Having the support and friendship of other mums who are living the same experience is important for the well-being of every mum. Here are 7 reasons to join a real-world mums group:
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PARTIES AND EVENTS
Craft Packs for Creative Kids
Business: Blank Canvas Gifts
Website: http://www.blankcanvasgifts.com.au/ Choose from a range of 100% cotton blank ‘canvases’ such as bunting, t-shirts, bags, pencil cases and library bags and lots more which kids can decorate with the supplied 3D paints, fabric markers and rhinestones. Packed into a calico bag, they make great gifts for creative kids, or enquire about party packs.
Craft Workshops and Gifts
Business: The Recycled Fairies
Website: http://www.recycledfairies.com.au/ Recycled Fairies teaches the concept of recycling and upcycling with more than a little bit of imagination and magic. Attend workshops, have parties or simply buy a take-home ‘garden in a box’ for your child to make their own special garden for fairies (or Lego or dinosaurs or more).
Cards and Stationery
Business Name: Phoenix Trading
Website: http://www.phoenix-trading.com.au/web/kyliehenderson Phoenix Trading is a beautiful range of greeting cards, wrapping paper, notecards, stationery and lots more. All the cards are artist designed and blank inside for you to add your own personal wishes. Purchase 10 cards or more and the price reduces to an amazing $3 per card. There’s something for everyone, you’ll find it hard to stop at 10.
Samba and Showgirl performances
Business: Fanfarra Entertainment
Website: www.facebook.com/FanfarraPerth Colourful, vibrant Brazilian samba and showgirl performances at Perth community, cultural, corporate and private events. Exclusive offer for Perth Mums Group readers: 20% off private bookings of two or more dancers for May and June 2016 (mention PMG when booking).
Business: Junior Party HQ
Website: www.facebook.com/juniorpartyhq Themed hire packages and event styling. Cost effective and no stress party planning for busy parents and grandparents!
Bouncy castle hire
Business: Super Castles
Website: www.supercastles.com.au Bouncy castle and inflatables hire in Bunbury and Rockingham.
Health and Wellness
Business: Maylands Wellness Clinic
Website: http://www.fitgenes.com/maylands-wellness/maylands-wellness-centre Maylands Wellness Centre is home to a dedicated team of health professionals who are passionate about you and your family’s health and wellness. We bring together a range of services to provide you with truly personalised health care including naturopathy, GP, counselling, nutrition, massage and more.
Business Name: 10 Minute Oil Change
Website: www.10minuteoilchange.com.au Perth’s best car service specials that will save you Time and Money - No booking required, in and out in 45 Minutes, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
App to Help Busy Mums
Business: Callout App
Website: https://www.facebook.com/calloutapp2016 Callout is a smartphone app designed especially for Perth parents. Callout lets you connect with home service providers such as plumbers, electricians, gardeners, personal trainers, pool cleaners, home caterers and pet carers and then book and pay all in one place. Get the Callout App from the app store here.
Social Media and Website Design
Business: Sonia Sweeny, Social Media and Web Development
Contact: Sonia.firstname.lastname@example.org or 0418 373 037
I help start-ups and small business build their online presence in social media and website design and development. Exclusive Offer for Perth Mums Group members a FREE 15 minute call to see if I can help you build your online presence and increase your efficiency and revenue.
Photography and Portrait sessions
Business Name: Violet Verre Photography
Website: www.violetverre.com Beautiful, natural photographic coverage of events of all types. Weddings, kids birthday parties, Mothers' Group park days! Family portrait sessions also available ($150 gets you all your images on a USB with full printing rights).
Business: The Home Loan Coach
Website: http://www.thehomeloancoach.com.au I am a local mortgage broker and Perth mum. I will not only find you the best home loan for you but will also set you up with the tools and strategies to pay down your home loan in the fastest time possible. My service is fast, it's free and best of all it will save you thousands over the term of your loan.
Exclusive Offer for Perth Mums Group readers: I will give you a $350 gift card on the settlement of any new loan (refinance or purchase) as my gift to you in thanks for your business.
Business: Paediatric Dietitian Perth
Website: https://paediatricdietitianperth.com.au/ Experienced Dietitians Specialising in Paediatric and Maternal Health. We are passionate about providing sensible, evidence based nutrition advice to clients and families. We offer nutrition advice to people of all ages, with a focus on paediatrics and maternal health.
Nannies and babysitters
Business: Select Sitters
Website: http://www.selectsitters.com.au We specialise in finding part-time nannies and babysitters for Perth families. Unlike other agencies, we don't charge any ongoing fees or registrations. All carers are carefully selected, screened and reference checked before being introduced to your family. We make finding the perfect Nanny or Babysitter a stress-free experience! Contact Natalie to find out more! Ph 0411 611 915
Debt Collection Services
Business: Blitz Credit Management
Website: www.blitzcredit.com.au We specialise in commercial and consumer debt collection, credit information and outsourced receivables management services.
Business: Urban Property Conveyancing
Website: www.urbanconveyancing.com.au If you are buying or selling a property in WA and need the services of a settlement agent, we can assist and help make the settlement process smooth and hassle free.
Business: Sarah Kate Photography
Website: http://sarahkatephotography.com.au/ Newborn and family photographer offering affordable photography packages, including USB of images. Exclusive Offer 10% discount for Perth Mums Group readers – let us know when you are booking.
Community Markets, Northern Suburbs
Business: Linsey’s Community Events
Website: www.facebook.com/linseyscommunityevents Quinns Rocks based events company specialising in operating community markets supporting local small businesses in Perth’s Northern Suburbs.
Achieving financial independence
Business: Money School
Website: http://www.moneyschool.org.au/blog/ We teach you how to develop your own financial plan (so you can take the thousands you’d spend on an advisor and invest it yourself) and show you how to teach your kids about money.
Business: Jo Jingles
Website: www.jojinglessouthwestwa.com.au Jo Jingles offers classes for pre-schoolers focussing on music, movement and singing. Options to purchase a Jo Jingles franchise in Perth/WA are now available, from as little as $12,000 and with the backing and support of an established brand. For more information contact Catherine on (08) 9754 1998 or email email@example.com.
Flexible Work Opportunities
Business name: Supermums
Website: https://www.facebook.com/supermumsales/timeline Supermums is a Perth businesses initiative looking for motivated sales representatives who are interested in working in the area they live. Supermums will be offered an exclusive territory, training and support as well as a commission based income starting at 20%. For more information visit the Facebook page or contact Jonathan Huston on 0419 090 066.
Blog name: Fundraising Mums
Website: www.fundraisingmums.com.au New and unique fundraising ideas for schools, sports clubs and other community groups. Inspiring ideas, how-to, products to sell and behind-the-scenes secrets. Save time and make money.
Children’s book by local author
Business: The Adventures of Faithful Horse Helen, by Uncle Buzz
Website: http://www.unclebuzz.com.au/ Delightfully illustrated collection of short stories based on tales told by Uncle Buzz to his children, now written into a cliff-hanger book for children aged 6-8 years.
Business: My Little Owl
Website: www.mylittleowl.com.au My Little Owl is a new class of baby blankets: softer than Bunny Rabbits, sophisticated as Audrey Hepburn and made in Perth.
Exclusive Offer 20% discount use the code PERTHMUMS at the checkout.
Business: Feeding Friend
Website: Feeding Friend Review Designed by an Aussie mum, the self-inflating Feeding Friend pillow is designed to help mums and carers with breast and bottle feeding, to remove the strain of holding baby. Perfect for babies of all ages and sizes.
Versatile sun and sleep cover for prams
Business: Fly Babee
Website: Fly Babee Review Fly Babee Sleep Easy cover is a versatile solution to the age-old problem of helping babies to sleep when on the move. It is not only a sun-safe stroller cover, but also a pop-up sleep cover that can easily be attached to airline bassinets.
Business: Mama Goodness
Website: MamaGoodness Home-made delicious lactation treats; big range of flavours all made fresh to order. Lots of feedback from happy mums on my page.
Business: Bloom Yoga
Website: http://www.bloomyoga.com.au At Bloom, we believe yoga is for every BODY; we offer small, inclusive and inspiring classes, retreats and workshops at our boutique yoga studio in Duncraig. We offer a broad range of courses and drop-in classes which cater for our diverse community of students: Pregnancy, Mum Baby, Women’s Wellness, Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Flow, Beginners, Yin Restore
Business: Amelia's Baby Massage
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ameliasbabymassagenorperth/ Baby and Infant Massage. Trained and Accredited by IAIM.com.5 week course. Open to All Babies and Caregivers. Bonding and Attachment Proven Techniques.
Exclusive offer: SPRING SPECIAL $29 per class instead of $35.
Business: Spanda Yoga School
Website: https://www.facebook.com/spandaschool/ For all you beautiful mama's-to-be, come and join Chrissy for prenatal yoga Monday afternoons, 5.30pm @ Spanda Schoool. All mats and props provided and beginners welcome.
Business: For the Love of Bump
Website: www.fortheloveofbump.com Online store offering stylish maternity wear owned and operated in Perth, by a mum who wants to offer stylish clothing that is suitable before, during and after pregnancy.
Birth and parenting preparation
Business: Gentle Birth Perth
Website: www.perthgentlebirth.com GentleBirth is a preparation for conception, childbirth and parenting program using mindfulness, affirmations, cognitive behaviour therapy, sports psychology and hypnosis.
Business: Being with Baby
Website: http://www.beingwithbaby.com.au Parent and baby classes 4 months-2 years. Exclusive offer for Perth Mums Group – free attendance at an Information Session on respectful parenting.
HEALTH AND EXERCISE
Business: Giuntini Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre
Website: http://www.giuntinichiropractic.com.au/ Website: www.GiuntiniChiropractic.com.au
Giuntini Chiropractic is a family owned business that focuses on the health and wellbeing of your family. From caring for the infant to helping mum and dad recover from the weekend renos, Edna and Jeremy have experience and knowledge that will help you achieve the most for your health.
Business: My Fitness Kickboxing
Website: www.myfitnesskickboxing.com.au We offer 45 minute Mums & Bubs Kickboxing classes every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday @ 10:45- 11:30am in Osborne Park. A babysitter will be there to look after bub whilst you work out! This is a fantastic opportunity for all mums with pre-school aged kids as bub will be in the same room as you whilst you train in a fun and friendly environment with like- minded mums!
Exclusive offer $26.99 for 3 classes & FREE gloves available via our website. Perfect for mother's groups and new mums wanting to work out!
CrossFit for Kids
Business: CrossFit Kids, Malaga
Website: http://www.crossfitaccess.com Our CrossFit Kids program develops our kids into well rounded individuals that are ready for LIFE! Ages 3-18.
Personal training and fitness
Business: Younique Fitness
Website: www.youniquefitness.com.au As a mum myself I know how hard it can be to find time for yourself, so I offer personal training and group fitness classes to empower women and help them reach their health and lifestyle goals. Children are welcome!
Exclusive offer for Perth Mums Group: 10% off personal training sessions or one free trial group fitness class.
Business name: Bodytune (Wembley)
Website: www.bodytune.net.au I do sports, remedial, deep tissue, relaxation and pregnancy massage, during school hours and all day on Saturdays.
Samba Classes for Fitness
Website: www.sambrazil.com.au Brazilian samba classes for those who want to learn to dance or keep fit.
Exclusive offer for Perth Mums Group – mention PMG when you book a 6 week term and receive $10 off. Bring a friend and receive another $10 off.
CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES
Business: Furnissdale Glamping
Website: Kid-friendly glamping Family-friendly glamping just out of Mandurah with a luxury trailer and huge caravan, great play equipment, kookaburras in the trees and plenty of space to run and play.
Indoor Play Centre
Business: Full of Fun
Website: http://www.fulloffun.com.au/ Based in Malaga, Full of Fun is under new management and is run by parents for parents and offers a safe, clean and fun environment for kids of all ages.
Music Classes for Rocking School-Aged Kids
Business: Rockit Kids
Website: http://www.rockitkidsgroup.com.au/ For kids between 4-12 who love to sing and dance to (age-appropriate) pop tunes. With holiday workshops and term classes, all kids can learn to sing and dance like their favourite pop stars. Learn more here.
Drama Classes for Older Kids
Business: NIDA Open
Website: www.open.nida.edu.au Awaken your child's creativity and imagination than with NIDA Open’s (National Institute of Dramatic Art) enchanting performing arts during school holidays.
Music Classes for Pre-schoolers
Business: 7 Notes Studio
Website: www.7notesperth.com Music Classes for Baby, Toddler, Pre-Schoolers and Kindy. Locations at Karrinyup & Hamersley. One-on-one Piano lessons also available
Exclusive offer: Mention 'Perth Mums Group' when you book, and you receive a 4 x 40 Music Package for your child: 4 weeks of music classes and a high-quality Children's Music CD plus @Home Materials, and unlimited access to my.kindermusik.com, all for $40 only! Register through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story and Craft Classes, Morley
Business: Fairy Academy
Website: web.facebook.com/Derrick-Ernst-Neighbourhood-Centre Harness the creativity and imagination of young children with stories, games and craft. Wednesdays at the Derrick Ernst Neighbourhood Centre, Morley. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Business: Cheeky Monkeys Rock, Rhyme and Play
Website: https://www.facebook.com/cheekymonkeysrockrhymeplay/ Cheeky Monkeys' classes are an interactive class for mums and bubs (aged 6 months - 4 years) to engage in singing, dancing and sensory activities in a fun, supportive environment.
Locals Doing Their Part for the Planet
Business Name: Responsible Runners
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/responsiblerunnersscarborough/ Responsible Runners is a group of easy going beach lovers who get together and clean rubbish from our beaches and waterways the last Sunday of every month at different beaches around Perth. Gloves and reusable bags have been donated by Keep Australia Beautiful and Tangaroa Blue and a few of us stay after to tally the items collected and send data to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative. Everyone is welcome (all ages and abilities) and you don't have to be a runner to join!
Mount Hawthorn Playgroup
Business name: Earlybirds Playgroup
Website: http://www.earlybirdsplaygroup.com.au A family playgroup in Mount Hawthorn for 0-4 years, with indoor and outdoor play spaces. New members can join existing groups, or set up their own sessions with their friends of Mothers Group.
Group: Tribe de Mama
Website: https://m.facebook.com/spiritedspace/ TRIBE de MAMA is a global community run by women for women, which offers free gathering and events. Mothers of the Universe • Daughters of the Earth • Sisters of the Divine Consciousness • We are all MAMA.
GIFTS AND PRODUCTS
Business: Tutuu Baby Box
Website: http://www.tuutu.com.au/ Tuutu Baby Box is a practical baby starter package for Australian parents including baby essentials like swaddle wraps, clothing, nappies, wipes, wash and burb clothes, breast pads and parenting information. The multifunctional Australia made baby box can be used as baby's first bed and the lid can be doubled as a baby changing table.
Customised Gifts and Invites
Business: Created By Hands
Website: http://createdbyhands.com.au/ Turn your photos into stunning works of art by transforming your favourite images into customised blocks, letters, numbers, puzzles and more. Using glass-looking 3D acrylic, you can make a lasting impression – perfect for new babies, weddings, business and school awards and trophies, and gifts for grandparents.
Business: Little Chicken Handmade
Website: www.littlechickenhandmade.tictail.com Cute and comfy underpants for kids that actually fit - no more wedgies!
Exclusive offer for Perth Mums Group: Free shipping ($5 discount) for orders over $30 with discount code PMGFREESHIP.
Shoes for Babies and Kids
Business: Tiptoe & Co
Website: www.tiptoeandco.com.au We are an online shoe boutique based in Perth and stocking gorgeous shoes for babies, toddlers and kids. Our quality brands include Vans, Cheeky Little Soles and Little Blue Lamb. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and we are always happy to answer any questions customers may have to complete their online shoe shopping experience.
Exclusive Offer for Perth Mums Group readers: 10% off winter boots in June with code WINTER
Children’s and Premmies Wear
Business name: Adorable Affordable
Website: http://adorableaffordable.com.au/ Beautiful children and babies clothing and toys, specialising in clothing for premmies. Shop 24, Broadway Fair Shopping Centre, Nedlands.
Handcrafted silicone jewellery
Business: Idabee Silicone Jewellery
Website: http://www.idabee.com.au Designer silicone jewellery for adults and children made with 100% non-toxic, food grade silicone. Based in Spearwood.
Clips and headbands
Business: The Bow Lady
Website: http://www.thebowlady.com/ Making and selling classic style bows on clips and headbands that are suitable for all ages and all occasions.
Exclusive Offer Enter BOWDAY at the checkout for free shipping.
Unique Children’s Boutique
Business: Lexi and Lily
Website: www.lexiandlily.com We are a small Perth based children's online boutique stocking nursery décor, clothing, personalised accessories and gifts and some other wonderful unique items.
Business: Julie’s Kitchen
Website: https://www.facebook.com/julieskitchenperth/ Catering for all of your needs on your premises, from office functions to a child's birthday party, ask for a custom made menu for your special occasion. Fresh and generous, with Fabulous cupcakes and stunning birthday cakes.
Business: Happy Pet Cares
Website: www.happypetcares.com Pet care and grooming business based in Wanneroo and owned by trained and registered veterinary nurse. Visit our article for more information
Exclusive offer Quote HAPPY10 for 10% off all services.
Pet Grooming, south
Business: Lexie’s Dog and Cat Grooming
Website: www.facebook.com/lexiesgrooming Lexie's Dog and Cat Grooming is a home based salon in Beeliar providing pampering to your beloved pets.
Business name: Younique By Lovedoris
Website: http://www.youniqueproducts.com/lovedoris Our cosmetics and skincare are inspired by nature, including the magic 3D Mascara and the 'Photoshop in a bottle' Liquid Foundation!
Business: Jeunesse Global skincare and nutritional products
Website: http://dailecross.jeunesseglobal.com I sell amazing anti-aging skincare and nutritional products, while finding like-minded people to join me in the business - for less than $40 people can start their own business.
Scentsy Candles and Skincare
Business: Laila’s Scents
Website: www.lailasscents.scentsy.com.au Scentsy is a flameless alternative to candles, we have electric warmers which melts wax at a low temperature making it safer with young children around. We also have oils and diffusers, laundry, kids and skincare products.
Getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals is especially important during the first 12 weeks, so morning sickness is not something you should have to grin and bear! Here are our top 3 suggestions to help with your morning sickness: