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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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Foster Care Fortnight 13 to 26 May 2019

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is looking to recruit new foster carers to offer homes to children and young people across the East Riding and Hull. The council is holding a series of information events during Foster Care Fortnight (May 13 to 26) at which people who may be considering fostering can find out more…

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Stockeld Park Spring Adventure – Jurassic Week!

Jurassic Week at Stockeld Park! 25th May – 2nd June 2019, 10am-6pm **See below for Mumbler offer on pre-booked tickets** Did you think the age of dinosaurs was well and truly over? Think again! Enter through our Jurassic gates this Spring and prepare yourselves for a MONSTER day out because something ROAR-some is happening at Stockeld Park…

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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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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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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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Be aware of the signs and symptoms – A special feature by East Riding Council

With special thanks to East Riding Council for sharing this feature with us. After a successful launch of the year-long cancer awareness project to encourage people to talk more about cancer, help support residents to have those difficult conversations and to check their body, East Riding of Yorkshire Council urges residents to take note of…

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Stress-free Parties at Summit Indoor Adventure

Some parents just LOVE planning their children’s annual birthday party. Some don’t. Does the idea of hosting, organising and co-ordinating your child’s birthday party fill you with dread? Does the thought of another freezing village hall or boisterous friends taking over your house sound like your idea of a nightmare? Yes? Then you should really…

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In need of some you time? Oulton Hall Spa is just the place!

Oulton Hall offer their top treatments to help you revitalise the mind and body this winter. Why not treat yourself to a luxury spa day from just £75 per person! After the stress of Christmas (although this feels like a lifetime ago), it’s time to focus on you.  Take some time out to relax with…

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What am I entitled to if I separate from my spouse?

There are very few hard and fast rules and the Courts have ultimate discretion to make whatever order is ‘fair’ on the particular facts of your case. The starting position is an equal division of assets, which can include property, savings, investments, businesses and pensions. Orders can also be made to provide income to a…

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Relax Kids STAG Mumbler Review

Here at STAG we are always blown away by the variety of classes that are available for children in our area. On Friday we were invited to review ‘Relax Kids’ at Riccall Grange. Relax Kids sessions are designed to develop your child’s emotional intelligence in a fun and engaging way by taking them on adventures…

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When Children Become Too Tired to Sleep

As unlikely as it sounds, one of the most common issues I see in my child sleep practice is children who are too tired to sleep well – whilst being tired at bedtime is great, being overtired can be disaster. The pressure is on Understanding overtiredness requires a grasp of “wakeful windows” – which are…

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National Obesity Awareness Week – An East Riding Council Feature

People of all ages, young and old, are being urged to take a moment to consider their health and the simple steps they can take to improve it as part of National Obesity Awareness Week, which takes place from 14-20 January. Eating healthily It’s an ideal time just after the festive period to consider what…

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Discover more at Tropical World this winter

Tropical World at Roundhay Park is one of the most loved family attractions in Leeds and is the perfect day out during these colder months. You can escape the cold while also experiencing an unforgettable journey through Tropical World’s various exotic and interesting zones. Take a trek through the rainforest, desert, aquarium and waterfall areas…

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Do you know which bin to use for family waste?

The Waste & Recycling Team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council got in touch with Mumbler recently to ask if we could help raise awareness of a problem that we were previously unaware we have – nappies are being put in the recycling bin and causing issues for the recycling team. It’s a problem for…

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How much does it cost to get a divorce?

A question which is asked frequently and one which depends to some extent on the complexity of the issues and more importantly the attitudes of the divorcing parties. When the Christmas cheer does not continue into the New Year – the festive period and January can be a difficult time of year for families. Couples…

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Why the the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts has transformed our Saturday afternoons

Back in September of last year, our Mini Mumbler joined PQA. You can read all about why she chose to go there and how she got on in her first week here Well she’s 3 months in now, so we thought we’d share an update on her journey. Today was a big day for her,…

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SLEEPING WELL THIS CHRISTMAS

With the number of sleeps between now and Christmas diminishing faster than the contents of a family-sized box of Quality Street that I definitely wasn’t opening until next week, in the midst of last-minute Amazon orders and trying to remember to orchestrate an imaginative elf move every evening, some parents are experiencing a growing worry…

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STAG Review Snow Play at Cast in Doncaster

Cast invited STAG along to review Snow Play and I jumped at the chance to go along, booking tickets for my family too so that we could make the occasion a Christmas treat. I had heard great things about Cast but had never been there so I was keen to explore the venue. It is…

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Make sure you’re up to speed this Christmas!

Over 45,000 premises can now benefit from a superfast internet connection as part of Broadband East Riding, which is a partnership between East Riding of Yorkshire Council, UK Government and Openreach. This Christmas, make sure you’re up to speed and check whether you can upgrade to superfast broadband. With more and more technology under the…

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STAG review The Magic Hatter’s Christmas Cracker

On Sunday, team STAG were invited along to the The Magic Hatter’s Christmas Cracker performance which is in it’s 8th magical year. We of course took our mini mumblers along as after all, they are the real critics when it comes to children’s’ entertainment. If you haven’t already heard of him, The Magic Hatter is…

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What is “sleep-training” and does it mean leaving my child to cry?

As parenting topics go, few are as likely to prompt judgement, insults and mum-shaming as the thorny issue of sleep-training. When I see these exchanges, what always strikes me is that many people take the term “sleep-training” to mean leaving a child alone to cry for varying periods of time. And so follow statements that…

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Mumbler reviews Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience 2018

Last night North Leeds Mumbler were invited down to the Lotherton Christmas Experience, which opens to the public tomorrow. They have shared their review with us so if you were thinking of visiting this festive season we are sure you’ll find it helpful! As one of the main attractions in Leeds at Christmas time, there…

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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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STAG reviews Parent and Child Pilates

I’ve come to the realisation that the only time I ever find time to do any exercise whatsoever is when I am asked to take part in a class to write a review for STAG. Thank you Tadcaster Leisure Centre for inviting me along to take part in some well-overdue exercise! And also, as always,…

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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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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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The “Four-Month Sleep Regression”

Why it happens and why it isn’t a regression at all The term “sleep regression” is one that many parents are familiar with – although there is actually remarkably little clinical literature acknowledging this often discussed (and feared!) sleep phenomena. All good things must come to an end First-time parents often become aware of these…

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Why we loved Smiles & Miles Tutoring

Intrigued about personal tutoring and it’s benefits, we invited Smiles & Miles along to STAG HQ for our Mini Mumbler (MM) to do a review. Our MM is 5 and we wanted her to understand who was coming and why; she was so excited.  She immediately ran to her desk and started drawing a picture….

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STAG reviews Lion Fitness

Ouch! OOOOUUUCHHH! This week I was invited along to Lion Fitness in Selby to review a class. In the interests of our mumblers I offered to take part in two classes instead so that you could gain an insight into the variety of classes they offer. Looking at my diary I only had Friday night…

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Laying the Foundations for Great Sleep

Lauren Peacock, Sleep Specialist, makes her blogging debut for STAG Mumbler.   Easy and gentle strategies for optimising sleep with a newborn Whenever I talk to expectant parents, sleep is a big topic of conversation! Parents and non-parents alike seem to delight in explaining, often in great detail, how little sleep a family can expect…

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Family Day at York Races

The Press Family Raceday is fun for all the family, with seven thoroughbred races, and a Charles Owen Pony race at the beginning of the card, as well as our ‘interactive racing zone’ which includes fun and games for our youngest racegoers. Elsewhere look out for bouncy castles and slides, face painting, pony rides and…

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How to prepare your child for school

This is a topic that is very close to my heart for two reasons: 1) My eldest daughter started school last year and is about to go into year 1 (blub) 2) I am a primary school reception class teacher as well as Mumbler owner I therefore couldn’t let August end without offering some words…

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Random acts of kindness….sprinkle them everywhere like fairy dust

Today we popped into Dairyman’s Tearoom in Riccall to grab a sandwich (and what an amazing Club Sandwich it was) and something happened that got us thinking. Behind us sat two mums, babies in arms, having a good catch up and sharing baby cuddles.  Upon leaving they bought some cakes to take home.  About 5…

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Totally Tiara Parties Review

Is it just us or is planning a five-year-old’s birthday party more stressful than planning a wedding nowadays? Or is it just the fact that birthday girl had chicken pox the week of said party which sent me into a frazzle!? Thankfully, I’d had the entertainment booked in for months and knew that I was…

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Why I Work With Children!

A blog by Sarah Oliver of Smiles and Miles Children inspire me in so many ways; their perspective on life, their interpretations of the world and watching them grow as learners. Can you remember the last time you stopped and spent some time to look at something with awe and wonder- to really see it,…

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Top tips for a fun and hassle-free family day out in York

Advertising Feature from York Park & Ride Lucy Oates, a freelance journalist and mum based in East Yorkshire, shares her top tips for a fun and hassle-free family day out in York: With its many museums, galleries, theatres, festivals and other attractions, York is a favourite day trip destination for my family and I and,…

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The Puddle Ducks difference – ever wondered what makes us different to other baby and child swim schools – apart from our gorgeous duck?

Puddle Ducks Doncaster run classes locally in Selby at DW Fitness and Willow Lodge, Bubwith. For the past two years, their Head of Teaching, Ali Beckman and her team of super teachers have been redeveloping their Baby & Pre-school programme…here we’ll tell you why what Puddle Ducks do and the way they do it is…

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Find out more about Bumpkins…

Set in the Beautiful Village of Buttercrambe 8 miles North East of York & a stone’s throw from the A64, in a converted barn you’ll find Bumpkins York. A haven of peace and calm where you can relax and enjoy your pregnancy throughout it’s various stages and beyond, once your bump has become baby. After…

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Keeping Baby Cool In Warm Weather

Remember to keep your baby safe in the warmer weather. They can overheat quickly and do not have the ability to cool themselves down. The lullaby trust have some great information on keeping your baby safe and well. https://www.facebook.com/LullabyTrust/ http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/ Information below taken from the Lullaby Trust Website (http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/roomtemperature) AVOID LETTING YOUR BABY GET TOO…

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Parent and Baby Yoga at Tadcaster Leisure Centre

This week I was lucky enough to be invited along to review Tadcaster Leisure Centre’s new Parent and Baby Yoga class. The leisure centre are extremely keen for parents to have the option of getting fit with their children and have therefore launched the new class which I am certain will be a success. As the…

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Oxford Mumbler Interviews Emily Gravett!

The lovely Madeline from Oxford Mumbler has interviewed one of our favourite children’s authors as part if National Bookstart Week- it makes for an interesting read… It’s National Bookstart Week this week (4th-10th June 2018) – the BookTrust’s annual celebration of the joys and benefits of sharing books, stories and rhymes from as early an…

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Kingsway children achieve national award

STAG Mumbler are massive fans of Junction, Goole and all that they offer our local community. We are so happy to share the recent success that pupils from Kingsway Primary School experienced as a result of working with their amazing team… Local children have received nationally recognised awards as part of a project to encourage…

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The perfect opportunity to grab a cuppa and have 5 minutes to yourself…..

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Do you love candles as much as we do? – Our Review of PartyLite

Here at STAG Mumbler we absolutely love candles, they’re our little bit of luxury and so we were thrilled to be invited to review a range from the lovely Sarah at PartyLite.  We had no idea what to expect, so we were super excited to find out more. We met Sarah and were presented with…

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