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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.

5 Great Reasons to Choose Bowen Therapy for your Children and You

Sponsored Guest Blog Being a parent is tough. You worry constantly.  You feel guilty about things you’ve done / not done / should have done.  Plus a lot of the time you’re exhausted. One of the biggest worries comes when your child is unwell or in pain.  Most of the time, you’ve got it.  If you’re…

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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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Introducing Calm Cats!

Sponsored Guest Blog What is Calm Cats? Calm Cats is a therapeutic service offered to families, schools, charities and children’s organisations to support children’s mental health, emotional health and wellbeing being through Breathing and relaxation Movement and music Mindfulness and meditation Imaginative storytelling and craft. Through fun, activity-based learning (and with the help of Calm…

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Bace Foods Prize Draw!

Sponsored Prize Draw We were delighted when Suzy, owner and creator of Bace foods, got in touch back in November to ask if we wanted to try some of her products!  I am not one to say no to food, especially when it is a) made locally and b) is packed full of veg that…

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Time to Talk Day 7th February 2019

Sponsored Guest Blog It’s Time To Talk Day on 7th February 2019 and on this day in particular, it’s important to talk about mental health and also take the time to listen too. Listen to these facts:  Suicide is the leading cause of death for women during pregnancy and one year after birth. More than…

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Free creative digital workshops in Norfolk Libraries this February

Children, young people and families have the chance to get hands-on with new creative technologies throughout February as a part of Norfolk Library’s DigiFest. A celebration of digital making, the festival will bring codeable caterpillars, robot unicorns and much more to libraries across Norfolk. With Code-and-Go storytimes for toddlers, robots to build, digital music making…

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Kingfisher Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) Opens This Month

The £4m unit will offer new mothers with serious mental health problems specialist help closer to home is gearing up to welcome its first patients when it officially opens this month. Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) Kingfisher Mother and Baby Unit (MBU), which is at Hellesdon Hospital in Norwich, will open its doors…

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Making Work Work, with We Got This (Sometimes!)

If you’re a Mum in Norfolk and haven’t heard of We Got This (Sometimes!) then I’m not exactly sure where you’ve been for the last year or so…or maybe you just don’t spend as much time on social media as I do – ha!  (But that’s ok because I scour everywhere to try and find…

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Talking about talking: It’s my job and I love it!

Sponsored Guest Blog by MTWTherapy For some parents talking can be something they worry a lot about. When your child doesn’t start talking at the same time as the other children around them, or is getting frustrated because they can’t get their message across to you, all we want to do as parents is wave…

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Summer-born School Admissions – sending summer-borns to school at 5 rather than 4

The deadline for school applications is looming.  This time last year we were filling in the application for Mini Mumbler, who would be 4 and 2 weeks when she started school.  I taught Reception for many years and always knew she was going to be fine academically, but I was slightly concerned a full week…

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