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The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blog posts and guest posts.

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you – please get in touch.

Ways to reduce your plastic usage as a family in 2019

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to look at ways to reduce your family’s plastic usage our latest blog with tips from Hubbub’s #LeedsByExample campaign should come in handy. In the UK we’re consuming more and more food and drink on the go, getting through 13 billion plastic bottles, 9 billion drinks cans and 2.5…

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Could you run a Mumbler?

There are exciting times ahead at Mumbler and in 2019 we are looking to create new Mumbler sites in South Leeds. 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 who knows…

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15 Things To Do Indoors On A Rainy Day

With a wet day forecast, Mumbler has some great ideas for fun indoor activities to keep the little ones busy. 1. Make Shadow Puppets This website has STAR WARS shadow puppet ideas! But you can make anything you want really. The kids will have hours of fun making and playing with these. 2. Laser Beams Stick…

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Is Your Child School Ready?

Lucy Patrick is a ex primary school headteacher. This is Part 1 in her series of short articles about how you can support your child if they are starting school in September. This week – Positive Beginnings It’s likely that by now you will have had the opportunity to visit your child’s new school and…

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West Leeds Mumbler Reviews Oxygen Freejumping Park

Check out what Mumbler thought when we bounced on down to Oxygen Freejumping in Kirkstall.   We went along with a 5 year old, a 3 year old and a 16 month old to try out the new PJ Masks ‘Jumping Adventures’ toddler session. This is our review of what turned out to be a really fun morning…

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Ask Mellownest discuss dealing with changes in Toddler Behaviour

Claire and Nneka started Mellownest with one mission in mind; to help parents develop a more mindful style of parenting. With backgrounds in educational psychology and emotional well-being, they want to help you stress less, laugh more and enjoy your family. Each month, they respond to a Mumbler’s question about parenting.  This month they give advice…

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Mumbler Reviews The Marks and Spencer Archive Museum In Leeds

I love finding hidden gems that I haven’t taken Mini Mumbler to before, so when the team at Marks and Spencer invited us down to take a look at their ‘child friendly’ archive space in Leeds, I was really excited to find out what it entailed. Marks and Spencer actually began life in Leeds back…

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Little Sleep Stars: How to breeze the Autumn clock-change!

*This is a sponsored blog post by Little Sleep Stars for West Leeds Mumbler* Pre-parenthood, I loved the Autumn clock-change! A whole extra hour in bed that I didn’t have to compromise anything else to achieve – bliss! However, for parents, the end of daylight saving often instils fear as even the soundest of little…

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10 child friendly Autumn walks around Leeds

If you fancy some fresh air this weekend we’ve compiled a list of great walks in and around Leeds – all child-friendly and great for seeing our countryside at it’s best.    1. Meanwood Valley Trail  Mumbler Area: North Leeds Distance: Anything from a 1 mile circuit to 7 miles Type of terrain: Varies. Choose…

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Three great ways you can update your wardrobe this Autumn!

*This is an advertorial blog for Colour me Beautiful In her guest blog, Toni Carver, Personal Stylist & Image Consultant shares her Top 3 items to buy this Autumn. As the season changes, it’s often a time to look in our wardrobes and update with a few key pieces. Here’s my top three items to…

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