This Meetup group is specifically for creative/arty/craft-minded women who are also new or recent mums (either currently expecting, or have babies, toddlers, or children under 4 years old, or a combination thereof!).
I am a designer, a maker, and an artist, and after having recently become a new mum myself, I wanted to start this group to bring together women who are undertaking the same transition I am experiencing - that is, learning how to successfully manage the dual (and often opposing) roles of 'mother' and 'creative person'.
The idea is that this Meetup group will offer a wide range of creative outings that are also as baby/child friendly as possible (and also some mum-only weekend workshops too). Activities may include creative/musical events; or sketching/photography in parks and botanical gardens; or craft-afternoons; or gallery visits; or simply getting together in cafes or parks to socialise, have a cup of tea, and share tips and stories about our journeys as creative mums.
It is my hope that we'll gather together a circle of like-minded women, with a specific focus on staying creative and crafty even as we juggle our (very) full-time motherhood commitments, and in the process of nurturing our own creativity, we can hope to inspire the creativity of our children too.