Monday, December 20, 2010

Australian Mums Forums

AustralianMums_square

http://australianmums.com.au/forum has launched!!! Australian Mums fills a spot in the online world that has been missing. It discourages arguments and debates in favour of a more supportive nurturing community.

Mission
Australian Mums is about connecting and supporting mums via an online network of regional forums.

Values
is a financial member of both the Australian Breastfeeding Association and the Maternity Coalition.
Australian Mums specifically

  • values mum-to-mum support
  • values skilled and loving parenting (in society)
  • values honest, open and respectful communication
  • encourages a woman-centred approach to the birth process
  • regards pregnancy and childbirth as normal physiological processes, not illnesses
  • stresses the social, cultural and psychological factors influencing childbirth
  • supports and values midwives
  • emphasises women's rights to make informed choices about their caregiver and place of birth
  • values the wellbeing and diversity of our people
  • believes the normal way to feed and nurture infants is for babies to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months, with continuing breastfeeding for 2 years and beyond. (in accordance with recommendations from the WHO and ABA)

Australian Mums is the hub of a regional forum network. So far the only fully operational region is Hunter Valley Mums which has both a website and a facebook page. Other regional networks are in the process of being created. We have a regional manager running the Sydney  facebook page. Sydney will eventually be divided up into several regional forums. Another manager is running a facebook page aimed at Australian Jewish Mums.

We need your help!!!

If you have a few seconds please ‘like’ and ‘suggest’ our facebook pages:
http://facebook.com/AustralianMums
http://facebook.com/HunterValleyMums
http://facebook.com/SydneyMums
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Aussie-Ima/168027616563368
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/I-want-to-manage-a-regional-forum-for-Australian-Mums/171625719532824

If you have a few minutes please create an account on the Australian Mums forum and add a post or two.

If you have a few hours please consider becoming a regional manager for your region. Hopefully this will eventually turn into something that will make a few dollars for you. Regardless, you will be providing a service to Mums in your region. Contact admin@australianmums.com.au and ‘like’ and ‘suggest’ the facebook page