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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.

 

 

Every child deserves to have a magical Christmas experience – (Spirit of Christmas)

We are a small charitable unincorporated association established to provide high quality socially inclusive Christmas parties. We run three parties each year – two at Brayton Community Centre and one at Carcroft and cater for 420 children plus adults. A third of children attending parties at Brayton will get free entry to our parties. Remaining…

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Surviving Sleep Regressions in the First Year

Surviving Sleep Regressions in the First Year In my last post I discussed how a child’s sleep makes a permanent change around 4 months as they transition out of the newborn stage into a more organised way of sleeping. After what can be a challenging time, once a child settles into their changed way of…

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A FREE Family Friendly Event to Spark Young Imaginations…

Take a journey of discovery at YorNight 2018 Find out what life was like in the Ice Age, learn about marvellous microbes or venture into the Sundome at York Researchers’ Night (YorNight) on Saturday 17 November….. Explore the wonders of space inside an inflatable planetarium or drive a remote controlled car with your brain. Listen…

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STAG Reviews Pregnancy Relaxation Class – Sherburn in Elmet

Before I begin, please note that neither of us at STAG HQ are pregnant but we are definitely in need of some relaxation! When STAG were asked to review Lindsey’s trial session for pregnancy relaxation classes we jumped at the chance for some R & R! When I arrived at the session on Sunday evening,…

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Interested in starting a career working with children or young people?

Take your career in a new direction by learning the essential skills for working with children & young people! If you’ve taken a break from work to bring up your kids, or if you’ve been out of work for other reasons, it’s easy to lose confidence in yourself and forget all the skills you have…

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Frozen Feet at York Maze

It’s around Halloween / Bonfire Night that the weather turns isn’t it? But even though I know this, I was not physically and mentally prepared for today’s sleety, icy-cold start! Surely we aren’t the only family that plan gorgeous family days out that end in disaster? Are my children particularly high maintenance or are there…

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Falling Back Without a Bump: How to help your little one sail through the Autumn clock-change

For lots of people, the Autumn clock-change is a thing of wonder – a whole extra hour in bed without having to sacrifice anything else in return…bliss! For parents, however, it can induce a feeling of dread. Many are accustomed to rising between 6 and 7am with their little larks, and whilst perhaps a touch…

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We’re having a Hygge Night

What on earth is Hygge we hear you ask? If you haven’t discovered it yet, it’s an absolute must! We first discovered it a year or so ago and just love everything it stands for. Oxford Dictionaries describe Hygge as ‘A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being…

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Our Mini Mumbler and her journey with PQA (Pauline Quirke Academy)

Giving her the choice As parents, we all have ideas about the things we might like our Mini Mumblers to do or what they might be good at: swimming, dancing, martial arts etc.  It was important to us that we didn’t push our 5 year old into anything and remained adamant that the choice had to…

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STAG Mumbler Monthly Meet Up & Toy Exchange

Come along and join us for our third meet up at Summit Indoor Adventure, Selby! Why do we host meet ups? Finding the courage to attend a parent and child group (particularly as a new parent) can be really tough.  Who will be there? Will anyone chat to me? are all thoughts we know many…

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