Firstly, who doesn’t love babies and picnics?! I sure do, with my first baby I must have spent the entire UK Summer (errr… 4 weeks) in the local parks hanging out with my Mothers Group tribe. This group of ladies, who I met through our antenatal classes, where my life line when the dark cloud of being a new mum descended. With a baby who cried endlessly, bleeding nips and eye watering sleep exhaustion, these super star women kept me above water.
Now I’m a second-time mum in Australia, Brisbane to be exact. And unfortunately, I was slow to register with a health nurse (i.e. I didn’t) which apparently is how you join mother’s groups in Oz! oops. So how the heck am I going to find my new tribe? Well, I’m going to put myself out there and head to a Babes + Picnics event!
I’ve recently been introduced to this amazing organisation (Babes + Picnics), a first of its kind initiative which brings mums and bubs together once a month for a picnic style gathering. The purpose of these gatherings is to CONNECT ~ SUPPORT ~ GIVE BACK. We all know it can be very isolating and daunting being a mum, for various reasons. These picnics provide mums with a safe, positive and purposeful environment to meet other mamas with the possibility of making new friends. And the best part, they are run Australia wide!
Each month Babes + Picnics supports a small business and gives back to local organisations/charities at their picnic events. I have been very lucky to be provided the opportunity to sponsor their Stillbirth/Miscarriage & Infant Loss Awareness Month and we will be giving away one of our beautiful kimonos at the Logan Ladies Night Fundraiser on the 7th October.
If you would like to know more about the event you can buy tickets HERE.
Otherwise check out when the next picnic is happening near you and find your mama tribe.
Oh, and don’t forget, you'll need a picnic throw from Mummy Couture.