The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you. Please submit it to us via the ‘contact us’ page.



PQA York Summer School

If any of you have been following our journey, you’ll know that our 6 year old mini mumbler spends her Saturday afternoons at the fabulous Pauline Quirk Academy (PQA) York.  You can read our first blog detailing her first day and the second following her journey during the first few weeks. Well today, she was…

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Introducing Bobotime- Baby Massage, Yoga and Play

Advertising Feature from Bobotime   Bobotime , home of Baby Massage, Yoga and Play in North Yorkshire. Bobotime is founded on the values of bringing parents and baby together in a bonding and relaxing way to improve and educate on the benefits of Massage and Yoga. Baby Massage is a lovely way to enjoy time…

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Successfully Springing Forward

Whilst many parents fear the Spring clock-change almost as much as it’s Autumn sibling, it can actually be a handy tool to readjust your little one’s timings – particularly for those early-risers we talked about in the last blog post. Here are my top tips for making the clock-change work for your family. Moving bedtime…

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Keep the children entertained at Stockeld Park this Easter holiday!

**This is an advertorial blog for Stockeld Park Come rain or shine this Easter, we really have got it all covered! Open daily from the 30th March – 28th April, 10am – 6pm. “I’m bored!” If you’re a parent or you help to look after children during the school holidays, chances are this is a…

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How do I stop my child waking at 5am?

Oh, if I had a pound for every time I’ve been asked this question! The number of families regularly rising at 5-something, and even earlier in some cases, is really quite startling. So, if the day starts before dawn in your house, you certainly aren’t alone. However, whilst early-rising can be tricky, it can be…

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Mumbler Reviews Water Babies Swimming Lessons

SJ Barker (mum of two) runs our our sister site, Ryedale Mumbler has been taking her children swimming with Water Babies for many years and this summer as her youngest child Eliza is now a competent swimmer, her time with Waterbabies will come to an end. Here she explains what skills they have learnt along…

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Win 2 tickets to see Scummy Mummies Live in Selby – Friday 15th March 2019

SELBY TOWN HALL – Tickets £15, Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm. IT’S COMPETITION TIME…… AND THE WINNER IS……..Hannah Bingham!  Congratulations Hannah, we hope you have a wonderful night. For your chance to win 2 tickets to see the Selby show, head on over to our Selby, Tadcaster and Goole (STAG) Mumbler – Chat Group or Selby,…

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George Clarke is on the look out!

George Clarke is looking for families, couples or singles to be a part of his Channel 4 programmes this year…  Advertising Feature from Amazing Productions In search of Pre-1940’s properties and ‘Change of Use’ renovations for the new TV series. In ‘George Clarke’s Old House, New Home’, George can help you to make the most…

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How often will I see my children if we separate? What are the rules on “contact”?

Questions often asked by clients going through separation. The short answer is there are no “rules” in terms of defining a child arrangement contact pattern as every family is different and each case is judged on its own merits. Whether you are going to be the Resident parent (parent with who the children live for…

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How returning to work may affect your child’s sleep

Whatever the state of a little one’s sleep, mum’s return to work often has a noticeable impact. Many of those little sleep stars who have been sleeping through for months suddenly begin to resist bedtime and/or wake frequently in the night. Children who have night-weaned often revert to taking milk through the night. For those…

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