After a fantastic 18 months, it's time for me to step down as the organizer of the British Mums meetup group. This has been a really big decision and it makes me feel very, very sad, but it's clear that a page is turning for me and it's time to face reality. My youngest, Chlo?, is nearly 10 months and I'm now in the thick of setting up a new business; I'm just not the best person to organize this group anymore.
I would encourage anyone in the right situation to step up and take on the organization of this meetup group. It is a real lifeline for expat women who are pregnant or staying at home with their new babies and an immensely enriching experience for the organizer. If your life situation is relevant to the group and you are thinking about stepping up, just do it!! If you don't like it, you can always step down after a couple of months. Whatever happens.....please save British Mums!! Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions [address removed].
Thank you to everyone who has participated in the success of this group, I just loved meeting and chatting to you fellow Mums. We had some great giggles; each meetup was a huge breath of fresh air for me. I'll certainly be staying a member and keeping in touch.
If you're an English-speaking parent in Paris, and you fancy meeting up for a chat, then please come along to one of our meetups. Sometimes we meet for coffee, sometimes we visit a baby/child friendly venue. The children range from newborns to 4, roughly, and the mums are from all over: British, French, American, Australian, New Zealanders, Canadian....
This is an all-volunteer group, and events are proposed by mamas (or papas) just like you - so please propose an event that you'd like to see - most of the regular events you see here got started that way!
Effective October 1st 2013 members are asked to pay a €5 membership fee to cover meetup.com costs. New members are welcome to attend a meetup before deciding to join the group and pay dues.
Working parents? Weekend events are often a big hit! Try something in your neighborhood, often there are more members there then you'd suspect. Older kids? We often see comments from members wishing for more events for above-3s.