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Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival – Friday 16th to Sunday 18th November 2018

A Festival of Arts, Culture and Christmas Fun This is the tenth annual Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival – it takes place over three days in the heart of the city and features loads of FREE festive events for families! This year’s theme is ‘Undiscovered Oxford’ showcasing some lesser known aspects of the city. Here are…

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Toddler Sense Review

FREE TASTER if you get in touch with Toddler Sense here and quote ‘Oxford Mumbler’ Toddler Sense classes started here in Oxford this April. They are run by Natasha, who took it on after moving to Oxfordshire… ‘When my daughter was born, I’d researched baby classes and the most recommended in my area was Baby…

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Halloween Spooky Snack Ideas

We’ve just thrown a small party in honour of a special birthday, and because of the timing thought we’d go Halloweeny with the food. I spent a great deal of time trying to find things that would look good but be very easy to do – and thought I’d share the results for anyone else…

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Win 4 Tickets to John Lawson’s Halloween Circus at Millets Farm!

Roll up, roll up! John Lawson’s Circus is back and this time there’s ghoulish good fun to be had. Not only can you expect the wonderful and the whacky but this time there’ll be an extra touch of Halloween hocus pocus thrown in! Ringmaster Chris Baltrop will be introducing his ALL NEW acts… Los Remaches…

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The Nappy Shed – Oxford’s Local Cloth Nappy Shop

I’d been half interested in trying reusable cloth nappies with my first baby, but we lived on a boat at the time and (for me at least!) it would have been impossible. No washing machine, no space for drying, loads of boat admin to do… Fast forward to baby 2. We now live in a…

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Win 4 Tickets to The Tiger Who Came to Tea!

The stage production of Judith Kerr’s much loved classic The Tiger Who Came to Tea is coming from a smash hit West End season to our very own Oxford Playhouse this half term, from 24th to 27th October 2018! It’s a delightful family show, packed with sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos, and has been getting rave…

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Bach to Baby

Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed concert series for babies, toddlers, and their carers. It was started in London by a Miaomiao Yu, herself a concert pianist, and has just arrived in Oxford – at St Michael at the North Gate, Cornmarket. I was invited along to review Bach to Baby for Mumbler –…

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How Mindfulness Can Help Us Lose Mum Guilt

The situation. Becoming a mother is an incredible gift. Fact. Another fact is that it also brings with it a thorough emotional and physical overhaul which can leave us wondering where and who we are and what our shoe size is. Overnight we are thrown into a whirlwind of little sleep, 24/7 demand on our…

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Oxford Open Doors- 8th & 9th September 2018

Oxford Open Doors takes place this weekend – 8th and 9th September 2018. It’s an annual celebration of Oxford across all walks of life, its places and its people. Loads of interesting places normally closed to the public will open their doors to us and, best of all, ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE! There’s lots going on…

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Letters from a Teacher

I started as a fresh-faced NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) in Reception with the very youngest class, the ones that were all Summer borns, and stayed in Reception for 4 years before I moved on to teach Yr1, mixed aged R/Yr1, Yr1/Yr2 and Year 2 classes. Each year (before I had my own kids) when the children…

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