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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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The ‘unmumsy’ Mum

The ‘unmumsy’ Mum

Being a mum isn’t the easiest job in the world especially if you’re an unmumsy Mum.. I just…

Just Be Yourself- The Real Face Of Parenting

Just Be Yourself- the real face of parenting

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Mothers Day

What does motherhood mean to you?

As we open our heavy eyes from yet another sleepless night brought on by baby feeding, bad dreams about monsters. We restrict our erge to hold a pillow over the head of our snoring partners and we constantly remind ourselves of the things that give us the strength every day.

Whether our duty is to go to work to provide for them or stay at home and clean the home which protects and comforts them… we without a doubt put our family first.

Pat yourself on your back and reward yourself for what you have given to your children.

It is not an easy job and let me reassure you- there is not a single parent out there that has completely mastered juggling; finances, home, children, life and love.

We are all learning- as soon as we have get to grips with something, another curve ball is thrown in to give us a new lesson to learn.

I for one have mastered the toddler stage….. the problem is my children are now 5 & 8. I couldn’t transfer what I had learnt from one to the other as boys are completely different to girls.

I’m sure at some stage I will master the preschool age, but by that time my son will be a teen!

Dont be too hard on yourself… we are all doing great…. not one of us knows what path is planned for us and our children, but the important thing is to enjoy the journey we are taking with them.

Enjoy the early wake ups… soon you’ll be kicking them out of bed and enjoy them asking to play with you- before you’re too embarrassing to be seen with.

I for one will cherish every moment my children go out of their way to tell me abouts their days because soon they won’t want to tell me.

Whether I feed my children spaghetti hoops or home cooked roast… I am doing my best and thats what makes me a mummy.

I asked some local Saffron Walden Mummies to tell me what does motherhood mean to them?

 

What does Motherhood mean to me?
By Helen Blackwell

To me being a mum is being a referee, a maid, nurse, teacher and so many other jobs. We give so much of ourselves, doubting every decision we make, “are we doing the right thing for our children?” The truth is we’re all winging it but doing amazingly.

 

Being a Mummy is….
By Hannah Chivers

Awesome
Boring (sometimes)
Cute & Cuddly
Dr appointments
Exhausting & Exhilarating
Fun
Gratifying
Hard work
Incomparable
Juggling
Knowing it’s OK not to be OK
Love
Moody teenagers
‘No!….because I said so!’
One more glass of wine
Peppa (****) Pig
Quiet (not!)
Rewarding
Surprises
Tears & Tantrums (theirs & mine)
Unbeatable
Varied
Worth (almost) every minute
X-rays
‘Why?’
And not enough zzzzzz

 

What Does Motherhood mean to me?
By Charlotte Barnicoat

Quite simply everything!
I never thought I could love someone so much asn he makes me realise I need to be the best person I can be; for him.
He has made me whole and I never knew now strong I was or how much I could achieve…. until now.

 

What does Motherhood mean to me?
By Danielle Frost

What does motherhood mean to you? Before I married and had children, I was constantly searching for something. Too much time on my hands perhaps? Now I never have any time but I have stopped searching. I’m content, which is a true gift. I’m happy even when I’m sad, I’m at peace even when I’m cross and I have a limitless amount of love. I truly value the future and the smallest thing, a hug from my son, a secret from my daughter. I am whole.

 

Motherhood is a constant life lesson. We learn more from watching our children and talking to them than reading any book given to us.

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