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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It takes a village to raise a child

- African Proverb

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On Saturday 19th May over 50 local Saffron Walden Mum, Dads and Children set about to raise money…

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Just Be Yourself- The Real Face Of Parenting

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Healthy Body Healthy Mind

Various researches regarding mental health issues such as anxiety and  depression suggests exercise approves your psychological and physical being.

The links between anxiety, depression and exercise aren’t entirely clear — but working out and other forms of physical activity can definitely ease symptoms of anxiety or depression and make you feel better. Exercise may also help keep anxiety and depression from coming back once you’re feeling better.


Psychological benefits to exercise-

  • Gain confidence
  • Take your mind off worries with distraction and fresh air.
  • Get more social interaction


Phsyical Benefits to exercise-

  • Weight loss
  • Healthier on the inside
  • Increasing fitness and wellbeing


Every Thursday Saffron Walden Mums That Brunch are meeting to get active together in order to feel the benefits as stated above.

We have local professional fitness companies donating their time to support us further in our mission to combat Mental Health.

18/5- Saffron Walden Mums That Brunch would like to thank Claire and her colleague at CHKA Karate Dojo at Bearwalden Crossfit for donating their time this afternoon to us ladies (and kids) showing us some karate and self defence moves. Thank you for supporting our combat mental health mission, it was great fun and we appreciate you taking time to help us xx

25/5- Wow what a hot mummy motivator class this afternoon for our brunch members!! Thanks to Lynda Hayward for her fantastic HIT class and for motivating us to keep going in this heat!

08/06- Another great Mummy Motivator afternoon for the Mums that brunch group with Bearwalden CrossFit + Kids CrossFit Gymnastics. Thanks to Samuel for donating his time to us mums and giving us a good work out!!

15/06- We all met at Rowney Woods for a 2 mile walk with our buggies and kiddies, followed by a refreshing glass of cold cloudy lemonade at Debden Barns.

22/06- Lynda Haywadd returned to give us a lesson in Boxing!

Boxing with Lynda Hayward
Boxing with Lynda Hayward
Crossfit with Samuel at Bear Walden Crossfit
Crossfit with Samuel at Bear Walden Crossfit
Rowney Woods 2 mile walk