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.

TT Rock Stars have teamed up with Mumbler to offer our members 10% off a Year’s Family Subscription!

The code ‘mumbler‘ will allow the first 100 families to sign up for a TT Rock Stars family account with a 10% discount on the usual £7.20 cost. A family account allows 2 adults and up to 3 children access for 1 year.   To use this offer visit:   Times Tables Rock Stars is…

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The Selfish Giant at The Civic Barnsley

If I want anything for my children it’s that they grow up to be kind. The Selfish Giant is a heartwarming tale, told in such a way that even the youngest audience can take home the message that you never know where a little bit of kindness will take you. This adaptation is lots of fun, easy…

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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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Funding boost for new mums’ mental health

The NHS has confirmed that extra funding will be made available to improve the mental health of at least 3,000 pregnant women and those who have recently given birth. The £23m funding is part of a major programme of improvement and investment by NHS England which will see a total of 30,000 additional women getting specialist mental…

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Do you know someone who has just had or is about to have a baby?

When a new baby arrives do you find yourself scrambling around searching for a special gift only to be overwhelmed and disappointed by all your gifting options? Do you begrudgingly send a gift that “works” which most likely arrives in a crushed paper box accompanied by a generic typed note…? Or maybe you have a signature…

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Safer Internet Day 2018

Two-thirds of children think parental controls are a ‘good idea’ and help protect them from adult content, according to a new survey by online safety organisation Internet Matters. Majority of teens are in favour of parental controls The findings, released today as part of this year’s Safer Internet Day, reveal 65% of young people aged…

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A Sing-a-long-a at The Civic Barnsley

Wakefield Mumbler reviews Beauty and the Beast: ‘Be Our Guest’ Mini Mumbler love singing along to her Disney faves, and a trip to the theatre so when we were invited to Sing-a-longs Beauty and the Beast we could hardly refuse! It was such a lovely treat to be able to spend some quality 1 on…

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Win a bunk bed worth £399 from The Home & Office Stores!

The Home and Office Stores are an independent UK family run furniture company based in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Their mission is very simple, to offer friendly and professional customer service and support combined with good quality, practical and affordable furniture for the home and office. As well as offering a…

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Forest Holidays at Cropton, Keldy & further afield

The perfect UK family holiday? Outdoor adventures, a picnic by the river and ice creams at the seaside. Lazy afternoons with no Outdoor adventures, a picnic by the river and ice creams at the seaside. Lazy afternoons with no agenda, family games and fun places to visit. Special moments that make lasting memories. Whether you have…

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Steam Clean Machine Review

  ***Barnsley Mumbler Recommends*** As we’re on our second baby, another girl too it’s safe to say we’re pretty well kitted out and haven’t needed to buy much at all this time around. However, I was concerned that a few of our items had been in storage for up to 3 years and although well…

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