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.

Free “Parent Playdate” at the Little Gym Harrogate

The Little Gym Harrogate are hosting a Parent Playdate especially for parents with children between 4-18 months. Thursday 23rd November 2017 from 2pm-2.45pm During your time at the gym you will be led through a structured TLG class; the activities are specific for children between 4-18 months old.  There’ll be time for a tea/coffee afterwards too!…

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Harewood House to open its doors for a ‘Victorian Christmas’ after five years and there is plenty to do and see for families!

For the first time since 2012, Harewood House will open its doors for a very special five-week Christmas celebration. From 24 November to 31 December* – thanks to a unique collaboration with award-winning fashion and film creative director Michael Howells – ‘A Victorian Christmas at Harewood’ will take its motivation from the popular ITV drama ‘Victoria’ which…

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Crazy Tykes in Wetherby

While the weather is so grey and miserable it can be tough keeping little ones amused so why not take them to Crazy Tykes indoor play centre. You can find Crazy Tykes on Thorp Arch Trading Estate, and it’s just a twenty minute drive from Harrogate. The play area is fitted with the latest play equipment…

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Is time running out to teach your kids money skills for life?

The perfect Christmas gift you can reuse again and again… Follow these top tips from Jackie Swainston, Harrogate mum, family money expert and founder of CoinIt-In, a money saving company. DID YOU KNOW? You can now have a pocket money debit card from the age of six! this also makes life easier for us parents and grandparents…

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Free Christmas Play session on Saturday 16th December 2017 by “Play In Harrogate”

Play In Harrogate are holding a very special FREE Christmas event that is going to be held on Saturday 16th December 1:00pm and 16:00pm at Harrogate High School. This event is an opportunity for you as parents to gain an insight in to our company and how we can provide outstanding childcare. To book your…

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Who Gets the Dog? Guest Blog by Raworths Family Law

The case for pets during a separation by Joanna Lofthouse, Senior Associate in the Family team at Raworths This is a question I’m asked surprisingly often when advising clients following a separation, and it’s a question that can be tremendously difficult to answer. It might seem like a strange question but for many people who go…

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Harrogate Christmas Lights Big Switch On 2017!

The Big Switch-On in Harrogate will take place on Thursday, 16th November 2017 from 4pm- 6pm The build up to the BIG SWITCH-ON starts at 4pm Thursday 16th November 2017  on the Victoria Centre Piazza, Station Parade, Harrogate, hosted by Stray FM. Father Christmas will be making a very special appearance and will be joined by…

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Mrs Smiths Cafe

So, I can only apologise that it has taken me a year to get down to visit Mrs Smiths Cafe in Jennyfields, what a cool place! The Mumbler clan were lucky enough to be invited down to their special “Harry Potter” afternoon tea craft session in October 2017 which was run in conjunction with The…

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Fostering Teenagers

Hello – we’d like to tell you a bit about fostering teenagers. Lots of our foster carers tell us they get so much out of fostering teenagers. Teenagers entering the care system have had a lot to deal with – many people think they are at fault if they are in care but that’s not…

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Sssshhhhhh – don’t let the children find out!

  With the clocks having gone back and the month of November upon us, it is time to begin the build-up to Christmas. And forget the food and decorations, as when it comes to being a child, presents inevitably are a huge part of the celebration. With presents comes curiosity, which leads parents to having…

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