp! came about, what's fashionable to kids and what might be on the horizon for the shop....

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My Desert Island Disco With Lauren Laverne on 6Music

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If you were listening to BBC 6 Music on the radio this morning, you would've heard me talking to the ace Lauren Laverne about my Desert Island Disco playlist! I'd been thinking about what I'd pick for weeks and finally sent them off this week, and got a call the next day to say they wanted me on the next day ... apparently it was Madonna's 'Borderline' that swung it. Having DJ'd in my 20's/30's collating my favourite tracks of all time was a great way of making up for the fact I don't get to DJ so much now. Having 2 wonderful children! and 2 business' means there's not much time for 'free time' as we call it in our house.  My...

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