If you’re a mum of small children and you’re looking for something to do, the Coal Coast Mum’s Club could be for you.
Established by Wombarra’s Bridget Kirby, the informal group aims to bring together mums who are keen to meet new people and talk about something that’s not necessarily the children!
Bridget is a pharmacist and mother of two who is reasonably new to the area, so found it difficult to transition from a busy working life, to life at home with babies, and to make friends at the same time.
“Over the past 11 months, since moving to the area, I have found it can be quite isolating not knowing anyone, and it’s a long day when it’s just you and a toddler hanging out.
“I want to create an environment where mums can get together, share stories and enjoy a social event for themselves!
Bridget says the Coal Coast Mum’s Club centres on a series of monthly events. “This is an opportunity for local mothers who want to be inspired, and to build new relationships,” she says. “We’ll enjoy lunch, have a chat, then hear from an inspiring guest speaker.”
Children will be supervised while they play in the room next door.
“All too often my days are spent going to ballet lessons, playgroup and swimming lessons. This way, the outing is focussed on giving mums a chance to enjoy themselves, while the children also are having a good time”
The speaker for the first event on June 6 is Maree Whybourne, a mother of three adult children who has an amazing story to tell, from working in the Australian Embassy in Beirut to working in Malcolm Fraser’s Ministerial office, and all while loving her life as a mother.
Bridget has hung banners right along Lawrence Hargrave Drive in a bid to reach like-minded women, and is urging people not to be shy.
“I really want to bring together young mothers,” she says, “and help them avoid the feelings of isolation I felt. I am also excited to be able to hear stories from successful mothers who have managed to find the secret to a workable work/home balance.
For more information, and to book your ticket, have a look HERE