Blog » Month: June 2019

Quick Easy Bakes for Post Workout Energy Boost!

Feeling a little sluggish after a workout? Need a pick-me-up but haven’t got much time on your hands? Dancing Mummies, Alison kindly provided us with her top three quick and easy bakes for that post-workout energy boost. And boy are they yummy! If you are looking for exact quantities and measurements, unfortunately you wont find…

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Shop Local for Teacher’s Thank You Gifts

The Summer holidays are just under a month away, so it’s time to start thinking about Thank You gifts for the Teachers, who have done such a good job over the last year looking after our little ones!   There are some great ways to show your appreciation for Teachers so we’ve put together some gift…

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NEW non-turf cricket pitches in Roundhay Park for all to enjoy throughout the summer!

With the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup now in full swing, fans of all ages will have the chance to emulate their heroes from across the world on two new non-turf pitches in Roundhay Park Funded by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as part of an initiative to encourage more people to play…

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Ways to keep babies and young children cool in the summer months…

How long have we been waiting for this – the sun has got his hat on and he is FINALLY coming out to play! After months of complaining about the rain over recent months, it’s now time for the real moaning to start! With temperatures set to soar over the next few days, here are…

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The importance of reading with children -Guest blog from local North Leeds author Fran Grant

The importance of reading (for children) cannot be emphasised enough, and I genuinely believe that as parents we should prioritise reading, and do our utmost to make it a daily habit. Reading sets children up for life, and instead of presenting it as a chore or duty, we should remember it’s one of the best…

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Activity Angel’s: Imaginative – Memorable – Inspiring

Advertorial blog for Activity Angel’s Amy, the founder of Activity Angel’s, pre–school sessions aimed at 6 – 24 months and designed by parents with both child and adult in mind, introducing you to favourite books, activities, music and toys to inspire you and your little ones, tells us more about what her new venture will…

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The importance of floor plans when selling your house by EweMove North Leeds

Howard Bottomley, Director at EweMove North Leeds discusses the importance of floor plans when selling your home. Floor Plans – 2D or not 2D? When the time comes to choose an agent, it is vital that the advert they put on Rightmove and Zoopla makes your house look its absolute best, and shows off all…

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Children Inspired by Yoga: Why do children need yoga?

*Advertorial blog from Tatty Bumpkin Wharfedale We are living in the busiest, most stressful time in history and our children are too! Children, without a doubt, are affected by the speed at which their family goes through life. Children and babies are affected by stressful events, for example, a breakup or bereavement in the family,…

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5 Child Friendly Bike Rides Across Leeds

If you fancy getting out and about on your bike as a family this weekend take a look at our TOP PICKS of the local National Cycle Network Family Friendly routes around Leeds.  There are several relatively flat routes which take in some beautiful scenery and are suitable for children of all abilities.  We have…

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Mumbler Reviews Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed Weaning Workshop

Our guest reviewer Kelda and her Mini Mumbler recently went along to try out Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed’s Weaning Workshop at Domi Domingo Hub, Burley. Find out what they thought here… Last week I had the pleasure of attending Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed’s weaning workshop held at Domi Domingo Hub in Burley in Leeds. As…

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Proposals for new indoor play facility at The Arnold and Marjorie Ziff Tropical World

Proposals for a new state-of-the-art indoor play facility at one of North Leeds most popular and enduring visitor attractions are set to be considered by senior councillors next week! As part of a report submitted to a meeting of Leeds City Council’s executive board on Wednesday, 26 June 2019, members will have the opportunity to discuss and…

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Children in Leeds need a secure, safe home. Can you help?

Its Pride month and the 50th year since the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969. Foster 4 Leeds have many gay and lesbian foster carers, with several going through the process at the moment. Some are single and some in couples – but they all want to make a difference in a child’s…

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Little Friends of Roundhay Family Events Programme

Local North Leeds charity Friends of Roundhay Park have launched a programme of events to inspire young people to love and protect Roundhay Park. Young people can join FORP litter picks and working parties, and take part in Forest Craft Workshops and Forest Schools. The programme is called Little Friends and will be run by…

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Mumbler Reviews Babyccinos

Our guest reviewer Charlotte and her Mini Mumbler recently went along to try out Babyccinos; a child-friendly café with a focus on parents. Find out what they thought here… I had never heard of Babyccinos until my friend suggested it for a playdate. Being halfway between our two houses, and only half an hour drive,…

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Guide to what will be happening at The Tetley Weekender for families

The Tetley weekender is an annual micro-festival from 29th-30th June 2019 that takes its inspiration from their current exhibition with activities for all the family. This year the theme will be sculpture, you can take part in many fun family collaborations inside and out, alongside incredible food and drink from our Bar & Kitchen. Expect…

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Taking time for yourself and your skincare

A lot of us might relate to this fellow North Leeds Mumbler who, after three pregnancies and years of looking after young children with no time for ‘herself’, felt that the way she looked was starting to affect her self-confidence.  She decided to finally do something about this ….. ‘I am approaching 40. I’ve had…

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5 places to pick your own strawberries in and around North Leeds

Is there anything better than juicy strawberries and cream? We all know they taste even better when you have picked them yourself! The kids will love a day out to one of these MUMBLER Top Picks for PYO! *** Check the Facebook page/website of each location for the confirmed opening date as this is weather…

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Coping with early risers from Sleep by Kate Johnson

In the second of her series of guest blogs Kate Johnson, Sleep Consultant shares her advice on how to cope with early risers (a problem in her house since the clock change!)  Kate will be covering a different topic on ‘sleep’ each month, please feel free to email your questions for Kate to answer. Since my…

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How to take reducing your families waste to the next level – #LeedsByExample

Following their guest blog post earlier this year about how families could reduce their plastic waste, including tips from Hubbub’s #LeedsByExample campaign, the environmental charity is now campaigning to help further improve ways in which we can reduce our household waste.   As the UK becomes increasingly concerned about plastic pollution and sustainability, Leeds residents have already shown the rest of…

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NEW Alpaca Walking Experience at Harewood House

Zebedee and Zucchini have been living at Harewood for three years. They are now offering the opportunity for you to get up close and personal by taking them for a walk and seeing a different view of Harewood! The Alpacas walk each weekend for just over an hour and twice each day at 10.30am and…

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Gym Gems Baby gymnastics sessions – NEW 5 week course starting Wednesday 12th June

Looking for a new class to try with your baby this term?  Gym Gems Fun 4 Baby classes are a great way to have fun with your child whilst learning the basics of gymnastics through play.  Find out more here Whatever the age or ability, the physical education of our children should be fun, active…

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Mumbler reviews Lauren Rippin Makeup & Hair

For the last 39 years, I have managed to get away with wearing minimum makeup but over recent months I had started to realise my tinted moisturiser was not cutting it anymore!!  I have to be honest I find makeup counters a bit overwhelming so I decided to book in with Lauren Rippin a professional…

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