Looking for groups and activities for you and your child in and around your local area?

Looking for information on family relevant friendly local businesses and services?

Want to start or grow your own business but not sure where to start? Or looking for a family friendly job to fit around your life and family?

Then welcome to Mums that Can! Click on your local area below or in the menu above and find out more!

What We Do

Being a mum is one of the hardest jobs you can do, and us mums need all the support we can get to stay whole and keep a sense of self in amongst the craziness of family life.

Mums That Can provides useful information relevant for women in their local and surrounding areas.

We aim to help you answer all those questions floating around in your head: where is the children's centre? What groups can I visit with my child today? How am I going to fill up my day without the CBeebies repeats? Am I ever going to have a life again?

For mums looking for something to do with their little (and not so little) ones, we have information on local baby groups, mums and tots toddler groups, and activities for older children.

We provide a cost effective web presence for relevant local and national businesses and services (whether they are run by mums or not), and support local women with children setting up or growing their own businesses and finding family-friendly employment.

So click on your local area, take a look at these pages and see how we can help! If your local area isn't here, get in touch and let us know you need us!

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Saffron Walden

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Bishops Stortford

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Braintree

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It takes a village to raise a child

- African Proverb

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Have look at what our editors and contributors and thinking and wiring about today.

Mother Nature Has Thrown Me A Curve Ball! By Lisa Mulvaney

Mother Nature has thrown me a curve ball! By Lisa Mulvaney

In September my daughter started big school. Faye-Marie is the youngest of my two children and after 9…

A Day In The Life Of A Stressed Local Mum By Karen Denmark

A day in the life of a stressed local mum by Karen Denmark

Early morning and alarm time again! The nights are never long enough to prepare me to face the…

Dear Diary……… By Rachel Gibson

Dear Diary……… By Rachel Gibson

Dear (slightly allegorical) diary... Time unknown – let's call it 6.45: Peel open half an eye as I…

Combatting Mental Health one smile at a time!

If you’re having mental health problems, you’re not alone. One in four of us will have problems with our mental health at some time in our lives.

Being a mummy and dealing with a small person aswell as all our other daily struggles can sometimes get ontop of us causing our mental health to be affected. Whether its through depression, anxiety or any other mental Health Issues.

Saffron Walden Mums That Brunch has stepped up our level of support by taking the opportunity during Mental Health Awareness month to introduce new ways to combat Mental Health as a group rather than on our own.

We are removing the stigma based around Mental Health and showing mummies they are not alone. Their are many of us if not all of us at one stage in their lives gone through similiar struggles and working towards it together with open ears is our first step forward.

At Saffron Walden Mums That Brunch we are supporting each other by becoming more aware of how we can helpeach other and what having a mental health issue entails.

Virginia Ironside wrote a book called “The Huge Book Of Worries” which is reguarly introduces to people suffering from anxiety and depression. It is based on the story of a little boy who carries a bag and each time he is worried about something he puts it in his bag. After time the bag gets bigger and heavier and soon the boy cant leave the house as the bag is too big. The theory beind this is if you worry about too many things soon they will affect your days and how you live your life. Gradually the boy starts to share his worries with the people around him and soon the worries get smaller and smaller for him to manage.

Having someone to talk to is the best way to  manage your concerns and having someone to share them with makes them smaller and easier to manage.

Saffron Walden Mums That Brunch meet every week to chat and support each other. We find talking is the best form of medication and support when we are having hard times.