“It takes a village to raise a child has never been more relevant, the village has just changed what it looks like and is now online” says Carly Abrahams, Founder of MumsPages.com.au and Facebook Group Mums the word-Aus which has over 24,000 Aussie Mum members.
“Traditional mothers groups where you meet in a park or café have dwindled, with babies on different eating and sleeping schedules, plus illness and irritability, mothers would be lucky to catch up with their mums group once a fortnight. However Facebook Mums Groups are there for mothers whenever they need, for whatever they need providing 24 hour support for Mums from Mums.
“Like so many other aspects of our lives that have transitioned to the digital space, so has mothering. In my Mums Facebook Group we have mothers with no family close by or new to Australia with no friends, some that have husbands that travel or work long hours and some that are single parents, all often home alone and feeling isolated. Facebook Mums Groups have eased this isolation dramatically.
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CARLY ABRAHAMS has over 18 years’ experience in communications including; television presenting and producing, marketing, PR, brand management, project management, corporate communications and social media. She is the go-to mum for many, as the creator of the widely celebrated Mums the word-AusFacebook Group which boasts over 24,000 Aussie Mum members, she is also the founder of the leading online marketplace for Mums, MumsPages and had over one million views on her Parenting YouTube Channel. Basically she lives and breathes mummy-hood and has her very own gorgeous son as well.