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The Latest Muddy Footprints from Mud Larks HQ.

Being Business Women

Well, this has been a learning journey, that’s for sure (and it’s definitely not finished yet)! Let me tell you something you might not know… I’ve been self-employed before. When I was on maternity leave with my second child, I was made redundant from my job in export sales admin. By chance, I saw an…

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Have yourself an Eco Little Christmas

I sat this morning watching the news and saw David Attenborough on there again saying it’s time for action. I wondered what else I could do – we already have an electric car, solar panels on the roof, bar soap and shampoo, reusable water bottles and refillable coffee cups, don’t use cling film… so we…

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Stories for the outdoors

One of the biggest problems we have when out on a walk with Toddler Mud Lark is getting him to keep going. Just walking is not enough distraction for him! Anybody else? The things we find keep him moving (in generally the right direction) are songs and stories. Don’t worry, I’m not going to sing…

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Is it too soon to mention Christmas?

I spend way too long scrolling through social media and it already seems that it’s full of people asking what shall I get my kids for Christmas! My Mum always started Christmas shopping early and took us in October half-term to do ours – so I (of course) prefer to do mine later to extend…

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Getting outdoors in the Autumn

I’m sitting in the office with the windows open and the curtains closed sweltering and wondering if this is a good time to be writing a blog about getting outdoors over the coming months. But it’s something I struggle with every year, so I’m sure it must be a problem for you too. The first…

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Caterpillars

Last week at school, we were having a bit of a tidy out and I rediscovered the butterfly net that we’d planned to use in summer 2020 in the classroom. It gave me an idea! I headed off to Amazon and ordered some baby caterpillars for Toddler Mud Lark to watch growing and turning into…

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Introducing Amanda

Hi, I’m Amanda and Granny Mud Lark. I’m a Primary School teacher (upper key stage 2) and run the school’s Eco School Group. I also have experience running a Guide Unit (ages 10 to 14) for many years, so I bring the experience for the older age groups in Mud Larks. I love helping others…

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Happy New Year

I am so excited to start 2021 – 2020 was pretty rubbish but one of the positives that came out of it was that we realised as a family just how important getting outside in nature is for our physical and mental wellbeing, We always knew it, but like most people, we were pretty rubbish…

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Why Mud Larks?

Lockdown 1 really made our family think about how to keep ourselves fit and healthy, so we really made the most of getting outside as much as possible and going for our daily walks. With lockdown 2 now upon us, we thought we’d start to share some of the ideas we used to keep Toddler…

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Introducing Shelley

Mummy Mud Lark has experience working in Nursery and Primary School settings with lots of experience working with Children with Special Educational Needs.

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