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Here are all our blogs which include local reviews, previews of events, guest blogs and information about local support services, charities and more!

 

Cotswold Farm Park this Summer!

We were invited back to the awesome Cotswold Farm Park this week to check out what they’ve got going on for families this summer. This was our second visit – back in March we went along during their lambing season and if you’d like to see our review from then, which includes a run down…

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Three Secrets to Raising Happy Children

By Maddy Biddulph Giving kids happy childhoods should (hopefully) set them up to become well-rounded and content adults. It goes without saying that parents want their kids to be happy, but achieving this is another matter altogether. Here’s the thing, we all know that giving into your child’s every demand is not going to bode…

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Scooting for Silver Star Summer Challenge

The Silver Star Society is part of the Oxford Hospitals Charity and raises money to help fund the INCREDIBLE Silver Star Unit at the JR Hospital – which provides special care to about 500 pregnant mothers and their unborn babies every year, who have serious and rare difficulties in pregnancy. The society also helps to…

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When Oxford Mumbler Met ElWell

Nancy Farmer and Jessica Silver are proof that friendship and business can mix! They met almost 30 years ago in the playground of their Oxfordshire primary school and now run ElWell, helping people across the county stay independent as they get older and supporting their families. Here, they answer our questions about ElWell and how…

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Win 4 Tickets to Tabby McTat at the Playhouse this Summer!

We have four tickets to give away to one lucky Mumbler to see the opening performance of Tabby McTat at the Oxford Playhouse on Friday 16th August at 2pm! Tabby McTat has been touring the country and getting rave reviews… A lovely heart-warming story that I would recommend to all children. — Mini Travellers Freckle…

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Teacher Gift Ideas

As the end of the school year draws near, many parents will be wondering what they can get their child’s teacher to say thank you… what to get for that person who has been a massive part of your little one’s life for a whole year – a person who you know really well in…

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Baby & Toddler Swimming – What Are the Benefits?

I’ve been going to Water Babies swimming lessons with my little boy (who has just turned one) for a few months now and thought it was time to share a review of what we’ve been up to – together with top ten benefits of baby swimming below…

School’s (nearly) out for the summer! 5 ways Kowalah can help you survive the long summer holidays!

Guest blog by Kowalah Kowalah is a mobile app delivering On Demand Childcare across Oxfordshire by connecting parents with local babysitters and providers of childcare. Kowalah provides regular bookings for afterschool care as well as one off care for evening sitting and help with parties. Parents are connected with up to 5 available Kowalahs in…

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5 Tips for Helping your Parents as they Start to Get Older

Guest blog by Jessica Silver from ElWell. ElWell is a local service here to help people live the life they want as they get older and support their families. They make home visits across Oxfordshire and provide tailored help for mobility, balance, overcoming loneliness, managing memory loss, making home adaptations and nutrition. We’re the sandwich…

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WIN a set of Pebble toys from Oxford-based company Best Years!

Best Years is an Oxford-based ethical company selling the widest range of handmade crochet and knitted toys in the UK – and, as you can see from the pictures, their toys are absolutely gorgeous! Read on for our review and the fascinating story behind their range of Pebble toys. We also have four of their…

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