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

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‘Baby’s First Christmas’: Glisten

Join us at Cast and celebrate your ‘Baby’s First Christmas’: Glisten Glisten is a Shimmery, Shiny Show for babies aged 0-18 months and their grown ups. A perfect treat for your baby’s first Christmas! Come in, relax, find a space and settle. Slowly, a shimmering surface emerges. What does it look like? How does it…

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So much festive fun to be had at Stockeld Park this Christmas!

Advertorial blog for Stockeld Park Christmas is just around the corner and why not celebrate at the true home of Christmas, Stockeld Park! If you’re wanting to find some festive fun for all the family, Stockeld Park is for you! The Christmas Adventure is open from 14th November 2019 to 6th January 2020 (excluding 25th & 26th December). What…

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How to Nail a Bedtime Routine

A consistent and positive bedtime routine can be one of the most valuable tools in your parenting kit. Contrary to a number of claims I have heard, I don’t believe that any particular book, sleep spray or similar will magically make your little one sleep through the night, but a well-crafted bedtime routine can make…

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Become more Eco-Friendly this Christmas Time

“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Since becoming a mum this statement really hits hard. Of course we want to do what we can to be more environmentally friendly, but it can be overwhelming knowing where, when and how to start. Christmas can easily become a time…

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Our guide to the best Christmas phone apps

Technology plays such a big part in our daily lives these days – and Christmas time is no exception. So whether you’re looking for a bit of festive fun, or something to help you get Christmas all wrapped up, there’s an app for that! Here are our favourites. 1. Christmas Countdown – An advent calendar…

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Anti-bullying advice from East Riding Council

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is offering advice and support to parents who may feel their child is affected by bullying. Bullying can have a negative impact on a young person’s work, health, self esteem and confidence. It can take many forms including physical, emotional and even text and internet bullying. Often parents and family…

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STAG Mumbler Christmas Special

Here at STAG, we love Christmastime, and on the 31st December it will be our 2nd birthday, making it extra special this year. If you’re looking for some super things to do this Christmas, then take a look at our Christmas Special.  Packed full of local events and crafty creations, we hope it will help…

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BRAKE: Road Safety Basics with Beep! Beep! Day and Timmy Time

STAG Mumbler supports BRAKE Road Safety Charity in their mission to educate children and save lives! Road safety is a great subject to engage children with. It’s a subject even the youngest children know something about because everyone uses roads and road danger impacts on everyone. On average, six children are killed or seriously injured…

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Elf On The Shelf Inspiration

We know it’s not December yet but we’ve already started thinking about Christmas traditions and planning for December…. In our experience, parents of younger children can be grouped into the following categories: Parents who have never heard of Elf On The Shelf Parents who have heard of it but have chosen not to embrace it…

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Spirit of Christmas

This December will be the 11th year that Spirit of Christmas host a socially inclusive Christmas party for local families. Ronnie and Diane Munro began running their special Christmas parties after deciding as a family that Christmas should be a time of giving. “We wanted to create something special, where families can come and just…

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