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

Fierce Mum for super cool mums who are doing it all

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.

Areyoukiddingney Another of our amazing Mumbler mums, Elizabeth Dimelow.

Follow the Neighbourhood Pumpkin Trick or Treat Trail in Calderdale!

Calderdale’s Pumpkin Trail: An Alternative to Trick or Treating During COVID-19 Halloween excitement is already building, and my kids have decided on their costumes three times over (currently a cat, Captain Underpants and a pumpkin)! As with most things though, it seems celebrating Halloween might look a little different this year. We love dressing up…

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Trick or Treating During COVID-19

It’s the spookiest time of the year – and the best excuse to eat sweets that was ever invented! Trick or treating might look a little different this year, but you can still have lots of scary Halloween fun  in Calderdale (and steal a few of your kids’ sweets when they’ve gone to bed). Whether…

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6 Fun & Easy Packed Lunch Tips

The new school term is nearly upon us and ohhhhhhhhh it’s time for the daily packed lunch routine! To help ease our suffering, we’ve asked Lizzi, aka NutriCoach Mumma for some advice. Here are her 6 easy ways to make packed lunches fun AND save time!! As a parent, chef and Nutritionist I LOVE food, especially when…

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Ideas and Tips for Returning to School with The Week Junior

Advertising Feature for The Week Junior For most children, the start of a new school year is a mixed bag of excitement and nerves. But with the background anxiety of a global pandemic, and ongoing lockdown restrictions, returning to school in 2020 feels a lot more challenging. Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown has thrown our…

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Bookable Santa Visits Near Calderdale in 2020

Christmas might be months away, but Santa’s elves have already started putting plans in place for festive visits. This year, COVID-19 has cast a not-so-festive feel over the proceedings, but if there’s one thing you can be sure of, Santa won’t let a global pandemic get in his way (he is a key worker, after…

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EXTENDED Eat Out to Help Out & Similar Discounts in Calderdale

Did you enjoy Eat Out to Help Out? The official scheme might have ended, but there are still plenty of deals to be had in Halifax & Calderdale. Some eateries are still offering discounts on food and soft drinks, such as those listed below. Some national chains have September offers on too. *** Please let…

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Treat Yourself with a Bare & Bond Monthly Perfume Subscription

Advertorial blog feature for Bare & Bond Are you looking to treat yourself after what has felt like a LONG few months? Or what about for that perfect gift you can easily send someone? We have just the answer, a monthly perfume subscription from Bare & Bond! Like most mums, when I receive a gift…

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Calderdale Lockdown Restrictions

Local lockdown restrictions will ease in some areas of Calderdale from Wednesday, September 2, 2020. These areas will still have to follow the national coronavirus restrictions, but will no longer be bound by the additional local rules that were imposed in July. The Calderdale wards where local restrictions are being lifted from Wednesday, September 2,…

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Share Your Experiences of Maternity Services During the Pandemic

Share your experiences of maternity services during the pandemic The way that some maternity services are delivered has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.   We are working with our council and NHS to understand how the changes that have been made to maternity services because of the pandemic are affecting new mums, mums-to-be and families….

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Blackberry Picking in Calderdale

It’s blackberry season! Here are our favourite spots to pick them in Halifax, Calderdale and beyond – and some yummy recipes too! My kids’ fingers and mouths have been permanently purple over the last few weeks. They’ve had so much fun finding – and eating – juicy berries on their morning walks, popping some in…

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