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 from local parents:

Gemma Stow – Founder of the F Movement. Experiences of an ambitious mum.

Toby & Roo – Harriet Shearsmith sharing the Wins and Woes of Parenting

How Felicity Finds – The latest trends in kids decor and great DIY projects as well as general motherhood failings along the way.


York Restaurant Week – The Family Friendly & Date Night Ideas….

Advertising Feature from York Restaurant Week The taste of the city – 39 venues sign up for inaugural York Restaurant Week A new initiative to encourage York residents to try out different eateries in the city centre is set to launch with 39 venues offering fixed price menus from £10 to £20. York Restaurant Week…

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Where to see lambs & other baby animals this Springtime in York

Now we are halfway into March, spring is in full swing and I hope that the true depths of winter is behind us (at least we escaped another ‘Beast from the East’ this year!). A brilliant activity to do with your mini mumblers is to hunt for signs of spring – the daffodils on the…

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The benefits of cooking with children

Advertising Feature from The Grand Hotel York You can begin introducing cooking to children from a young age, the sooner the better. Younger children can get involved with simple tasks such as mixing ingredients, which will be fun and stimulating for them, before moving onto more complex tasks as they get older. By involving your…

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Farming Fun For Families at Springtime Live

Advertising Feature for Springtime Live  Tickets are now sale for annual family farming event, Springtime Live, which will be held at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Saturday April 13 2019. From mini tractor rides to live entertainment, once inside all activities and workshops are FREE. This fun family day out celebrates farming, food and the…

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Want to find out more about scientific research and infants?

An event in collaboration with the Parenting Science Gang is happening in York on 22 March 2019 and it sounds like a fascinating afternoon. What are the aims of the event? The event aims to promote scientific work in the area of physiological measurements in infants, giving scientists a forum to present their work It…

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NEW Holiday Club at the Mount School- getting back to Nature!

Advertising Feature from Camp Xplode The importance of getting back to nature Remember when we were children and we’d spend hours outdoors playing? When we were kids – fun was outdoors. Mums would complain about mucky clothes and we’d complain about having to come in for tea. We learned about our environment without consciously learning….

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Our Water Babies Journey

Our Water Babies journey Our sister site, Ryedale Mumbler has been swimming with Water Babies for nearly 7 years and this summer it will come to an end. Here she explains what skills they have learnt along the way As my little ones Water Babies journey nears its end with graduation looming, I am taking…

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Is keeping fit during pregnancy ok?

Advertising Feature from Perfecting Pilates It has so many benefits for you and baby. If you are not used to exercising or have any complications please get permission from your GP. If you are used to taking regular exercise before pregnancy there is no reason why you shouldn’t continue. Things you do need to be aware…

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Simon King OBE to talk at Hagge Woods Trust Spring Lecture 2019

Tuesday 19 March 2019 from 18.30 to 21.00 Hagge Woods Trust inaugural Spring Lecture will be given by Simon King OBE, Naturalist, Conservationist, Author, Artist and Broadcaster. The talk is being held in aid of Hagge Woods Trust, the pioneering charity taking practical action for nature and people by creating wood-meadows and inspiring others to…

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Rainy Day Ideas

So whilst the majority of people prefer the sunshine, we live in England and must accept that more days than we would rather feature rain! There’s no need to feel gloomy however, as we live in a fantastic city with many rainy day options, so boredom is not necessary! Pottery Painting Rainbows Ceramics Rainbows Ceramics…

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