The “Mumblings” is 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.



Mumbler’s summer reading recommendations with Nosy Crow

We all know how vitally important it is to read to your child when they are little. A good bed & book routine not only calms them and gives you the best chance of settling down for the night,  it’s also a really important time for you and your little one to bond and chill-out…

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Introducing My Chef Skills

Hi, my name is Jonny Ross. In pre-Coronavirus times I ran a successful music agency, supplying live acts for weddings and parties all over the UK. When the pandemic struck and the lockdowns happened, all my work came to a sudden halt! Pretty stressful, as I’m sure you can imagine. I’d always enjoyed cooking and…

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Extra Help for Families in Poole

Family life can be exhausting. Find out how to get a break with Extra Help. There’s no denying parenthood can be very tough at many stages during the journey. Whether it’s the new-born days or dealing with multiple kids of different ages, parents can often find themselves overwhelmed, and leave their own needs unattended.  We all…

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What’s OPEN NOW in Dorset and what will re-open soon

Opening dates for local attractions. And where to book your early bird tickets! This section will continue to be updated with the latest information. Last update: Thursday 1st April 2021. It can be confusing to plan the school holidays when attractions are due to re-open on different dates. To save you some time, we’ve done…

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What’s on for kids in Poole this Easter

Outdoors activities for kids this Easter in Poole and the rest of Dorset. The lockdown restrictions have been eased just in time for Easter! Of course, we still need to behave sensibly, but at least we can now leave our homes and enjoy some of the wonderful weather we’ve had recently. If you are looking…

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Dragons and Mythical Beasts

At Lighthouse, Poole in October 2021. A new interactive show for the whole family. Enter into a magical world of myths and legends but Shh… don’t wake the dragon! Showing at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th October. “Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face…

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Dragons and Mythical Beasts competition!

Win a family ticket to watch the show at Lighthouse, Poole in Oct 2021. It looks like we are finally moving out of the lockdown and life will slowly get back to normal – all being well. And to mark new beginnings,  Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts has kindly invited a Poole Mumbler family to…

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Ten Foot Naked. The New Zero-Waste Shop at KINGLAND

Our review of the newest shop at the Dolphin Centre. Find out how it works and what to expect. KINGLAND continues to expand with exciting new shops opening their doors to shoppers in Poole. One of the latest additions is Ten Foot Naked. A zero-waste sustainable shop. Have you been to one of these shops…

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Q&A session with Juno

The child healthcare app.   A sponsored blog for Juno Mumbler has been delighted to work with Juno, a healthcare app entirely focused on Children’s health. It is an entirely new way to access professional health advice & is like having a fully qualified Paediatrician in your pocket at all times. We asked our Mumblers…

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Do you have a Will? Find out why parents need one and how to go about it

Guardianship and other important factors to consider when writing a Will. Do you have a Will? This isn’t something I ever thought about until my husband and I had our first child. The inevitable question ‘what if?’ came up and made us realise the importance of putting everything in place so our child (and any…

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