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.

Self Isolation for Kids

This has been our kitchen table for what seems like a long time!! We have survived self isolation following a positive contact with another little friend….then afterwards the school bubbles burst so we have had 3 weeks of home schooling! For the last week, the kids could go for walks etc as they had “done”…

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Buying your Christmas Tree, Decorations, Wreaths

Christmas is going to be different this year. I know the decorations and the tree will be even more important in our house this year. There are some great places in and around Ryedale where you can buy your Christmas tree. Do expect the experience to be slightly different due to COVID-19. In our house,…

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Christmas Cards, Tags & Colouring for Kids

Are you looking for Christmas Cards your Children can colour in? Look no further! We have simple outlines that can be printed, coloured, written and sent to your loved ones. Great for a Christmas crafting activity during Lockdown 2. Click on the link to download Merry Christmas Angel Card Happy Christmas Snowman Card Maybe you…

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The Snow Queen

A brand new adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Snow Queen will weave some sparkling festive magic live on stage at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre this Christmas.   The show, at the SJT from Monday 7 to Thursday 31 December, has been adapted by Nick Lane from the original story, and promises to be a…

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Being a Scarborough Scholar

Many of us are familiar with the Scarborough Scholar. The concept was developed with the College’s founding principles at heart: to provide a top class education for boys of the area who demonstrated obvious academic potential.  It was almost 50 years ago when this philosophy was carried across to both boys and girls in the…

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Shop Local – Gifts and Crafts for Christmas

Support local independents or buy handmade presents. Get unique and personal gifts this Christmas to help local parents and retailers while spreading the Christmas Joy! We love so much about Christmas and honestly, the giving and receiving of gifts can be a big part of the joy when you have mini mumblers whether it be…

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Forest Craft and Play

A Yorkshire rural business, passionate about play and escaping the everyday.  They make and post eco play boxes for families who love to discover, imagine and create. Each box has three activities, beautiful artwork and simple instructions. All you need to find are scissors and glue. There are three activities per box. Each box has…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Suzanne and Chris’s fostering story

Suzanne and Chris had thought of fostering for some years but somehow never quite got round to it…  

5 nature-inspired crafts to do this Autumn

Karla and Sam from, a nature-inspired children’s craft Instagram account, have put together their top 5 crafts to do this Autumn with things that you can easily bring back from a walk with the kids. We don’t think it’s unique of our daughters to bring home all sorts when we’re out for a walk, from…

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COVID-19 Lockdown 2: What Parents & Carers need to know

Published 2nd November 2020 England will start their second COVID-19 Lockdown on Thursday 5th November 2020. Here is what you need to know. 1. Stay at home This means you must not leave or be outside of your home except for specific purposes. These include: Travelling to childcare or education setting, where this is not provided…

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