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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.

Here are the links to some more blogs that mumbler loves

North and Soul by our very own mumbler, Gillian Bruce.

The Future of Downs Written by an amazing and inspirational friend of Mumbler, Helen Kingdon.

Shrinking Violet in the ‘gate A fantastic local lifestyle local blog. Check out the article about Mumbler! (biased? Us?!)

Areyoukiddingney Another of our amazing Mumbler mums, Elizabeth Dimelow.

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 of your period property. Are you about to start (or have started) to renovate/re design your house or flat to…

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A Fiver Party: The latest craze??

We ALL know how expensive children’s birthdays can be, the gifts, the party, the cake… The “Fiver Party” could offer the perfect solution! Ths “Fiver” Party is the latest craze from Australia and it’s hitting the UK. What is a “Fiver party”? A fiver party is simply a party where the invited guests DO NOT bring…

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Barnsley Mumbler is for sale

There are exciting times ahead at Mumbler and in 2019 we are looking for someone new to take the helm at Barnsley Mumbler. Do you have what it takes to build and nurture a Mumbler site for your home area? Mumbler is a franchised business and each Mumbler site is owned by a local parent…

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Mornings: How to Leave the House Easily

Nailing down the morning routine Was anyone else’s morning a big, hot mess? Every day I strive to do better but still end up yelling “SHOES” and “TEETH” at my dilly-dallying kids who think we’ve got two hours instead of two minutes. There’s no advice like ‘mum advice’, and the friendly members of Mumbler have shared…

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Book your smear test now…

I was so excited when the letter arrived- I recognised it immediately and ripped it open at once… “YES! 3 years have flown past and I’m just so thrilled that it’s already time for another smear test!” Said no women in the history of woman-kind EVER! Like most women aged 25 to 64 (who are registered…

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The Mumbler Dads review Chill Factore in Manchester

It’s a tough Job but someone’s got to do it. Mumbler Dads David & Jo were invited to try a snowboarding lesson at the Chill Factore in Manchester, read about their experience here: “With us both being married to ‘Mumbler mums’ Jo and I are used to having to make sacrifices for the great good…

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11 Fun Things to do with Pumpkins this Half Term

Half Term is probably going to involve pumpkins in some form or other for most of us! First, you need to get your pumpkin Then, what to do with your pumpkin.  I always need some inspiration before Halloween arrives!  We have picked out our 11 Favourite Pumpkin Related Activities but we would love to hear your ideas.  Join…

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How to get your child ‘School ready’ Part III – Mind Your Language

Part I – Positive Beginnings Part II – Independence This is Part III in a series of short articles about how you can support your child as September and the start of their Reception year approaches. According to a report published by Save the Children*  the number of words your child knows by the age of…

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Pre-School Classes in Barnsley – Book now for September!

The nights are drawing in, there’s been ‘Back to School’ promo up since June and the mince pies are in at the local supermarket, yes, it’s nearly September! It’s time to get back to a routine and part of that routine is to sign little ones up to pre-school classes starting in September. A question…

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Indoor Fun Boredom Busters for Rainy Days

Whilst we all have our fingers crossed that Summer will appear BEFORE the end of the Summer holidays, here’s some ideas to help fill those British Summertime rainy days: 1. Make Shadow Puppets This website has STAR WARS shadow puppet ideas, but you can make anything you want really. The kids could have hours of…

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