By Alana Roberts
Three mums from Sheffield have been causing a storm in the toddler group world, inspired by the emerging scene of mums groups in London which aimed to encourage and support mums in their endeavours.
Tomasin Keep, Maddy Pike and Katy Jenkinson are the founders of the group ‘Mama Social‘, which offers weekly meetings for mums and their children.
“We knew there was a market for something like this in Sheffield,” says Maddy.
“We got cheeky, asked friends and friends of friends who were creative to come in and talk, then did lots of networking via social media.”
Mama Social organise their meetings on a Friday at the Showroom near the Sheffield train station.
The meetings offer the chance for mums to get together and swap parenting tips, with guest speakers from some of the ‘city’s most inspiring creatives.’
And what about the children?
“They are all pretty chilled out and we have craft activities and toys set up to keep them entertained,” says Tomasin.
The reaction from the mums has been positive, which resonates by the great turn out every week.
Katy says, “Everyone has said it’s really inspiring and empowering which is what we set out to do.”
Katy and Tomasin actually lived together before having kids. Whereas Maddy and Tomasin’s husbands are friends from the Sheffield skating scene.
Maddy did a Mother’s Meeting event last year which Tomasin attended and that’s where the trio started.
And the group just keeps on growing!
Mama Social have just started craft workshops at night, at the chimney house with the first taking place on 14th April.