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.

What to buy a teacher as an end of year gift

Seriously – how quick is this year going?  It’s nearly the end of the school year already!  Children and teachers across of the country rejoice, whilst, lets face it -us parents are slightly terrified about the thought of keeping these little ones entertained for the next six-to-eight weeks! So let’s hear it for those teachers…

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Is Your Child School Ready?

Lucy Patrick is a primary school headteacher and co – owner of North Kirklees Mumbler. This is Part 1 in her series of short articles about how you can support your child as September and the start of their Reception year approaches. This week – Positive Beginnings It’s likely that by now you will have…

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NEW Online Learning Platform Launches in Yorkshire

Good2learn is a brand new, online learning platform for Primary school age children, built and developed in Yorkshire (Hull to be precise!). Its aim is to make life easier to support your child in Maths and English and to help them reach their full potential. They’re based in Hull, we asked our sister site (Hull and…

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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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