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.



Getting Pregnant: What’s the Secret Ingredient?

Is there really a magic formula for pregnancy? I don’t know about you but I always thought the big issue in life being a woman was to avoid getting pregnant?  All the posters and signs are about how you just look at a man and you get pregnant.  Imagine my shock when in fact this…

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How Cancer Changed Everything, For the Better: A Mum’s Experience 

The first time I noticed something really wasn’t right, we’d just finished decorating our forever home, our first home as a proper little family. I remember so vividly, the flutter of panic, the instant dismissal, but I knew, I just knew the pain that had been becoming increasingly more present wasn’t normal. I didn’t need…

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Cake Smash Review

There is a reason they say never work with animals or kids. Add cake to the kids part and you’ll find yourself two washing cycles later, still wondering how the hell to get chocolate and cream stains out of your jeans! In my case though, you’ll also find yourself with some stunning photographs and memories…

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The Pauline Quirke Academy is a weekend performing arts school for 4-18-year-olds – and the newest branch is opening in Wakefield on Saturday 29th September. Actress Pauline Quirke told us, “When we opened our first Academy in 2007 our mission was simply to provide the very best performing arts education. We’ve grown a lot since…

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Five Tips for Better Sleep

5 tips for better sleep Does your little one wake frequently in the night? Or are they up early in the morning, ready to start the day when you really aren’t? Are you dreaming of a good night’s sleep but just don’t know where to start? I know exactly how you feel – when I…

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Mind Your Language – School Ready?

According to a report published by Save the Children* the number of words your child knows by the age of five is a key indicator of their reading success at age eleven, and the impact of children’s early language development can extend far into adulthood. A child with weak language skills at the age of…

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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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