Support’s the word for new mums group

Mumma's Connect: Hollier Laver (baby Alex), Liz Patterson (baby Banjo) and Sarah Kelsall (baby Ruby). 164586

A group of local mums are organising a series of sessions to educate and support new parents.
The series is called Mumma’s Connect, and will run every few months and include speakers and workshops to discuss and explore a range of parenting related topics.
Ocean Grove mum Liz Patterson realised parents needed a space to share knowledge about parenting topics when she was thinking about returning to work.
Looking for guidance on how to manage the transition, she realised: “there is no professional development for parenting”.
She spoke with other women from her mothers group and they all saw the value in creating a space for mums and parents to share, connect and be informed on a range of topics including returning to work, health and well-being and leadership in the family.
The local mothers’ feelings on a need for a space for parents were supported in a 2012 Proctor and Gamble study that found that 87 per cent of mothers experienced feelings of isolation.
Mumma’s Connect encourages mothers to reconnect with other mothers in the area and be informed in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.
The first Mumma’s Connect session is – Returning To Work – the challenges and joys of returning to work after having a baby. It is being held on Friday 3 March, from 11am to 1pm, at the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre.
Three guest speakers who have worked full-time, part-time and stayed at home will be present as part of a panel. This will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to reflect and share on your own experiences.
A lunch will be included and is provided by The Driftwood Cafe. Registration is free and RSVP is by 22 February.
Register at Try Booking For more information go to the Mumma’s Connect Facebook page.