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.

Things to do on Mother’s Day in Halifax & Calderdale

Mother’s Day is upon us and while we’re all hoping for breakfast in bed and a nice lie in, some family time would be nice too. Sleep ins don’t exist in my house – unless you count lying in bed with three children sat on various parts of your body – but I know the…

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Safer Sleep Week

It’s #safersleepweek and this year, the focus is on co-sleeping. Sadly, four babies die every week from SIDS and unsafe co-sleeping is certainly a factor. But with greater awareness and more information, we can work together to reduce this number. As someone who was absolutely adamant I wouldn’t co-sleep, I never expected that all three…

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Whizz, Pop, Bang!

It’s British Science Week – a whole week dedicated to celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths. Here at Mumbler we love a bit of messy play, so grab a lab coat – or an apron – and let’s get the mini Mumblers experimenting! Paint the rainbow! This one is super simple and so visual that…

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George Clarke is looking for families, couples or singles to be a part of his Channel 4 programmes this year…

Advertising Feature from Amazing Productions In search of Pre-1940’s properties and ‘Change of Use’ renovations for the new TV series. In ‘George Clarke’s Old House, New Home’, George can help you to make the most of your period property. Are you about to start (or have started) to renovate/re design your house or flat to…

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World Book Day – Inspiring Children’s Books

It’s almost World Book Day and the kids are bouncing up and down with new costume excitement. But this year, I wanted to inspire my mini Mumblers in a different way; with a book that will teach them to be kind, to reach for the stars and show them that they are loved, no matter…

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Yorkshire Children’s Trust Charity Shop

Fancy grabbing yourself a bargain AND helping sick and disabled children in Yorkshire? At Yorkshire Children’s Trust Charity Shop, in Halifax, you can do exactly that, making a real difference to local children and families. Set up by Simon Widdop – founder and trustee of YCT – the shop is below the charity’s offices in…

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Indoor Swimming pools with slides, splash zones and other fun stuff near Halifax!

Swimming is the perfect activity for this time of year, especially when you throw in water slides, floats and splash toys! Unfortunately, we currently don’t have an indoor waterpark in Calderdale, but there are plenty of options within an hour (ish) drive.   1. Huddersfield Leisure Centre Waterpark The closest to Calderdale and a whole load of…

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Concussion in Children

Concussion in children is a serious issue – especially when they are playing sport. Halifax-based Concussion Therapist John Gonzalez shares a guest blog about why it’s important to know the signs and how to treat it.  A lot of people still believe only adults get concussion – that somehow, children’s brains are different and if…

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Valentines Fun For Kids

It’s traditionally about romance, but Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to shower the whole family with love. These days, Valentine’s Day is less fancy dinner by candlelight and more being covered in tomato sauce by three other objects of my affections. But it’s still a good excuse to indulge in some nice food and…

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Bite Sized Ballet is Coming to Calderdale!

Gather your mini ballerinas – bite-sized ballet is coming to the big screen! Perfect for toddler attention spans, these 40 minute films are shot in vibrant, high-definition colours and will be shown at Square Chapel, Halifax, starting on March 9. Northern Ballet’s Bite Sized Ballet series will kick off with an adaptation of the Tortoise &…

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