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.



WOW WOW Water Babies!

Today we had the opportunity to watch a Water Babies class and we wanted to share with you all, why we think they’ve got the “wow factor”. From the moment our Mini Mumbler entered the water, he was so excited. Each class is packed full of fun, blended perfectly with teaching little ones how to…

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Don’t bin your clothes or bedding!

East Riding residents are being encouraged to join a summer campaign to boost the recycling of bedding, clothing and shoes. Waste and recycling officers at East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be holding a series of textile amnesties, inviting residents to bring along their old duvets, sheets, towels, clothes and shoes so they can be…

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Summer Sleep Blog

The glimpse of summer that accompanied the Easter weekend may have brought sleep disruption for some families. Many adults struggle to sleep when the mercury soars so it’s hardly surprising that warmer temperatures can wreak havoc with a little one’s sleep too. For parents of young babies, those warmer nights may also bring safety concerns…

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It’s competition time again!

And the winner is…….Emma Ford Congratulations Emma, we hope you have a lovely time. WIN a family ticket to Kirklees Light Railway A great family day out! Climb aboard Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains for a scenic journey from Clayton West to Shelley, through the beautiful South Pennine Foothills. Built on the historic Clayton West…

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BOOK NOW for the 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 Quirke 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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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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