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 Wakefield MUMbler loves

Mamma Mei Blog 

Local Mumpreneur ans SAHM Sophie Mei Lan blogs about her ‘weird and wonderful life as a Mum-of-two, a Multi-Award-Winning-Journalist, a Presenter, a Bellydancer, an Actress, a Film-maker, an amateur Footballer and, the Wife of a MasterChef’.

Educating Roversi

Local Mum and Drama teacher found blogging was something she could do for herself, around having a family.

If you’re a local parent blogger contact us to share your work.



Independence: Being School Ready

Whilst some of you will have children who are ready and desperate to start school already, some of you may be concerned about how you get your 4 or 5 year old “school ready.” Lucy Patrick is a ex-primary school headteacher and owner of North Kirklees Mumbler. In this guest blog she tells you about…

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Is Your child School Ready?

This is Part 1 in a series of short articles about how you can support your child as September and the start of their Reception year approaches. This week – Positive Beginnings It’s likely that by now you will have had the opportunity to visit your child’s new school and for them to meet their…

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Funding boost for new mums’ mental health

Funding boost for new mums’ mental health The NHS has today confirmed that extra funding will be made available to improve the mental health of at least 3,000 pregnant women and those who have recently given birth. The £23m funding is part of a major programme of improvement and investment by NHS England which will…

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Our Puddle Ducks Journey weeks 7 & 8

Tiny Mumbler graduates from Floaties to Splashers and Mini Mumbler starts Swim Academy – seriously proud Mummy right now!   Mini Mumbler (4 years old) has had 3 lessons with Puddle Ducks Swim Academy now and ignoring the small panic when I couldn’t seem to be able to get a swimming cap anywhere things are…

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Wetwheels comes full throttle into Yorkshire

Wetwheels Yorkshire (WWY) is the fifth boat to be launched by the hugely popular charity, the Wetwheels Foundation. The boat, currently under construction, is due to arrive at Whitby in May where she will enjoy a full season taking disabled and disadvantaged people out on the water. Originally conceived in 2011 the Wetwheels Foundation builds…

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Tour de Yorkshire 2018: Lizzie Deignan

TDY 2018: Lizzie Deignan photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2017 With the exciting news she is joining the “Mummy Club” later this year we are delighted our very own Lizzie Deignan, reigning Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Champion has agreed to answer some Mumblers questions.   In an EXCLUSIVE blog for Mumbler, during the build-up to the…

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Help build your child’s confidence with a FREE fun workshop for ages 7-11 years

What’s your child’s dream? To play for England and score the goal that wins the World Cup? To be a scientist and save the world? To work with horses? To be a dancer? Your child’s dreams for tomorrow are dear to their hearts.  But do they have the self-confidence to follow them and make things…

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Is Failure Key to Success?

Think about what you’re doing right now…   Are you failing and close to giving up?   Or worried about failing and it’s holding you back?   I remember when growing up school exams were positioned as a 1-time opportunity if you failed you could re-sit but it was frowned upon.   You came out…

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Our Puddle Ducks Journey weeks 5-6

Tiny Tears We’d had a good run, Tiny was settled into her swimming class and I’d managed to get Grandma booked in to come with us every week to make my life easier. Then I messed up my dates and arranged a meeting during our lesson thinking that the class wasn’t on. The great thing…

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Tiny Mumbler Reviews: Rhythm Time

Rhythm Time classes have been running in the area for over 10 years and still has a winning formula. Lauren who started the original classes in Wakefield and South Leeds still leads classes herself with help from a team of other class leaders. I must confess that when I was on maternity leave the first time…

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