March 2018

The Mother Side / 2018 / March

We are thrilled to say we are now stocking the gorgeous Mama + Belle teething necklaces in our shop! https://shop.themotherside.org/           Mama + Belle® is a multi award winning UK brand of teething jewellery and accessories. Founded in 2014 by mother of two, Suzy Olivier, Mama + Belle® specialises in safe, stylish chewable teething jewellery - including necklaces, bangles, bracelets and dummy clips which are sold in retailers all over the UK and Europe, including John Lewis and now The Mother Side!!! Their clever dual purpose range of teething jewellery is completely safe for...

This week we would like to introduce you to Rachael Greetham who runs our Great Dunmow Mother Side Meet Up Group! Rachael is the owner of the fantastic Minnies Tearoom in Great Dunmow and Mummy to a cheeky 2 year old! After having her son and becoming a single Mum whilst pregnant, Rachael's life changed forever. So she thought, why not change a few more things and take more control of her future… so along with her new partner, they set up a child friendly tearoom in May 2017. The focus of Minnies...

Happy Monday everyone we hope you all had a gorgeous weekend. We have some great events coming up this week including the special Cambridge Easter Meet Up as well as a live session with Hormones Nutritionist Nicki Williams!   Please see below for a list of our events for this week:- Tuesday 27th March 10.30am - 12.30pm - The Cambridge Easter Meet Up at Tillage Hall, Waterbeach. You are warmly welcome so come and join us at our EASTER BABY BONNET event! Our FREE ENTRY event for parents, mums, mums to be, bumps, little ones,...

Join us for our next Facebook live session on Thursday 29th March at 8pm, with Hormone Nutritionist Nicki Williams! - Feeling like you’ve lost your mojo? - Flat out exhausted all the time? - Snappy with everyone around you? - Can’t lose that stubborn weight? - Brain is in a constant fog? - Just feeling a little out of control? - DON’Y WORRY YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Millions of women worldwide are struggling and often unable to get the support they need. What many women don’t realise is that the key to sustainable weight loss, vitality and...

With Easter just around the corner and our special Easter Meet Up next week we have decided to focus this week on the gorgeous ‘Easter Collection’ by Artisan Lane.           This beautiful gift box includes artisan chocolate treats and an exquisite glass fused chick hanging decoration. Perfect as a gift or simply as an indulgent treat for yourself. The Easter Collection is available in The Mother Side shop and can be ordered here:  https://shop.themotherside.org/product/easter-collection/ Artisan lane is a small family business, featuring a collection of lovingly crafted gifts by local and artisan producers....

Last week we met Helen Wright from the Tower Hamlets Team, this week meet Lorelle another member of our newest Meet up Coordinator team. Lorrelle is a qualified nurse with a huge interest in natural health and wellbeing and hopes to be a qualified doula in the near future. Her passion is working with and supporting women and families and so Lorelle also volunteers with Community Parents in Tower Hamlets as a family peer support worker. She is mum to Caedon, who was born at home! Welcome Lorelle!!...

Happy Monday everyone! Please see below for a list of our events for this week:- Monday 19th March 20:00 - Facebook Live session with Reflexologist Natasha Sharpin. In tonight’s session Natasha will be showing you LIVE some really useful reflexology techniques that you can do at any time of the day and throughout all stages of infancy. Join us tonight at 8pm in The Mother Side group: https://www.facebook.com/events/581631468866773/   Not yet a member of The Mother Side group? Come and join us here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/themotherside ***Check out our other free online workshops here: http://themotherside.org/online-courses-workshops/***   Thursday 21st March 11:00 - The...

To celebrate The Mother Side’s 1st birthday and everything we have grown to be over the last year, we decided to give away a free goody bag full to the brim of gorgeous gifts and goodies from our online shop to the person who helped us reach 1,000 members in our group. The lucky winner of the goody bag is NATASHA SHARPIN!!! Congratulations to you and we hope you enjoy your bag of delights! Thank you to everyone who took part in our mini competition and to each and everyone one of you...

I lost my beautiful mum when I was just 7 years old, too young to really remember celebrating Mother's Day and too old to ignore the day completely. There were always the awkward moments at school or brownies when we would make Mother's Day cards and the teacher would feel like they had made a complete faux pas and begin to over think who I could make mine for. Thankfully I am very close to my Granny so she had an abundance of homemade cards, even at a young age...

I have wanted to write about this subject for a while now and somehow never found the right words. The way I became a mother is one that is often glossed over or has a certain stigma attached. I write about it now in the hope that anyone else in the same boat will read my words and perhaps feel comfort to know that they are not alone. Think of the words young mum. What do they conjure up for you? A mistake? Irresponsible? A certain kind of girl? Like I...