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.

10 Ideas for Days Out over May Half Term: All about an hours drive!

If you fancy a day out with the kids over the May half term holiday we have listed our ‘Top Ten’ ideas which are all about an hours drive!   1.Piglets Adventure Farm -May-Hem Circus With death-defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, it’s all happening in the big top tent this May half…

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Kids Royal Wedding Party Ideas!!

The wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is taking place on Saturday 19th May. If you are throwing a Royal Wedding Party we have put together some great ideas to get the kids involved! Create your own red white & blue bunting Give your party a royal theme with your own designs of red, white &…

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FREE Technology In Play EXPO for children aged 5-13 years

Technology in Play is a new exciting venture providing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) sessions, workshops and events for children. The statistics surrounding STEAM education and careers can be rather mind boggling but, it is important to realise that quite simply, the job market is changing rapidly and whilst we often ponder about…

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Ask Anisa: Big Emotions

In this months ‘Ask Anisa’ feature, Anisa looks at how to deal with anger & emotions.  Dear Anisa My son is having real trouble expressing and dealing with his emotions. He gets angry then tearful sometimes at the smallest of things… it’s like he doesn’t know how to express how he feels. I’m at a loss…

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Little Sleep Stars: Why Having a “Bad Sleeper” is Actually Pretty Wonderful…

In this guest blog, Lauren from Little Sleep Stars gives Mumbler her Top Tips for getting a “bad sleeper” to drift off! Many parents I speak to describe their child as “just a bad sleeper”. It’s often said with an air of resignation and understandably these parents can feel pretty unlucky, especially when they have…

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Flutterbabies Baby Swimming Offer – 10 classes for the price of 9.

Flutterbabies are running a special offer for a limited period only on their stage 1 (12 weeks to 8 months) baby swimming courses. Flutterbabies are a local independent company who offer great value lessons and are continually updating their techniques and lessons with the latest research. All instructors are highly trained and extremely passionate about…

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Bambino&i: Online Baby Massage Courses: WIN A Fabulous Baby Massage Kit!

Bambino&i is a small family business which launched last month. We provide everything that parents need to start their baby massage journey – from our online baby massage course to our exclusive baby massage kits. We were first introduced to baby massage when our little boy was 5 weeks old. I was astounded by the…

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Family Bike Rides

With the TDY being the talk of Wharfedale we have put together our top picks of the local National Cycle Network routes! CYCLE THE CANAL: The Aire Valley Towpath One for the younger riders – This route provides a wonderful opportunity to explore part of the longest canal in Britain. Route Details From – To: Leeds to…

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TDY 2018: Lizzie Deignan Q&A

In an EXCLUSIVE blog for Mumbler, during the TDY 2018, our very own Lizzie Deignan, reigning Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Champion has agreed to answer your questions… We were inundated with questions from across the Mumbler Network so we picked 10 from TDY stage areas.  What are your favourite local bike rides? North Leeds  I like riding…

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Food & Drink Festivals the whole family can enjoy!

We’re spoilt for choice for Food and Drink Festivals this summer.  They are a great way to spend family time, with entertainment for the kids and lots of food and drink from local producers for the adults to try!   Lotherton Food and Drink Festival Date: 5-7th May Details: Lotherton Hall plays host to its third food…

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