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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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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World Book Day

Easy Costume Ideas For World Book Day 2019 World Book Day – Thursday 7th March Team Mumbler have put together 15 costume ideas that you can create from items at home and which don’t need any ability to sew – thank goodness! 1. Scarecrows Wedding Grab some old clothes, put a few holes in, some…

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We’re all in this parenting game together

Today we talk about why loving yourself is so important….. Firstly, we’ll start by saying there is no perfect parent. We’ve all been there, we’ve looked at the Facebook posts of other parents, we’ve seen what we view as the perfect life and perhaps wanted it for ourselves. We see other parents walking down the…

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Baby Swimming Benefits by Flutterbabies

Life with a little one is so busy and it’s so hard to fit everything in. The choice of baby activities is massive nowadays, so why should you choose to come to a Baby/Toddler Swimming lesson? All classes are an investment of time and money, but I can’t think of any other that offers the…

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East Riding Youth Dance is back for 2019!

East Riding Youth Dance is looking for young people to sign up for their exciting community dance programme, alongside recruitment for the East Riding Youth Dance County Company. The 12 weeks of community dance is an opportunity for young people, Year 5 and upwards, to work closely with professional dance artists in a fun, energetic…

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